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This suite of online teaching software tools is designed to help educators teach more effectively and to give students the academic support they need to succeed. eDoctrina comes pre-loaded with several modules that, for example, build paper-based and online assessments. Students can also take online assessments or download assignments they have missed while absent.

Reader Testimony: 

“eDoctrina has been an invaluable data collection tool in our district. We use the system for grades K–12 to support learning in the classroom. The innovation of this program is superb. The customer service is second to none. The integration with our student management system is seamless. I would recommend this program to all districts looking for a data collection tool.” — Michele Ziegler, director of instructional technology, Lancaster Central School District, N.Y.

Year: 
2014

This online system helps middle and high school students prepare for the Common Core standards and high-stakes tests. Teachers and administrators can then create tests with randomly-generated questions that mimic an actual state-administered test. The USATestprep program also includes test revision materials, and its reporting feature helps teachers identify student weaknesses.

Year: 
2013

This assessment and data management system provides teachers with online and paper tests to measure students’ progress. It includes 100 reports and dashboards that can be used to customize learning for students, whether they’re excelling or struggling. Performance Matters can also track state test results, attendance, and discipline.

Reader Testimony: 

“With Performance Matters, we are able to complete any analysis of individual student data points that would have otherwise taken hours to put together. Performance Matters allows us to monitor student progress in such a way that allows our district to provide immediate meaningful feedback to administrators, teachers, parents, and students.”

—Shawn Schmidli, coordinator for assessment, accountability, and equity, Flagler County Schools, Fla.

Year: 
2013

This online data management solution is designed to help educators improve student performance. DataDirector helps make sense of a huge range of data to provide longitudinal tracking and reporting of student assessment data, student demographic data, as well as professional development activities.

Year: 
2013

As a multi-purpose curriculum mapping and assessment software, eDoctrina helps educators strengthen their schools’ focus on state standards. Educators can create standards-based lesson plans, build assessments, and scan assessment results to pinpoint students who are falling behind.

Year: 
2013

TRACbook is a web-based data management tool that lets administrators search and analyze previously fragmented student data sets. Reports can be arranged by student, class, teacher, and school. It also can be used to create watch lists of students who are struggling and track intervention programs.

Year: 
2013

Teachers preparing for state testing can give benchmark assessments and get students’ scores back within 48 hours. Teachers can then identify what skills need to be reinforced. CASE Assessments provides premade and custom assessments that can be given at six- or nine-week intervals.

Year: 
2013

This gradebook and LMS helps teachers manage their classes online and connect with students 24/7. Engrade has an assignment calendar, online messaging, quizzes, and flashcards. Administrators and teachers also have access to real-time student assessment reports that can be shared with parents.

Year: 
2013

In January, the controversial results of the StudentsFirst State Policy Report Card made national headlines. The report, which ranked states A through F based on how well their policies aligned with the reform group’s agenda, gave 11 states a failing grade, and awarded none an A. It also underscored the role of district leaders in enacting school reform by outlining each state’s policies and determining where administrators can implement changes.

Implementing the Common Core represents the biggest change to K12 assessment systems since No Child Left Behind, leading to concerns over the costs of enacting these new standards and tests. A report from the Brown Center on Education Policy at the Brookings Institution provides first-of-its kind, comprehensive and up-to-date information on assessment system costs nationwide to help states predict spending under the Common Core.

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