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New! Updated Response Sheets and QR Code Labels
To streamline test scoring and increase accuracy, we are moving to a QR code system on our Student Response Sheets. If you have used our services in the past two years, we will send sheets of labels with your order. Each label contains a student name and QR code. Please apply the label to the region indicated on the new response sheet. You will still need to fill in the Test Start Date, Grade, and CAT Form on the response sheet. Since this saves us quite a bit of scoring time, you receive a discount for each student using the new label. Discard all old response sheets; if you have unused sheets you have paid for, we will be happy to replace them.
New! Raw Scores Entry online — and maybe, by email
We are in the process of setting up an online portal for our customers. One of our first objectives is to allow you to enter student, test, and raw scores information for Level 1&2 students by Feb 2019. This will save you time compared to filling out the Raw Scores Form. Existing students can be selected from a drop-down list and new students can be quickly entered. Mistakes are flagged as they occur, and errors are minimized. Furthermore, since online submission of raw scores will save us manual entry time, you receive a substantial discount. For those who have email but not ready internet access, we may be able to send an Excel file you can fill out and return to us. Please enter an email address with your order information, and we will keep you updated. If you order this service and we are unable to get our online system in place by Feb 2019, we will still honor the reduced prices.
We have just made quite a few updates on our Facebook page, including photos of a trip my daughter and I made to Arizona in February. See it here (scroll down for photos).We also have an Instagram account, but unfortunately, there is not much to see there yet. We'll be updating it as we have the chance.
Twenty-five years, coming right up!In 1993, a lazy teacher by the name of Allen Troyer — that would be me — thought there had to be a better way of processing achievement tests than by scoring everything by hand, manually looking up percentile and grade equivalent scores in the backs of the Examiner's Manual, and writing everything down. I was [...]