System and method for real-time observation assessment

  • US 20030087219A1
  • Filed: 07/18/2002
  • Published: 05/08/2003
  • Est. Priority Date: 07/18/2001
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A method for providing a teacher with a real-time, literacy observation application for execution on a mobile computing device in order to assess a student, said method comprising the steps of:

  • storing the text of at least one book on the mobile computing device;

    providing a ticker area on a first screen displayed on the mobile computing device, wherein at least a portion of the text of said book is displayed;

    providing a plurality of buttons on a first palette on said first screen, wherein each of said plurality of buttons corresponds to one of a plurality of behaviors of interest which the teacher may observe during an assessment; and

    providing a freehand area on said first screen, wherein the teacher, after tapping one of said plurality of buttons on said first palette, may create a note relating to the corresponding one of said plurality of behaviors of interest;

    whereby the teacher has immediate access to statistics reflecting the results of said assessment on the mobile computing device.

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