Plagiarism search tools comparison


To show the difference between the three options, we have put up a comparison list to spotlight the main differences. Using free plagiarism checking tools is a bit more time saving strategy; however, there is no possibility to export/share the report. The biggest concern here is the automation of an assessment process and integration of similarity scan in your educational environment.

How To Effectively Use Educational Assessment Tools

ViewSonic Education

Quick Take: Overview of educational assessment tools focusing on Summative assessment and Formative assessment. A comparison of summative assessment and formative assessment. The main components of being an educator are preparation, teaching, and assessment.

A true gift from SHEG: DIY digital literacy assessments and tools for historical thinking


You may remember Stanford History Education Group (SHEG) for its groundbreaking and utterly depressing report, Evaluating Information: The Cornerstone of Online Civic Reasoning. The free assessments include Google Docs assessments to copy and digital rubrics to download.

How teaching informed by Assessment fosters student Self-Management Skills: Simplifying Approaches to Teaching & Learning Series (Part 6)


We conclude this series with the last but not least IB requirements for teaching and learning in the Diploma Programme (DP): assessment and self-management skills. This final installment covers h ow to cultivate students’ self-management skills through teaching informed by assessment.

Few States Offer or Require Financial Education Classes, Report Says

K-12 Schools - Education News

According to a recent report from the Center for Financial Literacy at Champlain College in Burlington, VT, only five states in the country deserve a grade of A or A+ for their financial education efforts. Alabama, Missouri, Tennessee and Virginia received an A on the report.

Oregon DOE Releases Report Cards, Delays Evaluations for a Year

K-12 Schools - Education News

Oregon’s 1,200 public schools were issued report cards last week to offer insights into which schools achieved the most progress in math, reading, and writing last school year and which schools did not. This information will appear on next year’s report cards.

LEAP Innovations, Leader in Personalized Learning, Reports Impressive Double-Digit Student Gains in Schools Using Lexia Reading Core5 as their Literacy Solution


A leader in personalized learning, LEAP Innovations, recently released a second report showing Lexia Reading Core5® to have a statistically significant, positive impact for students in Chicago Public Schools.

Race to the Top Damage Assessment: A 21st Century Principal's Perspective

The 21st Century Principal

Duncan''s Department of Education and President Obama even released a report, not independently created mind you, to declare how successful their Race to the Top program has been. In a USA Today article "Obama Report Claims Success for ''Race to the Top'' " Duncan even had the audacity to say, "The most powerful ideas for improving education come not from Washington, but from educators and leaders in states throughout the country."

Understanding The Deep Fake: A Troubling Trend

The CoolCatTeacher

He is the author of several books on effectively using digital technologies to communicate and assess learning. Wesley Fryer on episode 572 From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Deep fake videos are now possible.

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What can parents do to keep their kids safe in the context of cyberbullying?


In this context cyberbullying may appear to pale by comparison. Also take note if the abuse is race, disability or gender related as this can be additionally reported to the civil rights office.

Four Ways Digital Financial Education Is Improving Student Outcomes


We have seen students’ scores on pre- and-post assessments rise from a D to a B. They talk about comparison shopping and using coupons to make a $15 allowance go a little further. Economic System KNOWLEDGE GAINS AND BEHAVIORAL CHANGE—After completing the FutureSmart Digital Course: Students’ financial knowledge increased by an average of 67%, based on pre- and post-assessment data collected in the 2016-2017 academic year.

5 big ideas for education innovation in 2018

The Christensen Institute

But if the system stands to become more student-centered, finalized ESSA plans mark be the beginning, not the end, of R&D efforts in accountability and assessment. This year, the federal Innovative Assessment Pilot offers one obvious starting point for this conversation to evolve. I’ll personally keep following groups like iNACOL who are pushing this conversation forward (see their recent report on the topic).

Helping rural students thrive

The Hechinger Report

A new report says these communities need more attention from policymakers and resources to prepare students for success. So, why was the largely rural state flagged in a new report as having one of the bleakest outlooks for rural students in the country?

Research shows lower test scores for fourth graders who use tablets in schools

The Hechinger Report

A Reboot Foundation report finds a negative tie between the use of tablets in school and fourth-grade reading scores. Photo: Tara García Mathewson/The Hechinger Report.

Math Webtools to Support Any Curriculum

Ask a Tech Teacher

The teacher dashboard makes it easy to manage students and classes and dynamic reporting tools allow for the analysis of student progress and the provision of comprehensive data for specific school requirements. More detailed reports are available online through the user account.

Why Mastery Based Learning is a Good Option

Ask a Tech Teacher

Students who don’t understand a topic and don’t do well on the summative assessment for that subject, aren’t automatically moved on because time allotted for that topic ran out. Assessments are competency-based and referenced to school learning criteria.

State Testing Disruptions Likely Produced Dips and Gains in Student Scores, Study Says

Marketplace K-12

The disruptions in online assessments that roiled Montana, Nevada, and North Dakota in the spring of 2015 appear to have had both negative and positive effects on individual students’ test scores, according to a new analysis. While some students’ scores appeared to have been hurt by “logout” interruptions, evidence suggests others may have actually benefited from temporarily getting booted out of the system, a conclusion the authors of the report base on statistical modeling.

