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Istation Improves Progress Monitoring with Lexile Student Measures

In January Istation improved its computer-adaptive reading assessment with the addition of enhanced scoring metrics correlated with the widely adopted Lexile® Framework for Reading. In addition to progress monitoring, the inclusion of Lexile student measures supports differentiated instruction for at-risk students... Read More »

Teachers of Teachers Focus of Next Leading Edge Certification

Leading Edge Certification (LEC), a national provider of certification programs in education technology, today announced that Professional Learning Leader, its fourth certification program, will be available in mid-2014. With a focus on those who provide professional development to educators across all curricular areas, Leading Edge Certification for the Professional Learning Leader will officially launch at ISTE 2014. Read More »

Goalbook Significantly Improves IEP Goals

When special education teachers write learning goals for their students, measurable details are important, but often hard to identify. According to a recent study by San Francisco State University (SFSU), Goalbook helps ensure a student's Individualized Education Plan (IEP) is aligned to standards and differentiated according to the student's unique needs. Read More »

SIIA Commends U.S. DoED Guidance for Protecting Student Privacy

The Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) commended the U.S. Department of Education’s Privacy Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) for today’s release of the guidance document, “Protecting Student Privacy While Using Online Educational Services: Requirements and Best Practices.” Read More »

New Survey Confirms PBS Kids Is a Trusted Resource

A national survey of parents with young children age 2-6 has found that media and technology are an essential part of preparing children to enter elementary school. Overwhelmingly, PBS KIDS stands out as the most trusted and relied upon media brand for this school readiness, ranking first in delivering on every measured skill. Read More »

Study Highlights Promising Approach for Closing Achievement Gaps

Child Trends conducted an extensive review of the research and evaluations underlying Integrated Student Support (ISS) approaches operating in elementary, middle, and high schools across the country. ISS approaches promote academic success by securing and coordinating supports tailored to the specific needs of at-risk students. Read More »

Fallbrook UESD Selects Infinite Campus

The Fallbrook Union Elementary School District (FUESD) has selected Infinite Campus as their district-wide student information system (SIS). Serving 5,800 students, FUESD will now have a single solution that gives them the ability to collect student data to fully implement and support the Common Core State Standards. Read More »

Benchmark Education Introduces CCSS Solution in WY

The Benchmark Education Company has proudly introduced a new educational program that meets the Common Core standards in Wyoming. The program is aptly named Benchmark Literacy and is quickly gaining recognition not only in Wyoming but other states in the country that are coming to grips with the Common Core. Read More »

Adelanto Elementary School District Selects THINK Together

THINK Together, the state’s largest nonprofit provider of extended learning time programs, is now partnering with the Adelanto Elementary School District to provide After School Education and Safety (ASES) programs to 11 schools serving more than 1,000 children and providing students with high-quality learning experiences that help to close the achievement gap for young students living in under-resourced communities. Read More »

Capstone Young Readers Launches YA Imprint

Capstone Young Readers, a leading publisher of children’s books and digital products and services, announced the launch of Switch Press, a new imprint dedicated to titles that appeal to the wide range of interests of the young adult audience today. Switch Press will include a broad selection of contemporary nonfiction and fiction titles... Read More »