Lexia PowerUp Literacy Wins Best Personalized/Adaptive Learning Tool

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For the second time in two months, Lexia Learning, a Rosetta Stone company (NYSE: RST) has had two of its literacy programs recognized as standouts in a prominent edtech award program.

Key Findings and Tips for Adaptive Learning

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The use of differentiated instruction to individualize each student’s learning experience is becoming more common in today’s elementary classrooms, but creating meaningful differentiation for a typical class of 25 students or more can still be a challenge. What should educators and administrators know about adaptive learning? The survey found that instructional leaders overwhelmingly saw the value of adaptive learning to help individualize instruction.

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K-12 Dealmakers to Focus on Adaptive Learning, Assessment, Report Says

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Mergers and acquisition opportunities in K-12 will focus on companies that provide adaptive learning and online assessments, according to Berkery Noyes. Assessment Ed-tech Houghton Mifflin Harcourt McGraw-Hill Renaissance Learning Venture Capital berkerynoyes edtech houghtonmifflinharcourt mcgrawhill renaissancelearning

Pearson Bets on Adaptive Learning (Again) With $25M Acquisition of Smart Sparrow

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Smart Sparrow , which provides course-authoring tools for faculty and instructional designers to build adaptive courseware, has found a new home in a much bigger nest. Already, the Sydney, Australia-based company has pulled back on its social media presence.

Curriculum Associates’ CEO Reflects on K-12 Marketplace as Company Marks 50th Anniversary

Marketplace K-12

Rob Waldron, CEO of Curriculum Associates, assesses the K-12 marketplace of the future, while marking a major milestone at his company. The post Curriculum Associates’ CEO Reflects on K-12 Marketplace as Company Marks 50th Anniversary appeared first on Market Brief. Marketplace K-12 Artificial Intelligence Assessments / Testing Business Strategy Curriculum / Digital Curriculum Data Personalized / Adaptive Learning

ACT Bets Big on Analytics, Adaptive Learning With $7.5M Investment in Smart Sparrow

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In recent years, the nonprofit has invested in several education technology efforts around learning analytics and adaptive learning. million investment in Smart Sparrow , a company that offers a platform used by many higher-ed faculty members and instructors to develop online, adaptive courses and simulations. Roorda wants the ACT to become more involved in the learning process, and provide more analytics solutions to teachers and students.

ACT Rolls Its Recent Acquisitions Into a New, Integrated Learning Platform

Marketplace K-12

COVID-19 accelerated the rollout of Mosaic by ACT, which is being billed by the company as a comprehensive, adaptive learning solution weaving together assessments, curriculum, and social-emotional learning.

K-12 Dealmaking: Byju’s Acquires Digital Reading Platform; Investment Firm Snaps Up Teaching Strategies

Marketplace K-12

Byju's continues its effort to expand into North America, and early childhood education provider Teaching Strategies switched from one investment firm parent company to another.

ACT Takes Stock Under Direction of New CEO Janet Godwin

Marketplace K-12

The interim CEO of the ACT talks about the company's recent acquisitions and what's ahead for the major provider of assessment and other services.

New McGraw Hill Assessment Solution Helps Teachers Support Students Who Have Fallen Behind Following COVID-19 Disruptions

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As teachers prepare for classes to resume this fall, McGraw Hill today announced the launch of McGraw Hill Rise , a new reading and math supplement with embedded assessment and personalization to help educators identify and address individual learning gaps for each student.

Savvas Learning Company’s enVision Mathematics Honored with Gold Stevie Award

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We are so pleased that enVision Mathematics has won this prestigious award,” said Bethlam Forsa, CEO of Savvas Learning Company. Teaching with high-quality instructional materials has a direct impact on student learning outcomes. Learn more about the Stevie Awards at [link].

