Horizon Highlights

Horizon Series
Flexible. Innovative. Connected.

Thank you for visiting to learn more about how the Horizon Series from Northrop Grumman is boosting student and teacher performance around the country. Use the Horizon Assessment System, complete with cutting-edge technology and a highly flexible, content-neutral platform, for delivering assessments of any kind. Use the Horizon Teacher Evaluation system to attract, retain, and develop great teachers based on current reform standards. Use Horizon data warehousing to track longitudinal data for better data-driven decision making. Please use the links below to see for yourself!

Horizon Series: Assessment System
Horizon Series: Teacher Evaluation System
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Horizon Series: Project Based Learning
Horizon Series: Education Data Warehouse
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2010 Learning Impact Award Winner

Fairfax County Public Schools and Northrop Grumman were honored with a 2010 Learning Impact Award from the IMS Global Learning Consortium for FCPS’ electronic Curriculum, Assessment, Resource Tool (eCART)!

According to IMS, the Learning Impact Awards (LIAs) are designed to recognize the most impactful use of technology worldwide in support of learning. The LIAs are unique in that they recognize the use of technology in context. Nominations include the technology and also the results achieved by an educational institution to improve learning. Each entry is evaluated according to eight criteria of impact, including improving access to learning, improving affordability of learning and improving the quality of learning.

To view the eCART presentation, click here.

Northrop Grumman Supports Two Nationally Recognized Education Programs

The 2010 National Education Technology Plan (NETC) highlights two innovative educational technology initiatives that each use the Horizon Assessment System! They are Fairfax County Public Schools eCART and New York City School of One. Read "Transforming American Education – Learning Powered by Technology".

Fairfax County Public Schools eCART

Our partner and customer – Fairfax County Public Schools – won the 2009 Governor’s Award for Innovative Use of Technology in K-12 Education

   Read the press release*

   FCPS eCART website*


New York City School of One

We recently announced our partnership with School of One – NYC DOE’s innovative learning project.

   Read the press release

   School of One website

   School of One named one of TIME’s 50 Best Inventions of 2009

"The School of One lesson database included more than 1,000 lessons covering those 77 skills. Rather than putting every student through the same course, the School of One used data from prior assessments to identify which skills each student should work on. Teachers and students helped pinpoint how each student learned best (for example, "likes to learn through games" or "likes to learn alone"). A computer algorithm used information about each student's demonstrated math skills and his or her learning preferences to generate individual "playlists" of appropriate learning activities."

Read what our other partners are saying about us and how they’re improving learning and teaching with Horizon!

FCPS testimonial APSB case study DVUSD case study
FCPS testimonial APSB case study DVUSD case study

*The Horizon Assessment System was formerly called ASPIRE and is therefore referred to as ASPIRE in news published prior to 2010. The name change was to allow for expansion of education offerings and partners. The assessment system is the same product, outside of new enhancements.