Kendall Hunt Announces Availability of Online Assessment Tool to Support its Programs

New Kendall Hunt Cohesive Assessment System is the only online assessment program that provides the same functionality as traditional desktop applications, and provides educators with a powerful new tool to manage assessment content, create and assign tests, deliver tests through a secure online test center, and have complete reporting and data dissemination at their fingertips.

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The easy-to-use CAS tools, the wealth of data CAS provides about student performance, and the system’s overall flexibility deliver the types of features that users of our programs have been asking for in an assessment tool.

(PRWEB) November 30, 2012

Kendall Hunt Publishing Company has announced the launch of its Cohesive Assessment System (CAS), a Web-based tool that integrates with its programs to provide a complete and flexible assessment solution. Accessible from any Web browser, educators can use a drag-and-drop interface to easily create a variety of assessments without having to download and install a software program.

CAS contains the same functionality and programming wizards as other assessment programs, but adds a variety of online tools that provide:

  • Easy-to-use classroom setup and management
  • Enhanced organization and storage capabilities
  • Immediate, real-time feedback to students about assessments
  • Detailed analysis and dissemination of assessment data

“The Kendall Hunt Cohesive Assessment System represents the next generation of curriculum assessment and is well-aligned with our mission to become the premiere publisher of digital content for grades K to 12,” said Charley Cook, vice president, K-12 division. “We believe this powerful new tool will deliver a variety of benefits to educators and students across all grade levels and disciplines.”

CAS includes a full-featured test generator that allows teachers to author and manage assessment content and build tests with a full-featured word processor, multi-language support, Math-ML compliant equation editor, algorithmic content support, support for 15 question types, unlimited metadata, the ability to print professional paper tests with multiple styles and versions, and more.

Integrated classroom management tools allow teachers to easily build or import class rosters, have students self-register for a class, and move students easily from class to class. CAS also provides an integrated and secure online testing center that can deliver traditional tests, provide students with immediate feedback on each question, and produce a detailed end-of-assignment report to help students know exactly how they are doing.

The system also provides teachers with intuitive, real-time measures of student performance and their own assessment approaches to allow for immediate intervention. CAS also offers detailed analysis of assessment questions in order to facilitate the gap analysis of student testing.

“The easy-to-use CAS tools, the wealth of data CAS provides about student performance, and the system’s overall flexibility deliver the types of features that users of our programs have been asking for in an assessment tool.” Cook said. “Since Kendall Hunt is dedicated to meeting the needs of our customers, the launch of this new system is a logical addition to our already strong roster of curriculum solutions.”

For more information about the Kendall Hunt Cohesive Assessment System, or to speak with a curriculum sales consultant, call 1-800-542-6657.

About Kendall Hunt:

Kendall Hunt develops high-quality, research- and inquiry-based curriculum solutions that meet educational standards and integrate the appropriate use of technology as a learning tool. It also provides continuing support to educators through customized professional development programs designed to provide strong support to teachers and fully engage students in the classroom and at home. For more information, visit kendallhunt.com/prek12.


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