Achievement Series®

This unique and powerful tool performs web-based or paper testing to measure grade level knowledge in multiple subject areas.  It also provides immediate results to accurately measure student progress.

Enhance Reliable Measures with Item Banks

Scantron’s in-house assessment development experts have crafted rigorous items over decades to ensure equity, reliability, and validity of test results, pre-aligned to your state standards. Choose from available core and CTE subjects or work with our assessment development and psychometric experts to design items and assessments in any subject.

Your Students, Your Content

Scantron’s content-neutral format enables you to incorporate content from a wide variety of sources, including using our standards-based item banks, importing items from textbook developers, creating your own custom items, and much more.

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1 + 1 = 2

Scantron’s two-part solution combines a research-based, content-rich computer adaptive test known as Performance Series® and a content-neutral, highly flexible testing product known as Achievement Series. Educators love using this combination to develop and administer online and paper-based tests.  It’s the complete package.

Features & Benefits


24-hour access to data from any computer with Internet access


Use any content or item you like, because that’s how it should be.
• Scantron® item banks or item banks from Scantron’s partners
• Common Core State Standards or College & Career Readiness item banks
• Existing district benchmark or classroom tests
• Question banks and tests from ExamView® Test Generator by Turning Technologies®

Aligned with Standards

• State, Common Core, College & Career Readiness, or Next Generation Science Standards
• Scantron’s item banks are already aligned, to make things easy
• Identify strengths & weaknesses in preparation for interim formative measurement of student skills, as well as state testing

Multiple Delivery Methods

• Online or paper test administration – using the same test
• Inexpensive off-the-shelf imaging scanners and plain paper forms
• Mix-and-match delivery methods to support the full spectrum of technology readiness

Collaborative Environment

• Team up within your district or school to create and review item banks and tests
• Share item banks with other Achievement Series districts or schools
• Work in the same item bank creating new items from different computers

Immediate Results

• View reports as soon as test is submitted online or form is scanned
• Aggregate and disaggregate data by selected criteria
• Access standards-based reports for an individual student, class, school, district and more for state and federal reporting

Instructional Resources

• Link to more than 300,000 educator-evaluated resources organized by each state’s standards and readability through netTrekker Search
• Link from results to Skills Connection Online™ study guides for particular standards for follow-up instruction
• Use Skills Connection Online™ to create additional paper-based practice tests

How It Works


Achievement Series Flowchart

Step 1: Purchase Item Banks or Build Your Own

Achievement Series® allows districts to develop an unlimited number of item banks for test generation by:

  • Creating custom-tailored true/false, multiple choice, multiple response, short response, gridded response, and extended response items
  • Using Achievement Series to automatically select items for you based on particular educational standards
  • Collaborating on item development by sharing items with other districts
  • Using high-quality commercial item banks already aligned to educational standards
  • Publishing question banks from ExamView® Test Generator
  • Tracking cumulative statistics and storing items in one centralized location

Step 2: Develop Tests

Create district benchmark assessments and classroom tests by:

  • Using content from professional or self-created item banks
  • Basing a test on a simple answer key using already-printed test booklets
  • Publishing tests from ExamView® Test Generator

Step 3: Administer Tests

Mix and match paper-based and online delivery methods to meet the needs of individual district schools and classrooms by:

  • Delivering tests online  from an internet enabled device – PC, Mac, iPad, Kindle, Chromebook, (Android …is coming soon),
  • Using a cost-effective solution such as off-the-shelf imaging scanners and printing customized forms on regular plain paper
  • Using Scantron® durable Optical Mark Reader scanners and traditional standard forms to mirror high-stakes tests

Step 4: View Reports

Access real-time results in Achievement Series or automatically pass them to Scantron Analytics for deeper, more contextual analysis combined with other student information such as attendance, discipline, and grades to better inform instruction for immediate student impact by:

  • Viewing online reports right after an online test is taken or forms are scanned
  • Accessing standards-based reports for an individual student, class, school, district and more
  • Analyzing data by subgroups and demographics
  • Identifying specific student needs and strengths to adjust learning
  • Linking to standards-based resources for targeted follow-up instruction using Skills Connection Online™ and netTrekker®
  • Connecting to a variety of instructional resources provided by our alliances