Magazine article Technology & Learning

Accountability: Being Accountable Means That Everyone Involved in Education Is Responsible in Some Way for Improving Student Learning. Politicians, Parents, and Others Are Demanding Information about Student, School, and District Progress. to Respond, Administrators Must Face the Challenge of Managing and Analyzing the Data

Magazine article Technology & Learning

Accountability: Being Accountable Means That Everyone Involved in Education Is Responsible in Some Way for Improving Student Learning. Politicians, Parents, and Others Are Demanding Information about Student, School, and District Progress. to Respond, Administrators Must Face the Challenge of Managing and Analyzing the Data

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* The Age of Accountability is Here

Although there are many ways to assess student learning and to measure a school's progress, standardized testing has taken center stage. Students need help with the challenges of high-stakes testing. Schools with much to lose from low test scores are realizing that test preparation is key. In order to learn, students must practice. And for test practice, it is important to test more frequently, in lower-stakes ways, with feedback that comes quickly enough to be useful to students and educators.

* Technology Makes the Difference

Technology plays a central role in helping with testing and assessment challenges. Handheld computers, in particular, make providing quick feedback a simple task. The key is the right software.

Scantron's Classroom Wizard offers a new way of testing and a revolutionary approach to student assessment. Skills Connection, its companion test design and parent/teacher communication tool, is built to enhance the overall classroom learning experience.

With each student using a Palm handheld computer, educators can now quiz, grade and report quickly--right in the classroom. Skills Connection provides access to thousands of standards-correlated items to create and score pre-generated quizzes in minutes. …

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