Today I viewed the PM Benchmark online assessment and its brilliant. Anyone who reads my blog knows that I’m always on the hunt for something that will make a teacher’s life easier and for me that means anything that will replace photocopying reams of sheets and endless filing.
I also believe there will be less teacher error when a student is reading at pace. I’m sure we’ve all had to ask a student to stop while we annotate. It happens! This program is very easy to use. Error rates are calculated straight away and assessing errors is quick. The reporting features would enable class and cohort data to be quickly attained.
The PM Benchmark RAR Software is an annual, site licence subscription (365 days from date of purchase). Subscriptions are $200 for unlimited teacher access for an unlimited number of students.
Features include automation of assessment:
- reading record
- miscue analysis
- reading behaviors
The summary succinctly presents all facets of the assessment along with recommendations and a copy of the reading record.
Reporting features include:
- individual progress graphs
- customisable group reports and graphs
- ability to export to Excel