Performance Matters has announced the initial release of the company’s next generation assessment platform, PM UNIFY. UNIFY is the first social platform designed for educators located anywhere to develop and administer assessments in collaboration
Part of Performance Matters’ assessment and data management system, UNIFY will provide the capacity educators need to assess students in all course areas, not just those tested by states. The platform’s modular technology incorporates a workflow engine to support the end-to-end process of assessment development, including blueprinting, item authoring and review, test generation and test administration. In addition, UNIFY incorporates the current Question and Test Interoperability (QTI) standards to ensure educators will be able to author and administer the new interactive item types, in addition to traditional multiple choice items.
School districts subscribing to UNIFY will have ready access to assessment content that is locally developed, licensed through third parties, or contributed by collaborative participants. The robust security in UNIFY ensures that all assessment content will be protected as per copyright or licensure, or as specified by the local school district.
This month, UNIFY will be deployed at one of Performance Matters’ large customer sites, a district that is developing assessments for 420 courses. Performance Matters will release UNIFY to its entire customer base this spring.
Source: Performance Matters, www.performancematters.com