Developer of Track My Progress Featured on PBS Radio Show

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New Common Core State Standards Assessment Program to Help Overhaul Education.

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Track My Progress specifically works on developing a child’s total academic development.

In a recent PBS radio show interview with Cara Miller of Boston’s WGBH, Track My Progress (TrackMyProgress.com) developer David Stevens described how his company’s innovative assessment program could help students and teachers meet the more rigorous demands of Common Core assessments. Track My Progress is a simple and intuitive K-5 assessment that lets students assess themselves and gives teachers immediate insights into how to boost student learning of the new Common Core State Standards. The 20-minute interview focused on what a Jean Piaget approach to overhauling education would look like.

During the segment, Dr. Stevens commented on the idea that standardized testing was crippling the U.S. educational system. “As a developmental psychologist, I have been completely frustrated with the direction that No Child Left Behind has taken the country. It is not so much the concept of assessment or accountability; rather, it is the tests themselves. The tests lend themselves to a narrow form of learning not consistent with developing the whole child,” he said.

Dr. Stevens noted that the nature of the standardized tests developed for the 2001 No Child Left Behind Act is generally superficial and has resulted in a “teach to the test” approach to education. “That is what we are working on at Track My Progress—developing a new class of assessment systems that are much more innovative in terms of probing for understanding and challenging students to really develop mastery of the concepts. We hope this approach will lead the curriculum and instruction in more meaningful directions.”

Track My Progress specifically works on developing a child’s total academic development (trackmyprogress.com/overview/test/). The program, which is undergoing a national field test, provides students with assessments four times per year to measure their progress towards mastery of the Common Core State Standards. The program also provides teachers with guidance on how best to help students master the depth and rigor of Common Core.

For more information, please visit http://www.trackmyprogress.com or contact David Stevens at (800) 294-0989 or david (at) trackmyprogress (dot) com.

About Track My Progress
Track My Progress is a simple and intuitive K-5 assessment that lets students assess themselves and gives teachers immediate insights into how to boost student learning of the new Common Core State Standards (trackmyprogress.com/overview/). Using new innovative test items designed specifically for the CCSS, Track My Progress: 1) delivers immediate, measurable results to help educators respond to student needs more quickly and effectively; 2) is intuitive and easy to use, and 3) is managed from the cloud, can be accessed through any tablet, laptop, or computer, and requires no software downloads, server hosting, or other IT resources. True Progress, the company that created Track My Progress, is a small, educator-driven company that develops innovative assessment tools for teachers, administrators, and their students.

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