Ewing, NJ (Vocus) May 18, 2010
Six years after the Mississippi Department of Education selected Vantage Learning to deliver its statewide formative assessment and student progress monitoring system, MS educators have created their 100,000th user-developed test item aligned to the Mississippi Curriculum Frameworks and delivered through the online MS-SPMS system.
“This is a significant milestone for Mississippi as well as for Vantage,” said Paul Edelblut, Vice President of Vantage Learning. “One of the benefits that the Vantage Student Progress Monitoring System (SPMS®) provides is a process for educators' created assessment items, whereby teachers can share their own items for review, discussion, and approval, to ensure high-quality, meaningful additions to the SPMS assessment bank before they are used on student assessments. We have been proud to work with the Mississippi educational community for the better part of a decade. In fact, over half of the assessment items available in SPMS were created by educators in the state, which is part of our commitment to enhance the educational experience for the students, parents, teachers, and administrators in Mississippi.”
The SPMS incorporates the Vantage Learning Platform™, an integrated set of tools for the development and delivery of assessment information, and IntelliMetric®, the gold standard in automated scoring that instantly scores student writing with accuracy that equals or exceeds that of expert human scoring. The SPMS application on top of the core technology platform delivers a flexible, dynamic tool that helps teachers create, administer, score, and report student assessments, and works across grade levels to provide immediate, individualized diagnostic feedback for all students.
Additional Features of the MS-SPMS Platform Include:
ABOUT VANTAGE LEARNING
A pioneer in delivering Software as a Service (SaaS), Vantage Learning provides accountability solutions for student achievement and school improvement. Among our solutions is the Student Progress Monitoring System® (SPMS®), a web-based system for conducting frequent, ongoing diagnostic assessments of student skills in reading, math, science, social studies, and writing. Users of SPMS can create, administer and score paper-based or online assessments of core academic skills and receive timely, accurate results on student progress. In turn, educators can use this data to focus instruction where it is needed most.