We Are Naiku: KUSD

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Kenosha Unified School District (KUSD) is a large district serving over 22,000 students in Kenosha and the surrounding areas. The 3rd largest district in Wisconsin, KUSD has a mission to provide excellent, challenging learning opportunities and experiences that prepare each student for success. With a vision to be Wisconsin’s top performing urban school district, the district and building leadership team have fostered and nurtured vibrant Professional Learning Communities (PLC) across the district. Read More

I am Naiku: Travis Cerling

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Travis Cerling started teaching high school science in 1997. He switched to middle school science in 2000. For the past three and a half years, Cerling has been the middle school science coach for the district. “As a science coach, I find new tools, new ways to teach, and share those ideas and tools with the team. I also teach two sciences courses,” shared Cerling. “It really is the best of both worlds. I work with teachers, and still get to be in the classroom with students.” Working with fellow science coach Shannon Lee and the science teachers across the district, Cerling has been instrumental in the effective implementation of common formative assessments at the district’s six middle schools. Read More

We Are Naiku: ISD196

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Independent School District (196), also known as Rosemount – Apple Valley – Eagan Public Schools, is a large district serving a 110 square mile area in the south Twin Cities metropolitan area. Since January 2014, the district has effectively implemented common formative assessments at the secondary schools. Read More

I am Naiku: Emily Hill

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Emily Hill is a licensed 6-12 Language Arts teacher. She started her teaching career at a high school before switching to 8th grade language arts. After 11 years in the classroom, Hill now serves as the Technology Integration Coach in both the middle school and high school in Clear Lake. Throughout her teaching career, Hill teamed up with other teachers to create meaningful assignments and projects for students. Read More

We Are Naiku: Clear Lake Middle School

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Clear Lake Middle School serves Grades 6-8 students in Clear Lake, IA. The school of 300 students implements a 1:1 iPad program. Students love how easy it is to use the iPad in their everyday schoolwork. When it came to adopting an online assessment platform for his teachers, Principal Steve Kwikkel did not forget his students. “I wanted a system that would make the assessment process more effective and efficient for my teachers. But I also wanted a system that would be student-friendly and have a focus on the students,” … Read More

We Are Naiku: Putnam County Schools

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Putnam County School System serves over 11,000 students across 18 schools in northern Tennessee. To measure and improve student achievement, the district develops and administers district-wide benchmark assessments in ELA and Mathematics across grades 2 – 8. For the past two years, the district has used Naiku to deliver and score their district benchmark assessments. Their teachers have now started to use Naiku for everyday classroom assessment. This case study provides a look at their successful path to better assessments and better achievement. Read More

I am Naiku: Patrick Heath

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Patrick Heath currently serves as the Instructional Technology Coach (ITC) at Westgate Elementary School. Previously, he taught 4th and 5th grades for six years. In his role as the ITC, Heath provides and helps teachers integrate educational technology tools into their instruction. Read More

We Are Naiku: West Gate Elementary School

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West Gate Elementary School serves K-5 students in Manassas, VA. The school of 600 students has a high Limited English Proficiency (70%) and Economically Disadvantaged (92%) population. In 2012, the school found itself on the list of “failing” schools with only 66% and 50% of its students passing the VA SOL Reading and Math assessments, respectively. Read More

We Are Naiku: Broken Arrow Elementary School

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Broken Arrow Elementary School serves K-6 students in Shawnee, KS. The school of 440 students rolled out a 1:1 iPad program for all students in 2014-2015. To complement the iPad program and to a foster an effective PLC practice, Principal Mike Brewer wanted an assessment platform that would allow his teachers to efficiently and frequently develop and administer common formative assessments (CFAs) to gather meaningful data for the PLC meetings. Read More

I am Naiku: Mike Brewer

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Principal Mike Brewer of Broken Arrow Elementary School has been an educator for the past 28 years, having served as middle school teacher, principal, assistant superintendent, and superintendent. Read More

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