Simply stated, TOWER annihilates excessive teacher observation paperwork.
Nashville, TN (PRWEB) June 13, 2011
RANDA Solutions has slated the release date of their teacher observation solution for July 25, 2011. “RANDA TOWER System” and “RANDA TOWER Mobile” have been deployed in numerous K-12 pilot studies as simply “RANDA Teacher Observation.” These K-12 pilot studies utilized 34 combinations of district-supplied rubrics and gleaned user data and feedback from hundreds of administrators. With the pilots now concluded, RANDA is prepared to release the solution as TOWER (Teacher Observation, Walkthrough, Evaluation and Reporting).
“The RANDA TOWER System and TOWER Mobile are positioned to transform teacher observations,” says Marty Reed, RANDA Solutions CEO. “TOWER streamlines the observation process, allows administrators to get directly to the data, and offers several customizable options. Simply stated, TOWER annihilates excessive teacher observation paperwork.”
The TOWER System utilizes RANDA’s centralized database accessed through a secure web portal. RANDA is experienced in this arena, as it already hosts and manages vast quantities of secure state education and federal government data. RANDA’s multi-rubric design allows districts to supply one observation rubric and one walkthrough for integration. Five reports come with the base TOWER offering-- reports which can be auto-distributed to prescribed groups upon completion. Additional customization, such as multiple rubrics and custom reports, are optional.
RANDA TOWER Mobile is a simple, intuitive, task-driven application available in both iPad and Android versions. TOWER Mobile’s synchronization feature allows observers to work without Wi-Fi coverage during observations and walkthroughs, maintaining security of the data along the way. Users simply download their currently scheduled tasks and begin. Once completed, or partially completed, TOWER Mobile’s sync function updates the status to the TOWER System.
In addition to all these great features, the RANDA TOWER offers local education authorities considerable flexibility at an accessible price point.
“As a result of these extensive pilot studies, our solutions have seen substantial improvements before TOWER’s full release,” says Rod Berger, PsyD and RANDA Solution's Vice President of Education. “Educators helped us to develop this solution. So, we can honestly say it was created with real educators for real educators.”
RANDA Solutions is an INC. 500 software firm based in Nashville, TN serving the education sector. RANDA's tools for administrators and teachers aggregate and manage many types of education intelligence including standardized testing results, formative assessments, teacher evaluations and demographics. Historical and live data reporting, along with additional customized content, is delivered via RANDA's Homeroom secure web portal and integrates seamlessly with RANDA's cross-platform mobile applications for iPads and Android devices. Information on RANDA can be found at http://www.randasolutions.com.