Data Driven Instruction: How Student Data Guides Formative Assessments

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Data Driven Instruction: How Student Data Guides Formative Assessments. As personalized learning becomes a more mainstream pedagogy in K–12 classrooms, teachers have started to adapt assessment processes to get a deeper look at student growth. . When it comes to assessing student knowledge levels, data has empowered more schools to choose formative assessments versus summative assessments. . What Are Summative Assessments Vs. Formative Assessments.

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Quantified Learners: Moving Beyond Assessment

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Quantified Learners: Moving Beyond Assessment. New applications and technologies are now embedded into practically every aspect of the learning experience. Schools are organizing databases around students that look at multiple performance indicators, and now, more than ever, learning is informed and registered through collections of data points and not just a grade. It’s not simply about better assessment; it’s about empowering better learning.

Meet the Platform That ‘Gets to Know You’—and Cuts Test Prep Time in Half

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So it is with some authority that he sings the praises of adaptive test prep technology. Don Phan For the past year, Phan has been using the adaptive test prep platform by The Edge, a Hong Kong-based test preparation, admissions consulting, and academic tutoring business that is expanding into the US. There are hundreds of different skills and assessment criteria that are assessed by the system.

Meet the Platform That 'Gets to Know You'—and Cuts Test Prep Time in Half

Edsurge

So it is with some authority that he sings the praises of adaptive test prep technology. Don Phan For the past year, Phan has been using the adaptive test prep platform by The Edge, a Hong Kong-based test preparation, admissions consulting, and academic tutoring business that is expanding into the US. There are hundreds of different skills and assessment criteria that are assessed by the system.

TenMarks Shutdown Leaves Teachers Wanting, Competitors Circling

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School and district users had ample warning about the demise of the adaptive K-12 math and writing software—the company issued a notice on its site 15 months ago—and yet many say that the off-boarding process was not a smooth one. Its parent company, 3P Learning, promises to price-match on districts’ most recent TenMarks contract. She estimates that the company has seen an 11-13% increase in overall sales due to the TenMarks bump.

Curriculum Gets Personal: An Interview with LearnZillion's Eric Westendorf

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Japan's Ministry of Education had a standard curriculum, but individual teachers could adapt or innovate lessons—and then send their ideas back to the Ministry of Education to be vetted and added to the national curriculum. “So Westendorf melded the lessons he learned in Japan with his Stanford MBA and years of experience teaching and leading schools. EdSurge recently spoke with the CEO of LearnZillion to learn more about his plans to revolutionize curriculum.

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Curriculum Associates to Be Owned by Iowa State University--For Now

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When one of today’s hottest edtech companies was founded, Intel Corp., the kingpin of computer chip companies, was barely a year old, and the microprocessor had not yet been invented. pulled off another intriguing move: Creating a way to support a public university without losing its edge as a private company. Over the past five years, the company has been following a hockey-stick growth curve: It had $39 million in sales in 2012; last year’s sales topped $190 million.

MobyMax Wins 2018 Tech Edvocate Award for Best Global EdTech Company

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was awarded the 2018 Tech Edvocate Award for Best Global EdTech Company. was awarded the 2018 Tech Edvocate Award for Best Global EdTech Company. MobyMax is the first and only unified, complete edtech platform encompassing all curriculum subjects (the equivalent of 156 textbooks) and all assessment types (diagnostic, formative, benchmark/interim, and summative), plus interactive classroom and motivation solutions. MobyMax, the most widely adopted edtech platform in the U.S.,

MobyMax Wins 2018 Tech Edvocate Award for Best Assessment Tool

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MobyMax, the most widely adopted differentiated learning solution in the U.S., has been awarded the 2018 Tech Edvocate Award for Best Assessment Tool or App. Sept 4, 2018 - MobyMax , the most widely adopted differentiated learning solution in the U.S., has been awarded the 2018 Tech Edvocate Award for Best Assessment Tool or App. We are thrilled that MobyMax was recognized not only as the Best Global EdTech company, but also the Best Assessment Tool or App.

Can a For-Profit, Venture-Backed Company Keep OER Free—and Be Financially Sustainable?

