We Are Naiku: Waverly-Shell Rock Middle School

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Waverly-Shell Rock Middle School serves grades 5-8 students in northeastern Iowa. The school implements a 1:1 iPad program to integrate technology throughout the educational program in a seamless and timely fashion. For the past three years, the school has integrated Naiku into their classroom for formative assessment, progress monitoring, and reporting for their PLCs. Download this case study to learn how Waverly-Shell Rock Middle School integrated Naiku and their iPads for better assessment and better learning: Case Study – Waverly Shell Rock MS Tweet

We Are Naiku: Rosemount – Apple Valley – Eagan Public Schools

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Independent School District (ISD) 196, also known as Rosemount – Apple Valley – Eagan Public Schools, is a large school district serving a 110 square mile area in the south Twin Cities metropolitan area. The 4th largest district in Minnesota, ISD 196 is a state and nationally recognized public school district that has recently selected and implemented Naiku district-wide, at the secondary level, as their classroom assessment solution.  Download this case study to learn how ISD 196 set their district goals, requirements, and process to implement Naiku as their common formative … Read More

How Students Learn

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To Improve Student Learning, We Must Understand How Students Learn. In the wilderness of educational practices, programs, and interventions, ranging from charter schools, to phonics instruction, to peer instruction, one practice has been shown, time and time again, to greatly improve student learning: feedback. It is one the most researched and documented ways of how students learn. In this white paper, we review the educational research literature about how students learn through feedback and how educational assessment technology can be an effective tool for teachers to improve feedback and consequently … Read More

Visible Learning with Naiku

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In Visible Learning and Visible Learning for Teachers, Dr. John Hattie (2009, 2012) synthesizes over 900 meta- analysis research studies involving hundreds of millions of students to determine what actually works in schools to improve learning. Hattie looked into influences of the student, home, teacher, school, curricula, and instructional strategies. He found that the teacher, and specifically coupled with those strategies that help make student learning visible for the teacher, have the highest impact on learning.  Naiku (“teacher” in Lao) is more than just an assessment solution. Naiku allows teachers … Read More

Taking Tests on Bubble Sheets and Scanning with Naiku

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Most students take tests on Naiku using their computers, laptops, tablets, and mobile devices. However, if your students do not have access to a computer or device on test day (perhaps they forgot it at home; we all know how students can sometimes be forgetful), you can print out the test and a bubble sheet for them to take the test.   Printing Bubble Sheets   To print the bubble sheets for the student, open the test and click on Actions, and choose “Print Bubble Sheet”. The bubble sheet will contain … Read More

Assigning a Test to Multiple Classes

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When I conduct Naiku PD and demonstrations, I’m often asked, “Can I assign a test to multiple classes at once?” The answer to that question had always been “No, you have to assign a test to each class separately.” The reasoning behind that was that we wanted to keep each test separated by class so that you could get your test results by class.   I’m now happy to report that you can assign a test to multiple classes at once. After many requests from many of you, we’re finally able … Read More

Standards-Based Scoring and Reporting

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If you’re a Naiku user, you already know that you can do standards-based scoring with Naiku. When you align your test questions to national, state, or local standards (or learning targets), you know that your students’ results are scored by those standards. For each student, you can track and monitor their proficiency status by standard. Students are automatically grouped into one of three proficiency levels (Not Proficient, Approaching Proficient, and Proficient) based on cutscores that you set. Below is a Class Performance report where you can see your students’ scores by standard.   But did you … Read More

Scoring of Multiple Response Items

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Over the past weeks, several teachers have written to me asking for clarification on how multiple response items are scored in Naiku.     Multiple response items are basically multiple choice items where two or more of the response alternatives are correct.  Students are directed to identify all the correct answers.   Scoring of multiple response items can be complicated. But it doesn’t have to be. Read this support article on how multiple response items can be scored and how Naiku has chosen to score this item type.   For … Read More

Transferring Percentages into Your Gradebook

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One of the most popular features in Naiku is the ability for teachers to transfer test scores into any gradebook. With the press of one key, teachers can transfer scores for all students into their gradebook. This is a huge time savings from having to manually enter scores for each individual student.   Recently, we’ve received requests for the ability to transfer percentages rather than raw scores into the gradebook. For certain gradebooks, it is best or preferred that the scores be entered as percentages rather than raw points.   … Read More

Viewing PDF and Word Tests in Naiku

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We’ve heard from many teachers expressing their desire to allow students to see the test questions in Naiku when they upload their PDF or Word test to a Quick Key assessment.   We’re happy to report that now you can. When you upload a PDF or Word file of your test to your Quick Key assessment, you will now have the option to display that PDF or Word document directly to students in Naiku.   Read this support article to find more about this new feature and for a step-by-step … Read More

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