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Classroom Assessment

[Feature Focus] Study Island Group Sessions

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McKenna Wierman

Study Island's Group Sessions feature is an easy-to-use, small or large group classroom response tool that puts teachers in the center of the active learning process.

Top 10 Tips to Prepare Learners for High-Stakes Testing

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Sarah Cornelius

What can you do to ensure that your learners are set up for success when the next round of high-stakes tests rolls around? We’ve put together our top ten tips to prepare learners and keep everyone’s stress levels under control!

[Study Island Feature Focus] Create Customizable Built Tests

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Madison Michell

Study Island's Test Builder feature allows teachers and administrators to easily create, customize, and share unique Built Tests that leverage questions from a pool of over 600,000 high-quality instructional items.

Classroom Assessment: The Benefits of Practice Testing

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Regina Waddell

Practice testing has been proven to be one of the most effective learning techniques. Here's what some of the latest research has to say about how you can put this approach to use in the classroom.

[Best Practices] 5 Tips to Improve Student Outcomes with Data

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Sarah Cornelius

Today’s educators have access to a wide variety of student data, but are you getting the right data?

[Classroom Practice] Are Your Students Using Ineffective Learning Techniques?

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Regina Waddell

Educators and students have some go-to strategies for learning practice, including rereading and highlighting. We're digging into leading research to understand which approaches actually work.

7 Tips for Success Using Study Island Practice

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Madison Michell

When Study Island is used regularly just 30 minutes a week, per subject, the program produces significant growth outcomes for students. How can you make results like this a reality for your learners? Here are seven things you should know to ensure success using Study Island for practice.

The Value of Benchmarking: What’s the Difference Between Interim and Formative Assessments?

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Jeff Mcleod

We're kicking off a series on benchmarking assessment by defining the two primary types: interim and formative tests.

Benchmark Assessments: 4 Best Practices

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Sarah Cornelius

Another assessment? Is that the first thought that comes to mind at the mention of administering beginning-of-the-year benchmarks to your students? If so, you’re certainly not alone—today’s students and teachers are faced with no shortage of assessments, all of which come with their own unique set of pressures and expectations. But, before you write off the idea, it’s important to consider the reasoning behind benchmark assessments, and the value they can provide.

Marzano 13 Teaching Best Practices

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Sarah Cornelius

The Marzano Research Lab conducted A Study of Best Practices in Edmentum Online Solutions, looking at Edmentum’s online solutions in various settings to evaluate the relationship between student learning and effective pedagogical practices with respect to the use of online instruction. Here, we will look at the 13 best practices identified in the study, along with insights into how each can be implemented and common challenges associated with them.