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Connected Report Card

Mastery connect report cardIf paper or limited online report cards are frustrating your school’s effort to provide appropriate feedback to students and parents, Mastery Connect can help with its new Report Card. Aimed at K-12 schools, the system is set up around mastery-based assessments that show a percentage of completion along with indicators for important sub topics.

Progress, Front and Center

Bb retention center bEver have gifted or lagging students fall into the cracks? Blackboard’s Retention Center lets teachers and administrators track every student’s progress in an easy to view format. The new software is part of the company’s Learning Management System and it puts any at-risk student in your face with up-to-date performance, missed deadlines and poor grades.

Data be the Day

Blackboard Learn aFace it, schools no longer run on paper and pencils, but on hard data that is captured in every classroom. Blackboard Analytics for Learn is a way to make the best use of the school’s gigabytes of data by creating instant reports on everything from attendance to failing students. The software can help identify those at risk, who are the most successful teachers and even provide hints on how to improve the school’s operations.

 

Freebee Friday: SCORE!

Score center Having trouble keeping track of individual student or class scores on the ever-increasing variety of assessments? The recently opened SoftChalk ScoreCenter tabulates and consolidates all scores from SoftChalk and can put it into the gradebook. It works with Blackboard Learning System 9.0 and 9.1, and can show a test’s first attempt, last attempt, highest attempt or average. It’s available now, just register.

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