Need to let your studentsâ€™ parents know about your schoolâ€™s USATestprep account? Would a reminder about reviewing for state testing be a good thing to let them know on the â€œhome frontâ€? Weâ€™ve got you covered.
On your Teacher Home page, you can print off two versions of our â€œParent Letters.â€ Just click the appropriately-named â€œParent Lettersâ€ link on the right.
You will see a pdf document for two options: a â€œWarmâ€ and a â€œSternâ€ letter.
Both say some of the same things, but while the â€œWarmâ€ letter simply lets the parents know about upcoming testing and your schoolâ€™s subscription to USATestprep, the â€œSternâ€ letter lets them know that their child has not been doing as well, and that remediation is paramount importance.
Each letter can be printed and handed out to the student(s). But if you would like to tweak or personalize the message, feel free to â€œcut-and-pasteâ€ the text into a word processing document and edit it as you see fit.
We hope this adds a layer of accountability and documentation to your efforts to prepare all of your students for their demanding tests.
We recently unveiled our preparation and review materials for the ACT. We now are pleased to announce that these materials are now available to even more states:
- North Dakota
- South Dakota
- So be sure to spread the word to any colleagues you may have in these states. Pricing and other information can be found on our site, but don’t hesitate to contact us for any additional questions.
Badges are a way to reward student activity and achievement on USATestprep. Some badges are assigned automatically by our system, but you can assign them to students, too.
From your Teacher Home page, click the Badges tab.
You can (1) look at the list of badges that our system automatically assigns to users, but you might want to (2) create your own badge, too.
In the first step, enter a title (1) for the badge and (2) a brief description. Next, choose the icon (3) you want to show up on the studentâ€™s Home page. (For this example, weâ€™ll use the four leaf clover.) Then, if youâ€™d like a specific start/end date, (4) pick them from the pop-up calendar. Otherwise, you can just choose to have it Display Indefinitely.
The last step is to assign the badge. You can give it to an entire class or a specific student.
Then, when the student logs inâ€¦ boom: a badge!
We hope your students like this feature as much as we liked getting gold stars on our papers backâ€¦ way backâ€¦ in the olden days!