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What is Spot Check?

 

Spot Check is a free system in Revision Assistant that teachers can use along with our Signal Checks system.  A Spot Check assignment is a great way for teachers to get a quick snapshot of their students' writing skills at various points throughout the year. On a Spot Check assignment, students write to a prompt without the help of Signal Checks. When the assignment is complete, only teachers can see their students' automatic, numerical scores, which are based on our genre- and grade-specific rubrics.  Spot Checks help teachers determine which skills students have mastered and which ones need a little practice.

 

 

 

 

 

How Can Spot Check Be Used with the Other Libraries?

 

Each of our three Revision Assistant modules (Signal Check, Spot Check, and Expansion Pack) has slightly different capabilities and prompt libraries all aimed at helping students build their writing skills and giving teachers and administrators a complete view of students' progress. While there are a variety of ways teachers can use our libraries in their classroom, we've created one potential roadmap for doing so. Click the image below to see our high-level overview of how to incorporate Revision Assistant assignments from all three of our libraries into a 9-week unit. For ideas on which specific prompts to use in a unit, please see our Prompt Sequences page. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What Features Do Spot Check Assignments Have? 

 

All of our Revision Assistant products were expertly designed to help students improve the invaluable skill of writing, but each product has its own unique features.  Below is a chart to show you how our Revision Assistant products compare to each other. 

 

Features

Signal Check

Spot Check

Expansion Pack

Signal Check feedback

 

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Prewriting space

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Automated scores*

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Progress reports by class*

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Progress reports by assignment*

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Teacher/student messaging

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PDFs of prompts & sources*

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Independent writing practice

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Tested, high-quality prompts from multiple genres

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PDFs of rubrics

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Multiple, viewable drafts

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Never-before-seen prompts

 

 

 

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Never-before-seen features    

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