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Companies Partner to Create Adaptive Personalized Student Learning Paths

A new partnership between Edmentum and Renaissance has merged online assessment and adaptive instruction solutions from both companies in an effort to help teachers deliver targeted instruction to students.

Apex Learning Debuts Personalized Learning Tutorials for High School Equivalency Exams

Apex Learning, a provider of digital curricula, has launched new tutorials designed to help students prepare for high school equivalency exams.

Digital Badging Feature for Districts Added to Performance Matters Teacher PD

A new badging feature has been added to Performance Matters’ Professional Development Management solution, enabling school districts to define, create, manage and issue badges for teacher PD.

Professional Learning Communities Expand Across Arkansas

The Arkansas Department of Education has teamed up with a professional development provider Solution Tree to expand professional learning communities within schools.

Report: 90 Percent of Parents Say Their Student Performs at Grade Level, Only 1 in 3 Does

It was the second year in a row that the survey, "Parents 2017: Unleashing their Power and Potential," found that nearly all parents who responded said their children were performing at or above grade level.

Requiring College Exams Boosts Enrollment

New research suggests a way to reverse some of the impact of the enrollment drop higher ed has experienced for the last five years: Require and pay for all public high school students to take a college entrance exam.

College Board and Khan Academy Partner on AP Courses, Test Prep

The College Board, which administers the SAT and Advanced Placement tests and programs, has teamed up with nonprofit Khan Academy to create preparatory materials and exercises for AP courses, to be available for free on Khan Academy’s website.

CASEL Selects Winners for Social-Emotional Assessment

CASEL (the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning) has revealed the winners of its inaugural Social-Emotional Assessment Design Challenge and introduced a new website dedicated to measuring social-emotional learning.

Arkansas Department of Education Approves K–2 Math, ELA Assessment

After a rigorous approval process, the state signed an agreement with Renaissance, a pre-K–12 learning analytics company, to use its Renaissance Star 360 assessment suite.

Feds Give LAUSD $3 Million to Study Efficacy of Online Credit Recovery Programs

The Institute of Education Sciences (IES) has awarded the second largest public school district in the nation, the Los Angeles County School District (LAUSD), a grant of $3.256 million over five years to study the efficacy of online credit recovery classes for high school students.

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