New Study points to CogniFit as key vendor for future K-12 testing and assessments

 
  • New market research report outlines CogniFit as one of the key technology solutions that could transform and propel the future of K-12 tests and assessments for which growth is expected to be 8.19%.
  • The extremely high quality of clinical batteries, their reliability, and their latest technology available for schools, has helped CogniFit position itself, once again, as a leading technology in the field of neuroeducation and k-12 testing and assessments.
  • The demand for innovative tools to digitalize (online) neuropsychological evaluations and automated student reports becomes a growing need. This has lead to rising number of collaborations between schools and CogniFit.
  • The Internet of Things is transforming education. Remote evaluation and monitoring of students’ health or cognitive evolution through CogniFit, guarantees objectivity and helps minimize school failure, reduce the time between establishing the content and setting up test questions and printing test costs.
  • CogniFit’s new computerized cognitive assessments and learning technologies have become a critical support tool for teachers and schools. Incorporating these assessments is a forward-looking initiative that enables more competitive services to be offered to students, as well as helping to prevent school failure, address classroom learning diversity, new education strategies, etc.
K-12 testing and assessment

CogniFit Brain Based Educational Platform

CogniFit has become an important technology provider to assess and stimulate cognitively learners worldwide, as well as millions of families, health providers, and private users.  CogniFit innovative technology makes it a “tool of the future” candidate to substitute traditional K-12 testing and assessments. Education testing has started to expire and it needs to start entering the modern and digital world. CogniFit uses digital programs for cognitive assessment and offers new opportunities to optimize resources and solve existing problems in the education sector.

“There are more and more sectors aware of the need to apply these technological solutions. An example of this, the multiple educational centers that have incorporated CogniFit technology into teaching and demand more scientific resources for neuroeducation.”explains CogniFit CEO Tommy Sagroun.

CogniFit provides the educational system with neuropsychological assessments and personalized brain training programs aimed at improving the cognitive processes involved in learning. It is important for both teachers and students to be able to use these tools in their native language, therefore CogniFit offers assessment and training in more than 15 languages. Some of the tools that are having the best reception among schools are the Dyslexia Test, ADHD Test or the Dyscalculia Test, which can help teachers or private users detect the risk of suffering from these difficulties.

Many schools are already implementing neuroeducation technologies in their training processes. CogniFit is the most innovative and widely used neuroeducation software. This software has been designed for educators and is highly effective in exploring the cognitive processes involved in learning.

CogniFit neuroeducation tool allows multiple cognitive areas to be evaluated. This information can help teachers identify some of the neurological causes related to school failure. In addition, through CogniFit personalized cognitive training, children can work online on tasks that improve their executive functions, memory, attention, concentration, planning, and other cognitive areas critical to the learning and performance of different subjects.

Technology is part of our daily lives and all educational areas are affected by this process of computerization. Technologies such as the Internet of Things (IoT), Big Data or artificial intelligence, are already in our everyday life even if sometimes we don’t realize it.

“We don’t have to go into the future, the technological reality is already here, there is an increasing need to incorporate these technologies in every educational center.” explains CogniFit psychologist Alejandra Salazar. 

Thanks to advancements in neuroimaging software and research into how cognitive skills are related to the learning process CogniFit managed to adapt its software to the unique cognitive characteristics of each student.

For K-12 testing and assessment, CogniFit can help teachers ensure fair and efficient testing programs and help reduce pressure on teachers and provide students with efficient and impartial means of assessment.

Technavio analysts establish that the latest trend in the market is Gamification.

Gamification is gaining popularity among students and teachers due to the involvement of game mechanics and game design techniques in a non-gaming context. The growing application of games for assessment is identified as one of the key trends that will gain traction in the K-12 testing and assessment market. The demand for games for assessment is increasing because it is considered as a powerful tool to engage individuals and enhance the formative assessment.

CogniFit not only offers assessments on more than 20 cognitive skills but both its assessments and training are game based. This tallies with it being attractive and engaging for students and a great innovative tool for future K-12 testing and assessment.

To expand…

What is K-12 Testing and Assessment?

K-12 testing and assessment refer to statewide student assessment programs, including developing, administering, scoring, and reporting the results for assessments aligned to the  State Standards, as well as assisting with the administration and reporting of several other K-12 student assessment programs.

Education technology can be categorized into two segments:

  • Technological architecture which comprises hardware, software, and services. Hardware is everything from interactive displays, educational personal computers, projectors, etc. The software is document management systems, classroom management,  student information systems, classroom assessment scoring systems, student response systems, learning content management systems (LCMS), and learning management systems (LMS). It also includes digital interactive resources such as digital text, graphics, and audio-visual aids.
  • Collaborative tools are tools that help a coherent use of technology. These tools persuade educational institutions to collect and track attendance details, grades, scores, and demographics to help improve the learning process for students.

This means that imparting knowledge has become more systematic and every day it is a challenge to find objectivity in K-12 testing and assessment measurements.

When does K-12 testing and assessment occur?

  • Before learning — diagnostic tests (identify gaps). CogniFit offers the possibility to train children before school in cognitive skills such as attention, memory, planning, etc.
  • During learning — formative tests (test content). With Schools Cognitive Assessment Battery (S-CAB), CogniFit has the software to help find out students’ cognitive profile, see how their cognitive profile related to academic subjects, discover students’ motivation for school and academics and detect learning and neurodevelopmental disorders, like dyslexia, dyscalculia, and ADHD.
  • At key points in learning — interim tests (identify specific gaps). During vacation the CogniFit tool can help keep students sharp for when school starts by training different cognitive skills with specialized brain games. Each brain game trains one or more cognitive ability in a fun and interactive way.
  • After learning — summative tests (determine mastery). Retaining knowledge requires keeping your cognitive processes as sharp as possible and training with CogniFit can guarantee to keep you challenged. The difficulty of the personalized training program adapts as the user trains, helping cognitive skills maintain their neurological paths and maintaining brain neuroplasticity.

Which transition does the K-12 testing and assessment support?

  • Preschool to kindergarten — kindergarten entrance exams.
  • Grade to grade — additive assessments to test knowledge.
  • Course to course — end of course assessments.
  • High school to college or career — exit exams and college entrance exams.

What areas are tested in K-12 testing and assessments?

Mastery of core academic content standards. CogniFit can train the cognitive abilities that facilitate the learning of different subjects and areas from K-12 like the ones mentioned below.

Proficiency in areas of a well-rounded education:

  • Arts — example: short answer responses to works of art.
  • Civics — example: U.S. Citizenship test.
  • Health — example: physical fitness assessment measuring strength, endurance and flexibility.
  •  Social-emotional knowledge and skills — example: student surveys.
  • Readiness for college and careers – example: the SAT or ACT WorkKeys.

How is the information assessed?

  • Multiple choice questions.
  • Constructed responses, essays.
  • Performance tasks.
  • Portfolio of student work.

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