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.

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. The flexibility that the online assessment software provides ranges from quick test assessment to report generation within a matter of time.

Why we love our math software

eSchool News

But tools like math software can help educators make the topic more palatable and relatable for students. We asked five educators to share their favorite math software with you. Math software picks. “My STEAM Teaching & Learning math math software

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.

Why we love our reading software

eSchool News

Here, educators share their favorite reading software and offer insight into what makes these specific tools so helpful in supporting students’ reading habits. The assessments and the data generated allow for both diagnostic and prescriptive instruction.

Data Driven Instruction: How Student Data Guides Formative Assessments

EdTech Magazine

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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Can “playful assessments” tell us whether maker education works?

The Hechinger Report

Chris Berdik for The Hechinger Report. But assessing these skills has been a weak link in these efforts, according to the education researchers at the MIT Playful Journey Lab , which hopes to remedy that with “playful assessment” tools. Chris Berdik for The Hechinger Report.

Five Instances Your “Free” Education Software May Actually Cost You by @edsby

TeacherCast

If a software company wants to give its product away free to educators, that’s a good thing for schools, teachers and students, right? Support for school or district wide reporting and data analysis is absent. And what region doesn’t have unique assessment and reporting standards?

ASCD's #Empower18 Conference Report

techlearning

It is used to develop interactive presentations and assessments that can be used to add amazing effects in the classroom. Newsela is an instructional content platform that brings together compelling, accessible content with integrated assessments and insights to support reading engagement.

Report: Gates Foundation’s College Advising Initiative Had Little Impact on Students

Edsurge

But when it comes to achieving that goal, iPASS efforts have yet to pass muster, according to a new report examining these efforts at three institutions. At UNCC, risk scores assigned to students were inaccurate due to errors introduced by the software.

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Impero Software Announces Philip Walters as its New Chairman

techlearning

Austin, TX, May 18, 2018 – Impero Software, a leading provider of classroom management, network and online safety software to schools, today announces Philip Walters as its new board chairman. Founded in 2002, Impero software is now accessed by over 1.5

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.

TNReady Online Testing Debuts, But Software Falters

K-12 Schools - Education News

TNReady was created to replace the Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program. However, when the test was first administered at the start of the week, so many software outages were reported that testing came to a stop.

Research roundup: 4 new reports on what’s working for blended learning practitioners

The Christensen Institute

Even though we aren’t even half-way through 2018, there are already several insightful reports on blended and personalized learning from this year that are worth highlighting. These reports examined various tools and approaches to implement blended and personalized learning models, as well as the potential impact these models could have on students and teachers. In the final section of the report, the DOE provided a set of recommendations for implementing blended learning.

A Futuristic Look at Assessing Learning

MindShift

First, both use poor initial assessments, he said. Weeks or months later, based on their reports, their doctor may raise or lower the dosage slightly. As a neuroscientist, Gazzaley has studied “how our brains intersect with the explosion of devices, programs and software.”

New to Competency-Based Learning? Here're Five Ways to Assess It

Edsurge

When a competency-based approach to assessment is in place, students must show what they know as well as what they can do. According to a 2016 report by iNACOL, 36 states are currently investigating policy surrounding competency-based education. And as interest in this approach to teaching and learning increases, so does the need for assessments to support it. Below are five ways to approach competency-based learning assessment.

IO Education, EADMS merger will expand online formative assessment

eSchool News

Complementary formative assessment solutions will help educators better leverage tools. IO Education and Educator’s Assessment Data Management System (EADMS), a provider of K-12 assessment and data management software, have merged to better leverage online formative assessment capabilities.

New EL STEM Report Highlights the Need for Better Curriculum and Learning Experiences

MIND Research Institute

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine released a consensus study report in October 2018 entitled English Learners in STEM Subjects: Transforming Classrooms, Schools, and Lives. You can read the full report. English Learners in STEM Subjects report.

These edtech tools are perfect for hastle-free assessments

eSchool News

Assessments are, to put it mildly, a disproportionately huge commitment of time. Edtech has opened up new ways to assess both students and teachers, in a way that organically integrates into the existing classroom structure. Two Unique Assessment Tools.

Why Technology-Based Assessments Fill an Important Role in Instruction

Leadership Lounge

We live in an age of assessment in education. One of my friends -- who happens to be a vice president of a large banking institution -- loves to post about the paradox of assessment. Though assessment has become a high-stake component of education, it hasn’t always been that way.

