Preparing Students for Online Assessments with Digital Literacy Skills

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Online assessments are becoming more common, and students who have strong digital literacy skills often score higher on them. Students who lack these skills may not be able to effectively demonstrate mastery of key concepts in math, reading or writing on online assessments.

9 steps to better online assessments

eSchool News

A new tool helps district leaders plan and create online assessments in the wake of their growing popularity. The Online Assessment Planning Tool , supported by the Learning First Alliance, is accompanied by a report summarizing the best practices in online assessments.

Think Exam introduces new feature to add “video link” in “solution report”

Think Exam

Think Exam is a leading online assessment platform by Ginger Webs that has been specifically designed to simplify the assessment cycle. The post Think Exam introduces new feature to add “video link” in “solution report” appeared first on Thinkexam Blog.

9 recommendations for making better use of online assessment tools

FETC Converge

The shift by schools from paper and pencil to online assessment technology has started yielding significant benefits for schools, teachers and students. But school districts continue to struggle trying to harness the full potential of online assessment tools, according to a new report from a consortium of education groups. Uncategorized data collection learning environments online assessment reports resources and tools

Quiz building software – A platform to create exclusive Quizzes for your students

Think Exam

Online quiz tool is a remarkable medium to assess the candidate’s aptitude. With such an advent development in innovation we all have been somewhere a part of online test experiencing the ease of its features.

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

Marketplace K-12

Mergers and acquisition opportunities in K-12 will focus on companies that provide adaptive learning and online assessments, according to Berkery Noyes.

20 Formative Assessment Tools for Your Classroom

Shake Up Learning

The post 20 Formative Assessment Tools for Your Classroom appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Recently, we discussed our favorite formative assessment tools for the classroom, and I wanted to share these here for you as a resource. 20 Formative Assessment Tools for Your Classroom. (in

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

NeverEndingSearch

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.

Why the nation’s K-12 accountability and assessment system doesn’t make the grade

The Christensen Institute

Two new studies lay bare how the assessment and accountability systems in use throughout the United States shortchange teachers and schools by not presenting accurately what their students know, can do, and have learned in the last year.

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Personalized Learning Needed in Increasingly Diverse Classrooms, Report Says

Marketplace K-12

But a lack of high-quality curricula designed to support that personalized learning is stalling the effort, according to a new report. New technology is key to allowing educators to provide this personalized support, the report says. K-12 student population and highlights the underlying need to rethink the way classroom learning is approached, the report says. The post Personalized Learning Needed in Increasingly Diverse Classrooms, Report Says appeared first on Market Brief.

Disentangle time from testing

The Christensen Institute

One report estimates that at the peak of the testing regime in 8th grade, tests can consume an average of 20 to 25 hours during the year. But this polarizing testing debate misses the long-term picture—and in so doing, threatens to derail vitally important innovations in assessments afoot in our country, particularly with the rise of technology in classrooms. Department of Education to shift to new forms of assessment.

What are IT leaders worried about? Assessment readiness and money

eSchool News

A CoSN survey reveals CTO concerns about privacy, budgets, and assessment readiness. Assessment readiness is again the No. The growing imperative about being assessment ready isn’t likely a surprise for those living in states adopting the Common Core.

States assess their readiness for digital learning

eSchool News

Statewide ed-tech inventories are helping state leaders assess their digital learning needs. New Jersey and Michigan developed individual state tech readiness tools in preparation for (online) assessment,” she said.

Education Galaxy–Personalized Learning That’s Fun

Ask a Tech Teacher

It’s online assessment, practice, and instruction for K-6 students with a tagline: Curiously fun, amazingly effective, refreshingly affordable. Education Galaxy provides online assessment, practice, and instruction in a highly engaging environment for students.

OPINION: How do you measure social and emotional learning?

The Hechinger Report

. In the education world, it is often said that what gets assessed gets addressed. But the field has lacked an organized method of identifying, choosing and using the best assessments to measure students’ competencies. Related: The limits of online assessments.

8 Must-See Hidden Gems from ISTE 2018

techlearning

Explore Tyto Online. A uniquely ambitious project, Tyto Online is a multiplayer online game focused on science. Want to speed up fluency assessments and free up time for instruction? Looking to go beyond the multiple-choice assessment?

Edulastic launches district tool for administrators

eSchool News

Edulastic, creator of formative assessment tools for teachers, has launched Edulastic District Enterprise, a premium version of the software platform designed specifically for district and school administrators. Securely manage and control centralized assessments. “We

BENCHMARK UNIVERSE PRO TIP: How to Get Started with Benchmark Universe Quickly & Easily

Benchmark Education

Want a super fast way of distributing online tasks to your classroom? You can then begin adding assessments, eBooks, and ePosters. Analyze Reports*. Note : You’ll need a subscription to one of Benchmark Education’s online assessment products to access this feature.

5 infrastructure concerns for district technology leaders

eSchool News

Increases in online assessments and digital content also drive the need for higher bandwidth, according to the report.

Edulastic, Key Data Systems give educators new classroom performance tools

eSchool News

Partnership gives educators access to assessment library. Edulastic, a next-generation online assessment platform for K-12 teachers and administrators, has formed a new partnership with Key Data Systems to make the Inspect item bank available to Edulastic District Enterprise users.

