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  • Writer's pictureKaruna Sanghvi

Using AI to Identify Gaps in Curriculum and Assessments

Educational assessments provide valuable insights into student learning and curriculum effectiveness. However, making sense of all that data can be a challenge. This is where AI comes in.


AI algorithms can analyze assessment results across an entire student population, identifying patterns and trends. The algorithms can pinpoint concepts or skills that large numbers of students are struggling with. This suggests a gap in the curriculum or a need to adjust instruction.


For example, an algorithm may determine that students consistently score low on algebra word problems. It can scan the curriculum to see where and how word problems were introduced and practiced. The data shows the curriculum needs to spend more time breaking down word problems and building foundational skills before advancing to more complex scenarios.


AI can also track longitudinal data, following the same student groups over time. This reveals how well curriculum builds year-over-year. Are students grasping key mathematical concepts, or do knowledge gaps keep compounding? AI provides data-driven recommendations to improve curriculum sequencing and scaffolding. This improves the targeted nature of the curriculum and makes it more effective.


Leveraging the power of AI leads to more targeted, responsive curricula. Gaps and weaknesses are identified so they can be addressed. Students receive the differentiated instruction they need to build a solid foundation of understanding.

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