Otus and Skyward are teaming up to help educators streamline the ways in which student growth data is gathered and analyzed to improve learning outcomes for all students.
Otus offers a comprehensive assessment suite that contains thousands of ready-to-use, standards- and curriculum-aligned assessments that can be used for formative, summative, or common assessments to measure student learning. Educators can also easily design their own assessments so they can track student progress flexibly. All of this assessment data can be automatically sent to the Skyward gradebook, reducing any additional work and data entry on the teacher’s end.
In this webinar, Keith Westman, Otus Chief Operating Officer, and Ali DeGeorge, Skyward’s SIS Product Line Manager, discuss:
- How Otus supports assessments, standards-based and traditional grading, data-driven instruction, and progress monitoring – all in one place!
- How Otus and Skyward seamlessly work together to reduce educator workload and enable educators to make data-informed decisions to improve student outcomes.
Three Key Ways the Otus-Skyward Partnership Benefits Educators
Otus and Skyward seamlessly work together to reduce educator workload and enable educators to make data-informed decisions to improve student outcomes.
The collaboration between Skyward and Otus offers a wealth of data and insights about students. The Skyward SIS collects extensive information on students’ performance, qualities, and characteristics, and Otus automatically organizes this information from the teaching and learning perspectives. This synergy enables users of both platforms to gain valuable insights and improve educational outcomes for all. Together, the two platforms provide educators with convenient access to both external data and daily assessment data, enabling them to take immediate action, such as student intervention. Moreover, having all this information in a single location saves educators time and energy, allowing them to focus on what matters most – providing meaningful, personalized learning for their students.
Skyward users have access to thousands of prebuilt assessments, items banks, and more in Otus.
Go beyond traditional multiple-choice questions and measure student learning with tech-enhanced items that feature auto-scoring.
Otus offers a variety of integrated formative and summative assessments so educators can accurately measure student learning and pinpoint where students are on their journey toward mastery. Educators can choose from thousands of flexible, pre-built, ready-to-use assessments for specific grade levels and content areas, or easily build their own custom, standards-aligned or curriculum-aligned assessments, such as simple, advanced, and rubric assessments. All of these assessments and assessment-building tools are available to Skyward users, providing valuable student data that feeds directly into the gradebook and drives meaningful decisions in the classroom.
Educators love the Otus rubric assessment! Rubric assessments enable teachers to set clear expectations for students so they know exactly what is expected of them in order to meet the highest standards. These rubrics are also visible to families, further increasing transparency and reducing any concerns about subjectivity in grading.
Otus supports assessments, standards-based and traditional grading, data-driven instruction, and progress monitoring – all in one place!
With Otus’ all-in-one platform, Skyward users can effectively consolidate various tools they’re currently utilizing in the classroom, making the teaching and learning process more efficient for all stakeholders.
Otus optimizes instruction, planning, and grading by integrating:
Ready to learn more about how the Otus and Skyward partnership can streamline the ways in which student growth data is gathered and analyzed in your school community? Get in touch with our team!