NECC 2009 News

Acuity UnWired Ties Formative Assessments to Classroom Clickers

CTB/McGraw-Hill (a unit of McGraw-Hill Education) has released Acuity UnWired, a new tool that allows the company's Acuity InFormative Assessment to integrate with interactive classroom response systems (also knows as classroom clickers). The announcement was made at this week's National Education Computing Conference (NECC) in Washington, DC.

The software allows McGraw-Hill's assessments assessments to work with student response devices, including those provided by Qwizdom and eInstruction. According to the company, the technology allows instructors to generate "standards-aligned Acuity reports within minutes. The instantaneous feedback provided through Acuity UnWired gives educators the ability to make data-driven instructional decisions without delay, providing students with targeted instruction in real-time."

McGraw-Hill said it piloted the technology in 14 trials involving more than 300 students of varying ages.

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