How JS Morton empowered teachers with authentic common assessments and real-time results

JS Morton High School District 201 in Illinois has a large population of current and former English learners. Teachers were looking for a flexible, engaging platform that enabled them to assess students through more inclusive methods that would meet students—who come with a variety of learning needs and preferences—where they are. When educators asked repeatedly for Formative as a replacement for their current assessment platform, the district couldn’t ignore their enthusiasm.

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Key Takeaways

Foster inclusive learning with a flexible tool for common assessments that empowers students to show knowledge in a variety of ways.
Leverage real-time insights on standards performance to adjust instructional strategies in the moment, in classrooms and district-wide.
Engage teachers from each department to build teacher buy-in and foster collaboration in improving instruction, and do it at the beginning of implementation.