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Common Core State Standards, Accountability & Assessment


Math Solutions Launches Free Online Assessment Tool

Math Solutions has launched the Math Reasoning Inventory (MRI), a free Web-based math assessment tool designed to help teachers evaluate "students' numerical reasoning and understanding of math principles," according to information released by the company.

Brief: Sunburst Digital Lorenz Partner for SWYK Online

Sunburst Digital will handle national sales and marketing for Show What You Know Online, a web-based system to be released this year that provides remediation lessons, games, and online assessments aligned to Common Core State Standards. It is designed to help teachers and administrators track progress district-wide, by school, grade level, class, and standard.

eInstruction Launches Insight 360 Formative Instruction System

eInstruction has rolled out its new Insight 360, a formative instruction system with expanded capabilities for mobile users including iPad compatibility.

Florida District Adopts Web-Based Tool for Teacher Effectiveness Evaluations

Florida's Citrus County School District is beginning a system-wide rollout of a Web-based teacher effectiveness evaluation tool. The district joins 21 others in Florida that have adopted the FASTe platform from ed tech developer Performance Matters.

GradeCam Releases Free Formative Assessment Tool

Ed tech developer GradeCam has released a free formative assessment tool for educators.

CompassLearning, NWEA Expand Personalized Learning System To K-2

Personalized learning pathways will be available for students in grades K-2 with the expansion of a partnership between CompassLearning and the Northwest Evaluation Association.

Questionmark OnDemand Adds New Assessment Reports

Questionmark has unveiled a new version of its assessment management platform.

Report: State Data Systems Progress, Though Key Challenges Remain

Education data coalition urges changes to certification and licensure to ensure competency in teachers' and administrators' understanding of data.

Measuring 1:1 Results

Four years ago Mooresville Graded School District (MGSD) in Mooresville, NC, rolled out a 1:1 laptop program that put MacBooks in the hands of all students in grades 3 through 12. Even before the computers were doled out though, Scott Smith, CTO of the 5,500-student district, said the IT team, school leaders, administrators, and teachers decided that they wanted to do more than just "hand out laptops to kids."

Wikipedia Tops List of Plagiarized Sources

Where are students finding the materials they plagiarize in their papers? According to a new study, WIkipedia tops the list for both secondary and college students. But as a category, encyclopedia sites are among the least popular sources, coming in behind four other types of information outlets, including both academic sites and paper mills.

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