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Congratulations to friend of OWL Testing Software, Dr. Thekla Fall, who was recently awarded The Nelson H. Brooks Award for Outstanding Leadership in the Profession.
PITTSBURGH, PA (December 17, 2015) - OWL Testing Software is proud to announce that the Bethel Park School District is now using the OWL Test Management System (TMS). OWL Testing Software is a premier provider of complete, Web-based test management for the building, delivering, rating, and reporting of computerized assessments. The Bethel Park School District is located in Western Pennsylvania just south of Pittsburgh and has current enrollment in excess of 4,000 students.
This article describes the differences between proficiency testing and achievement testing especially as it relates to rubrics tied to the ACTFL Oral Proficiency Scale and SOPI-type assessments.
Anecdotal evidence supporting the case for testing as a studying tool has been around for years. However, the subject appears to be gaining momentum as a multitude of studies have been published showing a correlation between testing and learning. Some of these studies look at testing and learning in general and give strong evidence that students who practice retrieving information learn more efficiently than those students who employ elaborate study strategies like memorizing, chapter outlining, and concept diagramming.
Anchorage School District using OWL Testing Software for Oral Proficiency Workshops in Five Languages
District-wide PALS Competition reaches 1392 Students, 18 Different Schools, 47,806 Practice Activities, in 2 Weeks
Poudre School District selects OWL Testing Software for Foreign Language Students
Should Teachers be Involved in the Testing and Rating Process? | As proficiency testing becomes more widespread in standards-based communicative language programs, the question arises, should a school district or institute of higher learning outsource the rating of student speech and writing samples?