GENERAL INTEREST SOFTWARE/WEBSITES PRODUCTS @ SCHOOLS
classroom, at school, at home, in af- ular basis. The management system Price: The annual fee for grades K–12
ter school programs, and in home- provides immediate access to helpful is $10 per user. Hosting and 24/7 staff
schooling situations. The personal data. The collected data can be sort- support is included in the price.
learning plans can be made available ed easily and used by school admin-
to parents, teachers, and tutors. istrators to see where each child is Audience: K–12 educators.
performing. Teachers can use the
The management system stores data to prepare class and individual REPORT CARD
scores of data and creates reports lessons. Parents will appreciate the
with individual, school, building, and information when it is presented at Installation A
district performance data. conferences scheduled throughout Content/Features A
the year. Ease of Use A
A home version is available. Content/
Features Rating: A Schools looking for an online an-
Product Support A
swer to state standards assessment
Ease of Use: Access requires a user- will find this to be a great program.
name and password. Students can Achiever! can help make AYP (an- Format: Internet-based subscription
work on the program with any com- nual yearly progress) much easier program.
puter with internet access at school to attain through its structured and
or at home. Ease of Use Rating: A Minimum System Requirements: A
systematic format. This is definite-
computer with a browser and high-
ly a program that every school
Product Support: Product support is speed internet access. The supported
would find helpful as it works to
available via a toll-free telephone num- Windows browsers include Internet
reach its yearly goals for students.
ber and by email from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Explorer, Firefox, Safari, and Chrome.
Eastern time. Product Support Rating: A The supported Mac browsers include
Reviewer: Sally Finley, Educational Safari and Firefox.
Recommendation: Achiever! offers an
Consultant, Coral Springs, FL;
excellent way to measure and assess The program also runs on most mo-
student progress throughout the bile phone browsers and the Xbox
school year. Differentiation is auto- 360 system.
matic. Instruction can be adjusted in
areas where students are struggling. Description: it’s learning provides ed-
it’s learning ucators with an online learning plat-
Students know exactly where they
are in their learning and can set per- Company: it’s learning, Inc., U.S. form that can be used for collaboration,
sonal goals for growth and progress. headquarters, 265 Winn St., Suite planning, authoring, and the delivery
303, Burlington, MA 01803. Phone: of course materials and courses.
Overall, Achiever! simplifies the (888) 853-2761; internet: www. its
work of assessing students on a reg- learning.net. Reviewer Comments:
Installation: The program is accessed
with a username and password. The
login is straightforward.