Waypoint Outcomes Awarded Contract with St. Thomas Aquinas College

Jan 05, 2010, 07:00 ET from Waypoint Outcomes

PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- St. Thomas Aquinas College has contracted with Waypoint Outcomes, a provider of customized Web-based academic assessments and analysis technologies, to support the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education requirements and improve communication and critical thinking in the classroom.

The Division of Teacher Education at St. Thomas Aquinas College, a liberal arts college located in Sparkill, N.Y., will integrate Waypoint into its current Blackboard Learning Management System during the spring semester.

By providing a platform to improve student/teacher interaction, the program will allow the college to strengthen its commitment to students' academic success, Andrew McCann, chief executive officer of Waypoint Outcomes, said. "Professors can track student progress by referencing feedback from previous assignments and, if necessary, adjust lesson plans catering to the learning needs of the classroom."

In addition to supporting the grading process, Waypoint collects student performance data allowing for academic analysis needed for curriculum updates and NCATE accreditation assessments.

"Having this program will make our data collection process much more efficient,"

Dr. Suzanne Reynolds, the college's associate professor of teacher education and NCATE coordinator, said. "We can dedicate more time to analyzing data to make curriculum enhancements rather than feeling the pressure of collecting it," she said.

With more than 35 institutions, including schools in the United States, Canada and Europe, Waypoint Outcomes is used to create better feedback for tens of thousands of students; to manage course evaluations; and to generate rich data on learning outcomes.

About St. Thomas Aquinas College

St. Thomas Aquinas College is an independent liberal arts college located in Sparkill, N.Y. which provides education at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The College's 2,700 full and part- time students can choose from almost 100 different majors, minors, specializations and dual degree programs across five divisions: Humanities; Business Administration; Social Sciences; Natural Sciences & Mathematics; and Teacher Education programs. For more information about St. Thomas Aquinas College visit http://www.stac.edu.

About Waypoint Outcomes

Waypoint Outcomes offers customizable software evaluation processes to manage academic achievements in the classroom. By providing a platform that improves student/teacher interaction, specifically in online classrooms, the program allows schools and universities to strengthen its commitment to students' academic success. For more information about Waypoint Outcomes, visit http://www.waypointoutcomes.com.

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