The new GradeCam Online gives districts a tool for teachers to conduct assessments and to collect usable information in time to affect the learning in progress. When a paper-based test is scanned by a document or web camera, GradeCam Online compresses the image and sends it to a server for analysis by its proprietary image recognition code. Item-by-item results are displayed immediately and stored for generating real-time reports, and any reports needed in the future. GradeCam Online also integrates with all electronic grade books. Price: Available at $1.50 per student per year.Category: assessment
GradeCam announces a free formative application that automates multiple-choice test scoring and provides teachers with immediate feedback on their students’ progress.
The newly enhanced SMART TableST230i interactive learning center (www.smarttech.com/table) includes a SMART Sync classroom management software license that enables teachers to transfer content between their computer and the SMART Table. They can then monitor and control student activity, and display the SMART Table screen image on a SMART Board interactive whiteboard. Additionally, integration with the SMART Document Camera enables students to capture images directly onto the SMART Table in real time. The SMART Table Toolkit—used by teachers to customize and create content—now provides direct access to thousands of SMART Notebook collaborative learning software Gallery items, and allows teachers to preview SMART Table activities on their computer.
TestWiz software makes it possible to track and diagnose all the types of assessments given in the K-12 environment. National, state, and local tests are all supported with the same user interface. TestWiz allows teachers and administrators to view, customize, and generate more than 40 types of reports. It also enables them to associate several data elements with each student, such as teacher assignments, numerous demographics, and intervention details. TestWiz templates range from student and item details to graphical summaries. Educators can disaggregate test results by sub-tests, strands, cut scores, demographics, and more.Price: Starts at $3 per student per year; minimum district purchase, $1,500Category: assessment
Through this partnership, the Unify assessment platform from Performance Matters now integrates with GradeCam web and document camera technology.
This notation and composition software platform was designed for students in grades three through 12. Based on the same popular software used by industry professionals, Sibelius Student offers a tightly packaged set of features designed to help students complete musictheory assignments, compose pieces for real ensembles, score music to video, and increase their literacy in music notation while it provides teachers with specific features for classroom use and classroom management. Sibelius Student is also available as a Network Pack, which includes 20 seats of Sibelius Student and a single copy of Sibelius 6 Professional Edition to help educators prepare lessons and supervise classroom work remotely. Price: $99, MSRP; 20-seat network packs, $1,499 Category: music
TestWiz.Net is a Web-based test-processing and -analysis tool that supports a variety of assessments. Test data are stored in a SQL server database, so results can be tracked over several years and across many assessments. The reports are numerous and can be customized.PROS: Data are easily imported from various sources to update student records and teacher assignments. Educators can easily and quickly create custom reports from more than 40 templates. Data can be disaggregated by subtest, strands, cut scores, demographics, and more. TestWiz.Net accommodates state, local, and norm-referenced assessments. Because it includes numerous student-toteacher associations, report results can be viewed by various subject-level teachers, past years’ teachers, and current teachers. The program’s consistent look and feel across various assessments make it easy to learn and use.CONS: Creating a hand-scanned form for a local assessment can be tedious. Like all data analytics tools, TestWiz.Net takes considerable training; and as with others, entering all the data is time-consuming. This program is more intuitive than most, however, so the learning curve is not as steep.OVERALL EVALUATION: The customizable templates make this a very good value. This is by far one of the easiest data analytics tools I have used.www.testwiz.comPrice: Pricing starts at $3 per student per year with a minimum district purchase of $1,500. Tiered pricing based on the number of students in the district is also available.