CTB/McGraw-Hill Online Reporting System Allows Educators to Generate Customized, Real-Time Learning Profiles of Students

Web-Based Reporting Solution Provides Clear Data to Meet Instructional Needs

Jun 23, 2010, 15:53 ET from CTB/McGraw-Hill

MONTEREY, Calif., June 23 /PRNewswire/ -- CTB/McGraw-Hill, a leading provider of PreK-12 and adult education assessments, has launched the CTB Online Reporting System, a dynamic Web-based solution that enables educators to generate customized, real-time assessment profiles of students, classrooms, or schools. Available 24/7 from any computer with an Internet connection, the CTB Online Reporting System saves time and resources by providing clear data and interpretation to meet local or regional instructional needs. The CTB Online Reporting System is available now for TerraNova,™ Third Edition, a standardized achievement test, and InView™ and Primary Test of Cognitive Skills™ (PTCS™), cognitive abilities assessments, and will be offered with other CTB assessment systems later this year.

Meaningful assessment does more than measure; it provides direction to guide instruction and set students on the path to academic success. With the CTB Online Reporting System, educators can quickly and easily retrieve assessment data, create customized reports, aggregate and disaggregate data, and provide complete student assessment profiles.

"The CTB Online Reporting System is a great tool for achieving our goals. It is very user friendly, and will save us hours of work," said Sister Kathleen Finnerty, Superintendent of Catholic Schools at the Archdiocese of New Orleans. "CTB really listens to our concerns, and with their assistance and expertise we will be using the CTB Online Reporting System to evaluate and tailor our instruction."

"The CTB Online Reporting System makes data-driven education easier than ever, using Web technology to quickly create custom reports, helping teachers and their students progress and do their best," said Ellen Haley, president of CTB/McGraw-Hill. "The CTB Online Reporting System allows educators to generate reports on-demand for a wide variety of different purposes and audiences, and, in many cases, eliminates the need for paper reports."

With the CTB Online Reporting System, educators can generate, view, download, and print informative reports, as well as evaluate and interpret data to meet local or regional instructional needs. Key features of the CTB Online Reporting System include:

  • Rapid access to TerraNova 3 assessment data
  • Generate reports in a variety of formats, as required for program evaluation, federal grants programs
  • Review summary, classroom, and student level data quickly and easily
  • View and share individual student, classroom, and other data by demographics, program, or other groups
  • Access multiple years of data to measure progress over time
  • Secure encryption based on industry-standard security measures

Demonstrations of the CTB Online Reporting System will be conducted at ISTE 2010, to be held at the Denver Convention Center on June 27-30, 2010. CTB is proud to be a Tier 3 sponsor of ISTE, and will be exhibiting in Booth No. 610, with private briefings held in CTB's meeting room. To schedule a private briefing, please contact Brandon Engle, Communications Manager, CTB/McGraw-Hill, at 916.933.1291 or Brandon_Engle@ctb.com.

About TerraNova, Third Edition

TerraNova, Third Edition measures K-12 skills, identifies strengths and weaknesses, and guides instruction. Utilizing 2007 norms from an empirical study, TerraNova 3 provides educators with valid and useful comparisons of student performance benchmarked with peers across the nation. Test results can also be used as a diagnostic tool, enabling teachers to identify and remediate areas of weakness by individual student or entire class, and develop targeted instructional practices. Content covered is reading, language, mathematics, science, and social studies for Grades K - 12. For more information, visit CTB.com/TerraNova.

About InView

InView is an assessment of cognitive abilities that includes verbal reasoning, sequences, analogies, and quantitative reasoning. Use InView results to reliably measure skills and abilities important for academic success, help plan effective programs for your students, diagnose possible learning disabilities, and screen students for placement into special programs. For more information, visit CTB.com/InView.

About CTB/McGraw-Hill

CTB/McGraw-Hill has an 84-year record of innovation and excellence in assessment, and serves more than 18 million students in all 50 states and in 46 countries. One of the first American publishers to introduce objective, standardized achievement tests to schools, today CTB/McGraw-Hill is a leader in testing with recognized products for online formative, adult, and language proficiency assessment. Dedicated to advancing the use of student performance data to inform instructional decision making, CTB/McGraw-Hill's innovation continues today with technologies that include Web-based assessment and reporting, student response device (clicker) software, and artificial intelligence for automated scoring of student essays. CTB/McGraw-Hill is part of McGraw-Hill Education, a division of The McGraw-Hill Companies (NYSE: MHP). McGraw-Hill Education is a leading global provider of instructional, assessment and reference solutions that empower professionals and students of all ages. For more information, visit CTB.com.

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Phone: 916.933.1291

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