Top 10 Considerations When Purchasing an Assessment System

1. Easy to use

2. Short implementation time

3. D'esn’t require modification to your assessment program

4. Provides immediate results to the classroom teacher

5. Accurate

6. Permits the use of publisher-, district- and teacher- developed content correlated to state and district curriculum frameworks

7. Flexible, scalable and open

8. Saves teacher time

9. Affordable

10. Proven customer support

Source: Pearson NCS (The expanded Top 10 list, with details for each entry, can be found online at

This article originally appeared in the 09/01/2004 issue of THE Journal.