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Formative Assessment

Study Island Feature Update: Brand-New Reports

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Ashlee Tatum-Eckley

Study Island has released 10 brand-new or updated Built Test and Benchmark reports designed to streamline your assessment data even further.

[Web-Based Testing] Best Practices to Prepare Students

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Sarah Cornelius

Have you started spring test-prep efforts in your classroom yet?

Individualize Learning with Edmentum’s Adaptive Intervention Solution

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Shannon LaBree

Edmentum’s Adaptive Intervention Solution helps educators identify students who are not keeping pace, pinpoint weaknesses, and target individual students’ needs to ensure success.

3 Reasons to Use Tech in Your Test Prep Efforts

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Sarah Cornelius

Online solutions can help boost your students' confidence and improve achievement this testing season. Check out these top three reasons to embrace technology as a part of your test prep program!

[Assessment] Benchmarking Best Practices

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Shannon LaBree

One of the most buzzworthy trends in education today is using benchmark assessments to gauge learning and prepare students for high-stakes testing. We've put together five actionable best practice tips to help you start using benchmarks in your school or classroom!

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.

Study Island Feature Focus: Built Tests

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Hugh O'Donovan

Study Island's Built Test feature is a powerful tool to help educators overcome the challenge of identifying their students' strengths and weaknesses by providing the ability to quickly and easily create custom formative assessments.

NCSA: Innovations in Assessment with Competency-Based Learning

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Lilly Flores

This year’s National Conference on Student Assessment included multiple sessions focused around the theme of innovative assessment. While innovative assessments can refer to a variety of assessment tools, competency-based learning (CBL) systems, are one of the most promising formats. Here, we will dig in to what Competency Based Education is and why it is something worth keeping an eye on.

7 Tips: Ensure That Your Learners Are Prepared for Common Core Assessments

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Sarah Cornelius

Preparing learners for the Common Core assessments can seem daunting at times, but with a plan and some preparation, you can feel confident about next-generation state testing. Check out these seven tips to help your students get ready and, ultimately, improve achievement!

Our Latest Rock Star: Muhlenberg North Middle School

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Scott Sterling

After adoption of the Common Core State Standards in the 2011-12 school year, Muhlenberg North Middle School in Greenville, KY was classified as "Needs Improvement" by the Kentucky Board of Education. The school turned to Study Island and its robust data and analytics to target instruction, improve student outcomes, and achieve a satisfactory classification.

Formative Assessment in the Classroom

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Ashlee Tatum-Eckley

There is a constant buzz in the news around testing and the question of whether or not students are being over-tested. No matter where you stand, determining what students know and where learning breaks down is critical to the education process. That’s where formative assessments come into play.

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