Music Training Speeds Up Brain Development in Children

Digital Promise

Over the past two decades, several investigators have reported differences in the brain and behavior of musicians compared to non-musicians. For example, the differences reported between adult musicians and non-musicians might be due to long-term intensive training or might result primarily from inherent biological factors, such as genetic makeup. It would involve including a comparison group, as all children change with age.

Time’s up: Full-time virtual charter schools must become transparent together

The Christensen Institute

Its “first initiative is to develop and agree on a standardized outcomes reporting methodology. … The assessments must be valid and reliable. These have not been implemented because no state system is truly set up to measure much of this at an individual student level; in particular, state measures of growth are problematic for many reasons, as the iNACOL report on these suggested measures makes clear.

10 Principles Of Proficiency-Based Learning

TeachThought - Learn better.

All forms of assessment are standards-based and criterion-referenced , and success is defined by the achievement of expected standards, not relative measures of performance or student-to-student comparisons. 10 Principles Of Proficiency-Based Learning. by Chris Sturgis.

What Data Will Show That Edtech ‘Works’?


Too often, parents, educators and, yes, reporters, simply ask “What works?” An online math tool that “works” should be correlated with better grades in a class or higher scores on a summative assessment—data that schools already collect. Popular measures include the Measures of Academic Progress ( MAP ) assessments created by the Northwest Evaluation Association, which aims to measure student growth in math and reading. Correlations, Comparisons.

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Gender Gaps Persist in United States as Girls Outperform Boys

K-12 Schools - Education News

A new report from the Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD) has found that boys are less likely to be engaged in school than their female counterparts, have lower skills, poorer academic achievements, and are more likely to leave school early.

Are K-12 Curriculum Tools a Smart Investment? What Investors and Our Data Say


In conversations with edtech investors, some reported that the K-12 market has seen an influx of instructional content, particularly in the form of open educational resources (OERs). “Curriculum is becoming commoditized.” So says Jason Palmer, a general partner at New Markets Venture Partners.

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The ‘dirty secret’ about educational innovation

The Hechinger Report

of The Investing in Innovation Fund: Summary of 67 Evaluations, Final Report, U.S. Only 12 of the 67 innovations, or 18 percent, were found to have any positive impact on student achievement, according to a report published earlier in 2018. Exhibit 4.6

Proficiency and NAEP scores: Let’s stop talking about trivial distinctions and focus on ending inequality instead

The Hechinger Report

It was as predictable as night following day that this week’s release of results from the National Assessment of Educational Progress would be followed by weeping and gnashing of teeth on a biblical scale. As we read NAEP’s latest report, we should focus on what truly matters.

Let Students Learn From Failure

Ask a Tech Teacher

These are difficult to quantify on a report card, but critical to life-long success. Anecdotally assess their daily efforts and let that count as much as a summative exam that judges a point in time. Assess grit. Do the same with assessment.

Interoperability Boosts the Speed of School Communications

EdTech Magazine

It also helps schools reach goals like higher student success, better data analysis, more robust cybersecurity and easier access to education technology, the report’s authors explain. A Digital Learning Now report highlights digital backpacks as a solution for teachers who, without these tools, “have little visibility into the past performance of their students, what other teachers noted, or each learner’s strengths, weaknesses, and individual needs.”.

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US Edtech Funding Already Nears $1 Billion in First Half of 2019


By comparison, in the first six months of 2018, companies raised $750 million across 62 deals. Knewton, an adaptive learning engine that became a digital courseware company, was reportedly bought by Wiley for way less than it raised. The U.S.

Aim for individual mastery and the rest will follow

The Christensen Institute

A recent Bellwether Education Partners report, A Path to the Future: Creating Accountability for Personalized Learning , summarized the apparent friction facing policymakers: Personalized learning aims to change instruction in ways that customize students’ experiences—and, ultimately, lead to systemic changes in how students are assessed and progress to more advanced content.

PARCC Results for DC Show College-Readiness Concerns

K-12 Schools - Education News

Overall, 82% of white students were found to be college ready, while only 25% of Hispanic and 20% of black students held similar results, reports Josh Fatzick for The Daily Caller. According to recent results from a high school exam taken by students in Washington, D.C.,

Game Changer: When teachers prove they can teach all kinds of students

The Hechinger Report

The growing movement to require aspiring teachers to pass performance-based assessments to demonstrate that they can teach what they know – to all of their students – is a seismic shift for the field. in comparison to the nationally recommended standard of 42.

My Reply to a Testing Organization's Request

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

I've attached a report on ed tech in learning I did as for Acer as part of my project. The report I sent her (" Modern? ?Learning:?

Verizon Mobile Learning Academy

The Mobile Native

Comprising students and teachers from 24 elementary, middle and high schools across the country, VILS provides individualized, on-site and virtual professional development tailored to address specific areas for improvement at each school as identified by a preliminary needs assessment.

How Parents Can Help Autistic Children Make Sense of their World

Digital Promise

Half were randomly selected for the intervention, half to a wait-list comparison group. We collected narratives from the young people in both groups, along with an assessment by the parents of their child’s narrative ability. These parents reported a significant improvement in their child’s narration and were also surprised to see the difference it made in their ability to communicate with their sons and daughters with ASD.

Smartphones-in-School, Brain Mush, Teaching Deep Reading…and Apples & Bicycles!

EdNews Daily

According to a 2018 report by Pew Research , one in four Americans didn’t read a single book in the last year, and bookstore chains are in decline. By LeiLani Cauthen.