Defined Learning has launched its latest extension to Defined STEM, the new Portfolio Assessment Manager, which is designed to help teachers grade project-based assignments and create student portfolios to measure growth over time.
Districts across the country are using project- based learning (PBL) to help their students develop and apply critical 21st-century skills. Many standardized tests do not measure these critical skills, and district leaders need an assessment system to support an analysis of student experiences with these applications and skills. Defined STEM’s new Portfolio Assessment Manager provides school district administrators and teachers with valuable information and support related to each student’s strengths and areas for growth as they progress through performance tasks and across grade levels.
With the platform, district administrators can share assessments with all of their teachers to ensure that they assign and assess the standards, skills, and competencies the school district wants to meet. Teachers can choose the standards, skills, and competencies they feel are appropriate for any assignment, all while tracking their students’ progress. All the information that teachers and students need is accessible in one location. It integrates with tools like Google Classroom.