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Ricoh Introduces Next Generation of the 'Bubble-Sheet' Test

The Ricoh Testing and Grading Solution enables educators to create their own bubble-sheet optical mark recognition (OMR) tests, print them on plain paper from their nearest Ricoh multifunction product (MFP), and automatically grade completed tests using the MFP's scanning capability. No special equipment is required, and educators no longer lose time and money shipping completed tests across the country for grading. Read More »

ACT Aspire College and Career Readiness System Launches

The first administration of the new ACT Aspire College and Career Readiness system took place this week in 33 states. The assessments provide educators and parents with student achievement data based on the ACT College and Career Readiness Standards ("CCRS") from grade 3 to H.S. Read More »

Evan-Moor's Daily Summer Activities Fundraiser

Evan-Moor Educational Publishers announced a fundraising opportunity that helps to reduce summer learning loss, while raising money for a school. A participating school can earn $4 in cash or $8 in Evan-Moor product credit for every Daily Summer Activities enrichment book purchased by the school community as part of the fundraiser. Read More »

Learning Upgrade Releases Math Upgrade 6

Math Upgrade 6 is designed to support student mastery of all 6th grade Common Core standards for math. Students are guided through 60 step-by-step lessons to ensure they meet the rigors of the Common Core. Each lesson provides practice problems accompanied by immediate intervention and remediation with multimedia supports. Read More »

MindConnex Unveils Shakespeare In Bits Live!

MindConnex Learning is expanding its Shakespeare In Bits offering by releasing an update of its successful Shakespeare In Bits Live! subscription website with additional new learning resources. These will include quizzes, lesson plans, play texts, and more! The newly updated website is HTML5-based and so is truly cross-platform, being accessible from all major devices with a web browser and Internet connection. Read More »

SunGard K-12 Education Enhances Standards-Based Gradebook

SunGard K-12 Education has released the latest version of its award-winning eSchoolPLUS student information system. Highlighting this software release are enhancements to the system's gradebook that will help school districts support student success within a standards-aligned curriculum, such as the Common Core State Standards. Read More »

McGraw-Hill Education Helps Teachers To Customize Content

McGraw-Hill Education today announced that it has introduced its popular custom-publishing tool Createâ„¢ to the K-12 market. Originally developed for higher education, Create's platform will now provide K-12 teachers with access to trusted educational resources that can be remixed and customized online to best suit their teaching needs and their district's needs. Read More »

Insight Education Unveils Observation & Feedback Platform

Insight Education Group launched ADVANCEfeedbackTM, a platform for teachers and school leaders designed to manage the observation and feedback process like never before. Through live or video-based observations, the intuitive platform can be used by school and district observers or by Insight's team of expert content-area coaches to provide meaningful feedback ... Read More »

Lexia Learning Enters the Formative Assessment Market

Lexia Learning announced a long-term strategic partnership with researchers from the Florida Center for Reading Research (FCRR) focusing on research and innovation in the area of language and literacy assessment. In 2014, Lexia and FCRR will launch a computer-adaptive, K-12 assessment that will quickly and accurately identify student needs, and provide teachers the instructional strategies necessary to address individual student skill gaps. Read More »

Nye County Students Earn Double the Credits in Half the Time

In one semester, students in Nye County's alternative education school have completed twice as many class credits as they did for the entire 2012-13 school year. Karen Hills, the school's principal, attributes her students' success to the way the school has retooled its blended learning model, which includes online curriculum from Odysseyware. Read More »