LONG BEACH, Calif., Sept. 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- SchoolCity, Inc., an education technology company providing K-12 assessment and accountability solutions to school districts across the United States, can populate instant test score results and help measure student performance faster and more efficiently using Epson WorkForce Pro document scanners. Epson WorkForce Pro GT-S50 and GT-S80 scanners have been certified for use with SchoolCity's STARS™ (Standardized Test Analysis & Reporting System), a suite of assessment software, including SchoolScan™ for accurate plain-paper scanning. The combined solution enables teachers to scan and retrieve test and assessment results instantly from their classroom.
Using Epson's WorkForce Pro GT-S80 and GT-S50 scanners to retrieve test results instantly providing teachers with a better understanding regarding where students are performing well, and where there is room for improvement. With this information, teachers can immediately adjust lesson plans to place emphasis on areas where students need the most help and measure changes to students' performance.
SchoolCity worked with Epson to certify the WorkForce Pro scanners with SchoolScan, and determined that the scanners are ideal for the classroom. Compatible with a range of scanners, SchoolScan works effortlessly with the WorkForce Pro GT-S50 and GT-S80's and teachers will benefit from fast scan speeds, versatile paper handling capabilities and simple one-touch operation.
"We surveyed school districts about their technology needs, and nearly every administrator agreed the solution should be available at a reasonable price point, offer fast speeds and must be small and portable," said Vaseem Anjum, president and CEO of SchoolCity. "The Epson WorkForce Pro GT-S80 and GT-S50 scanners not only fit the bill but exceeded expectations with their easy-to-use features and reliability. Now teachers have the ability to deliver test results instantly and improve each student's learning environment more efficiently."
Epson WorkForce Pro GT-S80 and GT-S50 scanners deliver fast sheet-fed scanning (up to 80 ipm* with the GT-S80), robust paper handling, high-quality 600 dpi optical resolution, and high daily duty cycles. Optimized for classroom-to-classroom usage, the scanners are ideal for SchoolScan's customizable answer sheet layouts, which accommodate a wide variety of assessments, with simple one-touch operation.
Epson's exclusive ReadyScan LED technology virtually eliminates having to wait for the scanner to warm up. Both scanners also feature a unique LCD on the front panel that shows users exactly which scan job/configuration has been selected.
"Epson's WorkForce Pro GT-S50 and GT-S80 scanners not only offer schools high performance, but are also available at reasonable price points, a critical factor in districts across the country facing budget restraints," said Bill Gates, channel development manager, Epson America. "SchoolCity's intuitive and robust assessment management solution paired with Epson's document scanners, create the ultimate cost-effective solution for any classroom."
SchoolCity helps districts across the country create their own success stories with revolutionary assessment, accountability and data management solutions. Based in California's Silicon Valley, SchoolCity has been working with schools nationally to increase student achievement since 1999. SchoolCity's integrated product line warehouses critical data within a user-friendly dashboard system allowing teachers to enact change where it matters most: the classroom. Its team of educators and technologists apply a nuanced knowledge of teaching and learning to help more than 700 districts turn data into action in their school improvement efforts. SchoolCity is your one-stop destination for meaningful data management.
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*80 ipm scan speed is based on 200 dpi, A4-size, with Speed Priority scanning mode.
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Epson provided SchoolCity with WorkForce Pro GT-S50 document scanner for certification.
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