We can test 10-20 students in 10 minutes or less using this system. Divide your group into 5 equal sections and assign each group a testing day of the week. The software can do this automatically for you!
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The software contains an export to .csv formated files, which allows you to export, and then import grades to your current grading system.
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All data is stored in the cloud. You and your students will access data from the solutionsforteachers.com home page. From there, your log in screen will be specific to you.
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Our system works well in a 50 minute period. Students are accustomed to being ready to play when it is their turn. It literally takes less than 10 minutes to complete testing for the day. Our students assess once per week at this pace. If you find yourself with too many students to assess, you can always use a recording program like vocaroo.com, or audacity. In addition, we have students who wish to move faster. Those students tend to come in before school, after school, or at lunch, as well as record their assessments.
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WIt would appear that we are all heading for changes in our evaluations. In Michigan, 50% of our evaluation is based on student growth. By using our software, you can show student improvement in black and white! You can prove growth in individuals, sections, bands, and entire programs. Administrators, as well as students and parents, will appreciate the easy to read reports which show this growth.
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The information you collect will help guide your teaching. A quick glance at an ensemble dashboard will tell you where their strengths and weaknesses lie. Are they performing well on lyrical studies, but lacking in scalar assessments? Does the group understand the technical aspects, but not musicality markings? Customize your teaching strategies to maximize student improvement and you will enjoy stunning success. Accurate and accessible data is the key to success!
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The pricing model we have provided is for up to 500 students. If your program exceeds that amount there are additional fees for the assessment packet as well as the annual fee. See our pricing page for more information.
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Assessments are available online. When you order you will receive an access code which will unlock the assessment packets for download. If you lose something, we will help you retrieve it.
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Yes you can! Use any recording device or software you choose. We recommend Vocaroo.com, but Audacity and Garage Band as well as a portable digital recorder are also excellent choices.
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They do! Students log in to their own page to see what assessments they have taken and to see what level they are on. For every ten assessments they pass, they earn a new badge or level. This is great motivation for practice, and has been a real hit with our students!
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Currently there is not an app, but that may change in the future.
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Your data is 100% anonymous and secure. The only person who will access your data is you and your students, guaranteed!
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An annual $100 subscription fee is required after the first year, to help with data hosting. The fee is based on 500 or fewer active students in the database. As students leave your program, you will keep their data for long term trend reports, but their totals won’t count towards the 500. Add $50 annually for every 250 additional students.
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In the coming months, solutionsforteachers.com will be offering a package version of the motivation system we use. We are currently seeking viable suppliers for what we use. In the short term, we would suggest that you do what we did, and that is purchase fun duct tape to award in the form of “stripes.”
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