ThinkLink Learning demonstrated an online formative assessment solution that is one of the few existing products to tackle "predictive assessment". This means the software takes assessment results and tries to predict how close students are to meeting state achievement standards--and how close schools are to meeting their AYP goals. ThinkLink's software--called Predictive Assessment System for Students, or P.A.S.S.--allows teachers to give periodic, benchmark-based assessments correlated with state standards, or teachers can or create their own assessments using an item bank of questions linked to these standards. The system is completely web-based and is hosted on ThinkLink's servers. Versions currently...

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