After the IT director at a large private school couldn't find the student information system that worked for his school with both a virtual and brick-and-mortar campus, he went to the cloud for the answers he was looking for.
- By Jennifer Netherby
The Partnership for 21st Century Skills has released a new toolkit designed to help state and district education leaders implement Common Core State Standards within the P21 Framework for 21st Century Skills.
The College Board's Advanced Placement Program (AP) has become a national member of the Partnership for 21st Century Skills (P21), a coalition of industry and education organizations focused on integrating technology into education.
In an effort to help ease the transition to new technology-driven assessments planned for nationwide implementation in 2014, the State Educational Technology Directors Association (SETDA) has launched Assess4ed.net, a new online resource and community for state and district education leaders.
Clark County School District in Nevada is upping its stake in online assessments for its younger students.
E-portfolios can be used to do more than just demonstrate student progress toward standards. They can also allow students to show who they are as individuals, while also providing a means to track a student's growth from kindergarten all the way through high school and beyond.
- By Sharleen Nelson
Pearson Education has made dramatic updates to its student information system (SIS) and its online teacher grade book.
- By Dian Schaffhauser
Renaissance Learning has released a free iOS app that lets students take their Accelerated Reader quizzes on their iPads, iPhones, and iPods.
Questionmark has released an update to its SaaS-based assessment tool, Questionmark OnDemand. The incremental update includes new forms of analytics reporting tools to help measure performance and pinpoint areas that might be in need of additional investigation.
There's more to being an effective teacher than raising standardized test scores, yet test scores have gained widespread acceptance among the public as the key indicator of performance.
- By Patricia Deubel