You may have remembered me telling you that our school was switching over from AIMSweb to mCLASS...(part of the new Testing & Accountability Initiative which is also tied to the new Teacher Evaluation Instrument from North Carolina's Department of Public Instruction...thank you very much)...so technically, the entire state is going to mCLASS for universal screenings, and if you haven't, you will be soon. In the process of learning of how use the brower-based scoring on the iPad (which also "comes with it") we began universally screening all Kindergartners last week during staggered entry and all 1st through 5th graders this week in the media center. Here's what we found after completing 96 Kindergartners...none of their data was saved because we didn't SYNC after each child. Here's what I mean.
In the screenshot above, you'll see a VERY SMALL sync symbol, two half circular arrows in the bottom right of the Class List screen...you MUST hit this icon AFTER EVERY CHILD or their data will be lost. If you think it's a pain, it's not as much of a pain as re-doing 96 Kindergarten students x 3 assessments each, AGAIN...which is what the Benchmark Team spent all day doing today! So, don't forget to SYNC, SYNC, SYNC and tell your teachers to SYNC, SYNC, SYNC.
Happy Benchmarking! - Jen