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New and traditional publishers are trying to offer alternatives such as open educational resources (OER), or freely downloadable and adaptable learning materials. One company, Top Hat, is trying to shift away from that by opening up its marketplace of mostly OER materials to users for free. By removing some existing fees, the company hopes to thread a tricky needle of making OER actually free—while still running a for-profit company.

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Mapping the universe of edtech that connects

eSchool News

When I first joined the Christensen Institute over five years ago we were knee-deep in studying the fast-growing market of tools designed to support blended learning environments. Many consisted of adaptive learning content tools that could support students at different levels in a manner that traditional textbook and lecture-style teaching struggles to do. Coordinating platform companies are not in the business of recruiting new mentors or experts. Want to learn more?

ACT’s Latest Act: Investing in an Open-Source Assessment Startup

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Ever since taking the helm as CEO in 2015, Marten Roorda says ACT has closed 10 deals in which it has invested in, acquired or formed strategic partnerships with educational companies. Its latest act: making a strategic investment in Open Assessment Technologies (OAT), a San Francisco-based startup that offers open-source tools for building and delivering digital tests. The company offers a suite of tools used to create, deliver and generate reports from digital assessments.

Carnegie Learning Appoints Lenovo Executive as New Chief Marketing Officer

eSchool News

PITTSBURGH–( BUSINESS WIRE )– Carnegie Learning , a leader in artificial intelligence for K-12 education and formative assessment, today announced Quinn O’Brien as Chief Marketing Officer. Being part of such a purpose-driven company–that’s what makes every day so rewarding.

K-12 Dealmaking: Apple Acquires Learnsprout; Pearson, Knewton Turn to Adaptive Math

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Recent dealmaking news includes acquisitions by Apple and Excelligence Learning, and partnership between Pearson and Knewton. acquired the San Francisco-based startup that helps K-12 educators “use data to analyze the past, understand the present, and anticipate the future,” according to the company’s Twitter page. Excelligence Learning Acquires Really Good Stuff: Brentwood Associates -backed Excelligence Learning Corp.

Waggle and Amplify Partner

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Adaptive learning company, Waggle, today announced a strategic partnership with next-generation curriculum and assessment company, Amplify. Free Digital Art Museum Showcases Student Creativity ] Waggle will incorporate Amplify’s immersive programs into its personalized learning library for Fall 2018. News Ed Tech Ticker Assessment curriculum

Guest Post: Raising Expectations and Addressing Inequities in Edtech

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Following nationwide protests over the death of George Floyd and others at the hands of police, I have received a slew of emails from edtech companies containing statements of solidarity and inclusion, explaining that the company supports diversity and does not tolerate racism.

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Marten Roorda Out as ACT CEO

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Under his watch, the Iowa City, Iowa-based nonprofit invested heavily in education technology companies to expand its services beyond test prep. That means going beyond high-stakes assessment to providing services to support social-emotional wellbeing and career-navigation skills.

K-12 Dealmaking: ACT Invests in Smart Sparrow; LivingTree, PeopleAdmin Make Acquisitions

Marketplace K-12

In this week’s dealmaking news, assessment developer ACT invested adaptive learning company Smart Sparrow. Marketplace K-12 Assessments / Testing Educational Technology/Ed-Tech Investment / Venture Capital K-12 Dealmaking Learning Management / Student Information Systems Mergers and Acquisitions Public-Private Education Partnerships

How AI’s ‘Endless Well of Patience’ Can Augment What Teachers Do

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One edtech company that has embraced an AI-plus-human-teacher approach is Squirrel AI Learning , a Chinese company that has opened over 2000 after-school learning centers in more than 400 cities across China in the past three years. Students at a Squirrel AI Learning center. It’s something many other education companies using AI can’t deliver either. Some companies using AI in education don’t have any human component at all,” says Kim.

