SOURCE: eInstruction

April 16, 2008 08:42 ET

eInstruction and Assessment Technology Incorporated Form Educational Partnership

Innovative Partnership Delivers Instant Online Assessments and Results Using the Classroom Performance System and Galileo K-12 Online

DENTON, TX and TUCSON, AZ--(Marketwire - April 16, 2008) - eInstruction, a leading provider of interactive instructional and assessment solutions, and Assessment Technology Incorporated (ATI), an innovator in research-based educational management systems, announced an educational partnership today. Through this partnership, school districts will have the ability to implement a variety of innovative assessment, reporting, and curriculum tools, including online instructional dialogs, using ATI's new Mercury application and eInstruction's Classroom Performance System (CPS) clickers.

ATI's Galileo K-12 Online is a web-based educational management system designed with state standards and local instructional tools built right in. The new Mercury application, which is downloaded to the teacher's computers directly from the internet, allows them to instantly launch benchmark and formative assessments, view real time reports, and implement instructional dialogs using their CPS clickers through Galileo K-12 Online.

"Mercury defines a new era of innovation in assessment and instruction. It places the power of informed instruction directly into the hands of teachers and students," said Steven LaFrance, former Technology Integration Specialist at Tucson Unified School District. "The ease of use, time and resource-saving attributes are tremendous. Students are now being assessed in the natural way in which they live, digitally. Thank you for developing this valuable resource."

"Teachers face many new challenges in today's classrooms. Our goal is to provide technology that maintains the emphasis on student learning and academic advancement," said Darrell Ward, CEO of eInstruction. "This new partnership with ATI accomplishes that by combining two widely used solutions that enhance classroom assessments."

"The digital age provides educators, parents, and students with the power to promote learning in ways never before imagined," said John Bergan, President of ATI. "Our new partnership with eInstruction opens the way for online instructional dialogs between teachers and students that provide teachers with feedback on what students are learning in real-time and provide students with innovative opportunities to deepen knowledge and understanding."

The new integrated offering is available to schools using both ATI and eInstruction solutions. For more information on the partnership and how to implement the new combined solution in your classroom, please email galileoinfo@ati-online.com or call 1-800-367-4762.

About eInstruction

eInstruction pioneered the first student response system for the education market during the 1980s. Its Classroom Performance System (CPS) provides instructors and students with real-time feedback on comprehension during instruction. Today CPS remains the leading student response system in education, being used by over 1.5 million students in more than 60,000 K-12 classrooms and over 400,000 students in more than 400 colleges and universities.

In 2007, eInstruction acquired Interwrite Learning. The combination of these leading providers of interactive instructional and assessment technologies offers new solutions to advance academic progress for K-12 and higher education institutions worldwide.

About Assessment Technology Incorporated

Assessment Technology, Incorporated's (ATI) flagship services, which are offered through Galileo K-12 Online, provide school districts with a proven, research-based educational management system aligned to state standards. Galileo's patented technology features tools that help districts set actionable goals, assess student learning in relation to those goals, implement and manage plans to achieve goals and document mastery of standards.

Established in 1986, ATI has a long track record of innovation reflected in its fully integrated educational management systems. ATI was among the first to provide online testing, real-time results, and risk assessment identifying students at risk for not meeting standards. The company also developed technology enabling districts to create and share customized online interactive instructional dialogs aligned to standards.

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