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FOCUS ON INDIVIDUAL NEEDS AND DEVELOPMENT (WWW.CURRICULUMADVANTAGE.COM)

The Web-based Focus on Individual Needs and Development (FIND) automatically links assessment results to targeted activities in the Classworks K-12 instructional software. It provides educators with a multifaceted approach to gathering student data. It also offers a comprehensive item bank that gives educators the flexibility to design their own tests. Price: Contact company for pricing.Category: assessment
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