GLOBALSCHOLAR’S SCANTRON BRAND ALIGNS WITH TURNING TECHNOLOGIES
TO DELIVER ENHANCED ASSESSMENT SOLUTION FOR K-12 STUDENTS
Innovative Providers Offer Leading Comprehensive Educational Assessment Solution with
Student Response System to K-12 Educators and Students to Benefit from Alliance
Seattle, WA and Youngstown, OH – GlobalScholar today announced that its Scantron brand has entered into a distribution agreement with Turning Technologies. In early 2012, Scantron will begin reselling Turning’s award-winning student response system, initially offering it to the K-12 market with Scantron’s own comprehensive educational assessment solution.
“We’re extremely proud to be working with Turning Technologies,” said John Lawler, president of Scantron and GlobalScholar. “Its response technology is first class and a great fit with our assessment solution. We’re confident this robust offering can have a very positive and more immediate impact on K-12 student achievement.”
Turning Technologies’ software allows teachers to ask students interactive formative assessment questions or summative self-paced assessment items. Students respond using durable ResponseCard® keypads (“clickers”). The responses are immediately gathered and displayed either in formative assessment group settings or privately to the teacher during more formal testing. This critical data allows educators to assess in real-time student understanding and comprehension of lesson materials while also engaging every student with every question. With this valuable insight, teachers can easily differentiate instruction and monitor progress in order to increase student learning outcomes.
The Turning Technologies Suite also currently interfaces key scoring information with Pinnacle Grade, GlobalScholar’s online gradebook for grades K-12, which lessens teachers’ administrative burdens.
“Our strategic alliance with Scantron will allow our response technology system to reach even more K-12 students,” commented Turning Technologies Founder and CEO Mike Broderick. “Our joining together will also help district and state administrators realize greater efficiencies. It promises to be a win-win for everyone – but most importantly, for our kids.”
GlobalScholar (www.globalscholar.com) is comprised of the education solution offerings of Scantron, GlobalScholar and Spectrum K12. Solutions from GlobalScholar empower educators, parents and students throughout the entire learning lifecycle, helping schools achieve educational excellence. The brand’s offerings provide educators with data and insights needed to advance teacher effectiveness and student performance. GlobalScholar also supports parents and students directly with online services that include tutoring and homework help for students, as well as school matching services/online school finders to help parents find the right school for their child. The brand serves 80 of the largest 100 school districts in the United States, as well as 70 countries and 15 Ministries of Education throughout the world. It partners with some of the most progressive and innovative school systems in America, including recipients of funding from the Race to the Top initiative and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Scantron Corporation is an indirect wholly-owned subsidiary of Harland Clarke Holdings Corp., which also owns Harland Clarke Corp. and Harland Financial Solutions, Inc.
About Turning Technologies
Turning Technologies develops interactive response systems and assessment solutions designed specifically to increase learning outcomes. Their proven research-based student response technologies enable teachers and administrators to gather vital data needed to increase the effectiveness of instruction and presentations. TurningPoint®, the company’s interactive polling software, combines with durable ResponseCard® keypads to provide the most advanced combination of knowledge and technology currently available in the field and student assessment. www.TurningTechnologies.com