Spotting Trends and Delivering Data to Connect Edtech Tools With Educator Needs

Edsurge

Over the last several years, we've published a K-12 principals’ assessment report, in which administrators give feedback on the biggest challenges they face in their schools. The popularity of online learning tools, web-based rich content such as video, interactive digital textbooks, e-books, online assessment and the increasing dependence on the internet for student and teacher learning is growing rapidly.

Desmos Passes the Smarter Balanced Test (and Hopes to Save Math Students $100)

Edsurge

It’s a reasonable restriction to prevent students from cheating by searching online for solutions. The Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC), which administers standardized tests for 15 U.S. states, one territory, and the Bureau of Indian Education, has agreed to make the Desmos calculator available as a tool in its online exams. Smarter Balanced contracts with the American Institute of Research to develop and deliver the online tests via a secure web browser.

Public-school tests glitch across state

The Hechinger Report

Twelve thousand Mississippi students spent nearly 20 minutes unable to take their Mississippi Assessment Program tests yesterday morning. Minneapolis, Minns-based Questar Assessment Inc., With Questar, students take their end-of-the-year assessments online.

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.

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

Marketplace K-12

In January, Jefferson Education formed a partnership with math and science curriculum and assessment provider Agile Mind. ” Citelighter aims to help students break down writing tasks and enable teachers and administrators to create assignments, real-time assessments, and standards-based grading, according to the company website. Marketplace K-12 accelerators Assessment K-12 dealmaking math

Learning.com Launches Cyberbullying Prevention Campaign for National Bullying Prevention Awareness Month

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With national data reports showing cyberbullying on the rise, especially in public schools, the digital literacy leader has created a cyberbullying prevention toolkit for educators to download and help students and parents do their part in promoting online safety and good digital citizen skills.

Four innovative staffing takeaways from personalized learning schools

The Christensen Institute

In the CCSD Franchise schools, educators administer formative assessments using software to gauge students’ progress and adjust learning groups. Navigator’s teachers developed a set of common formative assessments through an online assessment platform that provides teachers data to target struggling students. The software at Cristo Rey generates reports on student learning data that guide how teachers organize small-group lessons and projects.

6 Tech Best Practices for New Teachers

Ask a Tech Teacher

There’s no longer an option to hide students from the online world, what is considered by many parents a dangerous place their children should avoid. They might write a report, share a movie, add music and color, draw a picture, or build an infographic.

CoSN 2018: Broadband and Cybersecurity Are Top IT Concerns

EdTech Magazine

Those were among the 10 key findings highlighted in the Consortium for School Networking’s fourth K–12 IT Leadership Survey Report , which was released on Monday in conjunction with the opening of CoSN’s annual meeting in Washington, D.C. To assess those filling current IT leadership roles, the survey also delved into the respondents’ professional backgrounds, education and years of experience. CoSN 2018: Broadband and Cybersecurity Are Top IT Concerns. meghan.bogardu….

Technology doesn’t drive blended learning success … or does it?

The Christensen Institute

These school administrators have reported that they spend roughly 70 percent of their time providing coaching to teachers. Online assessments through the Evaluate and Illuminate platforms significantly reduce the burden on teachers to administer, grade, and aggregate the student learning data for data-driven instruction. Blended-learning proponents can point to a growing number of schools that consistently achieve extraordinary student learning results.

Lots of great resources and web apps to use with Chromebooks!

Educational Technology Guy

You can do pretty much anything with a Chromebook so the sky's the limit. Here are some tips and links to web apps: Remember - we shouldn’t teach software (ie Word, Excel) we should teach skills, like writing, using spreadsheets and graphs, etc.

Global K-12 Market for Personal PCs to Contract in 2016, Experts Project

Marketplace K-12

A decline in personal computer sales in the worldwide K-12 education market may be linked to faltering economies in other countries, particularly Latin America, a new report finds. market, according to a report from Futuresource Consulting, a London-based market research firm.

Illuminate Education Joins Google for Education Partner Program as a Premier Partner

techlearning

Integration of Google Classroom – Illuminate users will enjoy single sign-on, direct links to Illuminate’s Data & Assessment platform within Google Classroom’s interface, and syncs from Illuminate to Google Cloud around gradebook and assessment results to provide greater interoperability between the two systems. Educators will be able to connect learning activities in Classroom with assessments from Illuminate to create a more comprehensive learning experience. ?

Take Two: Clever’s Newest Effort to Help Teachers Try Before They Buy Edtech

Edsurge

Soft-launched last summer, the library currently houses more than 100 educational apps, which teachers can browse by subjects or categories (like assessment or presentation tools). Often, the most popular apps “are what teachers are discovering at conferences, reading online, and across social media,” according to Dan Carroll, chief product officer of Clever. A report published in January suggests that most software licenses purchased go unused.

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Kentucky deploys 480 Mbps broadband across state

eSchool News

Counties across the state have worked to increase their broadband capacity as online assessments, video resources, and mobile devices have become more prevalent in schools. Material from a press release was used in this report.