In 2015, we will be adding more item types to Naiku. I’m happy to announce today that we have added the Multiple Yes/No and the Multiple Response item types.
A Multiple Yes/No item is one that presents a cluster of items to students. Typically, the items are related to an initial statement or set of statements. This item type is also known as the multiple binary-choice item. Essentially, you can use any binary choice such as yes/no, true/false, correct/incorrect, etc. This item type requires the student to choose a response for each statement in the cluster.
A Multiple Response item is one that allows students to select more than one answer. You should already be familiar with this item type as you were able to create this before in Naiku by creating a multiple choice item and selecting more than one option as the answer.
Naiku announced today the formation of an educational grant program for innovative teachers and teacher teams. The grant program is valued at $250,000 and is available to innovative educators seeking to employ differentiated instruction and personalized learning practices and tools in their classroom. The complete press release can be read here: Naiku Innovative Educator Grants PR
Naiku announced today support for the Student Privacy Pledge, a pledge by education technology providers to protect the privacy of students that is spearheaded by the Future of Privacy Forum and the Software and Information Industry Association. Naiku is one of 75 companies to sign the pledge, effective January 1st, and President Obama has challenged others to sign. Read the complete press release: Naiku Student Privacy Pledge PR
Naiku was selected by District Administration magazine as a recipient of their Reader’s Choice Top 100 products of 2014. With over 2,400 products nominated this year, Naiku is pleased to be recognized by administrators nationwide for this award.
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
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
When I conduct Naiku PD and demonstrations, I’m often asked, “Can I assign a test to multiple classes at once?” The answer to that question had always been “No, you have to assign a test to each class separately.” The reasoning behind that was that we wanted to keep each test separated by class so that you could get your test results by class. I’m now happy to report that you can assign a test to multiple classes at once. After many requests from many of you, we’re finally able … Read More
One of the most popular features in Naiku is the ability for teachers to transfer test scores into any gradebook. With the press of one key, teachers can transfer scores for all students into their gradebook. This is a huge time savings from having to manually enter scores for each individual student. Recently, we’ve received requests for the ability to transfer percentages rather than raw scores into the gradebook. For certain gradebooks, it is best or preferred that the scores be entered as percentages rather than raw points. … Read More
We’ve heard from many teachers expressing their desire to allow students to see the test questions in Naiku when they upload their PDF or Word test to a Quick Key assessment. We’re happy to report that now you can. When you upload a PDF or Word file of your test to your Quick Key assessment, you will now have the option to display that PDF or Word document directly to students in Naiku. Read this support article to find more about this new feature and for a step-by-step … Read More
Did you know that you can import tests created or saved as text (.txt) files into Naiku? If you’re a user of QUIA, you can export those tests as a text file. Then you can import those into Naiku. Alternatively, you can create the test directly in a text editor and import that into Naiku. Just follow the simple instructions on this support page. You’ll see a sample file to help you get started. http://support.naiku.net/customer/portal/articles/1355862-importing-a-test-in-text-quia-format Let us know how this new import format works for you.