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
- 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
- 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.
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."