Choosing The Right Adaptive Learning Tool

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Find out how adaptive learning solutions are helping teachers target instruction and use data more effectively—and how they’re helping students learn. Math RIT points on the NWEA MAP Growth Math Assessment from winter to spring, exceeding expected growth of 3.3

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.

Want Adaptive Learning To Work? Encourage Adaptive Teaching. Here’s How

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we have been using adaptive learning since 2012, and we believe that a single constituency—painted by some as a barrier to the adoption of new technology in the classroom—is largely responsible for our success: our faculty. But when a scaled implementation leverages faculty expertise and feedback during all stages, the culture shifts, and faculty move from being skeptical of adaptive learning to being advocates for it. At Colorado Technical University (CTU).

With Eyes on Asia, Kidaptive Raises $19.1M to Grow Its ‘Invisible’ Adaptive Learning Platform

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Once known for a learning game, the Redwood City, Calif.-based based company now touts itself as a provider of adaptive-learning technologies for educational content providers. Of this amount, Woongjin invested $5 million in return for a 10 percent stake in Kidaptive, reports The Korea Herald. Kidaptive first entered the edtech market in 2012 with Leo’s Pad, a game-based learning app that offered mini-games and puzzles to assess cognitive skills in young children.

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. .

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‘Personalized Learning’ Plays Role in Many States’ ESSA Plans, Report Finds

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While many states are prioritizing personalized learning in their plans for accountability under the Every Student Succeeds Act, they aren't necessarily promoting the use of technology as a path to that outcome, researchers found. The post ‘Personalized Learning’ Plays Role in Many States’ ESSA Plans, Report Finds appeared first on Market Brief.

The Assessment Range: Using Data To Meaningfully Affect Learning

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The Assessment Range: Using Data In The Classroom To Meaningfully Affect Learning. If you don’t already have a plan for the data before giving the assessment, you’re already behind. What Should Assessments “Do”? Teachers As Learning Designers.

Personalization and Super Learners: An Interview with Istation's Richard Collins

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Istation , Collins is intent on sparking that same love of learning in new generations of students, while creating opportunities for them to succeed in school and, by extension, life. So in 1998, he and seven colleagues launched an animated e-learning platform designed to engage elementary and middle school students in math, reading and Spanish curriculum while supporting teachers with assessment tools. The Drudge Report. •. Make it more adaptive.

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

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More than 6 million students in all 50 states use products offered by Curriculum Associates, which sells research-based print and online instructional materials, assessments, and data management tools, including its flagship tool, the adaptive assessment and instruction package, i-Ready. See EdSurge’s report on adaptive learning tools including i-Ready in Adaptive Learning Close Up. Education Technology Adaptive Learning Learning Strategie

New Report Offers Evidence-Based Research and Guidance for Developing Engaging, Effective Online Science Courses

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TEMPE, AZ — Arizona State University’s School of Earth and Space Exploration recently released new research on its flagship Smart Course, on Smart Sparrow’s adaptive learning platform—published in the peer-reviewed journal, ASTROBIOLOGY.

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

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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. Besides just being an assessment company, we’re also becoming a learning and navigation company,” Roorda tells EdSurge in an interview. The company offers a suite of tools used to create, deliver and generate reports from digital assessments.

2018 Halftime Ka’Ching Report: U.S. Edtech Raises $739M in Venture Funding

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There are newly-funded curriculum and courseware services, games, adaptive learning platforms and study tools. Learning is no longer viewed as an afterthought in the workforce. Deborah Quazzo, managing partner at GSV AcceleraTE That’s an observation shared by Deborah Quazzo, managing partner at GSV AcceleraTE: “Learning is no longer viewed as an afterthought in the workforce.” These two factors have spurred investment in workforce-learning efforts, she observes.

Not Another Dashboard: K-12 Interoperability Efforts Aim to Inform (Not Just Report)

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Schools and districts needed a way to standardize data about their students’ backgrounds and achievement levels to meet state and federal reporting requirements. As today’s education technology tools are used more frequently to drive instruction, expectations have grown for how data can support teaching and learning. Reports to Insights. Solving the rostering problem just scratches the surface of how interoperable data can support learning, said Wheeler. “If

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. Bloomberg first reported the purchase on January 28. Excelligence Learning Acquires Really Good Stuff: Brentwood Associates -backed Excelligence Learning Corp. Utilizing New York-based Knewton’s adaptive learning platform, Pearson says it will update its digital curriculum, enVisionMATH2.0.

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

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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 announcement about Pearson’s job cuts came in the company’s January trading update, in which the company said it expected to report adjusted operating profits of £720 million for 2015.

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.

How Instructional Technology Coaching Can Help Teachers Create Powerful Learning Experiences

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“Technology use must, first and foremost, be designed to support learning goals, not the other way around.”. Ottenbreit-Leftwich in their 2013 study of authentic technology-enabled learning, highlights the main challenge coaches face when trying to support teachers using technology.

