Interactive student response software enables student assessment without remotes
CALGARY, Alberta --- October 5, 2009 --- SMART Technologies announces SMART Response CE, interactive response software that allows flexible, automated assessment in 1:1, computer-enabled classrooms. SMART Response CE is the latest in the company’s line of interactive response systems. Instead of handheld remotes (clickers), students can use their computers and SMART Notebook SE (Student Edition) software to answer questions. SMART Response CE enables teachers to easily and quickly add various types of assessments to lesson content designed for individual, small-group or whole-class environments. Answers are tallied and graded automatically, and feedback is generated instantly so teachers can easily assess student comprehension and adjust their lessons accordingly.
SMART Response CE is an integral part of the SMART solution and includes SMART Notebook and SMART Notebook SE (Student Edition) software. SMART Response CE can be used alone or as part of SMART Classroom Suite interactive learning software. With support for short answer, numeric response, yes or no, true or false, multiple answer and multiple choice questions, teachers can design assessments that suit the needs of their students and the material being taught. To deliver an assessment, the teacher presses a button within SMART Notebook. The question with all accompanying digital content is then delivered to student computers where students can respond. Once tallied, the results can be tabulated in a variety of ways for versatile reporting options and trend analysis.
“Spontaneous, instant assessments during lessons provide teachers with valuable information about areas on which they need to spend more time as well as individual student strengths and weaknesses,” says Nancy Knowlton, SMART’s CEO. “SMART Response CE enables assessment without remotes in computer-enabled classrooms, which reduces costs and increases the teacher’s understanding of student learning. ”
Graphing features – Represent assessment results visually with the pie chart and other assessment graphing features
Integrated assessment and lessons – Create instant ad hoc or planned assessments, and insert questions into any lesson to gain insight into student understanding
Multiple question types – Design questions using six question types – short answer, numeric response, yes or no, true or false, multiple answer and multiple choice questions
Teacher Tools – Access, view and manage all assessment data in one location. Teachers can also use the built-in gradebook to track performance and record test results
Integration with SMART Notebook software – Create dynamic assessments that feature images and other multimedia content. SMART Notebook offers more than 6,600 pieces of graphic-rich digital content
Content pages – Insert content pages in between questions to enhance any quiz
Multiple assessment options – Integrate formative and summative assessment within lessons to ask spontaneous or prepared questions to gauge students’ comprehension at any point during a lesson
Import and export content – Access free question sets that are correlated to curriculum standards at exchange.smarttech.com and other third-party websites. SMART Response CE is compatible with Microsoft® applications and can import questions from commonly used file formats and export results to commonly used file formats.
Flexible marking – Assign different point values to individual questions
Tagging – Tag student names and assessment options with keywords to track specific characteristics to measure and evaluate student performance in greater detail
SMART Notebook SE included – Combine assessment with a variety of personalized learning features with SMART Notebook SE, included at no extra charge
SMART Classroom Suite – Use SMART Response CE as part of SMART Classroom Suite, a software suite that helps teachers teach, assess and manage their classrooms
Pricing and availability
The suggested education list price of SMART Response CE for a classroom containing up to 40 student computers is US$999. Licenses are available that serve different numbers of students. SMART Response CE is available today from authorized SMART resellers. For more information, specifications and a list of authorized SMART resellers, visit www.smarttech.com.