Empowering Educators to Support Student Success
At CenterPoint, we believe educators are the key to student success. In fact, our team averages more than 20 years of classroom teaching and district leadership experience. Our aim is to empower educators to do their best work.
Our customized services are delivered by veteran educators and assessment experts, who specialize in the following areas:
- Building educator capacity virtually or on-site to deliver standards-based instruction
- Aligning curricular and assessment materials with college- and career-ready standards
- Supporting interpretation and use of data for instructional planning
- Developing instructional strategies on topics such as early literacy and conceptual understanding in mathematics
- Building assessment and data literacy for district and school staff through virtual or on-site sessions.
See how we can work with your school or district to help align your curriculum, instruction, assessments, and professional developments.
Classroom Assessments for Learning
As educators, we look for evidence of student learning to know whether to make adjustments in our teaching. Sometimes this evidence is informal such as the nod of a student’s head, an interactive classroom discussion, or completion of a graphic organizer. Other times evidence comes from a more formal assessment, including a unit, benchmark, diagnostic, interim, or end-of-year test.
CenterPoint’s assessment solutions have been built with the classroom teacher in mind: assessments that are a part of learning, not a break from learning. We believe in fewer, shorter, higher-quality assessments that measure what matters and yield the evidence teachers need to make meaningful instructional decisions for students.
We offer a variety of English language arts and mathematics assessment solutions to fit the needs of states, districts, schools, and their educators.
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Custom Assessment Services
High-quality assessments—both summative and classroom-based—empower educators, inform instructional decision-making, and improve student learning.
The CenterPoint team has been at the forefront of building a nationally renowned, comprehensive program of aligned, high-quality assessments delivered to over 8 million students across multiple states, that enable teachers and school leaders to put students on a path to developing college- and career-ready capabilities.
We understand the needs of states and districts, and our unique experience enables us to support any assessment need, from localized custom assessments to large-scale assessment management. Whether it is assessing a particular skill or standard, or understanding how to interpret assessment results, CenterPoint can help. We work collaboratively with you and your team on item development, test forms design, standards alignment, data analytics, and psychometric services. We work as your partners to help you build the assessments you need.
Using Data to Inform Instruction
Information is power – for students, for educators, and for families – and supports the path to college and career readiness.
To make good use of assessment data, teachers need to understand test goals, what results mean, and how those results link to instructional practices that can strengthen learning. Teachers can then determine appropriate interventions for students in need and choose strategies to help students advance when they have mastered topics and skills.
Our team of experienced educators and assessment experts works with school and district leaders to deliver a range of data solutions. This includes providing actionable information and customized professional development delivered virtually or on-site. These sessions support teachers in successfully leveraging the information that high-quality assessments can provide.
Preventing the Achievement Gap
We are committed to eliminating achievement gaps and better yet preventing them completely. With our in-person and web-based professional development, we help educators develop expertise and build a foundation in content and practice to set every student up for success.
We customize our professional learning/instructional practice offerings to meet the needs of individual schools and districts, including support to teach English language learners, students identified with special needs, strategies for developing a growth mindset, and use of culturally responsive teaching practices. Differentiated professional learning tailored to educator needs helps these educators develop their capacity to strengthen instruction and increase student achievement for all. Learn More about our Professional Learning Services.
The CenterPoint team has also developed formative instructional tasks for grades K–2 that create a foundation for students to start and stay on track in the early years. They provide educators with complete lesson plans and teaching materials, as well as aligned checklists and rubrics that give information about the knowledge and skills of the students in their classrooms, allowing educators to adjust instruction as necessary. Digital library resources and extensive Speaking and Listening standards-aligned tools also help teachers eliminate achievement gaps. Learn More About Previ PRC