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The Children’s Progress Academic Assessment (CPAA) is an early childhood assessment system that helps teachers focus classroom instruction to achieve the greatest learning gains for each child.

Our software is linked to immediately generated reports and helps teachers and administrators gain essential insights about each child's understanding of Language Arts and Mathematics concepts.

Best of all, our assessments are independently completed by students, allowing educators to spend more time teaching instead of grading and administering tests!

When your mission is to help each child learn and grow, we deliver results. In contrast to summative assessments – assessments of learning, which merely measure achievement – our formative assessments – assessments for learning – actually help guide achievement in the right direction. Our software provides feedback about student progress, giving teachers an indication of which concepts students have mastered and where they may still be struggling. This feedback allows teachers to immediately make adjustments in their instruction that help ensure maximum benefits for each student.

Our assessments meet and exceed National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) criteria for developmental appropriateness. A self-directed game-like experience reduces young children's test anxiety and colorful imagery focuses their attention on learning in a low-stress situation. Unlike paper-based tests that present question after question of content that may be too difficult or too easy, our adaptive assessments reduce frustration by quickly narrowing in on questions that provide just the right amount of challenge for each child. We ensure that our material is motivating and engaging to students – helping to provide more accurate performance data for educators.

The dynamic nature of our assessments ensures that questions adapt to each child’s learning needs. Our patented software helps identify where instruction will be most effective. Unlike traditional assessments that only determine whether a student’s answers are right or wrong, our assessments adjust to each child’s responses, delivering hints, or “scaffolding” when a child struggles with a concept – replicating a teacher’s on-target assistance.

We make student, classroom and school data available at your fingertips in a format that is easy to use and understand. For teachers, individualized reports deliver essential information about each child's abilities and double as a helpful medium for communicating with parents. Comprehensive views of classroom achievement aid in forming small groups for differentiated instruction. For administrators, our reports provide a snapshot of school performance against expectations and are valuable instruments for program evaluation.

We go beyond simply reporting scores for each child by delivering recommended teaching activities. Suggested lesson plans focus on the skills and concepts that will help each child advance most effectively. These activities are ideal for small-group classroom teaching as well as for sending home to get parents involved.