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Nonprofit Launches Interactive Report Cards for Florida Schools

A newly launched online toolkit is making data on schools in Florida (and beyond) easy to find and interpret through the use of interactive data visualization tools.

Report: Virtual Schools Expand in U.S. Despite Poor Performance

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 Releases Version 3.0

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.

Virginia Shortens SOL Math and Reading Testing Time and Expands Compatible Devices

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 Releases eMPower Assessments

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.

Fourth Annual Schoology User Conference Scheduled for Chicago This July

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.

Scantron, Questionmark Partner to Provide Solutions that Support High-Stakes Assessment Programs

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.

Ed Tech Accountability Platform Addresses Education App ‘Sprawl’ and Identifies App Trends

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.

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.

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