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Michael Kasloff


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Michael Kasloff, Senior Product Manager, mClass. Presentation at Handheld Learning 2008

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Michael Kasloff

  1. 1. © Wireless Generation, Inc. 2006 Real-time Diagnostics and Decision-Making mCLASS®:Reading 3D™ in the UK Michael Kasloff Senior Product Manager
  2. 3. What’s an mCLASS?
  3. 4. What’s an mCLASS? <ul><li>Super Conduit: </li></ul><ul><li>Robust </li></ul><ul><li>Secure </li></ul><ul><li>Zero maintenance </li></ul><ul><li>Highly scalable </li></ul><ul><li>Data flows in both directions </li></ul>Classroom Local Authority Headmaster Core Curriculum Consultant etc. mCLASS ® Super Conduit WGen Secure Server <ul><li>Today: </li></ul><ul><li>2.5 million students </li></ul><ul><li>160,000 teachers </li></ul><ul><li>World’s largest database of early literacy data </li></ul>
  4. 5. What’s happening at the point-of-instruction? troubleshoot diagnose assess align compare redirect model motivate coach instruct explain scaffold challenge
  5. 6. Teacher is guided through complex decision logic Student’s strengths, weaknesses, and thought processes are revealed Effects on students can be truly transformative Teachers are likewise transformed as rich information is surfaced, teaching strategies are honed, and instructional opportunities are uncovered
  6. 9. Does this experience translate to the UK? <ul><li>We took mCLASS®:Reading 3D™ to Wolverhampton and asked, </li></ul><ul><li>“ How well are children learning to read?” </li></ul><ul><li>Classroom pilot of diagnostic and progress monitoring assessment tools </li></ul><ul><li>9 teachers, 3 schools </li></ul><ul><li>Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 </li></ul><ul><li>One term </li></ul><ul><li>QCA sponsored: QCA evaluation </li></ul><ul><li>Each class to include 15 children in the pilot </li></ul><ul><li>Complete the benchmark assessment in January on all 15 </li></ul><ul><li>Select a smaller number to carry out regular progress monitoring </li></ul>
  7. 11. Wolverhampton pilot takeaways <ul><li>classroom-based assessment </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>“… .prompts teachers to ask questions about children’s performances and their weaknesses” </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>appears to improve literacy </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>“… . Immediate results & feedback. Very powerful – highly visual for teacher and pupil. Results calculated for the teacher.” </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>yields significant efficiencies and delivers consistent assessment data </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>“… .should be used for year 2 reading assessment – saves so much time.” </li></ul></ul></ul>