Malik wasn’t always a celebrity chef.

In high school, he took a private class for Food Safety, where the only exam was the certification exam at the end. He failed the certification exam, but his program had no advice beyond “try again”. He was sure his dreams were dead.

Then his school, which uses Ascensus Target for formative testing in all subjects, started offering a Food Safety exam course. In that course his instructor gave several tests throughout the class. All the test results connected directly back to key elements of the content domain. Malik knew exactly what he needed more study on, and passed the certification with a high score.

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Scantron’s fully-digital Ascensus balanced assessment system improves your multimetric accountability and helps district educators be better informed to make evidence-based decisions.


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Digital Interim Assessments

Ascensus Growth

  • Measure current ability and advances over time with scaled scores that are independent of grade level and norm-referenced
  • Identify achievement gaps beyond simple standard and strand for criterion-based targeted intervention and remediation
  • Robust item coverage in core subjects for grades K–12 using traditional and technology-enhanced items

Ascensus Target

  • Concretely measure whether students have proficiency in a specific set of knowledge with digital, fixed-form testing
  • Create items on any subject using our robust, collaborative item editor
  • Streamline test development with pre-defined item banks for core and CTE subjects are available
  • Ensure test-taking integrity with a secure browser, ability to proctor exams, and options to protect sensitive items and tests

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Got sensitive content?

Our item and test banks can be locked to ensure confidentiality for sensitive test content such as summative exams or pre-certification exam practice.

Need help developing items and exams?

Our assessment development experts are ready to help you at any stage of the assessment development process.

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Expand your Multimetric Approach

Need better access to your measures for your multimetric accountability system? Scantron Analytics is an integrated reporting platform that goes beyond simple reporting to provide interactive, real-time dashboards and visualizations so you can explore your data with simple mouse clicks. See a broad overview, easily aggregate and disaggregate student groups, and even drill down to individual student profiles. Include data from all your sources—no data warehouse needed!

Learn more about how Scantron Analytics provides a holistic, multimetric view of your student data

Looking to incorporate or expand your use of non-traditional measures such as climate or engagement surveys? Look no further! Scantron’s alliance with My Student Survey brings you validated, researched survey instruments so you can easily administer and gather results from student, teacher, staff, and parent feedback surveys. If you have a survey you’d prefer to use, we’ll help you set that up on our turn-key survey administration portal. Either way, you get visual reports with actionable data you can use to drive school improvement.

Learn more about how My Student Survey can help you take the pulse of important stakeholders

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