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Edmentum Updates Study Island, Courseware, Exact Path

Edmentum, a provider of online learning tools, has updated Study Island, Courseware and Exact Path in an effort to improve standards alignment, student performance monitoring, reporting and more.

Florida Department of Education Approves Curriculum Associates for Private School Scholarship Programs

Florida private schools participating in either the Florida Tax Credit or the Gardiner Scholarship Program can now use a math and reading assessment system from Curriculum Associates to meet program requirements.

DQC Pushes for States to Add Post-High School Data on Ed Report Cards

The report offers guidance to education agencies on how to make post-high school enrollment data "more meaningful" to families and others.

Playbook Shows How to Redesign K–12 Schools for 21st Century Learning

Burnett Middle School of San Jose, CA increased its state Academic Performance Index from 654 in 2009 to 740 by 2014, blowing away the growth rates of similar schools.

DC Voucher Program Study Shows Mixed Results

To find out the impact of federal "voucher" programs that enable children from families with low income to attend private schools, one needs to look no further than Washington, D.C., itself. The District of Columbia Opportunity Scholarship Program was set up by Congress in 2004 to issue scholarships to students through a lottery process, not unlike what's being proposed by the current administration but on a much smaller scale.

Study Finds Digital Exam Features Impact Scores for Younger Students

A study of 33,000 elementary and middle school students, conducted by the American Association for the Advancement of Science, found that these students tend to perform better on paper-and-pencil tests compared to digital tests — especially for non-native English speaking students.

Turnitin Adds Lexile Measures to Revision Assistant

To add the Lexile measures, Turnitin partnered with Metametrics, a company that develops scientific measures of academic achievement.

Oregon Drops Smarter Balanced for High School

The state also reported that it had no plans to switch testing for grades 3–8. That's a topic the department will be taking up for the 2017-2018 school year.

New York Puts Finishing Touches on Remake of Learning Standards

The two-year review process, overseen by State Education Department Commissioner MaryEllen Elia, has gone through a survey process, review committees and a public comment period that drew 4,100 comments on draft standards initially shared in September 2016.

Nebraska Department of Ed Signs with New Provider for Most Online Testing

The agency is making the change after suffering through several years of problems with its online testing systems.

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