Online Academic Assessments: Early Childhood-3rd Grade
[Home School Beta]
When you know more, kids learn more
The Children’s Progress Academic Assessment (CPAA) for Home School is an early childhood assessment system that helps parents focus their instruction to achieve the greatest learning gains for their children. Our software is linked to immediately generated reports and helps you gain essential insights about your child’s understanding of Language Arts and Mathematics concepts. Best of all, our assessments are independently completed by students.
How It Works
Assess, Report, Teach (then repeat!)
We designed our computer assessments with the learning cycle in mind. The way we see it, if you take the time to assess your students, you deserve to receive an immediate and useful snapshot of their progress. That’s why we instantly generate easy-to-use reports for parents and even suggest some targeted teaching activities to help you get started. Our software helps you tailor instruction based on what your child needs most right now. Think of our products as a quick “physical” that lets you check up on your child’s learning throughout the year to cure any difficulties that might be cropping up and prevent other issues before they even arise.
In contrast to summative assessments – assessments of learning, which merely measure achievement – our formative assessments – assessments for learning – actually help guide achievement in the right direction. Our software provides feedback about student progress, giving parents an indication of which concepts students have mastered and where they may still be struggling. This feedback allows parents to immediately make adjustments in their instruction that help ensure maximum benefits for their child.
Our assessments meet and exceed National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) criteria for developmental appropriateness. A self-directed game-like experience reduces young children’s test anxiety and colorful imagery focuses their attention on learning in a low-stress situation. Unlike paper-based tests that present question after question of content that may be too difficult or too easy, our adaptive assessments reduce frustration by quickly narrowing in on questions that provide just the right amount of challenge for each child. We ensure that our material is motivating and engaging to students – helping to provide more accurate performance data for educators.
The dynamic nature of our assessments ensures that questions adapt to each child’s learning needs. Our patented software helps identify where instruction will be most effective. Unlike traditional assessments that only determine whether a student’s answers are right or wrong, our assessments adjust to each child’s responses, delivering hints, or “scaffolding” when a child struggles with a concept – replicating a teacher’s on-target assistance.
We make student data available at your fingertips in a format that is easy to use and understand. For parents, individualized reports deliver essential information about each child’s abilities.