Assessment & Accountability


Trivantis Updates Lectora E-Learning Software

Trivantis has unveiled a new version of its Lectora e-learning software, an authoring tool used for the creation of interactive online courses, Web sites, and presentations.

Mississippi School District Receives $115k Writing Assessment Grant

Vantage Learning presented a $115,200 grant late last month to a Mississippi school district to help improve students' writing skills.

7 Members Named to National Assessment Governing Board

Seven members have been named to the National Assessment Governing Board (NAGB), the organization that oversees and sets policies for the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP).

QR Codes in the Classroom

Wyoming science teacher London Jenks not only allows mobile technologies in his classroom, but he's also learned how to maximize them as educational tools, tapping the devices for assessments, research, and even student scavenger hunts using QR codes.

Glogster EDU Expands Multimedia Platform for Teachers

Glogster is adding new editions of its educational platform, Glogster EDU, starting in mid-September. Glogster EDU is an online service that lets students create "Glogs"--online multimedia posters that use text, photos, music, and video. They can be used for book reports, class projects, homework, and presentations on any subject.

Survey Shows Decline in U.S. Educational Technology Progress

SIIA's 2011 Vision K-20 finds schools should do a better job of meeting students' personalized needs and provide higher-caliber assessment tools.

Turnitin Integrates e-rater Grammar Checking Tool

iParadigms has integrated Educational Testing Service's e-rater grammar checking tool with its online grading solution, GradeMark.

Faith Gets Help in Cloud With Student Information

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.

Common Core Toolkit Aligns Standards with 21st Century Skills Framework

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.

AP Program Joins Partnership 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.

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