Edsby for Assessment & Reporting

A uniform, efficient way to assess to your region’s exact practices.

Edsby’s highly integrated assessment and reporting tools enable teachers to do their best possible reporting. It can adapt to local pedagogical approaches to match your specific assessment scheme.

All evidence of a student's learning at teachers’ fingertips, in one place, at reporting time

Best-in-class systems for capturing and sharing learning across the full range of K-12.

Formative observations and evidence capture

Invaluable for evaluation of early year students but useful everywhere. Teachers can make observations and capture formative learning evidence in notes, pictures and videos to help in triangulation of a student or class’ progress. Observations and evidence can be shared with other teachers and parents and organized for reference at reporting time.

Advanced gradebook

Edsby’s advanced gradebook gives teachers a modern way to manage summative assessments, accept submissions electronically (from within Edsby, from Google Drive or Microsoft OneDrive), report grades to the office and share results with students and parents.

Teachers can enter subjective comments, set powerful weighting and even exercise professional judgment to impact grades. As grades are entered, averages and distributions are calculated. Failing and missed grades are highlighted, and abnormalities indicated. Graphical analyses illustrate student work across timelines and help identify outliers. Subjective performance indicators can substitute for grades.

Perspective

See what formative and summative data are indicating about class performance with Edsby’s Perspective views. Perspective Analyze enables teachers to make informed instructional decisions for individual students or groups of students based on multi-dimensional assessment data.

Integrated report cards

Teachers can generate progress reports and efficiently provide input for official student report cards with comment banks and workflow superior to those in SISes. Assessment data is right there, as a teacher is reporting on a student.

Official report cards can be printed or published online, saving time and resources. Manage report cards across an entire region without needing to build support in each SIS/SMS.

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Teachers can reference previous assessments as they complete report cards in Edsby.
A good teacher learns their students well and responds to their needs in a timely manner. Edsby Perspective Analyze helps me do just that. And I know I can effectively communicate with parents using Edsby during reporting times.
Angela O’Neill, Teacher / Durham Catholic District School Board, 22,000 students on Edsby since 2017

Features for the future of assessment

Supporting local assessment & reporting approaches today and tomorrow.
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Rubrics can be created, graded, shared and reused in Edsby. No plugins required.

Standards

Tie assessments, observations, evidence of learning artifacts and more to state, provincial or federal expectations, outcomes or standards. Track standards coverage by class or individual student.

Advanced assessment schemes

Align your teachers with your region’s specific approach to assessment and reporting. Rubrics allow assessment on multiple dimensions, but they’re just the start. Edsby supports advanced assessment and reporting schemes far beyond the A-B-C, percentage and rubric schemes of simple products. Multi-level stranding (e.g. EGSN, KTCA, etc.) and standards-based assessment are built in. Tailor with your terminology. Even enforce your preferred grading and reporting schemes by pre-configuring teacher gradebooks and assessments.

Differentiated assessments

Send assessments to subsets of students as desired.

e-Portfolios & reflections

Students can showcase their best work in sortable, filterable personal electronic portfolios and reflect on their assignments, ask questions, track their growth and document their learning.

Check for conflicts

It’s a little thing teachers love! When creating a new assessment, Edsby can recommend the best due date and time after searching the calendars of students in the class for events, other assessments, planned absences or other potential conflicts.

I love that curriculum expectations are loaded in and can be tied directly to assessments, lessons, journals and observations. Edsby makes triangulation of assessment practical!
David Gomes, Student Success / Greater Essex County District School Board, 35,000 students and 4,500 staff on Edsby

All the other assessment features you expect and more

Test online and ensure parents are always in the know.

Online testing

Create and re-use online tests with a variety of question types, many with automatic grading. Grades appear in the gradebook. Can be used for traditional quizzes, exit ticket or student reflection and can be performed via web browser or mobile app.

Online assignment submission & grading

Students can submit documents electronically. They can be graded in Edsby and results made available to students and parents instantly.

Realtime parent visibility into student achievement

Parents can receive their own accounts, tied to their children’s, as a window into their achievement. They can see evidence of learning of younger children curated by their teacher, incl. photos, videos, lesson plans or videos of class interactions. Other assessment results can be shared from gradebooks with teacher’s professional judgement. Information is real time, not a periodic email abstract.

With Edsby platform features

Learning Evidence

Educators can record student learning with photos, videos or other documents to capture progress or demonstrate mastery. Can be mapped to standards, shared with parents and analyzed at reporting time.

Weighting

Assessments can reflect a teacher’s professional judgement about how much a test or essay etc. should be worth towards a final grade.

Question Banks

Questions can be cut, copied, and pasted within question sheets or to other sheets. Teachers can reorder questions or easily reuse and adjust previous questions.

Grade Override

Teachers can exercise their professional judgment and override calculated grades in their gradebooks.

Portfolios

Electronic portfolios of students’ best work are maintained by the student and can be viewed by parents. In earliest grades, teachers can place items into students’ portfolios on their behalf, adding first records of their learning journey.

Observations

Teacher observations on a student are recorded and visible to school or district staff having permission to see them, including the student’s other current teachers.

Models

Gradebook settings can be defined in course models so that, for example, all Grade 5 math classes show strand averages so teachers don’t have to set them up. Course curriculum and official resources like textbooks can also be set.

Badges

Confer badges for student achievement. Or use badges for teacher certifications or professional development.

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Two-way integration with legacy systems

Remarkable two-way sync with existing systems for student, teacher, class, daily schedule and other info. Connects with SISes/SMSes, HR databases, Excel files, CSVs and other structured data not normally available.

Single Sign-On

Use existing LDAP and/or Active Directory for user authentication. and perform Single Sign On (SSO) with Kerberos, oAuth, Google Workspace for Education or O365+Azure.

Data consolidation

Data from many sources can be consolidated and normalized. Proprietary and open protocols can then share data selectively with other systems consistent with customers’ policies.

Safety & Access Control

Designed for the unique needs of K-12, where safety of students & their data is paramount. Manages access of students, parents, teachers and school and district staff to ensure the right people get access to the right info.

LRS

A learning record store (LRS) tracks student activity within the system. Also tracks history of changes made to content. Enables powerful analytics where appropriate.

Data sovereignty

A leading global Microsoft partner, Edsby is hosted in Microsoft Azure datacenters around the world. Customers’ sensitive student data stays in their region.

App Framework

Need something Edsby doesn’t do today? Custom apps can be built leveraging Edsby’s infrastructure. E.g. custom registrations, credit recovery, substitute teacher mgmt or more.

APIs

Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) are available for tight interoperability with other systems.

Ready to learn more about how Edsby could help you?