Teacher Review for JumpRope

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Mari T.
Classroom teacher
Yukon High
Yukon, United States
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My Subjects English Language Arts
My Rating
Learning Scores
My Students Liked It No
My Students Learned No
I Would Recommend It No
Setup Time More than 15 minutes
How I Use It
This is my school's grading program.
My Take
Jumprope is a scam as a data mine for big business and doesn't actually help inform teaching or learning. a four point scale is too broad: 4-point rubrics are detrimental to understanding learning of a concept or assignment. It doesn't allow teachers to dive deeper and go beyond the standards, so the teaching can become stale. It does not allow for teaching accountability even with the HOWLS. it is not user friendly and takes away a visual element of graphics that is needed. Teachers have so much work to grade (especially English) that to data mine the 25 standards in one assignment and grade all of them is a time waster. Plus, students and parents do not always understand the standards' use of language.