January 2008 Marketplace

Aurbach & Associates, Inc.’s Grady Profile software organizes portfolios electronically with dates and titles, generates reports in several formats, and allows the instructor to collect examples of student work in various digital formats, utilizing sounds, oral reading, graphics, video, text, external files, and Web pages. (800) 774-7239.

Benchmark Education’s Read & Achieve is a content comprehension program. It teaches students how to take apart content-area texts, deconstruct standardized test questions, and develop the critical thinking skills. (877) 236-2465.

Eduware’s The Wizard Test Maker not only offers more than 140,000 questions culled from science, math, history, and foreign languages, but it also allows teachers to import and edit images, edit, or create their own questions, and choose the question format. (888) 338-9273.

ETS’s Criterion is a Web-based application that evaluates a student’s writing skills and provides score reporting and diagnostic feedback to both writing instructors and students. Students draft and submit essays and receive immediate feedback in the form of a holistic score and diagnostic annotations within each essay that guides instruction. (866) 387-5327.

FSCreations, Inc.’s ExamView Learning Series is a desktop assessment tool that includes 300,000 unique questions aligned to state standards. For benchmarking and daily classroom use, ExamView helps districts evaluate student learning, predict performance, and prepare for AYP goals. Administer tests on paper, over local area network, or online. (800) 549-3415.

Kidtest’s Benchmark Sequence (KBS) identifies strengths and weaknesses across subjects in both absolute terms and relative to the students’ peers who have taken the sequence online under similar conditions. The system provides this feedback in a full-color, graphical report.

Harcourt Assessment provides assessments, testing procedures, and information for educators. (800) 211-8378.

Pearson Knowledge Technologies’ Intelligent Essay Assessor (IEA) critiques electronically submitted essays, providing assessment and instructional feedback in almost every subject area. IEA provides an immediate overall evaluation as well as feedback on specific traits, spelling, and grammar errors. (303) 545-9092.

Riverside Publishing offers scoring services for the Iowa Test of Basic Skills, the CogAT, Logramos, and the Qualls Early Learning Inventory. A division of Houghton Mifflin Company, Riverside also offers a wide array of testing products and services. (800) 323-9540.

Vantage Learning’s Student Progress Monitoring System delivers immediate assessment results and in-depth reports with diagnostic data on student performance, whether assessments are conducted online or offline using paper and pencil tests. (800) 230.2213.

Voyager Learning’s Vmath is designed to work with any core math program and provides daily, explicit, systematic instruction in essential math concepts, skills, and strategies most commonly taught in grades three to eight. (214) 932-9500.