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Project Aims to Dispel 'Misguided Notions and Outdated Assumptions' about College Readiness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

Nonprofit ETS to Acquire For-Profit Questar Assessment for $127.5 Million

Educational Testing Service (ETS) has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Questar Assessment Inc., a K–12 assessment solutions provider, for $127.5 million. Subject to regulatory approval and customary closing conditions, Questar will become a separate, for-profit subsidiary of ETS, a nonprofit organization.

New Company Aperture Education Focuses on Social and Emotional Competence

Cerritos, CA-based assessment company Apperson and the Devereux Center for Resilient Children have launched a new company, Aperture Education, that aims to provide strength-based assessments and resilience-building resources to help schools and outside-school organizations address the whole child.

MasteryConnect Unveils Suite of Integrated Reporting Tools

The provider of formative assessment and competency-based learning software solutions, Thursday debuted its integrated growth-reporting suite at the Future of Education Technology Conference (FETC) taking place this week in Orlando, FL.

Carnegie Learning Adds Summative Assessments to Middle School Math Software

Carnegie Learning, a company that offers software- and web-based personalized learning solutions, and Edulastic, an online assessment platform, has teamed up to introduce a new feature to the former's math software that enables users to add summative assessments.

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