Virtual schools have expanded and proliferated in the United States, despite poor performance, lack of research support and inadequate policies, according to a report released this week by the National Education Policy Center (NEPC).
Versal, a San Francisco-based learning platform for companies and educators, has just released Versal 3.0. It’s designed to encourage the sharing of knowledge in new and creative ways and engage learners on different levels.
In addition to reducing testing time for elementary and middle school students, the VDOE has updated its test-delivery system to be compatible with iPad, Chromebooks and other devices.
Measured Progress has launched eMPower Assessments to K–12 districts nationwide. This new suite of assessments measures student growth for grades 3 through 8 and connects to the SAT Suite of Assessments.
Schoology, a learning management system for K–12, higher education institutions and companies, is holding its fourth annual user conference to equip users with the skills and support needed to accelerate their school or institutional goals.
Through a new alliance, the companies will provide end-to-end design, development, delivery and reporting services for Scantron users, enabling them to create better assessments in less time.
An application management and reporting platform from CatchOn uses data analytics to assist district administrators and educators in tracking technology investments. Several districts have piloted the tool, which debuted at the SXSWedu conference.
High school GPA is a better predictor of college success than standardized exam scores among students heading directly into higher ed from high school. But among those who delay their college entry, the same isn't necessarily the case; it depends on the type of test and the subject under consideration.
- By Dian Schaffhauser
To help students kick bad study habits, Quizlet has added a new feature to its app that enables them to study more efficiently and effectively using machine learning and cognitive science. The new Quizlet Learn feature was unveiled onstage at the SXSWedu conference taking place this week in Austin.
The new Ready Central hub supplies training videos, implementation tips, planning tools, best practices examples and more resources that support a blended core learning program.