SCANTRON’S SOLUTIONS SUPPORT THE EVERY STUDENT SUCCEEDS ACT

4/14/2016

Scantron now offers education institutions the tools necessary to build their successful approach toward summative assessment.

EAGAN, MN– April 14, 2016 – Scantron Corporation, a leading, global provider of assessment and analytics solutions today announced that its tools enable states to build assessment pathways in-line with the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). Scantron is now partnering with states, districts, and schools to provide assessment and accountability measures that meet the flexible testing criteria in the recently launched legislation. Through its capabilities, Scantron has the product solutions that match today’s education environment and seamlessly adapt to the future.

“Scantron offers a comprehensive set of solutions that help improve student outcomes in K–12 education,” said Scantron Education Portfolio Vice President, Marissa Larsen. “We can help education institutions chart a course through ESSA and apply successful solutions that adjust to changing environments.”

With ESSA, states can move away from Adequate Yearly Progress and toward Annual Meaningful Differentiation—a new way to think about identifying student growth and school improvement that enables states to broaden their definition of success. States can now use results from interim assessments that measure student growth and progress throughout the entire year, as well as non-traditional measures such as school climate surveys, as a combined, summative measure. This innovative methodology allows for a more realistic and over-arching view of student and school performance. It also provides teachers and parents with valuable information throughout the year to guide and assist students in their personalized learning paths, giving them the best of both worlds—year-long benchmarks and a summative measure. Scantron’s assessment solutions and psychometric experts are ready to work with States to take advantage of this new flexibility and to design a better way to evaluate student progress.

“Our services and solutions help districts build a unified approach to ESSA for both traditional and non-traditional assessment,” said Scantron Senior Vice President of Assessment, Nikki Eatchel. “We also have the analytics tools necessary to show all of those results in context with each other, along with other related pieces of student information such as discipline, attendance, and more. What we offer provides support for both college- and career-ready education.”

As the education ecosystem changes, educators need solutions that evolve without disrupting instruction. Through recently completed integrations with Edgenuity, a leading provider of online and blended learning solutions including Edgenuity MyPathTM, and Classworks® by Curriculum Advantage, Inc., a leader in personalized learning and online classroom instruction, Scantron can further identify specific student needs and locate related materials that support instructional adjustments. Linking assessment results to instructional paths and materials enables educators to easily address individual, group, and classroom needs. These connections help districts and schools align with the ESSA’s goal to fully prepare all students for success in college and careers using 21st century digital approaches. Scantron offers software and services to meet the needs of customers’ assessment programs at every point in the technology spectrum—all paper, all online, or anywhere in between. To further help education institutions meet their ESSA requirements, Scantron has launched a variety of webinars. Visit http://www.scantron.com/essa/webinar for a complete schedule.

About Scantron

Scantron is a leading global provider of assessments, analytics, technology services, and data capture solutions that empowers organizations to monitor, measure, and understand information in order to improve effectiveness. It serves organizations of all sizes including education institutions, commercial industries, and government agencies worldwide. For more than four decades, the Scantron brand has been recognized as the trusted source for reliable data capture, assessment, and analysis. Scantron is also a leading, national provider of managed IT and print services, as well as hardware maintenance solutions under its Harland Technology Services brand. Headquartered in Eagan, MN, Scantron Corporation is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Harland Clarke Holdings. For more information visit www.scantron.com.

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