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Solutions for Annual Summative Assessments

Under No Child Left Behind, states had to use specific annual standardized summative exams with rigid requirements to demonstrate progress based on single assessment measures. The Every Student Succeeds Act transforms the summative environment with flexible provisions so your state can define the challenging standards and summative exams that will showcase how far you've come, while still being rigorous. But many states and districts lost expertise and capacity under the previous requirements, and are struggling to comply with the new law. How can you regain that lost ground?

Read the following articles, brochures, and videos or join our webinar to learn more about how Scantron supports your summative assessment and analytics school improvement efforts.

Get More from One Score:
Using a Single Test to Deliver Multiple Measurements

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  • How can I reduce overtesting and return critical instructional time to my schools in need of improvement?
  • What kinds of scores could I get from a single exam?
  • How can these multiple measures help me demonstrate improvement?

One of the biggest complaints that parents, teachers, and administrators have today is “too much testing!” These stakeholders express strong concern that as new standards are adopted, testing will increase even further. So what if there were a single test you could administer two to four times a year that took less than an hour to provide a coherent system of measures?

It turns out that there is: Scantron’s computer-adaptive assessment solution, Performance Series®.

5 Key Differences Between Reporting and Analysis

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  • How do I uncover the knowledge hidden in my data?
  • How can I see data from multiple sources in a single location without an expensive data warehouse?
  • How can I explore my data dynamically to gain insights?
  • How can I get real-time data?

A significant instructional change has occurred within the last decade: educators are focusing on using data to inform instruction, supported by a culture that is increasingly data driven. More and more, teachers are relying on this information as part of their daily practice. How can they overcome the significant challenges posed by disparate data sources and time-consuming report creation? Scantron Analytics makes it easy.

Brochure:
My Student Survey

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  • How can I connect my school improvement plan to community needs?
  • How can I discover what my teachers need to support summative exams?
  • How can I discover how district parents perceive my school's performance?

Stakeholder surveys, also known as school climate surveys, provide important information to help you measure the perceived experiences, attitudes, and opinions of students, staff, and parents. The more you know, the more you improve school district performance. Scantron can help with expert survey services or easy do-it-yourself software solutions.

Webinar:
Test What You Teach, Not the Other Way Around:
Supporting Annual Summative Assessments to Drive School Improvement

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  • Meet ESSA's expanded definition of student growth with multiple measures and targeted assessments to prepare students for summative tests without "teaching to the test," freeing crucial instructional time to support deep school improvements.
  • Explore the options provided by Scantron's assessment development and psychometric experts to extend assessment item coverage and use formative and interim results to relate to student performance on summative tests.
  • Move beyond measuring improvement progress based on a single test score by using our powerful interactive dashboards—including multiple measures and results from predictive studies so you can design effective intervention programs.

This webinar is intended for district and school leaders who want to increase instructional time, while still preparing students for critical annual summative exams.

See our complete ESSA webinar schedule!