Please visit Scantron's website here:
California Account Executive
Scantron Corporation, A Harland Company
34 Parker, Irvine, CA. 92618-1604
Phone: 800-722-6876; Fax: 619-615-0516
Scantron Corporation (www.scantron.com) is headquartered
in Irvine, Calif., and is a wholly owned subsidiary
of Atlanta-based John H. Harland Company (NYSE:JH).
Scantron is a leading provider of software services
and systems for the collection, management and interpretation
of data to the educational, financial and commercial
markets. The company has approximately 700 employees
worldwide and annual revenues exceeding $100 million.
Atlanta-based John H. Harland Company (NYSE: JH) (www.harland.net)
is a leading provider of software and printed products
to the financial and educational markets. Harland Financial
Solutions (www.harlandfinancialsolutions.com) supplies
software and services, including customer relationship
management, deposit and loan origination, host processing
and mortgage services to thousands of financial institutions
of all sizes. Harland’s printed products offerings
include checks, direct marketing and financial forms.
A Standards-based Adaptive Measurement Designed to
Assess and Track the Academic Growth of Each Student,
Class, and School.
The PERFORMANCE Series Internet delivered assessment
is a Standards-based Adaptive Measurement–a computer
adaptive assessment modified to measure the different
academic strands of individual state standards. Its
goal is to give immediate diagnostic information to
each teacher, including learning objectives a student
has not completed, groupings of students by ability,
and the academic gains made by individual and groups
of students. Additionally, the administration can access
the scores for the entire district as well as each
school, with full desegregation abilities. Internet
based and economically priced, this assessment system
will change the way you and your students think of
Since Performance Series assessments are entirely
web-based, they do not require extra hardware or
The only thing you need in order to test students
is a computer with Internet access.
Traditional tests can take weeks or months to return
results for use in the classroom.
Performance Series assessments are on the web, so
educators can view the results immediately. This
allows a student to be placed accurately right
Because it is Internet-based, we are able to offer
this assessment at a fraction of the cost of traditional
Find out how it works and what the Internet requirements
The Performance Series is a Standards-based Adaptive
Measurement (SAM) that utilizes an innovative computer-adaptive,
Internet based model to target the instructional level
of each student by altering question difficulty based
on previous answers. Once the test has been completed,
the results are immediately available, providing an
accurate evaluation of the student's abilities.
SAM adapts to the student's instructional level,
alleviating continued rounds of questions that
are too easy or too difficult. SAM accurately places
each student at his/her appropriate instructional
level (grades 2-12).
SAM is research-based, ensuring the reliability and
validity of the test to accurately place each student.
SAM reports are immediately available online after
a student takes the test, since the test is Internet
based. Levels of reports range from individual
student's performance through district-wide results,
with demographic and group filtering.
SAM tracks students using
a consistent scale as they move from one school
to the next, and measures academic gains over one
year or across multiple years.
In addition, groups
can be established (i.e. Title I, Free & Reduced
Lunch, After School, Open Court, etc.) to place
students and track academic gains over time.
Since Performance Assessment Series is an Internet-based
application, the system requires schools to have solid
Internet connection. Typically, this means a T1, DSL
line or something equivalent. The stronger the connection
to the Internet the schools have, the more students
can use the system at the same time.
Each student requires about 1KB/Sec (10Kb/Sec) of
bandwidth to test. So a full T1 line can support about
150 students testing simultaneously. Fractional T1
lines can range from 7 simultaneous students to 120
depending on the speed. Schools that share a single
phone modem for all Internet activity are not suitable
for more than a few students at a time.
Every Macintosh or Windows computer to be used for
testing must be connected to the Internet and must
have one of the Internet browsers listed below. Here
are the guidelines:
A solid Internet connection, such as a T1 line, DSL,
Internet Explorer(version 4.01 or newer) or
Netscape Navigator (version 4.x, but currently not
6.x or 7.x)*
A Windows PC (Pentium 16MB RAM) or a Power Macintosh
We reserve the right to increase the computer requirements
for all new revisions.
must be enabled (default browser option). Computer
must display at least 256 colors and have a minimum
640 by 480 resolution screen. Some administration features
require a more recent browser.
Scantron’s Performance Series™ Approved by California
Department of Education For Assessment in Alternative
IRVINE, Calif. — June 2, 2003 — Meeting the stiff
accountability requirements of the No Child Left Behind
Act of 2001 is important, but for some California schools
having several options for measuring achievement is
paramount to their success.
Scantron, a leading provider
of education testing and assessment tools for 31 years,
today announced that Performance Series™, its computer-adaptive
online assessment program, is one of eight tests recently
approved by the California Department of Education
(CDE) to be used for assessment in the Alternative
Schools Accountability Model (ASAM).
conducted on more than 30 computer-based assessments
and pencil and paper tests. Please click here for link
to complete press release: http://www.scantron.com/news/press_060203.asp
Just as Classroom Wizard has revolutionized assessment
and analysis, Skills Connection has enhanced test design,
parent/teacher communication, and the overall classroom-learning
With Skills Connection, teachers can
assess student-learning levels on a per skills basis
and generate easily graded tests with corresponding
Teachers can choose multiple-choice questions
from a state standards-correlated item bank of 844
skills and over 12,000 validated questions in multiple
academic areas such as mathematics and language arts,
or customize the test by designing their own questions,
all with point-and-click ease.
Skills Connection also
allows for tracking individual student progress and
preparing parent reports that explain subject matter,
provide tutorials and much more.
Use Skills Connection in conjunction with Classroom
Wizard for an overall assessment solution that provides
real-time scoring and analysis. For more information