K12, Primary & Secondary
Offering a technically sophisticated platform combined with a focus on simplicity for K-12 users, TAO makes the separation of content and platform a reality. TAO sets you free from the constraints of proprietary assessment platforms, increases access to your own data and allows you to fully redefine digital assessment so that it effectively meets the needs of educators and students.
TAO can take your institution from paper-and-pencil to digital by making it easy for faculty members to create and deploy their own online assessments. With its powerful item authoring, item banking modules and performance tasks, you can create scenarios and interactive assessments. And, since TAO is standards-based, you can easily integrate it with your LMS and other technology systems.
Building a digital assessment program can be key to maintaining a top-tier brand identity for your organization. TAO is the one assessment platform that can house all of your tests, from practice to high-stakes certification, and offers the most choice for how you deploy them.
TAO's open source platform gives you the freedom to control your digital assessment programs, from item authoring to delivery, at any scale. And because the platform is QTI-native, you'll never risk losing your testing assets to a locked system.
TAO is built on QTI to ensure your platform, tests and items are 100% interoperable. Because of the platform’s open architecture, TAO is ready-made to integrate with your existing solutions. You can even easily integrate with platforms like Moodle to deliver assessments right in your LMS.
Confidently scale your testing campaigns from the classroom to nation-wide. TAO Pro and TAO Enterprise Editions can scale test deliveries to well over 200,000 concurrent users, and testing data is securely stored on the server-side, reducing any risk of compromising or losing critical information.
TAO comes with built-in functionality to support for Computer Adaptive Testing (CAT). This enables you to have control over which adaptive testing algorithms you want to use depending on the purpose of your test, and allows you to offer a more personalized assessment experience to your test-takers.
TAO gives you the flexibility to host your platform yourself, use a third party provider or if you're a Premium or Enterprise user, leverage a shared or private TAO Cloud. You can also deliver tests via LTI directly within your LMS, test-centers and more.