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Prodigy Releases Free ‘Big Resource of Math Word Problems’

Prodigy, a mathematics gaming company, recently made 120 examples of math word problems for students in grades 1-8 available to teachers at no cost.

Calibration Tool to Standardize Educator Evaluations at 7 Illinois School Districts

Several school districts in Illinois are looking to improve inter-relatability and consistency for educator evaluations with a tool from Performance Matters to help standardize the process.

Evaluating the Success of Your Ed Tech Program

Jeff Mao, who helped lead the nation's first statewide 1-to-1 learning program, offers advice on how to begin an ed tech evaluation.

Report: Personalized Learning Helps Students

Students who experienced personalized learning in school gained about three percentile points in mathematics relative to a comparison group of similar students, according to a RAND report.

Otus Updates Data Management Platform to Integrate Third-Party Assessment Data

Otus has unveiled updates to its data management platform designed to offer more options for data analysis and reporting to inform district-level decisions.

Edmentum Updates Study Island, Courseware, Exact Path

Edmentum, a provider of online learning tools, has updated Study Island, Courseware and Exact Path in an effort to improve standards alignment, student performance monitoring, reporting and more.

Florida Department of Education Approves Curriculum Associates for Private School Scholarship Programs

Florida private schools participating in either the Florida Tax Credit or the Gardiner Scholarship Program can now use a math and reading assessment system from Curriculum Associates to meet program requirements.

DQC Pushes for States to Add Post-High School Data on Ed Report Cards

The report offers guidance to education agencies on how to make post-high school enrollment data "more meaningful" to families and others.

Playbook Shows How to Redesign K–12 Schools for 21st Century Learning

Burnett Middle School of San Jose, CA increased its state Academic Performance Index from 654 in 2009 to 740 by 2014, blowing away the growth rates of similar schools.

DC Voucher Program Study Shows Mixed Results

To find out the impact of federal "voucher" programs that enable children from families with low income to attend private schools, one needs to look no further than Washington, D.C., itself. The District of Columbia Opportunity Scholarship Program was set up by Congress in 2004 to issue scholarships to students through a lottery process, not unlike what's being proposed by the current administration but on a much smaller scale.

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