September 9, 2016
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A parent’s guide to Star Assessments

Q: What are Star Assessments? A: Star Assessments are short tests that provide teachers with learning data. Star tests are computer adaptive, which means they adjust to each answer your child provides. This helps teachers get the best data to […]
September 27, 2016
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How to decipher NCRTI & NCII ratings

The Center on Response to Intervention (NCRTI) and the National Center on Intensive Intervention (NCII) are two organizations that rate K12 solutions for assessment and practice against their rigorous requirements. Read about the NCRTI. Read about the NCII. What do […]
September 28, 2016

5 ways to reduce students’ test anxiety: Remember to S.M.I.L.E.

Students can begin feeling anxious about testing as early as kindergarten. Test anxiety can continue and even grow through middle school and high school. Here is a 5-step plan to help students at all grade levels feel less anxious about […]
September 30, 2016

7 reasons software can fail in K12 schools

1.   The software is just too difficult to navigate. Let’s face it – first impressions matter. When you sit down in front of a software program for the first time, you want love at first sight. You want your […]