Teachers can track their students’ progress toward learning goals simply and effectively with the Prosper Assessment System, a complete test generation, scoring, and reporting solution from Pearson NCS. Prosper is a software package that combines the item-banking and test-generation capabilities of the company’s ExamView Test Generator software with an easy-to-use scoring system to monitor student performance. Teachers can generate paper or online tests in minutes using questions they created themselves or items provided by leading publishers and aligned with the publishers’ textbooks. Completed paper-and-pencil tests can be scanned with an optical mark reader and a personal computer. As forms are scanned, the data instantly appear on the computer screen for viewing and editing. Prosper’s robust reporting tools enable teachers to view individual student or group progress toward defined learning standards across one or more tests. Administrators at the school or district level also can see each classroom’s test results to ensure that students are on track for meeting state standards. Data can be disaggregated by subgroup, based on a wide variety of demographic information. For further analysis, data can be exported to many popular spreadsheet and database packages. Teachers can update student records in the most commonly used electronic gradebook packages with a simple export function. Special introductory pricing is available starting at $1,295.

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