Wednesday, August 14, 2013

{Review} Basic Concepts Skills Screener

With the beginning of the school year right around the corner, I know that I'll need to get a good understanding of where each of my student's skills lie and Smarty Ears's Basic Concepts Skills Screener is a great way to get started!

This app is a wonderful screening tool to acquire detailed information of a student's understanding of basic concepts.

The tutorial offers information on how to use the app as well as how to interpret the results.

It's easy to get started by adding a new student's name,

and adding their birth date.

The app includes both a full screening that has 79 items, as well as a quick screening that includes 30 items.

Here is an example of one of the questions.  The app reads the question to the participant and records correct vs. incorrect answers.

The app also keeps track of when the assessments were given, as well as the raw score and type of test, which is great for showing progress over time.

My favorite part of the app is the detailed information that the app provides in regard to a student's strengths and areas for growth.  The assessment starts with a brief overview of the skills that the app tests.

Also included is a break down between correct vs. incorrect responses/concepts.

In addition, there is a breakdown of the concept type (e.g. comparative, quantitative, spatial, etc).

Last, but not least, is a breakdown by age.

What I love about this app:
- It is very easy to use!
- It provides an extremely detailed explanation of the child's understanding of basic concepts, and breaks the information down in various ways.
- The pictures provided in the screening are detailed and self-explanatory.

You can find this awesome basic concept screener for $19.99 at iTunes!  (Currently on sale for $9.99!)

Disclaimer:  This product was given to me for review.  No other compensation was provided.  The opinions expressed here are solely my own.

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