Tag Archive: Education

  1. Software Helps Schools Save Time and Money

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    For 21st-century schools, testing is a fact of life. Remark Software is an industry-leading school software solution that understands what you’re facing.

    Every school deals with the same challenges: limited time and even more limited budgets, with little flexibility on either side of the equation. Remark Software provides answers for both of these challenges at once.

    Save Time

    Teachers are experts at making the most of their limited time, which is why so many recognize the value of Remark Software. This time-saving school software solution solves a host of testing-related bottlenecks.

    1. Customize your tests. Save time by creating customized bubble test sheets.

    2. Use your own paper. Just print your customized bubble test sheets on regular copy paper. No time-wasting searches for the specialized paper required.

    3. User-friendly grading. Using your scanner or multifunction printer, scan your students’ completed answer sheets into the software platform.

    4. Automatic grading. Remark Software automatically grades student test results with your included filled-in answer sheet. How does automatic scoring and test grading sound to you?

    5. Grading reports. Drop-down menus provide test grading reports and easy options for exporting to grade books and sharing via email.

    Save Money

    Schools are accustomed to working within limited budgets. Remark Software delivers a budget-friendly solution that has the potential to save your school thousands of dollars each year. Here’s how:

    1. On-site printing. With no specialized testing paper required, your school can print answer sheets using standard copy paper.

    2. Use your existing equipment. Specialized devices are expensive to acquire and maintain. Remark Software works with your existing multifunction printer or scanner.

    3. Eliminate manual data entry. Scanning and automatic grading eliminate time-consuming and error-prone manual data entry.

    To find out more ways Remark Software solution can help your school save time and money, contact us at MMIT today!

  2. Software Delivers Revolutionary Testing Solutions

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    Remark Software has revolutionized the way educational institutions and other organizations read data. For years, school leaders were limited to traditional OMR (Optical Mark Recognition ) software solutions that were inflexible and expensive.

    The Major Differences

    Traditional OMR differs from Remark Software in two major categories—paper and hardware—and the breakthroughs are significant.

    Traditional OMR

    School leaders are all too familiar with traditional OMR products—practically the only solution for standardized testing until now. Traditional OMR products serve their purpose well, but the disadvantages are sometimes difficult to overcome:

    • Because traditional OMR forms are difficult to print on standard office equipment, expensive pre-printed forms are often the only option.
    • All forms must follow exact specifications or the scanning process will fail.
    • Students are limited to using #2 pencils.
    • Fill-in-the-bubble answers are the only option offered.
    • Specially designed OMR readers are required for accurate scans.

    Remark Software

    As a school software solution, Remark Software is less expensive and offers much greater flexibility.

    • Users can create forms using any style of page layout.
    • Students are not limited to #2 pencils—pens, pencils, or even markers will work.
    • No specialized paper is required.
    • Users can produce forms using their existing multifunction copier or laser printer.

    Data Collection and Analysis

    Remark Software isn’t limited to grading tests; it includes analysis and data collection capabilities to take reporting to the next level.

    Remark Quick Stats allows teachers and administrators to grade tests, tabulate surveys and email or print reports with a few clicks. Handwritten comments can be displayed on customized reports, and non-applicable (NA) responses can also be tabulated and verified for greater accuracy.

    If you’re searching for a school software package that reduces costs while substantially increasing your testing and grading options, contact us at MMIT to learn more about Remark Software today.

  3. Test Analysis with Software

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    In our previous blog post, we discussed the advantages to using Remark Software for grading tests. This school software program using scanning to speed up the entire test grading process. With customizable features, there are almost no limits to the type of test questions Remark Software can analyze.

    This remarkable school software tool can also provide test grading reports using Remark Quick Stats. Instructors can use the program to produce class summaries outlining student achievement, question achievement, question performance, and student grade reports.

    The following reports are included in the Remark Quick Stats school software program.

    1. Changed Answer Reports — Would you like to know how often an item on your test generated a changed answer? Changed Answer Report by Item shows each question on the test and reports how often students changed their answer, including whether the changed answer was correct or incorrect. Reports can also be generated showing changed answers by individual students.

