CTB/McGraw-Hill announced that TABE (Tests of Adult Basic Education) CLAS-E (Complete Language Assessment System — English), its English language proficiency assessment for adult learners, has been approved by the U.S. Department of Education’s National Reporting System for Adult Education. The approval of TABE CLAS-E indicates the assessment system has passed federal accountability standards for learner outcomes and now can be used by any state education agency that receives federal funding though the Workforce Investment Act. The company also announced that its TerraNova family of assessments was highlighted in a U.S. Department of Education study as the only one of four benchmark assessments to demonstrate strong evidence that it was a valid tool in predicting student performance on statewide summative assessments.
Hyper-Interactive Teaching Technology (H-ITT) showcased its classroom response system, which offers both infrared and radio-frequency models. Users can download free, cross-platform data collection and analysis software — which integrates with the Blackboard Learning System — directly from the H-ITT web site, the company said.
Wireless Generation promoted mCLASS:RTI, a Response to Intervention classroom solution that offers a DIBELS assessment, intervention management, handheld data collection, robust reporting, RTI tools designed for teachers, coaches, and administrators, and customized professional development.