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  • Diffusion of Innovations “ Edu soft” by: Deneric M. Forbes, M. Ed .
    • Benefits
    • Develop district or classroom assessments,
    • Administer tests on paper or online,
    • Immediately access data,
    • Provide instruction that will meet the needs of the students based on their performance of the assessment.
    Assessment
    • How can I properly deliver instruction to my students if the data from the assessments are not readily available to me?
    Questions Teachers & Stakeholders Ask… View slide
    • How often as educators or those who enter a classroom hear students respond, “I know! I know!” truly to discover based on their assessment results that they did not know?
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  • Past vs. Present SCANTRON VS. EDUSOFT
  • Let’s Get the Results!
  • Scantron “ I wander how long it will take to get these results?”
  • ……… are the results in yet?
  • Still waiting on the results… “ I’ve taken my exam and I’m waiting on my results with Scantron.” “ How long does it take? I don’t think I’ll make it into Harvard.”
  • Check this out!
    • We have some
  • We’ve got a solution!
    • By investing into Edusoft Assessment Management System, we can help to improve the way instruction is delivered in this school and/or district.
    • Edusoft (The way of Assessment)
    • The Need -
    • It measures how well are students learning.
    • It measures how effectively are teachers teaching.
    No Child Left Behind
    • Edusoft (The way of Assessment)
    • Assessment is a process that involves defining expected outcomes; creating opportunities for all students to achieve those outcomes; gathering, analyzing, interpreting, and reporting evidence so that we may understand and improve student learning (Suskie, 2005).
    • Measuring student learning requires expertise. While knowledge and skills in a major may be relatively easy to measure directly, measuring critical thinking or even written and oral communication requires specific assessment expertise. Assessment professionals understand which areas are best measured by tests and which are best measured by performances or portfolios graded with rubrics, or field supervisor and employer ratings. Surveys and focus groups are often used to assess student and alumni satisfaction, however, they do not directly measure student learning. It is best to have a variety of measures that lead to the same conclusions.
    • Measuring student learning requires resources. The development of good instruments by skilled staff and purchase of other measures are costly.
    • Reference:
    • Suskie, L. (2004). Assessing student learning: A common sense guide. Bolton, MA: Anker Publishing Co., Inc.
    • Tinto, V. (2005, September 15). Student success and the building of involving educational communities. Paper presented at Seattle University.
    Proven Facts?
    • Edusoft (The way of Assessment)
    • Development
    • Get all stakeholders involved with the process of assessment.
    • Develop agreed-upon learning goals and standards for all students. (If there are current learning goals and standards in place, review them and possibly revise them)
    • Provide a Professional Development for all grade-level and subject-specific teachers and review the current standards and student performance. Explicit details should be given as to how the lower percentile students can be reached and helped to excel.
    • Compare and go through data of all classes and grade levels trying to determine the weakness of the students who are struggling and provide specific instruction that will allow them to become proficient based on the data that has been collected.
    • Design curriculum and instruction strategies that help students learn established outcomes.
    More on Edusoft
    • Edusoft (The way of Assessment)
    • Commercialization
    • Professional Development
    • Mentor Teachers
    • Professional Learning Communities (PLCs)
    How to Promote Edusoft in our school district?
  • S-Curve
    • Click the following links to view success stories of other Edusoft users:
    • http://www.riverpub.com/products/edusoft/pdf/ARCHFORDl.pdf
    • http://www.riverpub.com/products/edusoft/pdf/EdusoftSS_Forysth.pdf
    Success Stories