PLATO Learning's PLATO Assessment enables teachers to perform periodic, standards-based assessment of students, with results available for instant analysis at the student, classroom, school, and district levels. The program enables teachers to administer two types of tests: fixed benchmark tests that are correlated with national and state standards for every state, or customized exams created from an item bank of 180,000 questions aligned with each state's standards. Both options are geared toward students in grades 2-11. The core of the product comes from Lightspan's EduTest solution, which PLATO acquired when it purchased Lightspan in 2003. The company has been making...

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