Grade and Track Data
The City Link System is not very user friendly in terms of generating answer keys for teacher-developed tests, and the only machine for grading is located in the principal's office. We have a scan-tron machine, but almost never have the actual scan-tron sheets and there is no way to digitally track data without manual input.
I wish there was a program that allowed me to create a test and an answer key and use my own scanner (3 in 1 print/scan/copy deal) to scan, grade, itemize and manipulate data. This would save me HOURS of doing all the grading and data calculation manually, which means I could spend my time analyzing the data and designing interventions.
In a perfect world, the program would feature:
- Easy to make answer keys (i.e. Catpin Productions' Bubble Test Form Generator) with student ID numbers pre-filled (i.e. City Data Link Benchmark forms)
- Capacity to scan from any standard scanner
- Data generation that can be broken down by student, class, test question (percentage who got #4 correct, list of students who got #4 incorrect), test section (i.e. identify students who scored <60% on questions #5-20), or score bracket (identify all students within a proficiency range).