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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.

Kahoot! Adds $10 Million in Funding, Launches Mobile App

Kahoot!, the popular game-based learning platform, has added $10 million of funding to its series A financing round, the company said Wednesday. A group of new private investors from Norway, where Kahoot! is based, led this series A extension funding round, joining current investors Microsoft Ventures, Creandum and Northzone.

29,000 Female Students Took AP CS Exam in 2017

This year, more than 29,000 female students took an Advanced Placement (AP) Computer Science (CS) exam, according to a report by Code.org. That’s 11 times more than the number of female students, 2,600, who took the AP CS exam 10 years ago.

Prodigy Releases Free ‘Big Resource of Math Word Problems’

Prodigy, a mathematics gaming company, recently made 120 examples of math word problems for students in grades 1-8 available to teachers at no cost.

Calibration Tool to Standardize Educator Evaluations at 7 Illinois School Districts

Several school districts in Illinois are looking to improve inter-relatability and consistency for educator evaluations with a tool from Performance Matters to help standardize the process.

Evaluating the Success of Your Ed Tech Program

Jeff Mao, who helped lead the nation's first statewide 1-to-1 learning program, offers advice on how to begin an ed tech evaluation.

Report: Personalized Learning Helps Students

Students who experienced personalized learning in school gained about three percentile points in mathematics relative to a comparison group of similar students, according to a RAND report.

Otus Updates Data Management Platform to Integrate Third-Party Assessment Data

Otus has unveiled updates to its data management platform designed to offer more options for data analysis and reporting to inform district-level decisions.

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