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Interactive Achievement, Measured Progress Deliver CC Items & Assessments

Through this partnership, Interactive Achievement customers can now subscribe to Measured Progress COMMON CORE™ Assessments, which include an Item Bank, targeted Testlets, and quarterly Benchmarks that together guide teachers as they prepare students in grades three through eight and high school for the increased rigor and cognitive demands of the CCSS. Read More »

Kenosha District Selects Infinite Campus

Kenosha Unified School District (KUSD), serving nearly 23,000 students, has selected Infinite Campus as its new student information system (SIS). Infinite Campus will provide KUSD with extensive functionality that is intuitive for all end users. In addition, the ability to scale up to meet the needs of a growing district set Infinite Campus apart from other vendors. Read More »

Learning Sciences International “Breaks the Teacher Evaluation Mold”

A multiyear pilot project in Pinellas County, Florida, has gone a long way toward addressing many of the problems inherent in teacher evaluation. The pilot has the potential to replace controversial end-of-year value-added measures (VAMs) with a student growth score, provided while the students are still with the teacher, to measure the learning growth of teachers’ actual students. Read More »

Pacific Metrics’ New Essay-Scoring Tool

Pacific Metrics released released Writing Power, a new essay-scoring product that utilizes CRASE®, Pacific Metrics’ proprietary automated scoring service, to provide immediate feedback on the six traits of writing. Writing Power is a full-featured end-to-end scoring solution that enables educators to create, assign, manage, and report on interdisciplinary writing topics using the automated scoring model. Read More »

New, Free Math Games from Hooda Math

As the school year draws to a close, teachers need ways to review what their students have learned and ensure they don't forget it over the summer. Thanks to Hooda Math, that job has become easier - and more fun! Hooda Math, K-12's leading resource for free online math games, recently launched three new games: Integer Tilt, Sand Grid and Time Punch. The games review essential math concepts like integers, coordinate pairs, and telling time in an engaging way. Read More »

Calcasieu Parish Public Schools Selects Teachscape

Calcasieu Parish School System (CPSS) in Lake Charles, LA has selected Teachscape to support the increased effectiveness of teachers and administrators in its 21 priority schools, those designated as high-need. CPSS, the fifth largest district in the state, will help educators at these schools engage in collaborative professional learning based on instructional data collected during teacher evaluations. Read More »

Two Pitsco Partners Honored by IASL STEM East

The International Association for STEM Leaders (IASL) recognized two long-standing Pitsco Education partners with awards at the organization's STEM Leadership Summit. Pitsco Education has worked closely with STEM East officials to implement STEM labs in numerous schools throughout the 13-county Eastern Region. Read More »

Filament Games Introduces Crazy Plant Shop

Filament Games released the game-based Crazy Plant Shop: Heredity Unit. Crazy Plant Shop is the first release of PLE (Play, Learn, Experiment): Life Science series from Filament Learning, a division of Filament Games. Each unit in the series explores a scientific subject through the use of a game and accompanying curriculum. Read More »

Hatch Announces New Kindergarten Readiness Softwar

Hatch released version 3 of their TeachSmart® preschool software. Hatch’s TeachSmart turns Microsoft Windows®-based interactive whiteboards and multi-touch displays into educational powerhouses.TeachSmart builds school readiness skills and seamlessly integrates interactive technology into the early childhood classroom. Read More »

New itslearning Release To Focus on Student-Centered Learning

itslearning continues to move towards a student-focused, personalized learning platform through its latest release, which features a wide variety of product enhancements, including a student-focused lesson planner and customizable site-level learning objectives for student learning goals.... Read More »