    2. Class and Student Reports — These individualized and classwide reports are useful in that they give instructors an overview of total class performance. Reports included are Comparative Grade Report, Demographic Grade Report, Student Achievement Report, Student Grade Report, Student Response Report, Student Response Similarities, and Student Statistics Report. Each report provides bar chart graphics and can be used to inform students and their parents on individual performance and whether or not a student has grasped the subject matter.

    3. Item Analysis Reports — These detailed reports help teachers analyze the validity of individual questions and help show how students responded to each question. Problem questions can then be reworded or thrown out.

    4. Test and Item Analysis Reports — These final reports, including the Test Statistics Report, provide an overview of basic test statistics and give instructors a quick look at overall test performance.

    To learn more about Remark Software for your school, contact us at MMIT Business Solutions today.

  4. Five FAQs about Software for Classrooms

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    Are you looking for a solution to speed up the test grading process? Would you like to have more time for creative lesson planning? Remark has developed a school software solution to help teachers with the entire grading process. Here’s a run-down of the features and advantages.

    Ready to Gain More Time?

    Remark Software is a school software solution that significantly improves and speeds up the test grading process. Here are a few FAQs to help you understand how the key advantages.

    1. How do Remark Software grade my students’ tests? Using a software solution called Quick Grade, teachers scan answer keys and tests, then get results simply by clicking a button.
    2. Is the software customizable for more complicated grading requirements? Yes. Advanced Grade software allows teachers to set up an answer key that allows for more than one correct answer. Teachers can set benchmarks, measure results against mandated objectives, enter question points, select grade scales, and add other information for each test.
    3. Can Remark Software compile test statistics? Yes. Remark Quick Stats can calculate and provide a variety of insightful data, from individual student scores and grades to overall class statistics.
    4. What about scaled scores? Using the Advanced Grade solution, teachers can look up and apply scaled scores from external files for customized grading results.
    5. What other types of tests does Remark Software support? Rubric-style requirements and tests with multiple versions requiring more than one answer key are all supported.

    If you’re searching for a school software solution that can help you spend more time with your students and less time on time-consuming grading, get in touch with us. We can help you streamline your classroom processes with Remark Software combined with our state-of-the-art scanning solutions. Contact us at MMIT Business Solutions Group to learn more today!

  5. Take Back Your Classroom with Remark OMR Software

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    There are a lot of things in educational institutions that are old—some of them are old for a good reason. History books, well-loved classic novels, and time-honored art all get better with age. But something that doesn’t get better with age is technology, and schools tend to be among the top offenders when it comes to outdated technology.

    The thing is, there’s a reason for this, too: many educational institutions are running with an ever-tightening budget, and new technology just seems like an impossible expense. But when it comes to investing in tools that let teachers do more teaching and improves overall outcomes, it’s certainly worthwhile. Remark Office OMR is that kind of solution.

    Remark Office OMR

    Remark is a data collection and analysis software that users can apply for surveys, tests, and other plain-paper forms. Unlike outdated technology, you don’t need specialized machines or clunky hardware to use with Remark Test Grading Edition—all you need is an image scanner or a multifunction printer (MFP). With your software and the devices you use every day in the school office, you’ll be ready to revolutionize your test grading.

    Here’s what you need to know about Remark.

    • It’s popular and growing: With over 75,000 customers in 130+ countries, Remark is the world’s most popular OMR software, and it has a world-class customer support team to back it up.
    • It’s ready to handle your OMR forms: Remark is designed specifically to tackle the challenges of OMR (Optical Mark Recognition or “fill in the bubble”) documents and is equipped to handle multiple marks, damaged forms, cross-outs, and other anomalies.
    • It makes data management easy: You can customize graded responses to students, export raw data in over a dozen formats, and develop detailed reports to track results.

    To learn more about Remark OMR software, contact us.

  6. The Perfect Software for Educators

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    Busy educators should be able to focus on one thing: connecting with and teaching their students. But with the demands of an increasingly test-driven education environment, it can be difficult for teachers to spend their time on what they love doing. Instead, they’re staying late grading tests, filing papers, and doing grunt work.

    Xerox’s Remark Software is the answer to this dilemma, giving teachers their time back. When we do this, we give students their support system back. Here’s how Xerox’s latest school software improves workflows in the classroom.

