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Chicago Adds Elementary 'On Track' Indicators to School Grades

What's unique is that these are measures typically applied in high school rather than at the elementary level.

Illuminate Adds FastBridge Assessments to Portfolio

Nearly a year after Illuminate Education was formed out of the integration of five separate education companies, Illuminate has acquired another data operator in the education space. FastBridge Learning produces an assessment platform intended to help teachers measure and monitor student progress.

Canvas Adds Plagiarism Detection Tools

Canvas and Proctorio are partnering to launch new solutions to help students and teachers avoid plagiarism.

Digital Literacy Platform Adds Reading Level Assessments

Age of Learning is making enhancements to its digital library and literacy platform ReadingIQ to help provide students with books that match their reading level capabilities.

Mentoring Minds Debuts Customizable Assessment Tool

This week at ISTE 2019 in Philadelphia, education publisher Mentoring Minds introduced Itematica, a tool for building and customizing classroom assessments.

Texas Bill Would Add CTE Progress as Indicator on School Grades

Texas, a state that emphasizes workforce pathways for its students in K-12, is considering legislation that would require the Texas Education Agency to track career readiness as an indicator on the state's school accountability system.

8th Grade Girls Beat Boys in Engineering and Tech Tests

American girls' scores were higher than boys' scores in the latest national technology and engineering literacy exam, an assessment that asks eighth graders to solve real-world technology and engineering problems.

Pearson VUE Tightens ID Verification in Online Testing

Computer-based testing center company Pearson VUE will be embedding new identity verification into its remote testing service.

Report: Zero Change in Student Achievement Gap over 50-Year Period

A new report finds a persistent achievement gap is present among students despite advancements in educational funding.

Relieving Test Jitters Leads to Better Science Course Outcomes

A Stanford experiment found that low-income high schoolers who rechannel their "negative emotions" during STEM testing can do better on the tests — and the course.

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