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Learning Plans on Demand Releases Enhanced Diagnostic Assessments

Posted Jan 8, 2010
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Learning Plans on Demand (LPOD) has announced the release of new diagnostic assessments that make the system easier to use and more helpful to teachers. With these new features, LPOD is a more powerful assessment tool that ties directly into hundreds of embedded tutorials for individualized learning.

Learning Plans on Demand is known by teachers for its ability to quickly make differentiated instructional plans based on individual student needs such as those required for "Response to Intervention" (RTI), the announcement states. The RTI process is normally very time-consuming because each student must be evaluated independently to find the objectives he or she doesn't understand and then a teacher must locate resources and tutorials to help them catch up to grade level.

Learning Plans on Demand automates the RTI process from the individual assessments to the generation of the learning plan itself and it does so for remediation or accelerated instruction, according to the announcement.

The new feature works quickly. For example, in the first week of school an eighth grade teacher might want to determine how well prepared her students are for pre-algebra. She can use LPOD to select a test of grade-level skills or for skills taught in earlier grades. With the results from LPOD, the teacher can then immediately select the missing objectives and the system prints out the necessary tutorials and practice activities.

Learning Plans on Demand includes assessments and tutorials for mathematics, language arts, reading, and science and at any grade level from kindergarten to high school exit exams including ACT, SAT, LTF and including specific courses like algebra, life science, physical science, geometry, and more.  All content and tutorials are aligned to state learning standards and the content of high-stakes assessments and high school exit exams. Test questions are available as constructed response (open-ended) or selected response (multiple-choice).

District and school-wide reporting features help administrators analyze curriculum gaps and school or district performance over a wide range of variables.

Source: Learning Plans on Demand,

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