One of the many reasons that educators love using Penda Learning is because it helps their students practice working on the content they’ll encounter on high-stakes tests. Plus, Penda’s fun, gamified format can help eliminate the anxiety that comes with testing. The friendly competition with classmates and built-in rewards for playing encourage students to practice in and out of school hours, leading to skill development, mastery and confidence.
Each student engages with their own personalized version of Penda thanks to the scaffolded activities that meet each student where they are, automatically reinforcing material as needed and introducing new concepts when they’re ready to move on.
Teachers can also assign activities to individual based on gaps in learning and create small groups within Penda to support students who need extra support in particular content areas.
Penda puts students in control of their own learning by providing immediate feedback and encouragement. Students can immediately review which questions they answered correctly and which they missed and repeat activities until they achieve mastery.
A list of activities completed is available that shows students their score, how many times they’ve done the activity, and what their mastery level is so they know where they need continued practice.
Penda doesn’t just make science learning easier; it streamlines progress monitoring and intervention as well. Penda auto-grades students’ assignments and feeds the scores into Canvas and Schoology gradebooks using Learning Tool Interoperability (LTI) 1.3 Advantage protocols. Penda then provides data- rich reports that teachers can use to guide instruction, interventions and enrichment.
Miami Jackson Senior High School has seen excellent outcomes in our Biology End-of-Course Exam results, and I feel that the use of Penda has contributed to student success.
Assistant Principal, Miami Jackson Senior High School (FL)
We were flat lined for 4 years at Lost Lake Elementary School and with Penda went up 6% last year (56 to 62) at high achieving group of students. Now this year at EHES 32 to 49 at a Title I school. Yep Penda helps all!!
Principal, Eustis Heights Elementary School, Lake County Public Schools (FL)
Penda was so very instrumental in helping our students to move proficiency levels and grow this year. We made great gains on the state test.
Media Specialist, Grandview Heights Middle School (TN)
We taught biology for the first time last year in middle school. And we used the content to help with that as well. Our biology proficiency was actually at 76%. That was just a really awesome surprise and I know that that had to do with the supplementing of Penda that we used in the class and outside the class.
Assistant Principal, Duval Charter Scholars Academy (FL)