Powerful assessment platform, empowering Staff, Teachers and Students

EMPOWER Assessment Management


Assessments provide valuable information around student performance. Multiple assessment data sets can tell educators where they are and where they still need to go as they focus on student achievement.


Immediately view assessment data to modify instruction and increase student mastery.
The SchoolSpire Instructional Management System (SchoolSpire IMS):

Assessment Management module offers an easy, effective solution for Superintendents and District Administrators.
View mastery trends over the entire district and ‘drill down’ into the data. Compare campus performance to evaluate program success across the district.


Quickly and easily track student performance across the campus and per teacher on a daily basis and track campus performance across the district.

Through real-time data reporting, teachers can readily adapt the day’s instruction to address identified needs or to remediate any identified deficits.

The SchoolSpire IMS Assessment Management module provides a powerful one-stop shop for managing items assessments that can be used at the district, campus, and classroom level. The content –neutral item repository allows items to be imported, developed and sorted by multiple dimensions. A multitude of scoring options provides all users with real-time reporting capabilities.


Students and Parents 
With Empower, Students and Parents have on-demand access to powerful, yet easy-to-use tools to help them take ownership in their unique paths to success. Review test performance and cumulative progress on learning standard proficiency.

The SchoolSpire IMS Assessment Management module allows users to manage test items, produce and schedule tests, and warehouses multiple years of national, state, and local assessment data. In addition, it has the flexibility to accept and house formal and informal screening and early literacy instruments that a district may already use.

Among its features, the Assessment Management module provides:

  • Assessment item banks. Users can create their own exam questions or access various question banks.

  • Quick test keys. A test key, tied to multiple standards, can quickly be added for existing assessments. 

  • Create a Test Workflow. Users can easily develop online and scanned assessments using the system’s powerful guided test workflow, which can filter questions by type, standard, unit, collection, etc.

  • Multiple scoring options. Options include plain paper scanning, OMR scanning, online testing, individual response pads/clickers, and rubric-based scoring.

  • Extensive reporting.  The system provides over 300 preformatted reports, dashboards, and infinite ad hoc reporting creation for users at all levels. Reports can be organized by questions, objectives, or answer distribution and aggregated by campus, subject, course, teacher, or student.

All assessments developed and/or delivered through the system are scored immediately and provide instant access to data.

The benefits of the Assessment Management module include:

  • Relief from administrative burdens related to collection, recording, and analysis of objective mastery.

  • Flattened costs for online testing versus the incremental cost of paper testing.

  • Flexibility to accept and house formal and informal screening and early literacy instruments that a district may choose to incorporate into a student’s profile.

  • Assessment items that are correlated to state and/or district curricular standards; ability to select and protect assessment items for district and campus use.

  • Localization: Empower IMS supports localization to display system prompts in various languages for bilingual and multilingual implementations.


Powerful Online Testing:

Test Administration options include: Randomization, Timed Tests, Online Bubble-sheets, configurable windows of availability.

How did I do? With Empower Assessment, teachers and staff can allow students to see how they performed on a test immediately after submission. You can choose to display the correct answers as well.

Extensive Online Testing Tools: Students are able to highlight, underline, and strike-through text. They can also use the answer choice eliminator to narrow down potential answers.

Animation demonstrating the test-tool capabilities of Empower IMS

Multiple Contrast Options: Test-takers can choose from a variety of contrast schemes to use for their assessment:

Animated image showing the various contrast options available to test-takers in Empower IMS Online Assessment.

Pause and Resume: Fire-drill? Did the bell ring? With Empower IMS, students can pause in-progress assessments, obfuscating answers, allowing them to pick up right where they left off.

Lock-Down Browser Support: Teachers and staff can administer tests using the Lock-Down Browser. The lock-down browser prevents students from accessing any other sites or apps on their selected device, and prohibits them from exiting and re-entering exams.

Additional Assessment Management options: Reset assignments for students, easily modify individual access windows. Enabling, disabling, and reset student accounts with ease.

Desmos Graphing Calculators: Use standard, scientific or graphing calculators with Desmos

Powerful on Paper:

Dynamic Scan Forms: Easily generate scan forms that match your test or quiz.

Image of a Dynamic Scan form in Empower IMS

Bar-coded Sheets: Every form generated in Empower IMS is bar-coded. This offers users peace-of-mind, knowing that their tests can be scanned in any order or sequence, for any subject without having to worry about mapping them to the correct test or form. Multi-page scan forms are also automatically ordered and compiled.

Multi-Page Support: Are you administering a large assessment, or using multiple griddables? Page size is no longer a limit. With Empower IMS, if your test is too large to fit on a form, multiple pages are generated automatically. These pages are all bar-coded, and can be scanned in any order.

Griddable Support: Empower IMS supports numeric, “griddable” answers, with support for floating decimals and a +/- indicator.

Double Bubble Detection and Correction: Our assessment tool can notify users of detected “double-bubbles”, with an option to specify the correct answer.

Blank Sheet Detection: Was a blank form accidentally scanned for an absent student? Users can choose to ignore blank sheets.

TIF and High Volume Scanning: With single page, multi-page, and directory-wide TIF scanning support, Empower IMS lets you scan data from local and network directories with ease.

Immediate Results:Don’t wait around for scores to be processed, or reports to be generated. Assessments are immediately graded and ready for reports after they are submitted.


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