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

Transferring Scores with Chrome

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Currently, there is an issue with the transfer of scores from Naiku into your grade book via the Chrome browser. This is due to a new feature with the latest Chrome browser. Our partners at GradeCam are working on a solution and should have one available shortly. In the meantime, there are two routes that you can take to transfer your scores: Enable NPAPI in Chrome: You can continue to to use Chrome to transfer your scores and scan your bubble sheets.  In order to do this, you will need to enable NPAPI in your … Read More

Naiku Quick Tip: Using Bubble Sheets

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Did you know that you can print bubble sheets and have students take a Naiku assessment using paper and pencil? On occasion, student’s forget their devices at home or bring their device in with no charge, making it difficult for students to take their assessments online.  For those instances, Naiku has made it easy and convenient to print out the assessment and a matching bubble sheet for student to take the assessment using pencil and paper. To print out a bubble sheet for an assessment created in Naiku, from the … Read More

Keeping Students Motivated

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Welcome back to this week’s edition of Naiku’s Coach’s Corner It is that time of year when standardized testing is looming or may have already passed for some. I have found that after standardized testing has passed, students become more chatty and restless. Much like teachers, students can feel the year coming to an end. With the school year shortly coming to a conclusion, as teachers, we have two big challenges ahead of us: keeping students motivated and making sure we successfully cover all of our standards or learning targets … Read More

T|H|E Journal features Naiku

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T|H|E Journal featured Naiku in the article 5 Tech Tools That Support Common Core State Standards.  In the article, Principal Steve Kwikkel discusses how his school uses Naiku for Common Formative Assessments, to assess and measure student progress on an everyday basis, and how it integrates with Infinite Campus. Tweet

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