Naiku announces Fall 2015 Teacher Team School Grants

Naiku announced today the opening of applications for the Fall 2015 Teacher Team School Grant program. The program will award 30 schools with grants to support teacher teams in the use of next-generation, learner-centric assessment and will incorporate expert-led professional development and software resource tools. The complete press release can be read here: Naiku Teacher Team School Grants – Fall 2015.

Focus on the Student

The September issue of Language Magazine features a cover story article by Naiku’s own Dr. Adisack Nhouyvasnivong. Entitled “Focus on the Student”, the article explains how improved assessment can increase personalized learning for all students. The article can be found on page 28 of the latest issue here.

Naiku announces integration of AAAS Project 2061 science bank

Naiku announced today the integration of the Project 2061 science bank. The bank, comprised of over 600 items developed by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), covers middle and early high school science subjects and is freely available to science educators using Naiku in partnership with the AAAS. In addition, Naiku has curated 36 summative and formative assessments from these items that are also freely available within Naiku. The complete press release can be read here: Naiku Project 2061 PR.

Moorhead Public Schools chooses Naiku for district assessment solution

Naiku announced today that Moorhead Area Public Schools (MN) chooses Naiku as their assessment solution for the district.  The district of 6,000 students valued Naiku’s direct connection to their SIS, PowerSchool, and that they could use existing teacher and district created assessments in a variety of formats, including Schoolnet, ExamView, Word, PDF, and more, as well as create and share their own.  Read the complete announcement here: Naiku Moorhead PR

Naiku announces enhanced integration with PowerSchool

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.

Dr. Todd Beach featured in SmartBlog on Education

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!

T|H|E Journal features Naiku

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.

Insight from Greg Wright in EdNET Insight

EdNET Insight, from MDR, published an article written by Naiku CEO Greg Wright in their Voice From The Industry column. Mr. Wright provided his thoughts on “Being a Good EdTech Partner” where he offered his perspective on some of the unique challenges of responding to educator customers. In the article, he suggests that providing a product based fundamentally on educational research provides a more authentic platform to receive timely, specific, and actionable feedback from educator customers. This, coupled with processes for soliciting and acting upon feedback, increases the ability to … Read More

Eastview High School utilizes Naiku for ACT practice test

Approximately 500 Eastview High School students recently took a practice ACT Exam using Naiku, in order to prepare for the April 28th statewide testing date in Minnesota.  The use of Naiku provided teachers quick and detailed information about student performance, prompting Randy Peterson, EVHS Principal, to state “what an amazing formative opportunity for us to grow and develop our assessment future.” Students also received detailed information about their own performance directly within their own accounts.  Commenting on the benefits of the learner-centric assessment capabilities offered in Naiku, Dr. Todd Beach from … Read More

BenchmarkNow! is 2015 Finalist for edtech digest Cool Tool Award

edtech digest recently announced their 2015 Cool Tool Awards.  BenchmarkNow!, a free common core based assessment solution for educators from Naiku, was designated a Cool Tool Award finalist in the Assessment category.  BenchmarkNow! is cloud based assessment software that includes math and reading assessments aligned to the Common Core State Standards.

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