SCANTRON ANALYTICS WINS BEST IN SHOW FROM TECH & LEARNING AT ISTE 2015
Scantron Analytics receives a perfect score from judges, who commend the product for being a potential “game changer” in education
EAGAN, MN– July 28, 2015 – Scantron Corporation, a leading, world-wide provider of assessment and analytics and technology services solutions for education, commercial and government organizations is pleased to announce the Scantron Analytics product won the Best in Show award at the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE).
At the ISTE annual conference, Tech & Learning, the premier publication for educational technology professionals, deployed a team of judges to walk the exhibit floor to identify new technologies with the potential to have an “amazing” impact in the classroom. On July 1, 2015, the team awarded Scantron Analytics Best in Show.
“Most analytics products available are either powerful but difficult to use, or easy to use but lacking in sophistication and a robust analytical capability,” said Anthony Cross, Vice President of Analytics Portfolio at Scantron. “Scantron Analytics is the best of both worlds—the product combines a powerful analytical engine with easy-to-use dashboards that require very little training.”
Judges made special note of Scantron Analytics’ charts and dashboards, which provide a district-wide view of information, while supporting a deeper drill-down into school, classroom, and student details. In addition, they praised the way Scantron Analytics “allows users to make connections between multiple sources of data.”
“Educators have to do more than simply teach from textbooks,” said Cross. “They need to process data from multiple sources to choose what works best for students. With Scantron Analytics, educators spend less time collecting data and more time analyzing trends—district grade inflation, absence rates, college preparedness, and more—to make timely, important educational decisions.”
Scantron Analytics is powered by the world-class QlikView® analytics engine and presents easy to read, up to-date information. By storing all collected data in memory, the product delivers information without the need for a separate data warehouse. Important trends and previously hidden connections readily become apparent, so educators can spend more time developing targeted solutions and less time collecting and manipulating data in spreadsheets.
Scantron is a leading provider of assessments, analytics and technology services that enable organizations to measure and improve their effectiveness. It serves educational institutions worldwide, government entities, and businesses in multiple industries, including financial services and healthcare. For more than four decades, the Scantron brand has been recognized and respected as a trusted resource for reliable data capture and analysis. For insights on assessments, analytics and technology services, visit www.scantron.com. Scantron is a wholly owned subsidiary of Harland Clarke Holdings Corp., www.harlandclarkeholdings.com.
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