TOWER K-12 Teacher Observation App Gets Useful Updates and New Website

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RANDA Solutions provides new resources for their successful K-12 teacher evaluation tool and announces new website for TOWER

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TOWER mobile teacher evaluations provide a rubric-agnostic platform for observations and walkthroughs

We continue to focus on ways TOWER can bring additional value K-12 educators.

Today RANDA Solutions announced the addition of new teacher evaluation resources for superintendents and administrators in their TOWER solution. Additionally, RANDA announced a new TOWER-specific website, which can be found at http://tower.randasolutions.com/.

“We continue to focus on ways TOWER can bring additional value to K-12 educators,” says Randall Dennis, RANDA’s Chief Strategy Officer. “TOWER’s new pre and post-observation encounter forms provide objective goals and progress reports. They inform administrators’ conversations with teachers so they are more meaningful. They’re great talent management tools that make timely, practical use of the data from TOWER observations.”

TOWER licenses provide subscribers the TOWER System and TOWER Mobile for both iPads and Android. Further, the flexible system allows school districts to prescribe an observation rubric and a walkthrough form, as well as four customer-selected reports. With this announcement, school districts can select three additional forms from the TOWER resource library for educators to set goals and measure growth. Data populating the forms is freshly supplied by observations and walkthroughs performed on TOWER Mobile. Beyond typical TOWER functionality and resources, RANDA offers extensive customization options for the TOWER solution.

Additionally, Dennis pointed to a new TOWER-specific website for K-12 superintendents and administrators interested in exploring TOWER for their school district. “The new site will help educators find out about new features and benefits that will be announced shortly,” says Dennis. “Exciting stuff, so stay tuned.” Districts can inquire about TOWER details directly on the new website.

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About TOWER System and TOWER Mobile

RANDA’s TOWER System (Teacher Observations, Walkthroughs, Evaluation and Reporting) was written with educators for educators, with the benefits they wanted the most:
‣ Paperless. Observers and administrators save time. Observation quality and accuracy improves. Data is accessible and usable.
‣ Manageable. Straightforward observation and walkthrough scheduling. Trouble-free progress monitoring.
‣ Easy! Simple to learn. Simple to operate.
‣ Mobile. Synchronization to TOWER Mobile native apps offer complete mobility and security without 100% Wi-Fi coverage.
‣ Rubric agnostic! Flexible, to change as your state requirements change.

About RANDA Solutions

RANDA Solutions is an INC. 500 software firm based in Nashville, TN serving the education sector. RANDA acquires, manages and utilizes data providing administrators and teachers a variety of education intelligence: Student Data (student identification, student demographics, summative and formative assessments, student growth, course completion, and college readiness), Educator Data (educator identification, educator demographics, professional development/continuing education, teacher student data link, value added assessment alignment, and teacher effectiveness), and Third-party Data (community demographics, school climate, early warning data, etc.). Historical and live data reporting, along with additional customized content, is delivered via RANDA's secure web portals and integrates seamlessly with RANDA's cross-platform mobile applications for iPads and Android devices.

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