I had the pleasure of representing Edmentum at the 2018 National Conference on Student Assessment (NCSA) in San Diego in late June. This is an annual conference sponsored by the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) where experts in educational assessment come together to share their knowledge, research, and experiences with the assessment community, including assessment directors from state and district education departments, assessment companies, and psychometricians. The theme for 2018 was “Implementing the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA): How Assessment and Accountability Systems Can Support Continuous Improvement,” with the following session content strands:
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Edmentum can help provide assessment integrations with two of our powerful online programs, Exact Path and Study Island. Here, we’ll take a look at these two options, and help provide guidance so you can make the decision regarding what will best serve your students’ unique set of needs.
It's been a busy summer for our Courseware team at Edmentum, as we recently completed several enhancements in response to feedback you've continued to share with our teams through Seehive, satisfaction surveys, onsite visits, and usability studies. We used the data to inform the redesign and development of Courseware, and we remain committed to listening to our education partners. We are excited to share the new enhancements and eager to work together as you prepare to head into the new school year!
At Edmentum, we’re fiercely committed to working with our educator partners to understand the unique ways they’re approaching these challenges through technology. And, as a part of those ongoing conversations, we often find that questions arise. How do I ensure that students meet proficiency expectations AND growth goals? If I’m using multiple programs, how can they work together, and what does an implementation actually look like? Well, rather than summarizing insights from customers near and far, we thought it was time to go deep and let you hear from one such educator who’s employing two Edmentum programs, Exact Path and Study Island, to drive toward rigorous outcomes that align with her goals and her students’ goals.
Small changes happen every day as teachers find new ways to integrate technology, connect with each other, and give students the skills the 21st century requires of them. These changes tend to grow into trends and, if applicable, best practices.
It’s All About Context: What We Learned at the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) Conference
Being an #EducatorFirst company requires that we surround ourselves with educators. When it comes to math teachers, specifically, there is no better opportunity to do this than at the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) Annual Meeting and Exposition.
Making it through a school year in itself is an accomplishment. The years may fly by for you as a teacher, but there were points where the students believed that June would never get here. Although all they may want to do is look forward, it’s important for your students to see how they’ve grown in their skills during the course of the year and celebrate their successes, no matter how small.