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Re: [K12OSN] Application Help (Make our own)

OK, I signed up for a SourceForge account - I will create a project as soon as it gets authenticated, although I am not sure I am the one to do this :-|

In the meantime, I was doing some research. There ARE some tests available on-line, that we can put together. It looks like there is a lot of interest in getting test content together, WITHOUT the royalty payment to Renaissance.

AR however, currently has over 25,000 tests available! They publish that they are in over 45,000 schools (over 1 in 3!)

I found what appears to be (at least from my ignorant perspective) a pretty complete description of AR (http://www.readingonline.org/critical/topping/rolarD.html)

http://www.cyberspaces.net/Nixon/AR/ is just the first site that I found, but there seems to be at least some material available, just spread out all over.


At 09:28 AM 5/31/2002, you wrote:

This may be an opportunity for a teacher who is showing students how to program and integrate a mySQL/PHP solution. Maybe a "Sourceforge" or similar style project that would allow many folks to contribute to such a project.


On Friday, May 31, 2002, at 08:15 , Kirk Rheinlander wrote:

BUT...who is interested in possibly creating a Open Source competitive product??

This would be a super opportunity for the non-technical academic community to come together with the technical community on getting content (tests) together in a database (MySQL?) environment, available to all. It would take a while, probably, to get enough test materials in place to make it viable, but I am sure, with the number of educators out there, and the amount of tests they created before computers, something could be consolidated together.

How do we start such an effort????


At 05:08 PM 5/29/2002, you wrote:
I'm glad this issue is finally getting the attention (IMHO)it deserves.

I am willing to help how do we get started?


On Wed, 2002-05-29 at 14:56, Tait Shrum wrote:
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> There are lots of free apps out there that do assessment. That is all > that AR, Star, etc are. Why could there be created an open source AR, > Start, etc? Those test questions are copyrighted, but if we worked > together, couldn't we have teachers to collaborate together and make > tests for books? > > What do you all think? I sure hope to hear more talk about this! > Thanks, > Tait Shrum > Bryant School District

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