Naiku announces integration of AAAS Project 2061 science bank

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Naiku announced today the integration of the Project 2061 science bank. The bank, comprised of over 600 items developed by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), covers middle and early high school science subjects and is freely available to science educators using Naiku in partnership with the AAAS. In addition, Naiku has curated 36 summative and formative assessments from these items that are also freely available within Naiku. The complete press release can be read here: Naiku Project 2061 PR. Tweet

Student Controlled and Personalized Learning

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In Student Controlled and Personalized Learning, our Dr. Adisack Nhouyvanisvong provides guidance on how to create a student centered assessment environment to help advance and personalize learning for students.Student Control and Personalized Learning – Part 1 Tweet

Moorhead Public Schools chooses Naiku for district assessment solution

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Naiku announced today that Moorhead Area Public Schools (MN) chooses Naiku as their assessment solution for the district.  The district of 6,000 students valued Naiku’s direct connection to their SIS, PowerSchool, and that they could use existing teacher and district created assessments in a variety of formats, including Schoolnet, ExamView, Word, PDF, and more, as well as create and share their own.  Read the complete announcement here: Naiku Moorhead PR Tweet

Naiku Quick Tip: Adding an Assessment as a Learning Resource

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Did you know that you can use an assessment as a learning resource? Learning Resources are a great way to provide students with the intervention, practice, or enrichment that they may need throughout the year. Naiku now allows teachers to assign a Naiku assessment as a learning resource for their students. When students take a test and receive the learning resource based on their performance, in addition to the instructional text or video, you may want to include another assessment for the student to take after they finish reading the instructional … Read More

Naiku announces enhanced integration with PowerSchool

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Naiku announces increased integration with PowerSchool®, enhancing interoperability between  Naiku’s award-winning and learner-centric assessment software and PowerSchool, the SIS market share leader.  This increased interoperability enhances ease-of-use and security for PowerSchool educators with direct connection for bi-directional transmission of data between PowerSchool and Naiku.  The complete press release can be read here: Naiku PowerSchool PR. Tweet

Naiku Quick Tip: Creating Teacher Teams

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In Education today, educators recognize that they must work together to achieve their collective purpose of learning for all. Therefore, many states, school and districts are creating structures to promote a collaborative culture. With Naiku’s “Teams” feature, we try to make this process easier by allowing educators to compare data and assign tasks within a professional learning committee. To create a team for your professional learning committee, start by clicking “Teams” at the top of your Naiku teacher page. Now, select “New Team” and enter the name of your professional … Read More

Naiku as an Instructional Improvement System

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Readers of this blog and users of Naiku know the power of Naiku’s assessment platform. But did you know that Naiku is a comprehensive tool that can serve as your Instructional Improvement System (IIS)? If you previously used Thinkgate and are looking for a next generation Instructional Improvement System, take a close look at Naiku. A good IIS needs to include the following 6 components. Let’s take a look at how Naiku meets these needs. Standards and Curriculum An IIS should include educational content aligned to Common Core State Standards, state standards, … Read More

Dr. Todd Beach featured in SmartBlog on Education

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Dr. Todd Beach, District Curriculum Lead at ISD 196, discusses in the SmartBlog on Education post “Using next generation assessments to personalize learning, drive instruction”, how the district has used next generation assessment practice to obtain standards based student achievement data to drive instruction and personalize learning.  We’re proud that ISD 196 and Dr. Beach use Naiku to accomplish this! Tweet

Teacher Self-Evaluation

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Welcome to this week’s edition of Naiku Coach’s corner. Today let’s discuss end-of-year teacher self-evaluation. Unlike most professions, teachers get to start with a clean slate from year to year. Reflecting on the previous school year can be a great way to find out what worked, and what didn’t work. These year-to-year reflections can help fine tune your practice for years to come. This week, I offer 3 ways to help teachers effectively evaluate their teaching. Students’ feedback on teaching:  Students’ view of their learning experience in class is often the most … Read More

Naiku Quick Tip: Using An Access Code To Take An Assessment

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Did you know that students can login to an assessment using an access code? At times it can be difficult for students to remember login information, especially those young elementary students. This can be a bit of a distraction when it’s time to take an assessment using Naiku. Fortunately, Naiku allows students to access an assessment using a unique “Access Code” for that particular test. First, assign the assessment to the class that you would like to take the assessment. Once the assessment is assigned to the class, the teacher will … Read More

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