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Number of States Reporting Lexile and Quantile Measures Doubles

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October 1, 2018 – RALEIGH, North Carolina – More students and parents will receive Lexile and Quantile scores on high stakes test reports this school year than ever before. In all other states, Lexile and Quantile measures are used and reported at local levels.

Informal survey suggests disconnect between teachers and data

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Vendor’s poll hints at gaps in identifying and acting upon problems using data. According to the survey, only 35 percent of respondents felt that teachers at their schools had a high or very high level of comfort connecting data to instruction.

CAP ‘Education Crisis’ Report Looks at Future of US Schools

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A newly-released report from the Center for American Progress has found that gains are being made in student achievement across numerous reform-oriented states and school districts.

The top 10 school IT leader concerns

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Annual survey outlines broadband, instructional materials, student data privacy as top among school IT leaders’ concerns. The fourth annual K-12 IT Leadership Survey Report , released during CoSN’s annual conference in Washington, D.C.,

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The Remix Hypothesis

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For several years my colleagues and I have been conducting and reviewing empirical research on the impact on student outcomes when OER are adopted in place of commercial materials. At this level faculty remix their open course materials.

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Curriculum Associates Enhances i-Ready® with Major Upgrades for Back to School 2018

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The completely-redesigned teacher experience provides actionable data insights with simplified navigation, improved alerts, and streamlined reports that show teachers the immediate actions to help differentiate instruction and drive the greatest student gains.

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

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The curriculum also provides teachers with access to student progress data to help determine which students need intervention and where, thus supporting their unique needs. Additionally, built-in assessments and the adaptive question engine help identify where students may need more support.

Using Makerspaces to Support Personalized Learning

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Albans City School, and several of her students explained how they’re using technology for assessment, service work, and more. Instead of traditional report cards, though, students assemble digital portfolios to show their progress. edWeb Blog edtech Makerspace personalized instructio

OPINION: What’s the high-tech tradeoff for students and teachers?

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As internet users, we implicitly understand that if we’re not paying for a commercial service, our data — and the content we create — are being commodified and sold to others. When teachers get useful, timely data, they use it. appeared first on The Hechinger Report.

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OER: Some Questions and Answers

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Absent any effectiveness data, for decades faculty who were evaluating educational resources had no choice but to settle for characteristics of resources that reasonable people might believe correlate positively with effectiveness. material curation and upkeep).

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Weld North Acquires Performance Matters, Merging It With Truenorthlogic

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The investment company Weld North Holdings LLC today announced its acquisition of Performance Matters, a student assessment and data analytics company that it will merge with Truenorthlogic, a K-12 ed-tech business focused on continuous educator improvement. “The platform combines teacher and student data so principals can manage schools better,” said Jonathan Grayer, Weld North’s chairman and CEO, in a a phone interview. million were reported to Inc.

A Primer for Scaling Your Education Business—Successfully

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Schools were unhappy with both the cost and the quality of the instructional materials available. Part of the value creation plan includes the data that management will report to the board. Klement explained that “At Bridge International Academies, management team is extremely data driven and captures most of what’s happening in the classroom, for both teachers and students, to better manage student outcomes.”

Carolina Biological Supply Company Announces California Close to Adopting New School Science Teaching Materials

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The state is reviewing new science instructional materials for the first time in 12 years to help science teachers succeed in teaching students the latest standards. have reported positive impact on their classes. “I

Consistent Use of Lexia Reading Core5 Leads to Surge in Charter Schools USA Elementary Students Literacy Gains

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BOSTON (March 12, 2018) – An analysis of more than 22,600 K–5 students within the Charter Schools USA (CSUSA) network found that incorporating recommended use levels of the Lexia Reading Core5® program into instruction resulted in substantial growth in reading skills during the 2016/17 school year, over and above that achieved with non-Core5 instruction.

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.

The Business of Education Technology

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But even without knowing the funding data for the month of December, I can say a lot. Remind co-founder Brett Kopf was replaced as CEO by Brian Grey, formerly CEO of the Bleacher Report. These are just the ones that were reported by the press, of course.). You can find stock market data about publicly-traded education companies at funding.hackeducation.com. Even without funding data to underscore its importance, “personalization” can’t be dismissed.

What’s New: New Tools for Schools

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This program adds full home access for students, custom curriculum alignment, performance reporting, professional development, and more. The tool is ideal for differentiated learning, literacy, English-language learners (ELL) or Special Needs instruction.

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Hack Education Weekly News

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Via The Seattle Times : “A cellphone belonging to the man who claims he shot and wounded another man in self-defense during a demonstration last month at the University of Washington had been wiped clean of data before being seized by police, according to search-warrant documents filed in King County Superior Court.” ” asks The Hechinger Report. “Will Data Error Threaten For-Profit Regulation ?” ” asks The Hechinger Report.

Are We There Yet? Integrating Tech & Learning #SXSWedu

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Notes from panel discussion/concurrent session at SXSWedu 2012 Geoff Wurzel, TechNet Wurzel was one of the influencers on Senate Bill 6 and the creation of the Instructional Materials Allotment in Texas. Tom Greaves, The Greaves Group www.projectred.org Project Red - large scale research project funded by Pearson and Intel; Collected data from over 1000 schools around the country and looked at 136 variables. Assessments for Learning IV.