Converge Learning Management System Improves Student Progress Tracking with Mastery Based Grading and Standards Tagging

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Converge, a premier K-12 learning management platform, announces Mastery Gradebook and standards tagging enhancements to provide improved tracking of student achievement.

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“Converge LMS understands the importance of tracking learning mastery to ensure every student reaches their maximum learning potential." - Matt Montgomery, President & CEO, Converge Learning Management System

Instructors using Converge LMS to deliver online and blended learning can now attach a given set of curriculum standards to entire courses, assignments, and assessments, allowing for advanced tracking of student mastery. Through standards tagging, administrators and instructors can better track the curriculum being covered by aligning daily instruction with the associated standards. The sleek interface provides flexible standards alignment, allowing for course, activity, and individual assessment question tagging. In addition to default technical language, standards can also be broken down into more student-friendly language as learning objectives. With a focus on standards mastery, learning progress becomes more about whether the student has a strong foundational understanding of the content versus focusing on an isolated numeric or percentage grade.

Beyond standards alignment, Converge administrators can also establish a 2, 3, or 4 point mastery scale that will be used across the district or school LMS environment to determine student performance levels. As students progress through their learning, performance will, in turn, be visually displayed in a new Mastery Gradebook. The color-coded Mastery Gradebook displays standards mastery in a block table format, with unique colors indicating the level of mastery achieved. With an intuitive visual representation of student achievement, the Mastery Gradebook provides a powerful tool for instructors, students, and families to easily monitor student progress.

“Converge LMS understands the importance of tracking learning mastery to ensure every student reaches their maximum learning potential,” said Matt Montgomery, President and CEO of Converge Learning Management System. “ By providing teachers with the ability to align standards and track student performance through our Mastery Gradebook, we further our commitment to supporting blended learning environments through a digital platform that’s uniquely tailored for K-12 classrooms.”

With some of the highest adoption rate percentages in the industry, Converge, powered by Edvergent Learning, ensures that schools and districts who have adopted this pedagogical shift to standards-based grading systems have access to a powerful learning management platform that is proven scalable across all grade levels.

Standards tagging and Mastery Gradebook features will be available for all Converge users in May 2019.

To learn more about how Converge LMS is supporting K-12 learning ecosystems, or to schedule a customized web demo visit: convergelearning.com.

About Converge LMS

Converge, a premier learning management system and assessment platform, is uniquely designed for K-12 learning environments. Designed by teachers, Converge is committed to an intuitive interface that offers robust content creation tools, easy integrations, and powerful analytics to inform every step of the learning journey. More than an LMS, Converge offers an end-to-end digital learning solution with best-in-class training and support to fuel learning without limits. Learn more at convergelearning.com.

About Edvergent Learning

Edvergent Learning is an educational solutions company that focuses on innovative content and training solutions for schools, colleges, and businesses. The Edvergent product line includes Converge Learning Management System, eTechCampus Virtual Bookstores, and Vault, an eTextbook reading platform that offers content from all major publishers and its unique digital catalog. With a focus on digital learning, Edvergent’s goal is to help partners transition and maintain online and blended learning environments using state-of-the-art technology and sound instructional practices. Edvergent has the unique ability to support traditional content sourcing while leveraging the newest platforms and standards to deliver content digitally through any platform adhering to industry standards. Learn more at edvergent.com.

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