Scantron Supports Accountability In Florida Private Schools
Florida requires any private school participating in the Florida Tax Credit or Gardiner Scholarship Programs to demonstrate academic accountability to parents by annually administering or making provisions for students participating in the scholarship program to take one of the nationally norm-referenced tests identified by the Department of Education or the statewide assessments.
Learn more about Florida’s approved norm-referenced assessments.
Scantron’s Performance Series is approved as an assessment to help private school educators demonstrate student proficiency using a rigorously normed study, with high reliability and a low standard error of measurement, alignment with rigorous content standards, and that serves as an adequate measure of K–12 student achievement in core academic areas.
Performance Series is a research-based, criterion-referenced computer-adaptive test that lets K–12 educators quickly pinpoint the instructional level of students across a range of subjects (including but not limited to Reading and Math), capture immediate results, and produce standards-based reports including suggested learning objectives, on a scaled score.
Performance Series enables educators to identify the proficiency levels of students corresponding to state-specific standards, measure growth, understand student performance in relation to others, inform instruction, help with placement, and provide direct links to several teaching and learning resources such as Edgenuity’s Odyssey, MyPath, Hybridge, and Pathblazer.
Learn more about what Performance Series offers Florida educators.
Today’s Assessments Fueling Tomorrow’s Dreams
Scantron reimagines K-12 testing with Ascensus, a modern approach to digital assessment designed for the era of ESSA
Ascensus includes innovative item types, interactive student tools, accommodations for students with special needs, collaborative test development, modernized item banking, and increased test security options. Ascensus combines digital capabilities with proven, research-based measures of growth and skills for a solution capable of meeting the needs of schools and districts across the country.
Performance Series and Achievement Series’ analysis tools and reports enable teachers to use their assessment results to effectively drive instruction.
Scantron delivered not only a superior product but also a superior system of delivery, support, flexibility, and technical assistance.
Scantron has provided the tools needed to validate student learning and support teacher decisions to move students to the next Performance Level when they are ready.
Performance Series questions went beyond grade-level standards. This…opened the curiosity door and allowed [students] to search the depths of their knowledge.
We have used the Performance Series assessment for ten years at Valley Oak and we find it a very useful tool for identifying specific standards that have not yet been mastered.
It helps teachers dramatically focus their efforts…the instruction the next day can be based on [reports from yesterday’s test]…
These benchmarks provide a collective pulse for students that categorize where they are and where they should be in the Spring to show they’re having growth and success in the school year
“When students see success, it eliminates many negative performance issues. Personalized learning based on their assessment results meets them where they are and gets them where they should be so they can see that success.”
[This] is an excellent tool for our school! It helps us make data-driven decisions, which benefit all learners, regardless of performance level.
“I love the way Scantron Performance Series establishes a learning path that can be easily tracked throughout the school year by measuring academic gains, not a ‘one and done’ test score.”
A Balanced Assessment Approach To Support Your ESSA Accountability
Our students, educators, and parents deserve assessment results that inform instruction and easily lead to an effective measure of accountability. A balanced assessment system is the best way to achieve that goal. That’s why Scantron developed Ascensus, a balanced assessment solution that provides multiple assessment metrics to highlight a holistic view of student, school, and District performance and to ensure a fair and accurate approach to your accountability program.
Deeper Insight Into Multiple Measures
Because today’s educational environment heavily relies on metrics to drive curricular and instructional decisions, it’s vital to have access to data. Scantron Analytics unifies your data into a single place, so you can explore results dynamically and uncover new correlations.
Scantron Analytics delivers up-to-date information through highly visual, easy-to-understand dashboards. Scantron Analytics simply stores data you’re already collecting, sourced from a variety of educational systems, in memory—no need for an expensive data warehouse. Important trends and previously hidden connections jump out, so you can spend your time developing creative solutions instead of trying to make sense of rows and columns of numbers.
My Student Survey
Capture Stakeholder Opinions Painlessly
Scantron and My Student Survey have teamed up to provide you with a comprehensive, improvement-focused approach to school accountability. Stakeholder surveys are a great way to enhance your understanding of your educational environment and improve your school.
Assessment Development & Psychometrics
Services To Expand Your Assessments
Scantron provides a full spectrum of support for your assessment development. Whether you want to do it yourself with in-house experts and just need a little support, or whether you need a partner who can guide you through the process, Scantron can meet you where you are and help get you to where you want to be.