System and method for real-time observation assessment

  • US 7,114,126 B2
  • Filed: 07/18/2002
  • Issued: 09/26/2006
  • Est. Priority Date: 07/18/2001
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A method for providing a teacher with a substantialy real-time, literacy observation application for execution on a mobile computing device in order to assess a student, the method comprising:

  • storing content that is made perceivable to an assessed student on a mobile computing device;

    providing a ticker area on a first screen displayed on the mobile computing device, wherein at least a portion of the content that is made perceivable to the assessed student is displayed in the ticker area;

    providing a first palette on the first screen;

    providing a plurality of buttons on the first palette on the first screen, wherein each of the plurality of buttons corresponds to at least one of a plurality of behaviors observable by a teacher during an assessment and related to the content that is made perceivable to the assessed student;

    providing a freehand area on the first screen, wherein the teacher may create a note relating to one of the plurality of observable behaviors;

    and displaying a word in the ticker area and an annotation corresponding to one of the plurality of observable behaviors in response to the teacher interacting with one of the plurality of buttons on the first palette.

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