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IDMS® (Instructional Data Management System™) Overview

The IDMS application is a Web-based application that helps K-12 educators create and administer tests and manage and use data to inform instructional practices, improve student achievement and optimize learning results.

Using NWEA Formative Item Bank questions, the IDMS Test Builder module can create standards-based assessments paced to your curriculum.

Online test management and scoring options give educators the flexibility to administer and score tests online, or using plain paper. They can then drill down into the data to produce meaningful, actionable reports.

The IDMS application supports a standards-based instructional approach that brings data directly to the desktop computers of classroom teachers and school leaders. It allows educators to pace instruction, align materials to state standards over the school year, create formative assessments and generate district, school, class and student reports that are meaningful, actionable, and easy to use.

Choose the IDMS (Instructional Data Management System™) application package that meets your district's need for assessment and data management technology:

  • Test Builder Package: Includes the Test Builder package, which you can use to create standards-based assessments.
  • Local Assessment Package: Includes the Test Builder package, online test management and scanning, scoring and reporting of assessments.
  • Comprehensive Assessment Package: Includes both the Test Builder and Local Assessment packages, as well as state assessment data for reporting on groups at the performance, strand or cluster level.

Add NWEA Formative Item Banks to any IDMS application package for an additional cost.

Training on IDMS

NWEA Formative offers 2 ways to receive technical training on the IDMS application. Each module below can be delivered via a 2-hour Webex session, or up to 3 modules can be combined for a 1-day, on-site training event:

  • Building Tests with IDMS
  • Online Test Management
  • IDMS, Your Scanning Solution
  • Making the Most of Score Reports: Local and Multiple Measures Matrix
  • Making the Most of Score Reports: State Results and AYP
  • Rubric Maintenance

NWEA Formative Account Managers work closely with you to ensure successful system implementation. For pricing and more information about IDMS training, contact an NWEA Formative Assessment Consultant.

Focus on Standards® and IDMS Application

Read what the superintendent at the Clark County School District in Nevada says about the IDMS Application:

"In addition to its benefits for classroom instruction, the IDMS application allows district administrators to use assessment data in their jobs. Before, we were not able to look at our subgroup populations and know specifically how they were performing, but now we can. We can see how schools are performing during the year, and not just at the time of a high-stakes test. And, we can use the data to help our principals compare their schools to others."

Contact Us

EDmin offers a variety of ways for you to reach us. Our San Diego Center is normally open from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, and our friendly staff is available to assist you by phone, through email, with a fax or by referring you to the resources on this web site. We encourage you to inquire about what we can do for you and your business; don't hesitate to contact us!




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