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Study Island Summer 2020 Enhancements Sneak Peek

Study Island Summer 2020 Enhancements Sneak Peek

We are delighted to share with you a sneak peek into what we have been busy developing just in time for the next school year! Study Island is a crowd favorite when it comes to boosting student achievement.  Whether inside the classroom or working through assignments at home, educators can feel confident that students are receiving quality, standards-based practice and instruction in math, ELA, science and social studies. Oh, and students love it too! 

Coming this summer, we’ve focused on enhancements in three areas: alignment, insights, time savings. 

Alignment: As states change their standards to address the evolving knowledge that students will need to be successful in college and the workforce, Study Island content is also updated to reflect those standards. Educators can trust that when students are working in Study Island they are building proficiency on the most up-to-date standards.

Insights:  With more insightful and easier to understand reporting, you can be certain that what is being TAUGHT in the classroom is being CAUGHT by your students at the individual and classroom level.   

Time Savings: We’re giving you more time to focus on what matters the most – your students by reducing the time you spend on administrative tasks within Study Island. 

Let’s dive a little deeper into these new and exciting features that are being brought to life in Study Island. Watch the entire release video or continue below for insight into each enhancement.

Edmentum’s Virtual Assistance

Technology should make teachers' lives easier and give them more time to do what they do best - teach, encourage, motivate, and inspire their students. We know from years of research that Study Island works. Students who use the program have been proven to outperform their peers. We also know that when teachers use Study Island, they can provide in-the-moment formative assessment that allow them to monitor the effectiveness of their instruction, make adjustments when necessary, and provide immediate intervention.

As we work to consistently improve Study Island, we asked ourselves, how can we help teachers to have an even greater impact with this program? And what we came up with, through research and countless conversations with educators, is a way to make it easier for teachers to get the most out of Study Island, and to give them more time to spend supporting their students and taking care of other responsibilities. Enter Edmentum’s first-ever artificial intelligence powered onscreen assistant. Watch the video below to learn more.

Content Enhancements

What makes Study Island unique is that the items for each state are 100% aligned to the state’s standards and use question types and even question stems that mimic the state test. The standards mastery and practice approach can be integrated into classroom instruction whether that instruction happens in a physical school building or at home.

As states change their standards to address the evolving knowledge that students will need to be successful in college and the workforce, Study Island content is also updated to reflect those standards. Educators can trust that when students are working in Study Island, they are building proficiency on the most up-to-date standards. Watch the video below to learn more about the learning design of Study Island, and the content enhancements coming to several states this summer.

 

New Benchmark Assessments and Reporting

Students will begin the 2020-21 school year with a larger gap in learning and a greater variety of learning needs than educators have likely ever had to contend with. The first step in addressing those needs and getting students back on track is getting a clear picture of where each student stands through valid and reliable assessment. Study Island Benchmark assessments do this for you, saving you time and building your confidence that what your students are being taught is being caught, everywhere learning occurs. Benchmark assessments are built from your state standards and aligned to your state assessment.  Coupled with practice and instruction, our state-of-the-art technology provides you the #1 holistic and comprehensive standards mastery program to leap frog your students into proficiency.

Watch the video below to learn more about the new benchmark assessments and reporting updates that we are releasing to a handful of states this summer and be on the lookout as we roll out these enhancements to additional states in future releases.

We are more excited than ever to bring you solutions that will provide your students with meaningful practice, and provide you with insightful and intuitive data to set your students on the pathway to success whether learning in the classroom or from home. 

Interested in our other upcoming enhancements? Check out the latest coming to Courseware and Exact Path in 2020!

Cassie.Rochholz@edmentum.com's picture

Cassie is Edmentum’s Director of Product Management. In her role, she leads the strategic product development of Edmentum’s core products: Exact Path and Study Island. Cassie has dedicated her career to helping people achieve education and workplace success and continues to be a champion for students to demonstrate their very best. She resides in Solon, Iowa, with her husband and their children.

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