Lightspeed Systems, a provider of online student safety technology, on Tuesday announced that it has acquired CatchOn, a learning analytics provider for schools, according to a news release.
Nonprofit K–12 research firm NWEA on Tuesday released a new study that illustrates how the COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted student progress — and how it has disproportionately impacted students of color and students in high-poverty schools.
Vermont Virtual Learning Cooperative (VTVLC), which works with public schools in Vermont to provide distance learning, has adopted Instructure's MasteryConnect to aid with student assessment.
A new report using data from 3.8 million students reveals that, in large part, students are performing near pre-pandemic expectation levels in reading, in particular in elementary grades, while they lag a bit more in math. But students in middle school are performing poorly as measured against pre-pandemic expectations, as are students who are members of underrepresented and at-risk populations.
Parents overwhelmingly opposed going ahead with standardized testing this spring, according to a survey done by a parent advocates group.
Even as education leaders are encouraged to look at the data to understand which pockets of students need special kinds of support for their learning, a new article and infographic from a research organization have suggested that some "subgroups" of students are too small to register on the radar, which means they get passed over.
Education technology company DreamBox Learning has released new software that lets educators predict how well their students would do with high-stakes math testing — even though the testing isn't happening.
There's no guarantee that colleges or universities will grant credit for successful Advanced Placement testing in any of the 38 AP courses currently available.
CrossBraining has launched an enhanced version of its program for experiential learning and assessment.
The U.S. Department of Education has issued notification that states can choose to "bypass" standardized testing for the 2019-2020 school year. Secretary Betsy DeVos said in the announcement that the department would grant a waiver to any state unable to assess its students "due to the ongoing national emergency."
With the unprecedented declines in academic achievement, many educators, along with parents, community groups,
and school partners have aggressively pursued equity and improved outcomes through high-impact tutoring.