Learning Management Systems

Schoology Integrates Assessment Management Platform with LMS

Schoology has launched Assessment Management Platform (AMP), a tool that combines the company's learning management system (LMS) with institution-wide assessment management tools.

"This combined system brings together student learning experiences with comprehensive institution-wide assessment and actionable reporting, so that the same system teachers use to deliver curriculum can also be used to assess student progress and preparedness," according to a news release. "The functionality can be used not only across a district, but also at the building, department or even professional learning community (PLC) levels."

Features of AMP include:

  • Tools for collaborating on assessment authoring;
  • The ability to import item banks;
  • The ability to align assessments to standards and curricula;
  • Tools to align assignments to rubrics;
  • A versioning tool that allows users to push updates and revisions to sections or classes; and
  • The ability to analyze individual scores or aggregated data.

"We needed the ability, at the district level, to create and deploy periodic district-wide assessments," said Kellie Ady, instructional technology coordinator at Cherry Creek School District, which piloted AMP, in a prepared statement. "Schoology's addition of the assessment management platform gives us the ability to make periodic district-wide assessments that have been, up to now, difficult to set up and deliver."

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Joshua Bolkan is contributing editor for Campus Technology, THE Journal and STEAM Universe. He can be reached at jbolkan@gmail.com.

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