Beacon Learning Center Exercise
Software Evaluation

Software Evaluation Exercise

The software evaluation form lets you review educational software packages in a consistent, structured manner.

Use the form below to enter your personal information and software evaluation. When you have completed the form, press the "View for Printing" button and print the resulting page.

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  Software Evaluation

 Student Information

Student Name: 

Course Name:  

School Name:  

 Software Evaluation Form


  Grade Level: (Select all that apply)

Pre-K–Grade 2
Grades 3–5
Grades 6–8
Grade 9–Adult
Learning Approach: (Select all that apply)

Drill and practice
Educational game
Multimedia encyclopedia
Intended Audience: (Select all that apply)

Collaborative Groups
System Requirements: (Select all that apply)

Windows 2000/XP
Sound Card
Evaluation Criteria Ranking Instructions:

Evaluate the following statements by selecting the appropriate radio button: "1" if you absolutely disagree, "2" if you disagree, "3" if you agree, "4" if you absolutely agree, or "NA" if the statement is not applicable. "1" is the lowest ranking; "4" is the highest.


Evaluation Statement 1 2 3 4 NA
Supports academic expectations
Developmentally appropriate
Encourages performance-based learning
Uses developmentally appropriate language
Supports various learning styles
Adapts to various learning abilities
Provides accurate and current information
Integrates technology and instruction
Increases level of student understanding
Lacks bias (social, ethnic, gender, etc.)

Presentation Format:

Evaluation Statement 1 2 3 4 NA
Organized presentation of materials 
Easy-to-follow on-screen instructions 
Provides feedback to student responses 
Presented in appropriate format 
Text accurate and easy to read 
Graphics clear and relevant 
Sounds easy to hear and appropriate 
Adaptable for individual needs 

Support Materials:

Evaluation Statement 1 2 3 4 NA
Organized and easy to use 
Provides ideas for implementation 
Provides extensions in other areas 
Provides ideas for supplemental activities 


Evaluation Statement 1 2 3 4 NA
Encourages open-ended response 
Encourages collaborative learning 
Provides feedback to teacher 
Encourages real-life application of skills 
Maintains student performance score 

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