90% of students think Kognity improves their grades
95% of teachers think Kognity helps their students learn
St. Edward High School
Lakewood, Ohio, USA
Why we tried Kognity
We wanted to elevate our students to the next level and believe that technology can help with that. Teachers are able to keep tabs on the students and validate if they’ve actually covered the sections they were supposed to. Additionally, Kognity offers practice questions that build a profile of a student’s strengths and weaknesses, which is very useful information for students and teachers.
We are also a one-to-one school and our aim is to move away from physical textbooks completely. The entire world is using devices and we want our students to be educated for the future.
Lastly, we really like the customer service. If a teacher had a question, it was responded very quickly.
How we used Kognity
The trick was to incorporate it into every class, create assignments for students to complete and remind them to read sections in Kognity, which were checked by their teacher. The result of that was that students started to do things on their own, take practice questions on their own and have the ability to take a step back to see what they’ve learned. The good thing was also that we were up and running within a day so it was very easy to get started.
We’ve had fantastic results with Kognity. For example, in Math HL, we are currently one point above the world aver- age thanks to Kognity. In addition, we had a lot more 7s this year. The students who took advantage of the program beyond the classroom earned higher results than their predicted scores. Our 2s and 3s turned into 5s because Kognity solidifies their grades and bumps it up an extra step.
It’s a great product. The students like it and it gives our teachers a new angle because of the information they get from Kognity.