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Ms. Sample from Saint Louis MO is requesting Instructional Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Help Us Assess Kinder Literacy and Math Progress!

My students need a one year subscription to ESGI to provide the real-time student performance data needed to effectively drive phonics, literacy, and number sense instruction.

  • $226 goal

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My Students

"We plan. We develop. We deliver. We assess and evaluate the results of the assessment. We revise, deliver the revised material, and assess and evaluate again. Perfection is always just out of reach; but continually striving for perfection contributes to keeping our instruction fresh". - E.S. Grassian

Our full day Kindergarten classroom is composed of all boys working on a wide spectrum of skill levels.

Our school is comprised of gender-specific classrooms to maximize gender based learning and teaching strategies. With a class of active, curious kiddos, time for individualized assessments is precious. Using the ESGI Software assessment system this school year allowed me to truly maximize our time dedicated to one-on-one assessment and helped drive my instruction. The system was very quick to set up, easy to use, saved all data in an easy to read and use format, and produced detailed data based reports to track and report progress. My students were thrilled to discover how much knowledge they had mastered in these

My Project

ESGI Software, which stands for Educational Software for Guiding Instruction, is an online system that manages the thousands of bits of data involved with tracking student mastery of letters, sounds, sight words, number sense, and more. I used this assessment system this school year with my class to provide detailed assessment of phonics skills and sight word mastery. It produced invaluable parent letter reports to accompany report cards and gave students immediate assessment results that truly built student confidence. It gave me information that helped me drive instruction (for example, ESGI assessment indicated many of my students had not yet mastered the silent e concept, so I immediately implemented a supplemental lesson focusing on this following that round of assessments). The system truly engaged my students and they didn't mind being assessed which was a welcome change in receptivity to assessment compared to traditional, paper-based assessments.

ESGI is a simple and secure assessment platform that provides a frictionless process to conduct one-on-one assessments.

I used the pre-loaded tests and created my own assessments to quickly gather student performance data and automatically generate multiple reports. The data in ESGI is also used for populating personalized parent letters and flash cards, identifying individuals or groups for targeted instruction, and customizing the learning environment to promote focus areas for academic growth.

Please help us continue our access to this dynamic assessment program for another calendar year by supporting our project requesting funding for a 12 month license for ESGI. Thank you for supporting our project!

Ms. Sample
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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