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Orange County Schools Choose Progress Testing's Assessment Banks

As school districts across Florida implement the Language Arts Florida Standards and Mathematics Florida Standards, educators and districts face the challenge of creating and finding high quality assessment content that accurately assesses the new standards. To address their needs the Orange County School District has partnered with Progress Testing to provide its 184 schools with Florida's only comprehensive formative assessment item bank within the Performance Matters assessment platform. Read More »

NC Adopts Triumph Learning’s Coach for Math Instruction

The North Carolina list of recommended instructional material includes Triumph Learning’s North Carolina Common Core Coach Mathematics for grades three through eight; North Carolina Common Core Support Coach, Foundational Mathematics, for grades three through eight; and Readiness for the Common Core for grades one through eight. Read More »

Pearson and LearnSprout Collaborate

For K-12 school and district administrators who use the PowerSchool Student Information System (SIS), a new collaboration with one of the most promising EdTech startups of 2014, LearnSprout, will deliver new insights into student engagement and performance. Read More »

EPS S.P.I.R.E. Results in Gains for OH School District

An efficacy study released today by EPS Literacy and Intervention, a division of School Specialty, Inc. confirms that its S.P.I.R.E.® reading intervention program is highly effective for special education students and English Language Learners (ELL) who are identified as nonreaders and struggling readers. The study found that students who received S.P.I.R.E. instruction achieved significant gains in phonics, vocabulary, comprehension and overall reading. Read More »

Major New ACT Aspire Assessment Component

ACT Aspire, LLC launches Periodic Assessments, the second major component of the ACT Aspire Assessment System. ACT Aspire is the first digital, longitudinal assessment system to fully connect student performance with readiness benchmarks from elementary grades through high school. It now extends the understanding of student progress through optional Periodic Assessments. Read More »

Carnegie Learning Math Significantly Improves Algebra Outcomes

Carnegie Learning, Inc. announced today the positive results experienced by Gary Community School Corporation (Gary, Ind.) after a two-year implementation of blended learning math instruction using Carnegie Learning Algebra I Cognitive Tutor Software and Algebra I textbooks. Read More »

Classworks Meets Educators Needs with Latest Enhancements

As teachers and students settle into the new school year, they are taking advantage of new enhancements that establish Classworks®, the online instructional solution for kindergarten through ninth grade, as the comprehensive, integral classroom tool teachers need and students want. Read More »

KY School Improves Math Proficiency with Triumph Learning

Lee County Middle School in Beattyville, Kent. improved student math proficiency after implementing Common Core Coach from Triumph Learning, producer of critically acclaimed K-12 texts and interactive digital tools. Lee County Middle School used the program to help students master Common Core math skills. Read More »

Naiku, Inc. Adds Curriculum Map Features

Naiku, provider of award-winning, next-generation classroom assessment software, announced today the addition of curriculum mapping capability to help teachers plan for and track proficiency of learning standards. With the addition of curriculum mapping, teachers can now use Naiku to comprehensively plan for the standards they expect to have their students learn... Read More »

NewPath Learning Leads to Significant Increase in Comprehension

The use of the multimedia lessons included in NewPath's Online Learning Program "substantially and significantly increase students' understanding" of key, standards-based educational concepts, according to a recently completed, independent study sponsored by the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Read More »