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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.

[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.

Kinesthetic, Visual, Auditory, Tactile, Oh My! What Are Learning Modalities and How Can You Incorporate Them in the Classroom?

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Madison Michell

In education, learning modalities (also known as learning styles) are defined as the ways in which students use their senses throughout the learning process to acquire new skills. Let’s take a closer look at what some of the research and commentary on this topic says to determine how much value can be gained by weaving these styles into your instruction.

10 Study Island Features You Need To Know About

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McKenna Wierman

After combing through items from this summer’s release and adding in a few lesser-known customer favorites, we’ve arrived at 10 of Study Island's best features that will enrich your classroom teaching and drive your students’ success.

[Feature Focus] Discover Study Island Printable Worksheets to Continue Learning Offline

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Madison Michell

We’ve all been there at one time or another—stuck in a situation where the computer lab is booked or the laptop cart doesn’t have enough classroom devices.

Research at Edmentum: Teaming Up with Marzano Research to Understand How Study Island Drives Student Growth

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Shannan LaMalfa

If you are a fan of Dr. Robert J. Marzano, you probably have some idea of why I was so excited to write this blog post. Marzano is a leading researcher in education.

4 Student Rewards That Encourage Intrinsic Motivation – And Don’t Cost a Thing

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Scott Sterling

Positive recognition is essential in establishing a harmonious and productive classroom culture. Check out these ideas for student-centered rewards that only require the investment of a little time.

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.

[Feature Focus] Exact Path’s Adaptive Learning Paths

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Winnie O'Leary

Our new Exact Path program combines adaptive diagnostic assessments with tailored learning paths to power truly personalized learning experiences. Here, we're taking a close look at how we designed our learning paths to provide just-in-time, data-driven instruction.

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