Supporting diverse learners, including students with disabilities

The Assessdo platform provides universal access to all diverse student learners and students with disabilities. Due to having more non-verbal learners in special education, the Assessdo software is designed with visual and auditory cognitive appraisal in emotion tools in order to help engage students while collecting the necessary emotional and cognitive data.

Assessdo Incorporates Universal Design to Identify Emotions of School Communities

(K)now Yourself

Assessdo assesses emotions involving a capacity for problem solving, perception, and emotional thinking. Calculations are based on why the users’ feelings are there (e.g., anxiety), and potential motivations and outcomes.

(C)hoose yourself

School communities manage themselves by being intentional. Assessdo makes informed decisions with an unbiased interpretation by determining the severity, irritability, and nature of the users thoughts.

(G)ive yourself

Evaluators take the results and create resolve by being purposeful in their vision, values, and empathy with each user.

The Assessdo Goal

The goal of Assessdo in providing visual and auditory formative assessments to diverse learners and students with disabilities is to 1) improve attainment and achievement; 2) improve classroom culture, teaching, and learning environments; and 3) improve confidence, resilience, and self-esteem through self-awareness testing.

Using pictures, videos, and color tools, students are able to translate abstract thoughts into more realistic forms of interpretation. Our empirical data has shown that our visual formative assessment tools provide students with a chance to reflect on what they can see while providing formative results of informed cognitive perception.

Research highlights short term benefits of students engagement in SEL programs, including:

  • Enhanced self confidence, persistence and empathy 
  • Development of self management skills
  • Improved attendance and grades  
  • More positive social relations

It’s also found  benefits in the long run:

  • Increased school and university completion
  • Career success
  • Better mental health
  • Engaged citizens
  • Positive work and family relationships