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New BRIGANCE iPad App

New BRIGANCE iPad App Helps Teachers Easily Collect Data on Students Functioning Below Developmental Age of 7; Application Syncs with Curriculum Associates’ BRIGANCE Online Management System So Educators Can Easily Assess and Report on the Needs of Students

NORTH BILLERICA, MA, October 11, 2011—Curriculum Associates, LLC, has developed a new iPad® application that provides users of the criterion-referenced BRIGANCE® Inventory of Early Development (IED II) and Online Management System (OMS) with an easy and convenient way to assess and report on the educational needs of students functioning below the developmental age of seven. Available now in the App StoreSM, the BRIGANCE Inventory of Early Development II (IED II) Record Book for the iPad enables users to record assessment data and observations directly on an iPad and then sync the data seamlessly with the OMS.

To help accurately identify students' present level of performance and to monitor their progress, the BRIGANCE IED II allows educators to assess the strengths and needs of students functioning below the developmental age of seven. The assessment data is then uploaded into the OMS for educators to easily access, track and manage. With the IED II Record Book for the iPad application, this process of recording IED II assessment data and instantly generating reports is made easier.

“Being able to use an iPad application for recording IED II assessment data and noting observations means educators are no longer entering data manually after an assessment is administered,” said Robert L. Waldron, president and CEO of Curriculum Associates. “In addition to increasing ease-of-use of the data collection, we’ve kept key elements of the original printed version of the Record Book so teachers can easily transition to this technology-enabled process using their iPad.”

The OMS is a web-based tool that stores students’ assessment data in a password-protected, centralized location; automatically aggregates data; and generates reports and charts for monitoring student progress. The IED II Record Book application enables educators to transfer to a completely paperless data management and reporting system—educators manage multiple students' record books on a single device and synchronize data and observations seamlessly with the OMS for instant data management and reporting.

Additionally, the IED II Record Book application allows teachers to view student details such as date of birth and parent or caregiver information; save personal notes and record assessment methods used to administer each assessment; create and e-mail a PDF of a student’s iPad Record Book; and more.

Pricing and Availability
The BRIGANCE Inventory of Early Development II (IED II) Record Book for the iPad is available now in the App Store. Call 800-225-0248 to get started or view the product demo at http://www.curriculumassociates.com/products/Brig-IEDII-iPad.asp.

About Curriculum Associates
Founded in 1969, privately owned Curriculum Associates, LLC, is dedicated to designing research-based instructional materials in print and online, screens and assessments, and data management tools. The company’s products and outstanding customer service provide teachers and administrators with the resources necessary for teaching a diverse student population and fostering learning for all students. For company and product information, visit Curriculum Associates on the Web at CurriculumAssociates.com or call 800-225-0248.