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   RE: Diagnostic Test
 From: Jeremy Varner
 To: ISTE Standards
 Posted: 08-22-2017 13:59
 Message: @ Janet: Here's the link to the KSU test:
http://trails-9.org/index.php?page=home
And, in order to properly cite my sources, I must give credit to my wife, who is an employee at our ESC and knows tons more about this than I do.  She's the one who found this for me.


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Jeremy Varner
Nagel MS
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Original Message:
Sent: 08-22-2017 09:20
From: Janet Coe
Subject: Diagnostic Test

@Jeremy Varner Do you have a link to the Kent State TRAILS?

Thanks for sharing your findings.  This looks intriguing!

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Janet Coe, M.Ed.
 Apple Teacher
Director of Instructional Technology and Innovation
The Woodlands Christian Academy
The Woodlands, Texas
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Original Message:
Sent: 08-21-2017 10:46
From: Jeremy Varner
Subject: Diagnostic Test

Hi!  I just thought I would update this in case anyone can benefit from what we've found so far. We've found a for-profit company called learning.com that has a new product out claiming to be what we need. I'm not advocating anything as we haven't taken it for a test drive yet (rep comes this week) but it seems reasonably priced and from there you can judge for yourselves. Also, found a free test designed by Kent State University called TRAILS. It's pretty good, but the only drawback is that it's not comprehensive; covers research/library/language arts topics but not others. More to come as I find stuff out. And thanks!

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Jeremy Varner
Nagel MS

Original Message:
Sent: 08-17-2017 11:05
From: Jeremy Varner
Subject: Diagnostic Test

@ Simon: Thanks for your response!  The class is called Fusion and the standards I teach are literally the ISTE standards.  Our job is to create inquiry-based projects for the students all year long by integrating the standards from the core subject areas with ISTE.  We are approaching this as a standards-based grading class, so I've transferred the 28 ISTE standards into a year-long rubric where the students will choose which standards they want to focus on during a given project and then we will track their progress together over the course of the unit.  By the end of the year they are expected to show growth in all 28 standards.  So, the ability to benchmark all 28 in order to show growth from September to June is my goal--that's the kind of diagnostic I'm looking for.  I hope this makes sense.  Any/all input will help; we're building this from the ground up.  Thanks!

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Jeremy Varner
Nagel MS
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