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Teachers Want Social-Emotional Learning as the ESSA Accountability Factor


Snow doesn’t slow down Salt Lake City, and it certainly puts no damper on that school district’s commitment to social and emotional learning (SEL). Over the course of two snowy days last week, I visited several classrooms in a middle and high school, and met with a group of teachers who are teaching a fast-expanding course in social and emotional learning they are calling “Techniques for Tough Times” (TTT), coauthored by Leigh VandenAkker and Gayle Threet. 

The teachers with whom I met (all of whom are using the Tessera SEL assessment system developed by ProExam as part of their program) made a great impression on my colleagues and me. They are deeply committed to this program; one of them, a former school counselor, enrolled in a graduate program and earned his master’s degree in teaching solely for the purpose of earning the qualification necessary to teach this particular course. They were connected with their students, innovative in their methods and reflective about their practice.

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ACT to Invest in ProExam, an Innovator in Noncognitive Assessment and Professional Credentialing

IOWA CITY, February 22, 2017 – IOWA—ACT, Inc., a national leader in college and career readiness assessment, announced today it intends to invest in ProExam, a not-for-profit organization focused on noncognitive assessment and professional credentialing, with a merger between the two organizations expected in 2018.

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The Passing of Martin Brutosky

It is with deepest regret that we inform you of the death of our dear friend and colleague, Martin Brutosky, who passed away suddenly this past weekend. Martin was more than a successful education technology entrepreneur. He was one of the most decent, caring individuals we've had the pleasure of knowing. Our industry has lost a true innovator and he will be missed. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his wife, Dianne, his family and friends.

We are most fortunate to have John Greene, Martin’s former business partner, on our team to help ProExam fill the enormous void left by Martin’s passing.

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NAIS Annual Conference

NAIS Annual Conference

March 1-3

Baltimore Convention Center
1 West Pratt Street
Baltimore, MD 21201

AASA National Conference on Education

AASA National Conference on Education

March 2-4

Ernest N. Morial Convention Center
901 Convention Center Blvd.
New Orleans, LA 70130

ASCD Empower 17

ASCD Empower 17

March 25-27

Anaheim Convention Center
800 W Katella Ave.
Anaheim, CA 92802

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ProExam Write is a secure, web-based system for item (test question) development, review and validation. It reduces the cost of item development without compromising security or the integrity of the process. As Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), ProExam Write is affordable and convenient to use for organizations of any size.

Take advantage of these benefits:

  • Reduce meeting-related costs with a partially or fully web-based item development process
  • Increase overall item writing productivity through the rapid ability to draft, review and approve items using friendly, simple-to-use dashboards
  • Secure item development activity within a password-protected, administrator-controlled environment
  • Create valid, defensible items by providing custom resources inside the system for reference, and by using extensive embedded training resources for writers and reviewers
  • Configure the system to match workflow and policies, and to support a testing services vendor, psychometric consultant or review committee through industry-standard XML item export

Streamline item development with ProExam Write’s comprehensive functionality.

ProExam Write Example

Administrators can:

  • Configure the workflow for the drafting, review, revision and approval of items
  • Create and store multi-level item classification schemes
  • Manage the recruitment and enrollment of item writers and reviewers
  • Assign roles and permissions, and issue assignments to item writers and reviewers
  • Track and report on activity at the item writer and reviewer level as well as across an entire item development initiative, including item versioning and history
  • Upload and manage resources specific to an item development initiative
  • Export finalized items to print or XML

Item writers can:

  • Draft, edit and classify a multiple-choice or scenario-based item using familiar word processing functionality
  • Define the number of options
  • Provide rationale for an item stem and/or options
  • Cite references
  • Attach associated graphics, video or audio media

Item reviewers can:

  • Review and comment on, or directly revise, an item
  • Refer an item to another reviewer for additional feedback
  • Collaborate with other reviewers in real time
  • Approve items as final for committee review or transfer to an item banking system

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