Computer Software, K-12

K-12 Testing

Computer Software for Classroom Assessment summarizes survey information about various software packages, some on IBM and some on MacIntosh, ranging from several hundred to several thousand dollars. The listings are in five categories: Collecting Classroom Observation Records, Developing Classroom Assessments, Creating Student Portfolios, Managing Curriculum Information, and Using Gradebook Managers. The booklet should be useful for helping teachers or principals think about whether to use an electronic assessment program, and if so, which one.


-- Assessment Training Institute, 50 SW Second Ave., Ste. 300, Portland, OR 97204; $6.95.


CLR on Computer

The California Learning Record (CLR) has produced computerized versions of its forms for elementary and secondary classrooms with a database program that enables teachers to maintain the learning records of each student on either a Macintosh or PC computer. The program permits teachers to keep track of individual student progress. Student summary information and placement on performance scales can be exported and aggregated for schoolwide review.


-- Center for Language in Learning, 10610 Quail Canyon Rd., El Cajon, CA 92021; $30 per disk. The CLL also has a web page with further information: (link no longer working)