Latest Otus Release Allows Educators to Quickly Design Formative Assessments

Share Article

The all-new Simple Assessment feature allows users to quickly create, assign, and act of student responses in real-time.

The redesigned Simple Assessment tool will allow educators to quickly create assessments.

The redesigned Simple Assessment tool will allow educators to quickly create assessments.

As a teacher who uses Otus every day in my classroom, Simple Assessment will allow me to provide more targeted lessons to my students.

Otus, the edtech company that is transforming the way student performance data is used to promote student growth in K-12 school systems, today announced the release of Simple Assessment, a new way for teachers and administrators to create, assign, and analyze formative and summative assessments within its platform.

As school systems begin to implement standards-based grading, having easy methods to collective formative data is critical.

"To be frank, the assessment creation workflow in Otus was already very robust and deep, but we heard from our users that they wanted to have a way to create assessments quickly and easily," said Dr. Keith Westman, COO at Otus. “The result of that feedback is Simple Assessment, which lets teachers easily create assignments that tangibly measure and align to their goals.”

With the help of user feedback gathered during the fall of 2017, Otus now offers the following features:

Simple Assessment: a way for users to create a multiple choice, true/false, and short answer assessment, align each item to a learning standards, and assign it to whole classes, small groups, or individual students in minutes.

Advanced Assessment: a way for users to create assessments choosing from over 65 different technology-enhanced item types and from a research-based item bank with thousands of K-12 items.

Rubric Assessment: a way for users to us a rubric to do side-by-side grading of Google Docs, short student video clips, and more.

Enhanced K-12 Analytics: all of the assessment data gathered from any assessment can be viewed at the district, building, classroom, student group, individual student level and more.

"As a teacher who uses Otus every day in my classroom, Simple Assessment will allow me to provide more targeted lessons to my students- helping close learning gaps that I am able to identify as they happen," said Ida Fiore, a middle school science teacher in Highland Park, Illinois.

This is the first wave of several major releases that are being planned in advance of the ISTE 2018 Conference which is being held in Otus' hometown of Chicago in June. Visit us at booth 2152 to learn more about Simple Assessment and the Otus platform.

About Otus
Otus is based in the West Loop neighborhood of Chicago and is dedicated to transforming how school systems use edtech to understand student performance. Otus provides the Otus Student Performance Platform, an integrated system with three primary components- a Classroom and Learning Management System, an Assessment Platform, and a Data Warehouse.

To learn more about the Otus Student Performance Platform, visit https://otus.com/

Share article on social media or email:

View article via:

Pdf Print

Contact Author

Press Inquiries
Otus, LLC
+1 7737895444 Ext: 102
Email >
@OtusK12
Follow >
Otus
since: 10/2013
Like >
Visit website