"Inspect® has been a great tool for teachers to use to build common assessments for their PLCs. Teachers can choose questions from a large question bank and then are able to use the resources and reports available within Inspect®... They can also compare standard mastery levels on the district benchmark assessments. Inspect® is a great tool to assess the mastery of specific state standards in a way that students will be asked to show mastery on the summative [Indiana] state-level assessment (ISTEP)."
Assessment and Data Coordinator
Bartholomew Consolidated School Corporation
"The Inspect® Item Bank has provided HBCSD with a valuable resource to help assess student learning and ensure that teachers have data to inform their instructional planning and delivery of rigorous content for students. Inspect® resources are used to create district benchmark assessments and also to build formative assessments by grade level PLC teams across all grade levels. Our students are demonstrating high levels of achievement on SBA and we attribute strong components of that success to the use of assessments developed using the Inspect® Item Bank."
Jennifer L. Shepard
Assistant Superintendent, Educational Services
Huntington Beach City School District
"Our district worked with Key Data Systems to develop interim assessments for the 2015-16 year that are aligned to our local scope and sequence for our adopted standards (Common Core State Standards) in ELA and Mathematics. We have found that working with the KDS staff has truly been a collaborative process, in which we could rely on their recommendations and insights about test items, and at the same time suggest modifications or changes that would work more effectively in our system. We are launching into the use of the Inspect® item bank and finding rich assessment prompts and materials. All of the item formats that could be found in the Smarter Balanced item specifications are represented, and seeing the variety has allowed our teachers and students to have access to assessment in the age of technology in ways we could not utilize before. KDS has been a great partner for Fresno Unified."
Executive Director of Research, Evaluation and Assessment
Fresno Unified School District
“The Inspect® product has provided our district with tens of thousands of items aligned to state standards in math and ELA. District driven benchmarks and teacher created summative, formative, and common formative assessment use items which help prepare students for the various item types and level of rigor they will see on the state assessment. We were pleased to see that schools who more heavily use our assessment platform containing these items performed better on benchmarks than those that did not.”
Instruction & Data Intervention Coordinator
Tucson Unified School District
“In my experience, Inspect® has supported our teachers and students by providing them with a way to build common assessments to use as a grade level to monitor student achievement based on standards being taught in classroom. It has also helped teachers to see and understand the types of rigorous questions that will be asked on state tests like ISTEP+. . .”
Eastside Instructional Specialist
Indianapolis Public Schools
"I have trained teachers at 45 schools this year and almost every teacher quickly saw the value of the Inspect® assessments. . . . They appreciated they were customizable, aligned to Smarter Balanced and provided opportunities for their students to practice taking online tests with different item types. The fact that all questions are tagged with DOK, Bloom’s, Claim Level, Target Level, Standard, etc. providing data rich reports to inform instruction was another big plus. . . . I would highly recommend using these assessments as the data and experience they provide are highly beneficial to students."