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. Ferreira’s decision marks the end of a nearly nine-year run at Knewton, where he strived to build technology to pinpoint what students know, don’t know and should learn next. He claims to be among the first to coin this approach as “adaptive learning.” What’s all the buzz about adaptive learning really about?

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

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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.

April 2018 Top 10 Stories

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2 The Classroom Assessment Gap: Key Findings A new survey reveals disparities between teachers’ assessment experiences and the perceptions of principals and district administrators.

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Online Learning's 'Greatest Hits'

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From the very start of digital education, the big question has always been: ”How can students learn effectively, if they’re not face-to-face with their instructors?” More than two decades ago, when I was hired at Stevens Institute of Technology, as dean of web-based distance learning—a quaint title for what is now known as online learning—few tools were available to help faculty migrate their on-campus courses online.

The Changing Role Of The Teacher In Personalized Learning Environment

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The Changing Role Of The Teacher In Personalized Learning Environment. Today’s students are studying and learning differently – a change confirmed by the widespread adoption of digital studying. The use of technological innovations such as cloud computing, mobile learning, bring?your?own?device

Study reveals elementary math gains

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Study of grades 3-5 students showed improved math achievement with personalized learning approach. hours, could expect to be between the 54th and 55th percentile on the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) test at the end of 2014-15.”

Fuel Education’s Stride and Summit Math Adaptive Solutions Win BESSIE Award

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Summit Math won a BESSIE in the High School: Math Website category and Stride won in the Teacher Tools: Adaptive Learning Tool category. Additionally, built-in assessments and the adaptive question engine help identify where students may need more support.

Learning Analytics 2018 – An updated perspective

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Learning analytics has been a hot topic for a while in the education industry. Not by chance, learning analytics and all its related technologies (measuring learning, artificial intelligence, adaptive learning, personalized learning, etc.)

What Education Technology Could Look Like Over the Next Five Years

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The NMC Horizon 2015 K-12 report offers a snapshot of where ed tech stands now and where it is likely to go in the next five years, according to 56 education and technology experts from 22 countries.

Think Through Math adds geometry to interactive math system

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New offering will combine live tutoring and adaptive math instruction. Think Through Learning, creators of Think Through Math (TTM), an instructional system for grades 3 and above, announced plans to expand its high school software line to include geometry.

Data-driven learning, not instruction, is the future of education

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Data-driven instruction may be the popular catchphrase in education, but in a recent edWebinar, the speakers advocated for data-driven learning. Using Student Learning Data to Foster a Growth Culture ,” featuring Amy Trees Dodson, M.Ed., What assessments do they use now?

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Loop Learnings: A Year of Insights from Digital Learning Leaders

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Each week, available members opt in for a video call with a peer in their cohort of instructional designers or cohort of deans, directors and provosts of digital learning. Together they’ve held over 500 hours of digital learning discussion and the anniversary week was our most popular week yet—these conversations just keep getting more valuable. So what have Loop members learned in a year of exchanging knowledge? The future is adaptive. adaptive learning.

Strategies for Supporting ELL Students in Math

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elementary and middle school classrooms, learning and understanding the language of mathematics can be a challenge. According to nprEd , in 2016 32 states reported not having enough teachers for ELL students. “We This broadcast was hosted by edWeb.net and sponsored by DreamBox Learning.

Diversity, Cybersecurity and the Future of Libraries: Day 2 Recap From Educause

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At higher education’s biggest IT conference, Sugata Mitra described how small children can inspire the future of learning. Children, given access to the internet in groups, can learn anything by themselves,” said the the Professor of Educational Technology at the School of Education, Communication, and Language Sciences at Newcastle University. He described the collective ability to learn without direct guidance as an example of “emergent behavior in a self-organizing system.”.

4 Adaptive Math Tools for Personalized Learning

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Few scenarios are more frustrating for teachers than watching a student lose enthusiasm for learning. In a quest to address the wide range of abilities in today's classrooms, new edtech tools offer learning opportunities to meet the individual with just the right balance of challenge and success. Adaptive learning -- where data informs a customized learning path for each student -- has been on many edtech trends lists in recent years. DreamBox Learning Math.

WHAT’S NEW: NEW TOOLS FOR SCHOOLS

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www.getalma.com ) Alma Technologies has announced it is allowing any SQL-based business intelligence tool, such as Tableau and Jaspersoft, to access data from its modern, student information system and learning management system. Software & Online ALMA TECHNOLOGIES, INC.

Pearson CEO Fallon Talks Common Core, Rise of ‘Open’ Resources

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Pearson CEO John Fallon recently met with a group of reporters at Education Week’ s offices and spoke about his company’s business strategies and record, and offered a defense against some of its detractors’ claims. We would say that an assessment should be only one measure of progress.

What Does a School Need to Enable Learning Based on Student Competency?

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Many teachers have long been frustrated with static, canned curriculum that doesn’t seem connected to kids’ lives, and testing requirements that drive the learning experience. Patrick would like to see modular assessment offered at public libraries. By Jane Mount/MindShift.