    The Benefits of Remark Test Grading Software

    The benefits of Remark Test Grading Edition go beyond time saved and accuracy improved. The advantages of this kind of software are wide-reaching enough to appeal to every size of school district and educational institution.

    Save Money

    Stop wasting money on special paper for printing answer sheets and tests. You can print your own answer sheets with Remark, and you can use your existing hardware to do it. No need to upgrade to some specialized printer or machine—you can use your Xerox multifunction printer or scanner. In fact, you can turn any scanner or multifunction printer into a test scoring system.

    Save Time

    Manual data entry is more than a hassle—it’s a waste of a teacher’s valuable time, and it increases the probability of error. Remark Test Grading Edition allows you to quickly scan test sheets and have them graded automatically, as well as create your own test answer sheets.


    Remark Test Grading Edition is designed with an intuitive and easy-to-use interface that won’t require specialized knowledge or training. It’s easy to personalize your answer sheets for each student and customize your tests.

    For more information about how your institution can benefit from Xerox Remark software, contact us today.

  7. How the Cloud is Changing Education

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    Technology has changed the way we communicate, send, store, and share information. In fact, technology has been affecting our modes of communication for millennia—from the moment we began to augment our oral conversations with written words and symbols. From the pen to the printing press to the computer, technology has helped us tell stories and share ideas with increasingly sophisticated tools.

    Did you know that one of the newest tools for sharing information is revolutionizing modern education? Read on to learn how the cloud is making education more accessible, more affordable, and more global than ever before.

    Cloud Computing and Education

    Education has always been an expensive endeavor, and the past few decades haven’t seen much improvement in making school more affordable and available to individuals. But the cloud could be an integral part of lowering the cost of education and putting it in the hands of more people.

    Digital content has become commonplace in nearly every classroom, from smartboards to online course textbooks. This kind of content can make education accessible for people all around the world, even when they live in remote areas. Here are some of the ways cloud computing is revolutionizing the classroom.

    1. Goodbye textbooks? Textbooks are notoriously expensive, and students often feel burdened by the hefty price they have to pay for sometimes outdated content. The cloud can change that with much less expensive digital content.
    2. Updated information: Many students and schools are forced to use outdated textbooks because of the cost of purchasing new ones. Cloud computing can provide a way to keep updated information in the hands of teachers and students.
    3. Less hardware: The beauty of the cloud is that it can often be accessed and even managed through an internet browser, removing the necessity for expensive equipment in school districts or universities.

    Cloud computing is truly the way of the future. If you’d like to learn more about how technology can improve your company, contact us.

  8. How the Cloud Benefits Students

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    Education is expensive, amen? There is not a student out there (who paid for college themselves) who would not agree. It is easy to get stuck in a loop of discouragement thinking about the expense of education. You will go to school for years, being unable to make much money or save much during that time, to get out of school and start paying off debt, hopefully, in the field you just studied for over several years. It can be daunting. But encouragement can come in the little things that add up to help your education cost less. Heard of the Cloud? We often use it, but may not understand it. Quite simply, the Cloud is a group of computers that are storing your information in another location. (Not as magical as you imagined, huh?) Even though the Cloud is not as mystical as it sounds, it is quite magical in its own way. We’ll explain.

    The Cloud Benefits Students

    As a student, it is often difficult to find ways to save. You pay for tuition, living expenses, books, equipment, and much more just to stay afloat. This is where the Cloud is starting to change education and benefits students. Many teachers (bless them) have started to use online class aids, sometimes even textbooks. Ebooks tend to be cheaper and sometimes even free! Another benefit to using an online book is the use of the Cloud. Because your information is being stored in the Cloud, you can access it from your phone, tablet, home computer, work computer; you name it. The Cloud is taking the education field by storm (get it?), and students are enjoying the benefits.

    Being in The Know

    On the university side of things, the Cloud is providing new, updated information in a flash. Teachers have access to better information without waiting for the edition addition of the new textbook to know about a new theory about developmental psychology; that information is easy to access.

    The Cloud is doing wonderful things for the education system, as well as the business world. If you’d like to learn how you can benefit from the Cloud, just contact us!