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

Autobuild Feature

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Quick Tip: Build tests even quicker now with Naiku’s new autobuild feature. The autobuild feature allows you to quickly create tests by having Naiku automatically suggest and add items for you based your search criteria. Below are the steps I used to create Pythagorean Theorem quiz with 10 questions. Step 1: Create a new assessment and search for items. Step 2: Select the search criteria and search for items In this example, I am typing in “pythagorean” into the stem filter. This will give me all of the questions that … Read More

Naiku announces BenchmarkNow!

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Naiku announced today the release of BenchmarkNow!. BenchmarkNow! contains professionally developed and ready-to-use benchmark assessments in ELA and Math covering grades 3 – high school. Test questions include a variety of item types, including technology-enhanced, and are aligned to Common Core State Standards. With autoscoring and immediate, standards aligned reporting, teachers and administrative staff can quickly view student readiness for state tests. BenchmarkNow! is designed to be very easy to adopt and use. No training or account setup is required, and schools purchase on a per student/test basis, paying for … Read More

Naiku announces 2016 Teacher Team School Grants

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Naiku announced today the opening of the Spring 2016 Teacher Team School Grant program. The program is designed to support PLCs / Teacher Data Teams in the use of next generation assessment tools and instructional strategies. Schools interested in the use of common formative assessment, interim benchmark assessment, and learner-centric assessment to help inform and differentiate instruction and engage students for personalized learning are encouraged to apply at www.naiku.net/grants. The complete press release can be viewed here: Naiku Teacher Team School Grants – Spring 2016 PR Tweet

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