Apperson Offers Free 90-day Trials of its New Assessment Management Solution for Higher Education

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Charlotte N.C. – Dec. 18, 2017 – Assessment leader Apperson is offering a free 90-day trial of its new assessment management solution for higher education, DataLink Ascend.

DataLink Ascend combines high-speed scanning with a cloud-based platform to score exams, report, analyze and communicate results, and facilitate online testing. To request a free 90-day trial, visit 

“By requesting a free trial, colleges and universities can see first-hand how DataLink Ascend can impact teaching and learning at their institution,” said Bill Apperson, chairman of the board of Apperson. “It simplifies assessment management and could be a game-changer for institutions that are looking for a cloud-based solution.” 

Instructors can use DataLink Ascend to create assessments that align with learning outcomes. They can administer the tests online, or they can scan in paper answer sheets and immediately analyze that data in the cloud. It saves time and provides valuable information to help schools improve outcomes for students. 

DataLink Ascend’s features include: 

· A cloud-based platform that can be accessed by authorized users at any time 

. Integration with Apperson’s high-speed Sekonic scanners, DataLink 1200 scanners, and DataLink 3000 scanners to serve as a hybrid solution for schools using paper-based tests 

· Interactive reports and analysis tools to help improve instruction and institutional effectiveness 

· Functions that allow instructors to create and administer online assessments and watch results arrive in real time 

· A Gradebook Export feature that allows instructors to export students’ scores to their LMS such as Blackboard, ANGEL, Canvas and D2L 

· FERPA compliancy in order to protect student privacy 

About Apperson 

Apperson’s testing and assessment solutions combine the proven reliability of scanning technology with powerful reporting and analytical software to measure and drive student success. Apperson provides testing products for all schools’ needs, from kindergarten to higher education. The company’s DataLink Connect and Ascend software applications change lives for the better, saving teachers’ time by aiding with the grading and learning process. These solutions help to marry technology to raw data, resulting in informed decision-making for educators that improve student performance and success. For more information, visit