Whitepapers

Welcome to our free K-12-technology-in-the-classroom white paper and case study library from our sponsors. Click a title to read more or download. If you have any questions or comments about our white papers please contact Mallory Bundy via email.


Better Special Education Student Services through Better SIS Integration

Managing Special Education services requires a robust software solution that gives students and staff resources needed to enhance the K-12 education experience. York Region District School Board needed a modern special education software solution that would give its students and staff these essential resources and tools. And, it had to integrate with its existing student information system.


Valley Christian Schools Saves Time and Money, Gains Efficiency & Capability

Valley Christian Schools partnered with the PowerSchool student information system in 2003, which has given the district grading improvements that are giving teachers more time to spend on teaching and less time on administrative, labor-intensive tasks. With PowerSchool, the district has also lowered operational costs, developed students into stakeholders, improved parent engagement, and much more.


How to Develop a RTI Program at Your School or District

It’s no secret that drop-out and failure rates are climbing, especially for at-risk students. With over 1.2 million students dropping out of high school every year in the U.S., the catastrophe adds up to nearly 7,000 students per day. Schools need a way to identify struggling students so they can intervene immediately to alter the course of action for students. Download this eBook to learn the 10 steps to developing an RTI model at your school, including 19 examples of what interventions are, tips to identifying struggling students, guidance to assign interventions and organize resources, and more.


Jane Bryan Elementary School Improves Test Scores by 22% Using PowerSchool Assessment

Prior to 2013, teachers were guessing at what kids’ needs were at Jane Bryan Elementary School. Educators didn’t have a way to individualize the student learning experience. To provide high-quality, timely, and accurate formative assessment data to administrators and classroom teachers, the school began using PowerSchool Assessment. PowerSchool Assessment is a web-based instructional improvement system (IIS) that delivers standards-aligned content, assessments, and instant reports for precise analysis of student achievement. Since then, the school has improved mathematics instruction, helped students become accountable for their performance in mathematics, and increased the percentage of students passing the Virginia Standards of Learning (SOL) mathematics assessments by up to 76 percent for some grades.


What Kids Are Reading And How They Grow

Motivate students to grow as readers by knowing what they love!

Renaissance® announces What Kids Are Reading, 2017, an annual report to help you guide students to popular reading choices. See top picks by grade based on 9.9 million kids from 30,000 schools who read 346 million books and nonfiction articles. Based on the Accelerated Reader 360® database, no other study captures student reading behavior on this scale!


Making the Leap; How—and why—your district should consider getting a new state-of-the-art student information system

If you’ve thought about getting a new student information system (SIS), but keep putting the decision off like a visit to the dentist you are trying to avoid, you are not alone. For help guiding you through the research of how to choose an SIS, this white paper is a valuable resource to start the process of choosing a new SIS for your school or school district.


Massapequa (NY) School District Unifies the Classroom for Improved Teaching

Prior to 2009, Massapequa Public Schools (NY), like most districts, lacked a learning management system that could provide a one-stop shop for collaboration throughout its eight K-12 schools. The district had disparate technology tools that didn’t communicate efficiently. For Massapequa to better fulfill its mission “to educate all students to their highest level of academic potential,” the district found itself in need of a more efficient system to better enable teacher collaboration, offer its 7,000 students more advanced learning opportunities, and better engage parents in their children’s education.


9 Signs Your School Needs an LMS

The learning management system (LMS) has evolved from its early days as a classroom tool that disseminates information to students into a school- or district-wide solution that facilitates learning, communication, and collaboration amongst everyone in the school community: teachers, students, administrators, and parents. You may not even realize that some of your school or district’s biggest challenges—inside and outside the classroom—can be overcome using an LMS. If even just one or two of these signs sound like we were walking through your halls or sitting in on staff meetings, you may want to start researching how an LMS would fit into your setting.