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Diving Deep into Data to Support Students

By changing its approach to data and assessment, Maunawili Elementary School has been able to fine-tune instruction, better engage students, and find interventions that work.

NWEA Introduces AI-Powered Reading Coach for 1:1 Personalized Reading Practice

K-12 assessment and research organization NWEA has added an AI reading coach feature to its MAP Reading Fluency early literacy assessment product.

NCES Report Highlights Concerns About Academic Performance, Staffing, and Mental Health

In a February 2024 National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) School Pulse Panel survey, school leaders had major concerns about students meeting academic standards; student and teacher/staff mental health; staffing shortages; and testing/assessments.

HMH Acquires Writable, Launches AI and Emerging Technology Incubator HMH Labs

Learning technology company HMH has acquired software company Writable, building on a longstanding partnership that has included the integration of Writable's research-backed writing assessment and practice solution with HMH's core ELA offerings for grades 3–12, HMH said in a news release.

Report: Educator Perception of Academic Growth Is on the Rise

Educators reported seeing more growth in students’ academic achievement during the 2022–23 school year, and two-thirds of educators believe that technology connecting instruction and assessment on one platform “has the power to transform teaching and learning,” according to a national survey conducted for HMH’s 2023 Educator Confidence Report.

MedCerts Launches CTE Model Allowing Students to Earn Career Skills, Credentials, and College Credits

Stride subsidiary MedCerts, a provider of healthcare and IT training and certification programs, has developed a public school Career and Technical Education model that allows high school students who are not college bound to graduate high school with an industry-recognized credential, career-ready skills — and college credits to boot, should the student opt to attend college later on.

Renaissance Intros Tool to Identify Student Challenges and Apply Interventions

Education technology company Renaissance has announced Renaissance Fundamentals, an assessment tool to help educators identify why students are struggling in school, apply interventions, and reassess to determine if the interventions are working.

NWEA Study: New Intervention Designed to be Easy for All Teachers Helps Secondary Students Struggling the Most

A yearlong study examining the impact of a reading fluency intervention for middle-schoolers shows a “statistically significant” improvement in test scores of the students scoring the lowest at the beginning of the year, according to a report released today by K–12 assessment and research organization NWEA.

Student Academic Recovery: Which Strategies Are Most Effective?

Setbacks in student achievement resulting from school shutdowns between 2020 and 2022 promise to be a pressing issue for some time to come. The good news: Research shows some effective ways to accelerate academic recovery for those students. The bad news: Not all schools are implementing these approaches, and some are implementing programs that have no positive impact — as well as programs that can lead to even greater setbacks.

Student Assessment Tool Edulastic Gains AI Question Creation and Rubric Tools for Teachers

GoGuardian has added new AI capabilities to its student assessment tool, Edulastic, designed to help save time in creating and grading tests.

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