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Analyze Common Core tests with heat maps

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Read Heat allows teachers to see exactly how their students are reading through the newest ... More

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Published 11 May 2014

I guess the best way to describe a heat map is probably to think of it as a table or a spreadsheet. Rather than detailing information with numbers, however, heat maps highlight the same information but use colors instead. This makes it clearer and easier for experienced users to analyze certain aspects of information. Read Heat is an education application that uses this technology to better analyze students to see how they react and respond to questions posed in the new Common Core standards testing. It aims to find out more about how students respond to the latest formats of standardized tests and puts that information firmly into the hands of teachers to analyze.
 
Recently in the US, education chiefs and governors in 48 states came together to develop the Common Core - a set of clear college and career ready standards for kindergarten through to 12th grade in English language arts / literacy and mathematics. Today, 44 of those states have voluntarily adopted and are working to implement the standards, which are designed to ensure that students graduating from high school are prepared to take credit bearing introductory courses in two or four-year college programs or to simply enter the workforce. Read Heat allows teachers to see exactly how their students are reading through the newest Common Core test questions. Using the heat-mapped mouse tracking technology, a teacher can evaluate where individual students may be having problems and whether that problem lies with fluency, vocabulary or comprehension. Basically, using Read...