Assess Students and Identify Learning Tools

BM's SchoolVista Assessment Suite - Standardized Testing Simulations combines student performance assessment with instructional resource identification tools. The test simulation portion of the program provides a bank of test items from which educators can develop tests, homework assignments or practice drills to assess mastery of specific learning objectives. The objectives covered under the program are based on popular standardized tests; however, teachers can add test items to meet more specific classroom, regional or state objectives. Version 2.0 of the software also helps instructors locate IBM instructional software, IBM-marketed third-party software and selected offline activities to correlate with the specific objectives identified in the standardized portion of the program. The identified list of resources can then be used to create lesson plans that help bring students closer to desired learning goals. IBM, Atlanta, GA, (800) IBM-4EDU, www.solutions.ibm.com/k12.

This article originally appeared in the 11/01/1996 issue of THE Journal.

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