Top Edmentum Product Updates: What We’re Excited for in the New School Year

Wednesday, August 12, 2015 -- Ashlee Tatum-Eckley

Over the past month, we’ve been talking about all of the new features and functionality that has been released recently or will be releasing very soon! Plato Courseware, EdOptions Academy,Study Island, Edmentum Test Packs,EducationCity, Reading Eggs, and Reading Eggspress ALL have great, brand-new content and features just in time for the new school year. 

Let’s take another look:

1.New Career Technical Education (CTE) Course Library [Plato Courseware]

Our Plato Courseware CTE library will include 80+ semesters with courses in all 16 Career Clusters® identified by NASDCTEc.

2.Virtual Learning Collaboration Space [Plato Courseware and EdOptions Academy]

Our brand-new Collaboration Space tool allows instructors to set up a virtual space, invite students, and facilitate a conversation through instant messaging or a whiteboard discussion.

3.Flex Assignments[Plato Courseware]

Educators can now quickly assign customized, targeted content to students at their direct moment of need, easily monitor progress along the way, and support individual learning paths.

4.Enhanced Teacher Functionality [EducationCity]

Educators can more easily individualize instruction and quickly track progress in EducationCity. Key improvements have been made to MyCity and the Indiana Standards Map.

5.Streamlined Administrator Features [EducationCity]

Brand-new administrator functionality makes setup for the new school year easier than ever.

6.New ELL Resources [EducationCity]

The Learn English module in EducationCity now includes additional resources for Level 1 and Level 2 and an all-new Level 3 to support the needs of upper intermediate ELLs.

7.Enhanced User Interface [Study Island Benchmarks and Edmentum Test Packs]

Our redesigned user interface more closely aligns with next-generation assessment formats, giving your students confidence as they get closer to end-of-year assessments.

8.Brand-New Interim Benchmark Assessments – Coming in August [Study Island Benchmarks and Edmentum Test Packs]

We are very excited to release brand-new, state-specific and national Study Island Benchmarks and Edmentum Test Packs later this month.

9.New State-Specific Study Island Content and Brand-New Technology-Enhanced Item Types – Coming July through October [Study Island]

We will soon be releasing brand-new math, ELA, science, or social studies content for Study Island in 10 states, as well as 1,300 new technology-enhanced items.

10.Group Session – Coming in August [Study Island]

These unique practice sessions allow you to connect with your students in a fully teacher-led, standards-based practice and learning session.

11. Simpler Navigation [Reading Eggspress]

Navigation in Reading Eggspress is now simpler than ever! Students can quickly move between various learning activities, monitor their personal progress, and see their rewards add up on the main screen—all in a mobile-optimized environment.

12. Grade-Level Advancement Features [Reading Eggs and Reading Eggspress]

Subscription coordinators can easily promote students to the next grade level, streamlining the process of preparing classes for the new school year.

13. Individualized Learning Paths [Reading Eggspress]

Reading Eggspress now includes a new placement test, transition lessons, and a new 10-question capstone assessment for each of the 44 comprehensive lesson maps.

14. English Skills Section [Reading Eggspress]

All 216 new spelling lessons in the English Skills section of Reading Eggspress include a short instructional video, spelling questions in the form of games, listening activities, proofreading exercises, a targeted spelling test, and detailed feedback.

15. Enhanced Reports [Reading Eggspress]

A student charts area has been added to the teacher view of Reading Eggspress, offering detailed learner progress data through graphical representations.

We hope that you’re as excited as we are about all of these new enhancements! What is your favorite release item? Let us know on Facebook or Twitter using #EdmentumEnhancements.

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