Academic journal article T H E Journal (Technological Horizons In Education)

Hands-On Review: Edumatch SCORE and Pro

Academic journal article T H E Journal (Technological Horizons In Education)

Hands-On Review: Edumatch SCORE and Pro

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Edumatch Inc. offers two new services that will revolutionize the way schools and districts navigate the troubled waters of budget crises, as well as state and federal mandates. The first service, called Edumatch SCORE, helps schools "unlock" the real value of the curriculum software they already own. Edumatch takes lists of schools' curriculum software and provides a detailed analysis of how well every state standard is addressed by each piece of software in their current inventories, with an unbiased rating of all matches. Subsequent reports highlight the standards for which there is no good software coverage and recommend favorable matches. The reports also describe the features of every school-owned software title, guiding teac-hers toward effective curriculum integration and helping schools learn to take full advantage of what they have. This allows schools to focus new expenditures on areas that need remediation and concentrate their staff development activities on the software that teachers should be encouraged to use. The reports also help schools justify past purchases and point out areas in which they have already done an excellent job of addressing state standards. …

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