Edsby for Assessment & Reporting
A modern, aligned, integrated way to assess to your preferred methodology.
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 practices.
Edsby has one of the most flexible, powerful gradebooks there is. And it was built just for K-12.
Tie assessments, observations, evidence of learning artifacts and more to state, provincial or federal expectations, outcomes, standards or competencies. 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.
Document grading & markup
Grade and mark up popular electronic document types. Teachers choose when to share with students & parents.
Use Google or M365 documents
Assignments can be given in Google Drive or M365 without students needing to submit when complete.
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.
Evidence can be shared for student and parent reactions and input.
Teachers can communicate student progress with subjective performance indicators.
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.
Tightly integrated reporting
All evidence of a student’s learning at teachers’ fingertips, in one place, at reporting time.
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.
Report card data entry & routing
Teachers can generate official student report cards with comment libraries. Calculated grades can be overwritten.
All relevant data
Formative and summative data, progress against standards, attendance & more are a click away when teacher are writing report cards in Edsby.
Print or publish report cards online
Official report cards can be printed or published electronically, saving time and resources. Manage report cards across an entire region without needing to build support in each SIS/SMS.
Features for the future of assessment
Supporting local assessment & reporting approaches today and tomorrow.
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.
Assign assessments to subsets of students as desired.
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 learning evidence 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.
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.
With Edsby platform features
Confer badges for student achievement. Or use badges for teacher certifications or professional development.
Assessments can reflect a teacher’s professional judgement about how much a test or essay etc. should be worth towards a final grade.
Teachers can exercise their professional judgment and override calculated grades in their gradebooks.
Gradebook settings can be defined so that, for example, all Grade 5 math classes show strand averages so teachers don’t have to set them up. Curriculum and resources like textbooks can also be set.
Real time insight using live, up-to-date data.
Comprehensive permissions system synchronized with district or region databases ensures teachers only see information on students they currently teach.
Message stakeholders or meet online in Edsby, assign at-risk students into groups and more.
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.
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 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.
A learning record store (LRS) tracks student activity within the system. Also tracks history of changes made to content. Enables powerful analytics where appropriate.
A leading global Microsoft partner, Edsby is hosted in Microsoft Azure datacenters around the world. Customers’ sensitive student data stays in their region.
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.
Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) are available for tight interoperability with other systems.