Primary FunctionDrill and PracticeInstructionalTutorialSimulationTestingPresentationGameOtherSite Licence Required Yes NoIntended User Group Pre-K to Grade3 Grade 3-6 Grade 7-8 Grade 9-10 Grade 11-12 Frequency of UseDaily Weekly Monthly Number of Users 1 ≤5 ≤10 ≤15 ≤25 ≤ 35 35Teacher take home use Yes NoOESS Software Evaluation RubricCreated and Adapted by: Billie Gitter
Title: ________________________ Version:________________Publisher:____________________________________________Subject Focus:_________________ Cost:__________________ Platform Requirements:PlatformSystem RequirementsRAM (MB)HDD CapacityAdditional PeripheralsOtherMS WindowsXP VistaMAC System 10.x Description of Specific Software Evaluation Criteria / Objectives:Required Entry Capabilities:Staff Development (Training) Required: Low HighSupport Required: Low High
CriteriaFAILS TO MEET EXPECTATIONS (0-1)MEETS MINIMAL (SOME) EXPECTATIONS (2)SUCCESSFULLY MEETS EXPECTATIONS (3)EXCEEDS EXPECTATIONS (4)Curriculum ObjectivesProvincial curriculum objectives are not accessible within the product and there are no apparent links to the learning activities No prerequisite knowledge requirements are given No real world examples are given Provincial curriculum objectives are not located within the product but some relation to standards is apparent Lists some prerequisite knowledge necessary for success Uses some real world examples to make the instruction relevant for the learner Complies with some subject based guidelinesProvincial curriculum objectives are sometimes available and may be linked to lessons Outlines prerequisite knowledge necessary for success Uses many real world examples to make the instruction relevant for the learner Complies with most subject based guidelinesProvincial curriculum objectives are accessible within the product and may be easily linked to lessons Lists all prerequisite skills Uses all real world examples to make the instruction relevant for the learner Complies with all subject based guidelinesInstructional ContentContent focuses entirely on one level of learning, primarily knowledge based. Purpose for the lesson and activities are unclear.Information is often out of date.Content focuses mostly on one level of learning and rarely engages the student in a higher level of learning. Predominantly know ledge based with very few opportunities for application based learning.The lessons lack a central theme.Information is not always accurate.Content provides activities that encourage some higher levels of communication and thinking. Students are often required to apply their learned knowledge.A general purpose is stated at the start of each lessonMost information is accurate and reliable.Content moves a learner beyond the basics of knowledge based tasks and encourages higher levels of thinking and inquiry.A specific purpose with defined objectives is provided at the beginning of each lessonInformation is accurate and reliable.Program FeaturesThe directions are difficult to follow.The program is difficult to navigate, and is one directional.Students may not save their work at any point in the program. The student can exit the program but will have to redo their work.The program gives no constructive feedback.The directions are not always clear or easy to follow.The program is can be difficult to navigate, and is one directional.Students may manually save their work at the end of the program. The student can exit the program but will have to redo their work.The program gives little feedback.The directions are usually clear and easy to follow.The program is somewhat easy to navigate, and is multi directional.Students may manually save their work at any point in the program..The student can exit the program and restart at designated spotsThe program gives some feedback.The directions are clear and easy to follow.The program is easy to navigate, and is multi directional.The program automatically saves student work.The student can exit the program and restart at any time.The program gives constructive feedback.Student Engagement /Enjoyment and InteractivityNo active learning is encouraged.Interaction is passive.Very little to no intrinsic motivation throughout the program.Activities are not of a suitable length for the target age group.A few interactive learning opportunities.Interaction is mostly passive.A low degree of intrinsic motivation throughout the program.Many activities are not of suitable length for the target age group.Most activities are engaging.Interaction offers active learning most of the time.A moderate degree of intrinsic motivation throughout the program.Most activities are of a suitable length for the target age group.Activities are always engaging.Active interaction provided throughout the program.A high degree of intrinsic motivation throughout the program.Activities are of a suitable length for the target age group.Customization for Differentiated InstructionProgram does not allow for DI tasks. Program has activities of one learning type. (Visual, kinaesthetic....)Program has no pathway for the enriched and challenged learner.Program allows for very limited DI tasks. Program has few activities that will engage all learners. (Visual, kinaesthetic....)Program has limited pathways for the enriched and challenged learner.Program allows for some DI tasks. Program has some activities that will engage all learners. (Visual, kinaesthetic....)Program has some pathways for the enriched and challenged learner.Program allows for many DI tasks. Program has a variety of activities that will engage all learners. (Visual, kinaesthetic....)Program has modified pathways for the enriched and challenged learner.Multimedia CapabilitiesTeacher/Student Support materialsThe program has a teacher’s guide.There are supplemental resources (BLM) and sample lesson plans.BLM are editable.The teacher can modify the use level of the program.Program provides students with additional resources such as web sites, bibliographies, etc. which are suitable to lesson Technical SupportNo online help available.A Read-Me file may be included.No Troubleshooting guide is available.No phone support available.Both online and text help available on CD.Help is not always effective.A limited Troubleshooting guide is provided.Phone support available for a moderate/high fee.Online help is content-sensitive and provides clear assistance.Text help included.Online help is task specific and usually effective.A Troubleshooting reference is available.Phone support available at a modest fee.Automatic online help available for every featureAdditional text help included.Online help is task specific and very effective.An in-depth troubleshooting reference available.Toll-free support available at no charge.Assessment, Evaluation and ReportingThe program has a pre and post assessmentThe program keeps an ongoing record of student progress.Teachers can assess students by evaluating progress reports.Assessment methods are appropriate and suited to the learning objectives.Program Technical QualityThe installation and setup are easy.The program works well.The audio is clear.Has active animation, colour and graphicsThe program loads quickly and is error free All links work.All upgrades from websites work easily.Program User InterfaceAll program items are logical in their location and function.Pages follow a consistent theme.Reference material is easy to access.User interface is graphically pleasing.Age /Grade AppropriatenessMost features are not suitable or appropriate for targeted age/grade level.Reading level is not suitable for targeted age/grade level.Some features are not suitable or appropriate for targeted age/grade level.Reading level is often not suitable for targeted age/grade level.Most features are suitable and appropriate for targeted age/grade level.Reading level is mostly suitable for targeted age/grade level.All features both suitable and appropriate for targeted age/grade level.Reading level is suitable for targeted age/grade level.Accommodations and ModificationsProduct accommodates unique learning styles and various ability levels.Product has accommodations for visually impaired.Product has accommodations for hearing impaired.Content is culturally and socially diverse.