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Student Academic Recovery: Which Strategies Are Most Effective?

Setbacks in student achievement resulting from school shutdowns between 2020 and 2022 promise to be a pressing issue for some time to come. The good news: Research shows some effective ways to accelerate academic recovery for those students. The bad news: Not all schools are implementing these approaches, and some are implementing programs that have no positive impact — as well as programs that can lead to even greater setbacks.

Student Assessment Tool Edulastic Gains AI Question Creation and Rubric Tools for Teachers

GoGuardian has added new AI capabilities to its student assessment tool, Edulastic, designed to help save time in creating and grading tests.

Turnitin AI Detection Rates for 65M Papers Illustrate Pervasiveness in Student Work

Having reviewed over 65 million student papers between the April launch of Turnitin’s AI detection tool through June 30, the company revealed today that over 2 million — or 3.3% of all papers reviewed — were flagged as containing 80% or more text written by AI, according to a news release.

Google's New Edu Features Boost Accessibility, Differentiation, Collaboration, and Security

Google for Education has unveiled a host of new features and integrations at ISTELive 23 happening this week in Philadelphia, all aimed at amplifying teacher impact and improving student outcomes, the company said on its blog.

PowerSchool Adding Microsoft Azure OpenAI Service to Performance Matters and LearningNav

Cloud-based software provider PowerSchool today unveiled a new integration with Microsoft Azure OpenAI Service that, starting this fall, will give PowerSchool subscribers access to OpenAI’s large language models within the Performance Matters and LearningNav solutions, which are part of PowerSchool’s Personalized Learning Cloud.

Turnitin AI Detector Analyzed 38M Submissions in its First 6 Weeks; Updates Answer Educator Feedback

In the first six weeks of educators using Turnitin’s new AI writing detection feature, the platform processed 38.5 million submissions, finding that 3.5% of those submissions contained more than 80% AI-written text, and just under one-tenth of submissions contained at least 20% AI-written text.

AI-Based Plagiarism Detection Comes to Open Source LMS

Open LMS, an open-source learning management system, is getting new plagiarism detection capabilities via Copyleaks, which uses artificial intelligence to detect potential problems with students' work, including plagiarism and text generated by AI platforms like ChatGPT.

Edulastic Adds Big-Picture Data Views and Early Warning Features to Data Studio

Digital learning provider GoGuardian has added new big-picture data reporting to the Data Studio metrics dashboard within the Edulastic assessment platform, combining student data into overall performance trends and allowing administrators to set goals and receive early warnings when assessment data is trending below those goals, according to a news release.

'I Had No Tools': Why Every Teacher Prep Program Should Include the Science of Reading

With nearly half of the nation’s new teachers still graduating without an understanding of high-quality reading instruction, former classroom teacher-turned-literacy coach Kathleen Law discusses why — now more than ever — every teacher prep program in the country should include the Science of Reading and give future teachers the foundational tools they need to help struggling readers.

Carnegie, ETS Partner for Assessment Suite

The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and assessment provider ETS are partnering to develop a suite of tools designed to "radically transform education assessment across the United States."

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