Assessment & Accountability


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.

ProProfs Quiz Maker Expands Assessment Tools

ProProfs has released an updated slate of features for Quiz Maker, the company's online assessment creation tool, including new reporting capabilities and an expanded question bank.

Enhanced i>clicker+ with Braille Buttons Set for Fall Rollout

Macmillan New Ventures' i>clicker unit is rolling out an enhanced version of its student response device this fall.

SBAC, PARCC Issue Guidance on Minimum Hardware Specs for Education

The two major consortia that are developing assessments around Common Core State Standards today issued guidelines for new technology purchases in K-12. The specifications are intended to ensure that schools are equipped to deliver the next generation of assessments coming in the 2014-2015 school year.

Hawaii Deploys Tools for Common Core Assessment

The Hawaiian Department of Education will implement English language arts and math assessment tools for all schools in the state.

Schools Crunch Big Data With Free Software

When a charter school with a small student body wanted to collect, analyze, and use data in a new way, it did what any feisty little up-start would do--it created its own program. Of course, a little help from a cloud computing powerhouse helped.

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