Assessment & Accountability


Apple iOS 6 Guided Access Boon for High-Stakes Testing with iPads

During its Worldwide Developers Conference 2012 in San Francisco this week, Apple introduced a new feature that addresses both user accessibility and testing needs when its mobile devices are used in schools.

Georgia To Provide Early Intervention and Assessment Software Tools to All Schools

The Georgia Department of Education (DOE) is providing every district and school across the state with software to support early intervention and assessment in the classroom.

Technology Challenges and the Move to Online Assessments

Two consortia of states are paving the way for online assessment of Common Core State Standards by 2014. But will your district be up to speed?

Blackboard Adds Testing to Mobile Learning App

Blackboard has updated its mobile app to accommodate test taking and to deliver alerts to students when changes happen to their courses without the learning management system app being opened.

GradeMark Adds Voice Comments

Turnitin has added a new feature to GradeMark called voice comments that lets teachers provide personalized feedback to students using digital audio.

Virtual Schools Come Under Scrutiny

The latest volley across the bow of virtual schools has been fired with the release of a new report by The Center for Public Education, a research arm of the National School Boards Association.

CTB/McGraw-Hill and BrainPop Join Forces on Instructional Resources

Educational assessment provider CTB/McGraw-Hill is integrating BrainPop's animated educational resources for K-8 students into its Acuity InFormative Assessment solution.

Assessment Technology Releases Instructional Effectiveness Assessment System

Assessment Technology has unveiled the Galileo K-12 Online Instructional Effectiveness Assessment System.

Wireless Generation Buys Intel-Assess

Digital tools provider Wireless Generation has acquired Intel-Assess, an assessment materials and services firm, in a move that increases its offerings for both teachers and district officials, particularly in regard to instructional planning.

Smart Notebook 11 Adds Browser Embedding, Adaptive Toolbar

Smart Technologies has released version 11 of its collaborative learning tool, Smart Notebook. The company has also released an update to Smart Response and 3D Tools for Mac OS X.

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