Press release created by KEH

Dec 13, 2016.

Testing sheets are compatible with the DataLink 1200 scanner giving schools detailed analysis and reporting through DataLink Connect Software

In many states, high school juniors are required to take the ACT or SAT test. Assessment leader Apperson is helping schools prepare students for these important tests by offering new practice test forms that are compatible with Apperson’s DataLink 1200 scanners. The scanners and accompanying free DataLink Connect software allow teachers to quickly and easily score the practice tests and analyze the results so they can help students be better prepared for Test Day.

“The SAT and ACT tests are important, and in many states are now required. If students do well, their scores can benefit them as they apply to colleges and for scholarships,” said Bill Apperson, chairman of the board of Apperson. “However, these tests can cause students to experience test anxiety. Our goal in offering practice test forms is to help students establish their strengths and pinpoint areas to improve. By completing multiple practice tests throughout the year, students can become comfortable with the format, which lessens test anxiety and helps them achieve a higher score.”

The DataLink 1200 scanner allows teachers to quickly scan in the practice test forms for the ACT, SAT and other exams. The accompanying DataLink Connect software provides scoring, analysis and reporting to help teachers differentiate instruction.

Offering SAT and ACT practice test forms, as well as tools such as the DataLink scanner and software, are part of Apperson’s ongoing work to support educators, administrators and out-of-school-time organizations as they implement assessment solutions that inform instruction and help schools meet the required benchmarks for education.