Online assessment, mobile learning devices approved in Texas

The Texas Education Agency Multi-regional Purchasing Cooperative Awards Committee has approved Brainchild’s TAKS Achiever! online assessment program and Study Buddy handheld tutors for schools in Texas regions 9, 11, 14 and 15. The Cooperative represents 1481 schools in 205 districts in the north and central regions of Texas. Some of the cities in the four regions include Fort Worth, Abilene, San Angelo, Wichita Falls and Albany.

Brainchild products are designed for Response to Intervention and individualized instruction or for helping Spanish-speaking students. Content is built from each state’s standards—such as the TEKS (Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills)—and is available for language arts, math and science for grades K-12.

Study Buddy cartridges are available in English, Spanish and Haitian Creole. TAKS Achiever! provides Spanish support for the test questions, tutorials and answers including all the on-screen animations, illustrations, text and audio narrations.

School districts are eligible to purchase Brainchild products under the Multi-regional Technology Bid #2010-03 between August 1, 2010 and August 31, 2011. Schools must place orders through their district to be eligible.