Edupoint Expands Synergy Assessment with Technology Enhanced Item Support
Edupoint® Educational Systems – a leading student information and learning management solutions provider for the K-12 market, now supports technology enhanced items in Synergy® Assessment, part of the Synergy® Learning Management System. The full support of technology enhanced items in Synergy Assessment enables students to take pre-assessments and benchmark assessments using the same kind of item types that appear on high-stakes tests such as the PARCC and Smarter Balanced assessments.
Synergy Assessment enables educators to build, manage, and deliver formative and summative assessments that include the more complex tasks that can assess the skills needed in these next-generation assessments. Teachers can schedule and launch assessments right from their gradebooks and view results to make informed decisions in support of differentiated instruction or interventions. Students can take assessments on paper or online in the StudentVUE® web portal using computers, iPads or any hand-held device. The INSPECT® Item Bank and Assessment Suite, available through Edupoint’s partnership with Key Data Systems, offers educators a formative assessment item bank and suite of over 300 pre-built assessments that provide specific feedback to teachers so they can quickly inform instruction to improve student learning outcomes. Supported technology-enhanced item types include Constructed Response, Evidence-Based Selected-Response (EBSR), Graphic Gap Match, Hot Spot, Hot Text, Inline Choice, Matching, Multi-Part, Multiple Choice, Multiple Select, Number Line, Select Point, and Text Entry.
“Technology enhanced item support within Synergy Assessment showcases our commitment to continuously enhance our Synergy LMS offerings,” says Rob Wilson, Edupoint’s President and Chief Innovation Officer. “Educators are able to apply real-time results from a full array of assessment types in order to personalize instruction, gain deeper insight into student learning, and help improve teaching district-wide. The full integration between the SIS and LMS solutions within Synergy is proving to be by far the greatest benefit to our users. We are excited to see the rapid adoption of our LMS solutions across our customer base.”
Edupoint’s Synergy® Education Platform unites essential K-12 solutions that are typically separate – student information, learning and assessment, special education management, and more – in one fully-integrated solution that puts an end to data integration complexities and consistency issues. Designed with a highly customizable framework to meet a district’s individual needs, the Synergy Education Platform provides an all-encompassing solution for learning and curriculum management, assessment analytics, online registration, role-based mobile applications, IEP compliance and the industry’s richest Student Information System (SIS) feature set. Thousands of schools across the country use the Synergy Education Platform to manage more than 3 million students.