Skyward, Certica launch formative assessment solution

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Partnership aims to help educators access more than 80,000 item bank resources for assessment. Skyward, a K-12 school administrative software provider, and Certica Solutions, a provider of K-12 data management and education content solutions, have formed a partnership to support the creation and sharing of online assessments through Skyward’s Test Bank Management Solution. Assessments News

Skyward introduces new test bank management solution

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Online assessment creation tool supports teachers, improves student growth. As school districts prepare students for assessments, administrators are looking for tools that ease teacher prep time, address established curriculum, and encourage schools and districts to share assessment content. Test banks provide flexibility to create custom assessments at the district, school and classroom level. Assessments News Top News

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Illuminate to Sunset Student Information System in 2021

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Illuminate Education will stop support for its student information system in two years, before the 2021 school year. The email, signed by Illuminate CEO Christine Willig, says customers must switch to a new system, recommending by name Aequitas, Aeries, Infinite Campus and Skyward because they “have solid integration protocols” between their systems and Illuminate’s data and assessment platform, called DnA.

I Moved a Drone With My Mind. Soon Your Students Will Too.

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Hovering here and there and lurching around a bit but most certainly skyward. The drone was part of a demonstration of the powerful technology that the neuroinfomatics company EMOTIV offered at a conference on the power of technology and education. There is increasing interest in the role of meditation and mindfulness training in education. The first question I asked myself was where should the education community try to be leapfrogging to?