PALS Marketplace Releases the Mobile Assessment Wizard App for iPad

Oct 01, 2014, 08:00 ET from CaseNEX, LLC

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., Oct. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- PALS Marketplace, a division of CaseNEX, LLC, is pleased to announce the much-anticipated release of the PALS Mobile Assessment Wizard app for the iPad. The PALS Mobile Assessment Wizard allows teachers to administer assessments efficiently while simultaneously uploading PALS data to the PALS Online Score Entry & Reporting System.

The PALS Mobile Assessment Wizard is a native iOS application that leverages custom controls to provide a simple mobile experience to teachers. The PALS Mobile Assessment Wizard mirrors the current PALS Online Assessment Wizard in functionality and ease of use. Data collected via the app is synced with the existing PALS Online System. Teachers will have access to immediate data that will inform and support instruction and curriculum planning.

By putting efficient assessment technology in the hands of teachers who are collecting data, valuable time and effort are directed where they are most needed—toward classroom instruction and intervention. "Our users have wanted a mobile application for PALS assessment score entry for some time," says Justin Beck, Director of Mobile for CaseNEX, LLC. "Although our website works well in Mobile Safari, a native solution provides a portable and quick way to enter scores. We have extensive plans to continue our push into the mobile space to bring more tools to teachers and students in the classroom over the next few years, so that teachers can focus on instruction, assessment, and ultimately, the students' development," says Beck.

ABOUT PALS: PALS-PreK and PALS Plus were developed by Marcia Invernizzi, Ph.D., and colleagues at the University of Virginia's Curry School of Education in response to the Commonwealth of Virginia's Early Intervention Reading Initiative (EIRI). PALS is now used for early identification and intervention in all 50 states, as well as many foreign countries. PALS has remained the universal screening tool for Virginia public schools for over 15 years and has been adopted by the state of Wisconsin as the state's universal screening tool for preschool through second grade students.

ABOUT CASENEX: As a leader in the education technology industry for over 15 years, CaseNEX is used in all 50 states and consists of two additional divisions: DataCation and PALS Marketplace. CaseNEX offers pioneering case method professional development along with an array of tools to help schools break down complex student data to inform and support instruction.

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