Naiku Releases Adaptive Learning Resources for Personalized Learning & Instruction

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Naiku announced the addition of Adaptive Learning Resources to its next generation, cloud based, classroom assessment platform.  These new tools allow teachers to automatically recommend learning resources to students based on individual student performance and further enhance Naiku’s mission of helping teachers accelerate student learning through better assessment.  Download the full press release: Naiku Learning Resources PR – final. Tweet

Learning Resources

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New for this school year, we’ve implemented a way for teachers to give students additional instructional resources based on their performance on a test. To give students this additional feedback and extra instruction, your test must include items that are aligned to standards and you must have learning resources that are aligned to those same standards. Creating learning resources aligned to the standards is really easy to do. Follow the steps in this support page article. Once your items and learning resources are aligned to the same standards, students will … Read More

Naiku Curriculums Maps

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With the start of a new school year, this is a great time to plan your courses. What lessons will you teach? What standards will you cover? What assessments will you create or re-use from last year? What additional learning resources will you give to the students? Curriculum maps are a great tool to help you plan or organize your courses for the year. They allow you to see the “big picture” of your curriculum, instruction, and assessment process. New for this school year, we have added a new feature called … Read More

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

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