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How Ellipsis Education Does Assessment in Texas

April 9, 2024
Dr. Whitney Dove CEO

This post describes our Texas Technology Applications curriculum only. For information about assessments in our national offering, please visit our Curriculum Resources page.

Assessment practices provide ongoing and actionable insights into students’ learning.

Following best practices for design, we use a variety of assessment types to ensure intentional monitoring of students’ learning against key outcomes. Educators are provided with grade-tracking tools and rubrics to support consistent and equitable grading.

Keep reading to explore assessment options, and download a PDF version of this post to share with your evaluation committee.

Assessment Practices

Let’s explore the different assessment methods embedded within Ellipsis curriculum.

1. Self-Assessment

Students begin each unit by completing a self-assessment to measure themselves against the unit’s I Can Statement.

2. Exit Tickets

Students complete brief exit tickets in most lessons to help determine if they understood the lesson’s main ideas.

3. Formative Assessments

Students take formative assessments in lessons that do not have an exit ticket. These allow the students and teachers to see how their mastery of key learning outcomes is developing across the unit.

4. Performance Tasks

Students demonstrate their ability to apply their new learning by completing TEKS-aligned performance tasks.

5. Self-Assessment

Students reflect on how far their learning has progressed by repeating the self-assessment and celebrating their growth.


Ellipsis Education by Coder Kids, Inc. is a K-5 state-adopted Tech Apps curriculum. Learn more about our offering and take a look at sample materials.

How to Grade Assessments in Ellipsis Curriculum

Grading students’ work is done using grade-tracking tools, answer keys, and rubrics. We recommend using qualitative grading systems with high-quality feedback to track students’ progress on formative assessments. Numeric grades can be assigned to summative assessments.

Capacity Matrix

Locate the unit’s capacity matrix in the Unit Launch lesson. Prepare the document by adding your students’ names. Or, input the assignment names into your online grade book.


Guide students through the self-assessment found in the Unit Launch and the Unit Close. Use the provided guidance to rate students as developing, emerging, or mastery on the capacity matrix.

Exit Tickets

Print and distribute Exit Tickets found at the end of most lessons. Use the answer key to evaluate and provide feedback on students’ work.

Formative Assessments

Print and distribute the Formative Assessments that occur in lessons without an exit ticket. Use the answer keys and provided guidance to rate students’ progress. Update the capacity matrix.

Performance Tasks

Print and distribute the performance task summative assessment found in the Unit Close lesson. Use the provided grading rubric to review students’ work. Enter their summative grades in the grade book.

Explore Our Texas Tech Apps Curriculum

With the Texas Tech Apps implementation quickly approaching, many schools and districts are conducting formal evaluations of Technology Applications curriculum. Ellipsis Education by Coder Kids, Inc. is one of three K-5 state-adopted instructional solutions.

See all the different Ellipsis assessment methods in our curriculum preview, or schedule a demo with one of our account managers.  We’d love to hear about your district’s vision for Technology Applications and answer any questions you may have!

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