P.S. How Purpose & Singapore Can Increase Teacher Retention

In my weekly news email from LinkedIn, the January 1st subject read, “Teachers quitting in record numbers.”  As someone who desires to be a lifelong educator but recently decided to step out of the classroom, I found myself both relating with the teachers’ perspectives and feeling discouraged with the circumstances.

A quick Google image search of “education quotes” brings up a never ending scroll of serene images and inspirational messages from Maya Angelou to Malcolm X to Nelson Mandela to Ghandi and numerous U.S. Presidents, all conveying a similar idea: Knowledge is power and education is the key to economic success and prosperity. Yet, according to the Wall Street Journal educators are resigning at the highest rate on record, and out of 71 countries that participated in the 2015 Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA), the United States ranked 24th in science, 24th in reading, and 38th in math (The PISA is conducted every three years and the 2018 data has a tentative release date of December 2019). We say education is the key to success and prosperity, so we would expect education to be a top to priority. However, teachers are quitting and test scores are hardly showing us ahead of the pack. So, where is the disconnect and what do we do about it?

Top Edcite Question Types of 2018: #16-31

Throughout the month of December we counted down the top Edcite question types answered by students in 2018! If you missed our #EdciteQCountdown on Throughout the month of December we counted down the top Edcite question types answered by students in 2018! If you missed our #EdciteQCountdown on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest, you can check out our most popular question types here on the Edcite Blog. Read on for #16-31 (and check back this weekend for numbers 1-15!).

Multiple Choice Question Type

Edcite has 60 technology-enhanced question types and over 150,000 items that teachers have shared into the Question Bank. Teachers can search by standard, topic, multimedia, and type of grading. Teachers and teams can also create their own question types aligned to standards and state assessments.

The number one most popular question type on Edcite is our multiple choice question with auto-grading!

Fill-in-the-Blanks Question Type

Teachers love the variety of technology-enhanced question types available on Edcite and the ability to receive standards-based data instantly. Teachers can also easily differentiate by selecting different question types, selecting different settings in one question type, changing the font, adding audio instructions, or adding fewer answer choices.

The second most popular question type on Edcite is our fill-in-the-blank response question!

Free Response Question Type

With 60 question types, Edcite has more technology-enhanced question types than any other assessment platform. Most of our question types are auto-graded, but we also offer teacher-graded written response and graphing questions that allow students to respond in a variety of ways and show a deep understanding of the curriculum. 

One of our most popular question types across subjects is our free response question.

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