Pearson Benchmark from Pearson School Systems (www.pearsonschoolsystems.com) is a comprehensive and customizableWeb-based testing and reporting solution that can collect studentperformance over time so teachers and administrators canmeasure progress, address deficiencies, and re-check mastery byvarious demographics at any time during the school year. Theprogram’s open system allows educators to formulate, deliver, andscore assessments quickly and accurately on paper or online, whilealso aligning and adjusting to state standards, as needed. And sinceBenchmark is an ASP solution, schools can integrate the programwith their current student information system, and offer parentalaccess over the Web to selected assessment results. Annual pricingruns about $3-$6.50 per student.
This article originally appeared in the 09/01/2005 issue of THE Journal.