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Press Release: CTB/McGraw-Hill & Turning Technologies Announce New Insight 360™ Integration with the Acuity® InFormative Assessment™ Solution

Youngstown, OH – January 16, 2014 – Turning Technologies, the global leader in the student response technology industry, announced today a new integration between Insight 360™ and the Acuity® InFormative Assessment™ solution, a comprehensive K-12 Common Core assessment and supplemental instruction solution. The integration is available on the latest Insight 360 update, allowing educators to quickly review student assessment results and make informed, actionable decisions on instructional focus.

“Acuity is an exceptional tool to make fast, data-informed instructional decisions on what concepts students comprehend or struggle to understand,” said Turning Technologies’ CEO Mike Broderick. “The direct integration between Insight 360 and Acuity reflects Turning Technologies’ continued commitment to both teachers and students in building strong, pedagogically-sound assessment solutions that enhance the classroom environment and improve learning outcomes.”

The award-winning Acuity® InFormative Assessment™ solution from CTB/McGraw-Hill immediately impacts student achievement with seamless integration through innovative student response devices. Acuity assessments are aligned with the Common Core State Standards, supporting district and school instructional improvement goals with valid, reliable assessment data. Since its release, Acuity has been deployed in thousands of schools and helped millions of students. Acuity’s integration with student response technology provides teachers the flexibility to obtain instant knowledge of student performance at the point of instruction.

Insight 360 is the first completely mobile classroom instruction system to administer and simplify content planning, delivery and real-time assessment. The system leverages existing content, teaching methodologies, and classroom technology to provide greater interaction between educators and individual students for a more-personalized learning experience. Insight 360 is designed to support the latest technology used in education, such as the iPad® or web-enabled devices and provide educators with the flexibility to manage their desktop, open files, launch assessments, annotate content, or review reports from anywhere in the classroom.

“We recognize Insight 360 as an innovative tool to enhance the classroom environment with seamless content and assessment delivery from various platforms,” said Holly Bremerkamp, Acuity Product Manager. “Combined with Acuity, both students and teachers are more engaged in the assessment process. The immediate impact on engagement contributes to improved achievement that benefits everyone involved.”

About Acuity
The award-winning Acuity InFormative Assessment solution helps teachers in Grades K-12 gauge student performance and deliver tailored instruction for every student, all in alignment to the new college and readiness standards. Used by more than 100,000 teachers and 1.5 million students nationwide, Acuity heralds a new generation of assessment, enabling educators to deliver true data-driven instruction. Acuity contains four elements of a comprehensive assessment system: ongoing skills measurement, in-depth reporting, data analysis, and instructional resources for personalized learning and intervention. CTB/McGraw-Hill also offers comprehensive professional development, an online community, implementation, and support services. In 2010, Acuity swept three industry-leading awards to become the premier interim assessment solution available to schools today, and most recently, Acuity was selected as a winner in Tech and Learning’s 2013 Awards of Excellence program. For more information, visit CTB.com/Acuity or call 800.538.9547 to schedule a live presentation.

About CTB/McGraw-Hill:
CTB/McGraw-Hill, a division of McGraw-Hill Education, has an 85-year record of innovation and excellence in assessment, and serves more than 18 million students in all 50 states and in 49 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 interim and 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 software, and artificial intelligence for automated scoring of student essays. For more information, visit CTB.com/AboutUs.

About Turning Technologies:
Turning Technologies creates leading instructional, assessment delivery and data collection solutions for learning environments. Founded in 2002, the company began with the development of response technology that was affordable, user-friendly and better documented so that users could easily grasp its benefits. Today, over 15 million response devices have been delivered to K-12 schools, universities and businesses worldwide. As the recognized leading provider of assessment delivery and data collection systems, Turning acquired eInstruction in 2013 to expand both its market share and product offerings across all industry segments. eInstruction is a proud pioneer in education technology with more than 30 years of experience and a diversified solution set that includes innovative classroom instruction systems, interactive whiteboards, research-based software and professional development that facilitate significantly higher levels of collaboration, engagement and achievement across all stages of the learning process. Adding to its robust product portfolio, Turning also now offers the Triton Data Collection System, a technology-enabled testing solution that combines the front end ease of paper testing with the efficiencies of computer-based testing, rock solid reliability and security for various assessment and certification environments. Based in Youngstown, OH, information on Turning Technologies can be found at www.TurningTechnologies.com. Follow @TurningTech.

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