Infinite Campus Selects Illuminate Education as Assessment Partner

techlearning

and Irvine, Calif. – – Infinite Campus , the most trusted name in student information, announces Illuminate Education , the company transforming K-12 instruction through educational intelligence solutions, as an Assessment Partner. June 14, 2018 – Blaine, Minn.

Report warns of need for identity, access management tech

eSchool News

CoSN report delves into ways that identity and access management can strengthen student security. Taking advantage of these benefits, as the report details, starts by managing student and staff identities and then providing careful consideration to provision access rights.

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

Edsurge

edtech company has hit the nine-figure mark in 2018: a $110 million round for Connexeo, a provider of administrative payment software for schools and community institutions. Then in May, Francisco bought Renaissance Learning , an assessment developer, from its previous private-equity owner Hellman & Friedman (which paid $1.1 reportedly set aside $1.8 So far, there have been fewer home-run funding deals than last year. But for the U.S.

The birth and near-death of one piece of educational software

The Hechinger Report

Over the next week or so, The Hechinger Report will be publishing excerpts from Richard Whitmire’s book On the Rocketship: How Top Charter Schools are Pushing the Envelope. In this second installment, software engineer Ben Slivka finally ships his educational software but finds his real customer base isn’t what he expected. CHAPTER 20: Slivka’s Sci-Fi Software Gets Shipped. They were software writers, and good ones.

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

Edsurge

Schools and districts needed a way to standardize data about their students’ backgrounds and achievement levels to meet state and federal reporting requirements. Reports to Insights. One of the most visible efforts around K–12 interoperability so far may seem wholly mundane: rostering , or the ability for schools and vendors to create and manage student accounts and login credentials for different software programs. Data interoperability should be invisible.

Assessment Case Study Idea

The Electric Educator

The software is a bit quirky. The SRS software loads into MS PowerPoint where I create multiple choice quizzes. After the quiz, the SRS software can generate several different reports including customized study guides and instructor summaries.

The race is on for the AI-powered classroom

Neo LMS

According to a 2018 research report , AI-based technologies are primed to grow within the edtech market by just under 47%. AI Assess. Software today leverages deep learning to assemble custom textbooks, that adapt to teaching methods, class-types and learning outcomes.

ASSIST Integrated K-12 Education Management System Announces Integration with Scantron® Online Diagnostic Student Assessment

techlearning

Education assessment leader Scantron joins the fully integrated instructional content of ASSIST’s cloud-based program RENO, NV, Feb. 13, 2018 —ASSIST Education announced the recent integration Scantron Performance Series, a computer-adaptive K-12 diagnostic student assessment, published by Scantron. ASSIST Education, formerly known as ASSIST LLC, partnered with Scantron to add the assessments into ASSIST , the company’s Integrated Education Management System for K-12 schools.

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Mississippi Testing Contract Yanked From Pearson After Scoring Errors

Marketplace K-12

Pearson officials apologized after a reporting error on a state history test used to determine students' eligibility for graduation. Marketplace K-12 Assessment / Testing hardware / softwareThe post Mississippi Testing Contract Yanked From Pearson After Scoring Errors appeared first on Market Brief.

Illuminate to Sunset Student Information System in 2021

Edsurge

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.

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Three Things Teachers Need to Spot—and Stop—Plagiarism

Edsurge

Ask any educator who teaches five classes of 30 students each per day; there’s a lot of homework to assess. Teachers’ options include checking for plagiarism manually or using time-saving software designed for this very purpose. Plagiarism-detection software can address the most pressing needs of classroom educators faced with assessing students’ written work. Some educators prefer this approach, as it doesn’t require purchasing or using any software.

Against the 3A’s of EdTech: AI, Analytics, and Adaptive Technologies in Education

ProfHacker

I’ve had/have the privilege of being a member of the expert panel working on the NMC Horizon Report (the one that’s still in progress, the process of which I plan to write/co-write about soon, inshallah). So give them teaching assistants or do more peer assessment.

Intensive Math Intervention Program Gets Even Better

Ascend Math

After spending time on task in Ascend and completing post-assessments, a student gains access to explore Base Camp for three minute increments. New School Dashboard completes the lineup of dashboard reporting.

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."

How to Build a Modern School – 6 Key Elements to Embed in Your Groundwork

ViewSonic Education

Figuring out how to do modern assessments. There are many kinds of assessments on the educational landscape. Here are 6 major learning assessment categories from TeachThought.com : Diagnostic Assessment. Formative Assessment. Norm-Referenced Assessment.

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