Assessments, are seamlessly
integrated throughout the course, test for mastery, and provide actionable
feedback for educators and students.
Apex Learning incorporates three
types of assessments in their course materials: formative, diagnostic, and summative
Each lesson has multiple formative
assessments: “Check-ups” are ungraded,
free-response assessments that provide students
with immediate, computer-generated corrective feedback.
Computer-scored quizzes occur after
direct instruction and/or at the end of the lesson; teachers can reset these
quizzes to give students up to three attempts.
The diagnostic assessment for each
unit is a computer-scored assessment that generates an individualized study
plan directing students to course topics needing further study. Some teachers use the diagnostic assessment
as a unit review, pretest, or posttest.
Summative assessments occur at the
end of each unit and semester. These
assessments have two parts: one scored by the computer (to assess recall,
comprehension, and application) and a second scored by the teacher (to assess
higher-order understanding, such as reflection, argument, and analysis). There are two summative assessments for both the Algebra and Geometry course.
Typically, students can complete
lessons, activities, and quizzes from any computer with Internet access.
Summative assessments are proctored.