Magazine article Internet@Schools

Acuity CCR Online Assessments

Magazine article Internet@Schools

Acuity CCR Online Assessments

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Company: CTB/McGraw-Hill Education, 20 Ryan Ranch Road, Monterey, CA 93940; 800-538-9547; website: acuityccr .com/acuity-online-assessments.html

Price: Cost is based on the number of schools and students involved as well as the number of services used. Contact CTB/ McGraw-Hill Education for further cost information.

Audience: While some aspects of the Acuity Online Assessments are aimed at K-12 students and teachers, some are for grades 3-8. It should be noted that reading and computer skills can be a factor in usefulness as well. Three Acuity CCR forms (A, B, and C) are available in English-language arts and in mathematics for each grade in grades 3-8.

Format: Acuity CCR can be administered through adaptive (Smarter Balanced states only) online forms, online fixed form, paper/pencil forms, or a combination thereof. Also available is a suite of instructional resources, enabling teachers to instantly assign appropriate instructional material to each student based on assessment results. Students can receive instructional support at the right time to reinforce, remediate, and/or enrich Common Core skills learned in the classroom.

System Requirements: Acuity CCR Assessments can be used with any desktop, laptop, or tablet computer with internet access.

Description: Acuity CCR Online Assessments are online or pen and pencil tests that are created from a bank of items written to the Common Core State Standards and the specifications of the consortia. Acuity CCR Assessments mirror the blueprint, rigor, item types, and look and feel of the Partnership of Assessment for College and Career Readiness (PARCC).

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Installation A

Content/Features _A_

Ease of Use _A_

Product Support AReviewer

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Installation/Access: Installation is a matter of the availability of computer equipment if tests are taken online and signing up with the company. Installation: A

Content/Features: Acuity CCR Online Assessments are a tool for measuring students' mastery of Common Core State Standards and help them prepare for assessments. While assessments are available in a variety of forms, the most intriguing are the computer-adaptive tests (CAT), which give educators more individualized results. …

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