Massachusetts District Adopts Assessment Platform To Give Teachers More Control
Public Schools sas adopted a new assessment platform in an effort to give educators more control over the learning process. The district selected Performance Matters' Unify to
author, administer and analyze student performance. The 6,500-student
started using the assessment platform in September.
Unify allows users to:
and review instructional materials;
assessments that improve learning;
student data from multiple sources; and
on the information with resources that
improve teaching and learning.
we worked with a company that
provided item banks and testing for us, but we needed more than that,"
Malden Public Schools Superintendent David DeRuosi. "We needed a
would work with us to support our students, not just create more work
seven-school district has begun to use
the platform to both author and administer benchmark assessments as
mid-term and final exams. By the end of this school year, they will use
analyze and act on the data on a very granular level, from the point of
the entire district and individual students.
of the main benefits of Unify is that it
puts information in the hands of the teachers," DeRuosi said. "Teachers
able to access data from our benchmarks, mid-terms and finals, and see
it in an
easy-to-understand format. They'll also be able to create their own
for their classrooms."
Michael Hart is a Los Angeles-based freelance writer and the former executive editor of THE Journal.