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NWEA Introduces New Assessments Built on CCSS

Northwest Evaluation Association will release a new version of its Measures of Academic Progress® (MAP®) assessment built on the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). The new test will be available for use by school districts throughout the country starting July 20. The Common Core MAP, will allow educators to accurately assess their students’ learning levels on the new standards and monitor student growth term-to-term and year-to-year. Read More »

Council for Economic Education Introduces CCSS Resource

This month, the Council for Economic Education (CEE) introduces a Common Core Alignment Tool, an invaluable resource to help educators meet the Common Core State Standards while teaching financial and economic literacy. Over 400 CEE lessons, designed for K-12 students at varying grades and competency levels, have been aligned with these Standards... Read More »

State Education Agencies Partner with MetaMetrics to Fight Summer Loss

This year, twenty-three state education chiefs requested assistance from MetaMetrics to combat summer reading loss. Each of these SEAs used MetaMetrics’ free online resources including the popular “Find a Book” tool to match readers with high-interest, ability appropriate texts. Read More »

Ector County ISD Delivering Effective PD via Safari Montage Live-5!

Ector County was looking for a solution that would cut down on travel costs related to teacher training. The district ultimately found a technology solution that fit their budget and worked on their existing network with SAFARI Montage Live-5! (SML5), an interactive videoconferencing tool that has allowed the district to continue to offer live PD without sacrificing the interaction of face-to-face training. Read More »

Walch Education’s Integrated Math I Program Recommended by Utah Board of Education

Walch Education’s CCSS Integrated Pathway: Mathematics I program has been recommended by the Utah Board of Education for use as primary instruction for Mathematics I. The Spring 2013 Instructional Materials Review found that 100% of the content from the Common Core State Standards Integrated Pathway curriculum map is covered in Walch’s Math I Teacher Resource. Read More »

LearnPad Launches CCSS Alignment within Management Portal;

LearnPad announces the inclusion of an "Instructional Standards" feature included as part of its LearnPad education tablet solution. The "Instructional Standards" tab includes the current Common Core frameworks as a simple way to effortlessly align and auto-associate lessons to a district's chosen standards of instruction. Read More »

FL District Turns to Teachscape To Improve Its Teacher Evaluation and PD Processes

To help improve its teacher evaluation and professional development processes, Liberty County School District in Bristol, FL has selected Teachscape. With Teachscape, the district will move from a paper-based teacher evaluation process to a technology-enabled one, helping to provide timely, relevant feedback to teachers based on fair and reliable teacher evaluations. Read More »

Think Through Math Launches New Features and Upgrades

Think Through Math (TTM), the Web-based solution that provides comprehensive math instruction and practice for students in grades 3 through Algebra 1, has unveiled its newest features and upgrades to its flagship software today. Think Through Math was developed by teachers and technologists to help students prepare for Common Core State Standards and accelerate math learning. Read More »

MetaMetrics To Provide Quantile Measures for Over Thirty Textbooks

MetaMetrics®, developer of The Quantile® Framework for Mathematics, recently collaborated with five major publishers to provide Quantile measures for more than 30 new mathematics textbooks that cover materials intended for students in Kindergarten to 10th grade. These textbooks will join over 600 textbooks and 3,500 resources currently measured... Read More »

School Improvement Network Partners With Agilix

School Improvement Network and Agilix announced a partnership to offer School Improvement Network’s personalized learning solution, GAGE, to all districts and school systems. Delivered on the Agilix xLi platform, GAGE gives districts the ability to provide student-centered, mastery-based personalized learning along with real-time professional development resources for educators combined into a single system. Read More »