Have you ever heard about ESGI?
It is a super easy assessment tool that has made my life SOOO much easier!!!
I dread those assessments that tell you the ability of each of your kids. It's valuable info, don't get me wrong!, but it's soooo time consuming!
ESGI has made it so simple and fast. Here are some screenshots of my computer so you can see it in action:
First, you click on the student you need tested. You see this: it's an 'at a glance' overview of what this child has been tested on, and how they performed.
Off to the side, you see some options- these aren't just buttons for the sake of buttons- they are soo helpful!! With a click, it can show you so much useful info. It can tell you which letters were missed most as a class- so you know what to teach whole group. My favorite is the "Test Results Letters"
You can do this for individual students or you can do it for the whole class with the click of one button! You can also ask for flashcards of all the missed words/letters.
I feel like an info-mercial right now, but this is all straight from my mouth. ESGI was made by teachers and you can totally tell- it's teacher friendly, just what you need, quick, and easy.
How do you test a child? I'm glad you asked- here's a screenshot of what a testing screen looks like.
2 more things: It's math and reading- awesome! AND you can customize your tests... if you want to add a word, rhyme, blend, shape, coin, etc. It comes with premade tests which are useful, but the best part is that you can customize, customize, customize! :)
OK- enough rambling, just go try out the free trial and you'll fall in love immediately. Trust me.
On non-teaching news, I went to my ultrasound yesterday- YAY! Ben (hubs) didn't want to find out, so we don't know if it's a boy or girl. All we know is there is only 1 and he/she is growing! Great news!
The boys came with us, and Henry shouted "I see a foot!" and there totally was a foot on the screen! I was amazed. He's only 2- so who really knows if he saw it or was just shouting body parts. He also will put his hand on my belly and shout "OUCH- baby kicked me!" and the baby didn't even move :) He's funny. :)
Don't forget to check out ESGI! Let me know what you think.