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Applying Universal Design for Learning in the Classroom: An Educator’s Thought Process

by
Winnie O'Leary

Take a peek inside one educator's brain to walk through how you can implement Universal Design for Learning approaches in your classroom!

[Product Update] Have You Seen Study Island Lately?

by
Madison Michell

We've been carefully gathering insights from our customers to evolve Study Island to better meet your teaching and learning needs. Find out about exciting updates you can expect to see with this summer's upcoming release!

4 Ways to Help Students Cope With Failure on State Summative Assessments

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Regina Waddell

Test scores matter, and inevitably, some students will fail their state tests. What can teachers do to communicate the importance of testing and motivate students to rebound from a poor test performance? Here are four tips!

4 Last-Minute Assessment Prep Tips for Teachers

by
Scott Sterling

Testing season has arrived, and though students are running low on time to learn new content or revisit difficult concepts, we've put together four simple strategies teachers can offer to maximize their chances for success on test day.

5 Things Parents Need to Know About ESSA

by
Sarah Cornelius

The Every Student Succeeds Act is the new law of the land regarding K-12 education. Here's how it will impact parents and children.

Universal Design for Learning: Powering Personalized Experiences for All Students

by
Lilly Flores

Universal Design for Learning is a research-based framework for curriculum development that addresses all learning styles from the outset to give all students equal opportunities to learn,

[ESSA Update] How States Are Planning to Meet Accountability Requirements

by
Dave Adams

Since the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) was signed into law in December of 2015, states have had the mandate to design new accountability systems. States are now ready to begin submitting their plans to the U.S. Department of Education for review. We're taking a look at what these state plans include.

7 Tips & Tricks to Make the Most of Study Island for Test Preparation

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Sarah Cornelius

Are you and your students in the thick of preparing for spring testing? Study Island can be a powerful tool to provide meaningful practice for students and save you time.

[Foundational Literacy Skills] Why Reading By the Third Grade Really Matters

by
McKenna Wierman

Reflecting back on our own formative years, we don’t normally think about the third grade as a milestone in life.

7 Tips to Help ELLs Prepare for High-Stakes Testing

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Sarah Cornelius

State testing season comes with an added level of stress for students classified as English Language Learners (ELLs). How can educators take steps to level the playing field and ensure that standardized testing measures concept knowledge - not language proficiency?

[Test Preparation] 6 Tips for Teachers to Help Students Manage Stress

by
McKenna Wierman

Testing season inevitably means classroom stress will hit a new high. Help students stay cool, calm, and collected for a successful testing season with these six tips!

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