PLATO LEARNING eduTEST

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  • PLATO LEARNING eduTEST

    1. 1. Plato Learning eduTest Assessment Amiee Richardson Dr. Floyd LEED 6820 October 22, 2008
    2. 2. What is eduTest Assessment? <ul><li>A comprehensive online, formative assessment solution for grades K-8 that quickly identifies strengths and needs for students, classrooms, schools, or the entire district and guides instructional decisions to improve student achievement over time. </li></ul>
    3. 3. Rationale for Purchase <ul><li>Data Driven Decisions </li></ul><ul><li>Meeting the Needs of </li></ul><ul><li>Title I Students </li></ul><ul><li>Align resources to standards </li></ul><ul><li>Meet AYP requirements </li></ul><ul><li>Ensure progress on state assessments </li></ul><ul><li>Focus instructional time </li></ul><ul><li>Close the achievement gap </li></ul>
    4. 4. Projected School Usage <ul><li>Administrators use the features within PLATO eduTest Assessment to administer benchmark tests and ongoing progress checks to gauge student and teacher development </li></ul>
    5. 5. Projected Teacher Usage <ul><li>Can assess individual or groups of students as frequently as needed. Multiple reports enable teachers to quickly identify specific needs of students and the entire class. </li></ul><ul><li>Teachers can chart the progress of students in pre, mid, and post test through the use of state-specific benchmark assessments. </li></ul>
    6. 6. Strengths of eduTest <ul><li>Extensive reporting provided throughout district </li></ul><ul><li>Charts to monitor gains </li></ul><ul><li>Item response analysis </li></ul><ul><li>The system will automatically generate classroom based assessments for the teachers </li></ul><ul><li>Parents have access </li></ul><ul><li>Student results are immediate and aggregated within two hours </li></ul><ul><li>Strengths and needs reports inform teachers of objectives that need most improvement </li></ul><ul><li>Students have access to program outside of school </li></ul>
    7. 7. Weaknesses of Program <ul><li>Program Limitations </li></ul><ul><li>Fixed benchmark assessments are not available for customers who desire benchmark test in grades or subjects outside 2-8 in math and reading </li></ul><ul><li>Teachers have the capability to open a testing window. If the students do not finish testing during that time, the test will close without accurate results. </li></ul>
    8. 8. Cost <ul><li>$3,000 to $5,000 per building </li></ul>
    9. 9. References <ul><li>PLATO Learning Website. (2008) Plato eduTest Assessment. Retrieved September 6, 2008 from: http:// www.plato.com/Products/PLATO-eduTest-Assessment.aspx </li></ul><ul><li>The Journal. (September 2005). Product Focus. Plato eduTest Assessment. Retrieved September 6,2008 from: http://www.thejournal.com/articles/17413/ </li></ul>

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