Poster Title

Atlas

Co-Author(s)

Ian Christianson, Trevor Marcus, Scott Reeves

Research Mentor(s)

Moushumi Sharmin

Affiliated Department

Computer Sciences

Sort Order

06

Start Date

17-5-2017 12:00 PM

End Date

17-5-2017 3:00 PM

Document Type

Event

Abstract

Atlas, a mobile and tablet friendly web-based application, helps teachers grade and report their class’ satisfaction of Common Core State Standards. Thee website provides mutable tables populated by student common core grades, generates visualizations that correspond to that data, and integrates fluidly between students and teachers in the classroom, as well as parents interested in knowing their children’s academic standing. Students in states that have adopted the Common Core are required to satisfy certain standards in order to advance through grade school. The common core process requires creating, administering, grading and reporting to the state common core exam scores. In higher grades, districts create larger-scale assessments such as the High School Proficiency Exam (HSPE), End-Of-Course Exams (EOC) and Smarter Balanced Assessments, all of which are graded outside of school and not by teachers. While for elementary schools, the teachers themselves are responsible for that same common core process, which undesirably distracts them from their role as a teacher due to the time necessary for the common core process. Ultimately, learning is the goal. However, the tedious process hinders that from occurring without serious effort. Current similar systems try to help streamline the process, but are often too expensive for districts and teachers to afford; they also require district-wide adoption. Programs also do not consider the relationship between student and teacher, so the teacher ends up using the software independently, rather than students. In Atlas, learning is still the goal, but the common core process becomes more automated. Teachers simply need to create an account on the Atlas site, and from there they can develop, administer, grade and report student common core aptitude.

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Language

English

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Atlas

Computer Sciences

Atlas, a mobile and tablet friendly web-based application, helps teachers grade and report their class’ satisfaction of Common Core State Standards. Thee website provides mutable tables populated by student common core grades, generates visualizations that correspond to that data, and integrates fluidly between students and teachers in the classroom, as well as parents interested in knowing their children’s academic standing. Students in states that have adopted the Common Core are required to satisfy certain standards in order to advance through grade school. The common core process requires creating, administering, grading and reporting to the state common core exam scores. In higher grades, districts create larger-scale assessments such as the High School Proficiency Exam (HSPE), End-Of-Course Exams (EOC) and Smarter Balanced Assessments, all of which are graded outside of school and not by teachers. While for elementary schools, the teachers themselves are responsible for that same common core process, which undesirably distracts them from their role as a teacher due to the time necessary for the common core process. Ultimately, learning is the goal. However, the tedious process hinders that from occurring without serious effort. Current similar systems try to help streamline the process, but are often too expensive for districts and teachers to afford; they also require district-wide adoption. Programs also do not consider the relationship between student and teacher, so the teacher ends up using the software independently, rather than students. In Atlas, learning is still the goal, but the common core process becomes more automated. Teachers simply need to create an account on the Atlas site, and from there they can develop, administer, grade and report student common core aptitude.