Okay, so I've spent so much time on helping my teachers implement Study Island over the last two weeks of school that my four-year-old now asks what road we take to get to Study Island. Obviously, I need to come up for air.
If I were go back two weeks and do some things differently, I would...
-- Recognize that the pre-tests for each section are actually NOT diagnostic. I always thought that pre-tests were diagnostic.
-- Find more time for teachers to play games and commit to the student's joy in using the resource, which I don't think that they are doing at this time.
-- Not expect that the huge amounts of reports that they have available will allow me to do whatever I want.
Despite the rough and rocky start for my teachers, I really think that it is a great resource with good live chat support.
I'm actually putting most of my "library bootcamp" curriculum on it.