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Here is what the coaches are learning about Study Island:

  • 2nd Grade Benchmark ?s & Expectations Question 1 - Do students have the option of having the test read to them or use of the text to voice feature? No, all students must complete the test without the assistance of a reader or use of the text to voice feature. Benchmarks are designed to provide both individual student and grade level information. If the test is completed with varying conditions, the data will not be valid. Additionally, Reading PSSA tests are not read for IEP students. Students with a reading IEP may have the math test read to them, but not the reading. Keep in mind, the purpose of this test is to reveal skill deficits and accomplishments. The information can then be used to develop interventions ...
    Posted Nov 12, 2012, 12:05 PM by Bryan Tayman
  • Benchmark Testing and Text-to-Speech Study Island is well aware that we dislike the fact that student difficulty can not be adjusted for one subject area without impacting another. The next time that I speak to them I will be sure to reinforce it again. Maybe they'll get tired of me complaining, but I do agree that it shouldn't be all or none.   As far as completing benchmarks with text-to-speech turned on, this is the directive: The PSSA is never given with text-to-speech capability and we need to model that same process as closely as possible. The only exception to the normal online delivery would be students that have an IEP requiring paper/pencil. When we start deviating from ...
    Posted Nov 12, 2012, 12:03 PM by Bryan Tayman
  • "Built Test Report" in SI I learned that the Built Test items are only included in the Built Test Report. The class summary, individual student report, and gradebook report are populated from Practice and Instruction assignments/tests. I did express my disappointment that the two are not combined in any report and requested that this be passed on to the programmers. I may call and talk with another support person just to see if I get any additional perspective, but until then this is important information to know and share.Karen
    Posted Nov 1, 2012, 11:02 AM by Bryan Tayman
  • More on Resetting Start Dates I've received a number of questions about the Start Date Reset and what to do about previous classes, assignments, etc. The process involves some important details that I wanted to make sure I better understood before I responded with another document. Hopefully, the attached document will address the concerns about students not seeing all of the assignments or seeing more than what you might want them to at a given point in time. I have set the Start Date to the beginning of the school year as this is tied to the student and impacts all teachers. It turns out that it is not something each teacher should do. I apologize for not being clear about that previously.   Second ...
    Posted Sep 27, 2012, 5:27 AM by Bryan Tayman
  • Hiding Last Year's SI Data We have received a number of questions concerning the following.:   1) student reports generated by the teacher include prior year and semester work in the performance results 2) student do not want to complete re-assigned work even when prior performance was not proficient (because they still see the results of the prior work via their login)   The attached document provides steps to address the above issues without deleting assignments and prior work. If after taking these steps you still have concerns or questions, please do contact us! 
    Posted Sep 24, 2012, 10:30 AM by Bryan Tayman
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TIP: 

There is a help button on the upper right of the Study Island screen. It looks like there are some great tips in there!






Files Attached Below:
  • Study Island Parent Letter (3rd Grade Teacher)
  • Study Island Student Log in Card
  • Study Island Mail Merge Information for the docs above
  • Alternative Parent Letter (More detailed than one above, includes log in info using mail merge)
  • Using SI whole-class with a set of Turning Point clickers
  • Using SI whole-class with a cart of netbooks
  • REPORTS TIP SHEET:  Gradebook and Bacnhmark Reports
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Bryan Tayman,
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Michelle Krill,
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Bryan Tayman,
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Michelle Krill,
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Bryan Tayman,
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Bryan Tayman,
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Michelle Krill,
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Michelle Krill,
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Michelle Krill,
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Michelle Krill,
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Michelle Krill,
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