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The Process of Assessing Student Learning Is Broken

A product strategist’s perspective on data for teachers. GUEST COLUMN| by Hilary Scharton In the current assessment landscape, all schools are required to assess students because of past and recent legislature — the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) and … Continue reading

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Cool Tool | SlideRoom

SlideRoom is a pioneer in alternative modes of assessment during college admissions. As a comprehensive platform for accepting applications, portfolios, references, and payments in one secure location, organizations around the world use SlideRoom to manage the decision making process for admissions, … Continue reading

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Cool Tool | ClassInsights from WebAssign

This flexible and fully customizable online instructional system puts powerful tools in the hands of teachers, enabling them to deploy assignments, instantly assess individual student performance, and realize their teaching goals. More than 9 million students have used WebAssign to submit … Continue reading

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Cool Tool | Voxy

Here is an online English learning platform providing a personalized language curriculum, adaptive web and mobile technology, best-in-class learner support and a robust CRM program that increases learner engagement. Voxy provides tools and services that make it easy for organizations to … Continue reading

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Cool Tool | Albert.io

Students looking to master difficult academic subjects should check out Albert.io for their interactive learning needs. The successor to Learnerator, which over a million AP learners have turned to for academic help, Albert.io features tens of thousands of practice questions for a variety … Continue reading

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Cool Tool | Lexia RAPID Assessment K-2

Recently expanded to grades K-2, Lexia RAPID Assessment helps K-12 educators prepare all students for reading success. Designed to measure the skills most predictive of reading success, RAPID adaptively assesses student performance in critical reading and language skills, while minimizing … Continue reading

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Cool Tool | Renaissance STAR 360

When teachers know precisely what students already understand, it’s easier to plan what to teach next or what skill areas might need revisiting. With Renaissance Star 360, a comprehensive assessment and student achievement data solution, schools and districts help students … Continue reading

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Declaring War on Paper

Before democratizing education, using edtech for an even more basic task. GUEST COLUMN | by Johan Hagglund Most people have come to think about edtech as expanding the reach of education— democratizing it. Or using technology to adjust to leaning … Continue reading

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Cool Tool | Edulastic

Edulastic is a free formative assessment platform that supports student mastery of the Common Core State Standards. Teachers can track student comprehension day-by-day—with homework and in-class assignments—to provide personalized feedback, remediation, and intervention. Edulastic also makes it easy to create and … Continue reading

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Curation and Assessment

A brief discussion of the two major challenges facing edtech. GUEST COLUMN | by Alan Greenberg Curation, finding relevance   With a billion downloads on iTunes U, even greater numbers on YouTube Education, then add TedED, Khan Academy, EDx, Coursera … Continue reading

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No More Final Exams?

Adaptive systems and continuous assessment puts testing to the test. GUEST COLUMN | by Christina Yu Testing today can be anything from a mere bureaucratic hurdle to a nerve-wracking, future-determining experience for students. As computerized adaptive systems enable us to … Continue reading

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Sifting Thoughts

Big Data and EdTech: a symbiotic relationship? GUEST COLUMN | by Kreigh Knerr As someone who spends the bulk of his time analyzing standardized tests and standardized test performance, you might imagine that Big Data promises to be my biggest … Continue reading

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Tech for Student-Centric Instruction & Assessment Models

GUEST COLUMN | By Nick Gaehde Data-driven instruction is an approach embraced by most educators, but establishing a process and a school culture truly focused on data has proven to be an elusive goal for many schools.  However, when you … Continue reading

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Interview | Transition to Transformation with eGenio

A product to revolutionize today’s classroom experience is what Don Greenberg had in mind when he co-founded eGenio in 2009. An easy-to-use, digital learning platform that integrates technology and multimedia content to engage all students, eGenio seamlessly integrates technology for … Continue reading

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Interview | Seeing the Whole Picture with Vantage Learning

Vantage Learning has continued to develop technology to create innovative, cost-efficient ways to address multiple challenges in education. In this interview, John P. Fallon, VP, Global Marketing at Vantage Technologies (pictured), discusses adaptive learning platforms, assessment in a digital age, the … Continue reading

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