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Measured Progress Awarded Multi-State Alternate Assessment Contract

As the fiscal agent on behalf of the Multi-State Alternate Assessment (MSAA) participating states, the Arizona Department of Education has awarded Measured Progress the contract for the new MSAA. Measured Progress will work with participating states to continue developing the assessment, and to implement and maintain the program. Read More »

Turnitin's New Revision Assistant Helps Improve Student Writing

Turnitin introduced Revision Assistant, a formative writing tool giving students immediate, actionable feedback on all aspects of student writing. Turnitin Revision Assistant, for grades 6-12 and developmental writing in higher education, extends teachers' reach by giving students immediate formative feedback during the writing process. Read More »

Shmoop Introduces Official Certificates of Achievement for Online Courses

Shmoop has introduced Certificates of Achievement, which users can earn for scoring 70% or higher from a teacher in any of Shmoop's rigorous Online Courses. With a Shmoop subscription, users get access to hundreds of courses, and they can earn an official certificate in each and every one. Read More »

Imagine Learning Announces Español Software Update

Imagine Learning announces its latest product update for Imagine Learning Español, a language and literacy software product for children learning to read in Spanish. Unlike many Spanish-language software products, Imagine Learning Español v2.2 offers authentic, original content that’s not translated from English. Read More »

PBS KIDS Announces New Series SPLASH

In fall 2016, PBS KIDS will premiere SPLASH (w.t.), a new animated series that dives into marine biology and ocean science. Created by John Tartaglia and produced by The Jim Henson Company and Herschend Enterprises, SPLASH (w.t.) is designed to encourage kids ages 4-7 to explore the diversity and spectacle of our natural undersea world. The multiplatform media property will debut on PBS stations nationwide, along with integrated digital content. Read More »

TKL and DimensionU Partner on Online Course for Teachers

Teach n’ Kids Learn (TKL) and DimensionU have teamed up to create a robust Online Professional Development course that supports teachers’ instruction in mathematics and language arts through gamification, quickly and easily.Included for K-12 educators who enroll in the course by February 15, 2016, is a free DimensionU Class License (for up to 30 students), through the remainder of this school year. Read More »

Indiana School Districts Select Skyward

Skyward is experiencing unprecedented growth in the state of Indiana, with 25 new district partnerships in the last two years. MSD of Wayne Township, Lake Central and Wawasee are among Indiana districts that have recently selected and implemented Skyward’s Student Management Suite. Read More »

Big Universe Offers Educators over 8,000 Titles

Big Universe has announced they the have expanded their content library and now offer educators over 8,000 book titles, from over 40 publishers, including nonfiction, bilingual, STEM, hi-lo, nonfiction-fiction pairings, character education, themes (biographies, holidays, astronomy, animals, etc.) and many more selections. Read More »

Edmentum Receives ISTE Seal of Alignment

Edmentum announced that the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) recently completed and approved a Seal of Alignment for Readiness review of EdOptions Academy. This approval recognizes EdOptions Academy as a highly effective resource for successfully acquiring knowledge and skills that are foundational to the globally recognized ISTE Standards. Read More »

MasteryConnect Milestone: One Million Standards in Its Competency-Based Platform

MasteryConnect announced that it has added one million standards to its platform across all 50 states and the District of Columbia. This robust collection of standards covers all grade levels and all core subjects, including vocational subjects for high school students and voluntary education topics like fine arts, physical education, technology education and more. Read More »