Show True Measures of Aptitude
Improve Results—and Improved Outcomes Will Soon Follow
A student's inability to demonstrate what they know affects more than test results or grades, it clouds the ability of educators to teach. Kurzweil 3000 is an effective tool for helping students demonstrate their knowledge in a particular content area. Consequently, educators are able to evaluate students' abilities more accurately. The ability to understand student progress is then further enhanced by usage reporting data found in Kurzweil 3000.
Facilitate the Writing Process from Beginning to End
Kurzweil 3000 facilitates the writing process from beginning to end, making it easier for students to self-regulate their writing. Students are able to take information from digital text and the Internet and create Cornell notes which can be converted into outlines or inserted into graphic organizers. Additionally, this information can then be added to one of the many writing templates in Kurzweil 3000, where word prediction, spell check and other tools can remove stress from the act of writing and work to ensure the final piece is free of error.

"Writers must learn how texts are structured because this knowledge supports their ability to create them." NCTE 2004

Provide a True Measure of Aptitude
The purpose of a test, quiz, or worksheet is to evaluate the abilities of an individual and to confirm what they know. With the proper tools, this can be accomplished in a way that caters to the individual needs of the learner. Learn why Kurzweil 3000 is an approved testing accommodation in some states.
How can you be sure that a test is a true measurement of students' aptitude?
  1. Hone their Study Skills
    The key to improving test results is ensuring that students truly understand the content. Using study skills tools within Kurzweil 3000, students can extract key information into study guides, which they can then listen to as often as necessary to learn the material.
  2. Increase Student's Comfort-level with Online Testing
    Within Kurzweil 3000, educators can create homework and classroom assignments with fill-in-the-blanks, multiple-choice, true/false, short answer, essay and other question formats. Completing weekly assignments in Kurzweil 3000 will familiarize students with a variety of digital testing formats, allowing them to focus on the test instead of how to take the test.
  3. Provide the Right Accommodations
    Different students need different accommodations. Kurzweil 3000 includes them all: text-to-speech, translation (words or passages), speaking word processor, and word prediction—which can be enabled or disabled depending on the needs of the student. Learn more.

When students were read the text surrounding math problems, their math scores were more valid indicators of their math skills. School Psychology Review: 29, 65-86, 2000

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