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GPA Versus Exam Scores: What's Better in Predicting College Success?

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.

Quizlet Debuts Study Feature That Helps Students Study Efficiently

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.

Curriculum Associates Launches Online Portal With 600-Plus Math Resources

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.

Turning Technologies Adds Online Capabilities for Assessment Software, Expands LMS Integrations

The latest version of ExamView has been completely redesigned, offering brand-new online testing capabilities, expanded learning management system integrations, comprehensive clicker support and more features.

Learning Experience System Integrates With Canvas

eXplorance, a company that assists organizations in developing a culture of improvement, has formed an alliance partnership with Canvas from Instructure to integrate two learning experience management (LEM) solutions into the latter’s LMS.

College Board Tightens SAT Security But Continues Using Old U.S. Tests Overseas

The College Board, which develops and administers the SAT college entrance exam, has articulated new security measures, but has not remedied the test’s biggest vulnerability.

Project Aims to Dispel 'Misguided Notions and Outdated Assumptions' about College Readiness

Policymakers and education leaders are often working with "misguided" ideas about student success and college readiness, and researchers at the University of Chicago are looking to do something about that.

School Climate Really Does Affect Academics

A recent study found that middle schools where students reported a "more positive" school climate had higher academic performance, and that changes in the school climate also correlated with changes in academic performance.

SC Department of Ed Begins Study of Charter Outcomes

A new study of South Carolina charter schools found that 26 to 42 percent of South Carolina's charter schools were "beating the odds" on the state's learning standards in 2013-2014.

PeopleAdmin Introduces Tool to Evaluate K–12 Principals

To help schools select principals that match their needs, the talent management software company has launched a new solution that can determine which candidate will make the most positive impact on a school.

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