Tuesday, July 1, 2008

We all wish someone would all us A-CUITY

So here I sit.. midway through the summer, and I am immersed in training once more.  I CHOSE to be in this training.  The world it is a' changing, people...  and this new promised land is called ACUITY!

Acuity has taken the features of Odyssey and iknow and merged them into one huge ball of love.  They have taken the learning paths from Odyssey and blended them with the testing and reporting functions of iKnow.  Viola! 

A county could really improve their performance if they were to have someone in charge of Acuity full time and administrate it for the county.  If the custom tests were created based on the curriculum mapping, and then instructional resources were assigned based on student performance, a county could guarantee a line of defense in their quest of achievement on AYP.   Student mastery here we come!

I am behind Acuity 100%.  I have seen what it can do and how it can provide teachers/schools/districts with student performance information.  If properly administered, this is the answer we need.

I have three words for you. DATA DRIVEN INSTRUCTION.  Remember those words, they are appearing on the horizon.

I sincerely hope you are reading this from a tropical location.

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