Why a K-12 Operating System is the Next Step in the Evolution of Edtech

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To supplement in-person support offered during class and lunch periods, I published a simple Google site to house my lessons, assessments, and other resources. I stepped up my game by adding even more videos and assessment exercises to my class website, mining resources from IXL and CK-12. This worked nicely for my students, who felt like I was carefully attending to their learning pace and providing them with targeted learning materials.

The Future of eLearning - 10 Trends To Be Aware Of

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For those who don’t know what it is, eLearning refers to learning that utilizes electronic means to create a more dynamic and instructive learning environment. Adaptive Learning. Adaptive learning is a style of education where resources, activities, projects, and assignments are tailored to each student’s individual needs. Social Learning. Video learning. Mobile Learning. Learning Management Systems.

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Lexia Nationwide Report Finds 80% of Students Using Lexia Core5 Reading Did Not Experience Literacy Learning Loss During Remote and Hybrid Learning in the 2020-21 Academic Year

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23, 2021) – Lexia® Learning, a Cambium Learning® Group company, today released new research titled “Using Lexia Core5 Reading to Address Learning Loss and Accelerate Learning: Insights from a 2020-21 Nationwide Study.” About Lexia Learning. BOSTON ( Sept.

McGraw-Hill Education acquires Redbird Advanced Learning

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McGraw-Hill Education has acquired Redbird Advanced Learning , a digital personalized learning company that offers courses in K-12 math, language arts, and writing and virtual professional development programs for educators. Built on 25 years of research at Stanford University, Redbird’s adaptive learning solutions enable students to have a highly personalized educational experience to support each student’s individual pace and skill level.

Jose Ferreira Steps Down as Knewton CEO, Eyes Next Education Startup

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Few technologists have championed the role of big data, personalized learning and many other education buzzwords as vociferously and for as long as Jose Ferreira. Yesterday, the New York-based company announced that Ryan Prichard, who has been with the company since July 2012, most recently as Chief Technology Officer, will assume the CEO position. Ferreira, who founded the company in 2008, will remain on the company’s board of directors.

Florida Department of Education Approves Lexia Learning for ELA Intervention Courses

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BOSTON (June 8, 2021) – Lexia Learning, a Cambium Learning® Group company, announced today that Florida’s Commissioner of Education has approved Lexia® Core5® Reading (Core5) as curriculum in elementary intervention courses. CCC-SLP, Lexia’s chief learning officer.

Education Behemoth Pearson to Cut 4,000 Employees, 10 Percent of Workforce

Marketplace K-12

Pearson today announced that it is responding to rocky conditions and poor performance in international markets by laying off 4,000 workers and putting a greater focus on adaptive courseware and classroom products, as well as blended and online learning. The massive cuts will reduce the giant education company’s workforce by about 10 percent, down from about 40,000 employees based not only in the United States and United Kingdom, but Asia and countries around the world.

Polaris Recognized as Learning Analytics Solution of the Year

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In 2021, n2y’s Unique Learning System ® was EdTech Breakthrough’s choice for “Overall EdTech Solution of the Year.”. Built‑in tools—recommended assessments, rubrics, and profiles plus a library of resources—give IEP teams exactly what they need to write goals aligned to state standards.

K-12 Dealmaking: PowerSchool Acquires Haiku Learning; Jefferson Education Partners with Fishtree

Marketplace K-12

PowerSchool continued its acquisition streak with the purchase of Haiku Learning; in addition, Jefferson Education announced a partnership with Fishtree, and digital writing solution provider Citelighter gained additional funding. PowerSchool Purchases Haiku Learning: The K-12 education solutions provider acquired Haiku Learning , provider of a cloud-based learning management and classroom collaboration solution designed to meet the needs of K-12 educators.

Voice-Based English Tutoring App MyBuddy Merges With a Friend: Edwin

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They’re so cozy, in fact, that the two companies have merged, and MyBuddy.ai As a part of the deal, half of his team—he and two others—will join the new parent company. In 2018, the company tried to expand its offering by creating and selling English courses.