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Kahoot! Adds Features to Game Creator

Kahoot! is revamping its game creator with new features to make it faster and easier for teachers to use the platform.

Mixed Results on the Worth of AP and IB Classes

More high school students have access to taking AP and IB classes, but new data from the U.S. Department of Education shows that these classes may not result in college credit.

Nation's Report Card Downsizing

NAEP testing is done in grades 4, 8 and 12 and is the only set of assessments that allow for state comparisons. The downsizing of the testing population would reduce the number of schools that participate in the assessments by 2,000 and the number of students by a third.

ED Signs Off on Innovative Assessment Pilots for GA and NC

Georgia and North Carolina have become the latest states to test new ways for assessing student achievement. Both states have received approval from the U.S. Department of Education to take part in the innovative assessments pilot program, starting with the new school year.

i-Ready Adds Diagnostics Updates, Improved Accessibility, Student Dashboard

Curriculum Associates' i-Ready is expected to be available in time for school. Among the updates: new lessons, a Spanish-language math diagnostic tool and more accessibility features.

Chicago Adds Elementary 'On Track' Indicators to School Grades

What's unique is that these are measures typically applied in high school rather than at the elementary level.

Illuminate Adds FastBridge Assessments to Portfolio

Nearly a year after Illuminate Education was formed out of the integration of five separate education companies, Illuminate has acquired another data operator in the education space. FastBridge Learning produces an assessment platform intended to help teachers measure and monitor student progress.

Canvas Adds Plagiarism Detection Tools

Canvas and Proctorio are partnering to launch new solutions to help students and teachers avoid plagiarism.

Digital Literacy Platform Adds Reading Level Assessments

Age of Learning is making enhancements to its digital library and literacy platform ReadingIQ to help provide students with books that match their reading level capabilities.

Mentoring Minds Debuts Customizable Assessment Tool

This week at ISTE 2019 in Philadelphia, education publisher Mentoring Minds introduced Itematica, a tool for building and customizing classroom assessments.

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