Right now the app works on iPhone 4, 4S, 5, iPad 2,3, and 4, iPad Mini, and the 5th generation iPod touch. We have plans to release an Android version in the future once the iOS version takes off.
WISE is now available as a free download (for up to 100 scans of use) in the iTunes App Store! You can check it out here
The WISE app is free to download and use for your first 100 scans. After that the WISE app is available on a subscription basis at our introductory price of $1.99/month or $19.99 for a year of service through in-app purchase. This price may increase in the long term as we add more features and services to the WISE system but we will honor any early adopters who get on board now by giving them discounted subscriptions even when the price eventually goes up! This money goes directly to helping fund further development, improvements, and updates on the WISE system based on your feedback!
Tests have shown the WISE app to be over 99.9% accurate. In a comparison of hundreds of tests against analog grading machines, the WISE app makes significantly fewer errors. This particularly comes out when looking at erased marks and partially filled in bubbles.
Definitely. We suggest using blue or black ink. Just don't make any mistakes! As long as the bubbles are filled in the WISE app can recognize it, no more having to stick to #2 pencils!
The data will be organized automatically once you create your initial class setup. Then you will be able to look at the scores on your mobile device or export one of the reports formatted within the app for your convenience.
Faster processors scan the sheets more efficiently and the smaller sheets take less time. Below are the average times for five devices. (Times are in seconds.)
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At the beginning of the year, each teacher creates a basic setup of what courses they have (such as chemistry) and classes for each course (such as 1st and 2nd hour chem). Teachers choose a class code for each class. Students fill out the student roster form available in the downloads section and enter their appropriate class number and ID. After these forms are scanned into the app, every time a test is scanned, it is automatically matched by ID with the correct student and class/course! This is done to make the initial entry of your student data as easy and seamless as possible. You also have the option to enter in your student data manually into the app if you prefer.
The WISE app is the first fully mobile application that gives you everything you need without ever having to connect your mobile device to a computer! Once you download the app and print out some student and test sheets you will have everything you need at your disposal. There is never a need to plug the app into a computer for processing or data transfer.
The answer sheets can be printed directly from within the app to any wireless printer. All sheets are also for download in PDF format on the website in the downloads section. You can print off and photocopy as many sheets as you need!
The WISE app currently offers templates for 30, 60, and 100 question answer sheets. However the app is more than capable of handling less than these templates, for example if you want to give a 10 question quiz, simply use the 30 question template and bubble in the 10 correct answers when you scan the answer key. The app will automatically score against what is filled out on the answer key so anything between 1-100 questions is possible with the current template. In the future we will be releasing other templates specifically for answer sheets less than 30 and other test sizes!
The WISE app gives you the option of setting an individual 4 digit pin for your app in the settings area. If you turn this on no one will be able to access the app or any of its data without entering the correct pin (very similar to the pin you may set to unlock your smartphone). We highly advise that if you turn this feature on that you enter your email information into the settings so that if you forget your pin you have a way to reset it!
Yes! Within a month of the initial launch of the app we plan to offer special pricing for schools wishing to license the app for a number of teachers. Please contact us directly if you are interested in getting a school wide license and we can give you more information about pricing and deployment.
We don't see why not... While every school is different, we see no reason why the WISE mobile app would conflict with educational standards or curriculum. In fact, it should be a welcome improvement!