What Educators Need to Know About the New Illinois Assessments of Readiness
If there’s one thing we know that is constant, it’s change. And we don’t have to tell you, Illinois educators, you’re in the midst of a big change when it comes to the Illinois state assessments. Starting from the beginning, here were the hopes the Illinois Department of Education laid out to outline the evolution of the state assessment.
4 Reasons to Pilot a New Edtech Solution During Second Semester
The beginning of second semester, when needs and challenges are well-known, is a great time to pilot a program that can lead to meaningful improvements in student outcomes. Think of it like a halftime change to the game plan—you know what everyone showed up with, and you’re ready to make adjustments. Here are four reasons to consider a second semester pilot of one of Edmentum’s online learning programs.
[Edmentum’s Commitment] Our Alignment to the Future Ready PA Index
As a demonstration of our commitment, we have completed rubrics that address each section of the Future Ready PA Index for two of our assessment solutions, Study Island and Edmentum Assessments Test Packs.
[Study Island Feature Focus] A Common Yardstick: The Case for Common Assessments
Study Island's Test Builder feature is an excellent tool to reduce the amount of time and work associated with creating and administering high-quality common assessments. Using Study Island, teacher teams can take a task that once required several hours and many different resources and complete it much more quickly and easily.
Personalized Learning in Action: How One 5th Grade Math Teacher Makes It Work
Through planning and trial and error and with the help of online tools, Ms. Paquette has created a personalized learning environment to help her students achieve success. In this article, we’ll share what a typical day looks like in Ms. Paquette’s classroom and then break down some of the components that really make her classroom work.
Summer on the Island: How Carver Elementary Ran a Successful Study Island Summer Contest
Here’s why we’re talking about preventing summer learning loss in the middle of October—we wanted to share how a Minnesota school partnered with Edmentum to have students participate in a summer contest by using one of our K–12 programs, Study Island, during the summer of 2018.