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PROVO, UT: Imagine Learning – developer of focused language and literacy software for students in pre-kindergarten through sixth grade, has announced an alliance with Scantron – a provider of K–12 interim/formative assessment solutions to enhance student learning.
The combination of Scantron’s online assessments with the Imagine Learning’s platform, offers an independent, valid, and reliable growth measure to evaluate student learning during program use and across grade levels. This strategic relationship expands assessment resources available to teachers and administrators to now include a market leading, researched-based diagnostic tool that provides an unbiased data set to measure and track student learning—allowing educators to make better-informed decisions regarding individualized instruction.
“The alliance with Scantron will allow Imagine Learning to provide an integrated solution of its software with Scantron’s computer adaptive Performance Series Reading assessment, so the test will launch automatically on a school-selected schedule,” says Marc Liebman, Chief Academic Officer, Imagine Learning.
Because Performance Series is adaptive, each assessment is tailored to the proficiency level of the individual student, making it an ideal assessment solution for all student populations. The online test adjusts automatically to each student’s ability level, generating more difficult questions if the student is answering correctly and easier ones if the student is answering incorrectly.
“Scantron is committed to advancing language and literacy development through opportunities like this where our flexible, highly individualized assessment solutions help pinpoint instructional needs of diverse student populations like English language learners, beginning students, and struggling readers. Our process for item development and detailed, skill level reporting aligned to Common Core, specific state, or a combination of standards is what makes us a leader in the diagnostic assessment space. We are delighted to ally with Imagine Learning and support school districts across the country,” says Jay Whitchurch, Executive Vice President, Scantron.
Scantron’s flexibility also offers diagnostic assessments aligned to Common Core, state standards, or a blend of standards – a key requirement in establishing the new partnership. Imagine Learning will utilize Performance Series Express version, which allows for shorter and more frequent assessments. Students complete the 15-35 minute computer adaptive test during Imagine Learning time, so as not to detract from core classroom instruction.