Posts Tagged: Naiku

Naiku Participates in Edmodo Launch of App Store

Edmodo, a social learning platform for teachers, announced the launch of its app store. The opening of its API to third-party web developers enables the creation of educational apps on the social platform. Naiku is excited to be among the first 35 companies allowed to develop on the platform. Naiku already has a Community Page (http://www.edmodo.com/publisher/naiku) on Edmodo. We look forward to extending the partnership with Edmodo to make the Naiku Assessment Platform available to the broader Edmodo community of teachers. With the Naiku app on the Edmodo App Store, … Read More


Announcing Naiku 2.0

The next-generation of Naiku makes using mobile devices and tablets in the classroom easier than ever. Minneapolis, MN, February 20, 2012 – Naiku, a leader of cloud-based balanced assessment software K-12 education announced version 2.0 of the award-winning Naiku Platform.  Naiku is a best-in-class SaaS platform that enables teachers to make “real-time” instructional decisions to improve student achievement.  Version 2.0 is available for immediate use and requires absolutely zero “app deployment” to get started. New features include: Complete support for Common Core standards A streamlined assessment creation process Auto-scoring of … Read More


Naiku Community on Edmodo

We’re pleased to announce that Naiku now has an Edmodo Community. For those who are not yet using Edmodo in the classroom, it is a free and secure social learning network for teachers, students, and schools. Edmodo provides classrooms a safe and easy way to connect and collaborate, offering a real-time platform to exchange ideas, share content, and access homework, grades, and school notices. We’re excited to expand the Naiku community over to Edmodo. Now, Naiku users will be able to connect and share formative assessment ideas and best practices … Read More


Co-Active Leadership

The Essential Ingredient for Creating a Balanced Assessment System The creation of a district- and schoolwide balanced assessment system requires change.  And here, I’m not really talking about tinkering around the edges, making incremental adjustments. I’m talking about changing relationships—significantly changing the way superintendents, principals, lead teachers, teachers, staff, students, parents, and the community relate and work together. To create and successfully enact a balanced assessment system, to pull it off, everyone will need to transform the way they think about schooling, their respective roles in schools, and the notion … Read More


Three Levels of Assessment

Questions to Ask at Each In the previous Blog, I attempted to go inside the classroom and look at using assessment practices that promote student learning—assessment for learning. I’d like to take a step back and look at the balanced assessment system, this time at the three levels of assessment, the information about student learning we can glean from each level, and at how we can best use the information from each level. Educators make all kinds of important decisions based on the information they get from a variety of … Read More


Knowing What Students Know

Using Assessment to Improve Student Learning and Enhance Classroom Instruction In the previous Blog, I talked about creating and sustaining a balanced assessment system—i.e., different ways to assess, balancing assessment types, and conditions and practices that need to be in place in order to implement and sustain a balanced assessment system. This week, I want to go inside the classroom and talk about things that teachers can do to gather information about student learning and to better understand and support this learning.  Here, I’m talking about knowing what each student … Read More


A Balanced Assessment System

Creating, Implementing, and Sustaining Effective Assessment Practices As a society, we’ve shifted the thinking about schools from places where it’s OK for some students to succeed and some to fail to places where the expectation is for all students to succeed. With this shift, the role of assessment has changed from separating successful and unsuccessful students to becoming a set of educational practices that support the learning of all students (Stiggins, 2008). What are these assessment practices and how can they be used to most effectively support learning? In the broadest sense, … Read More


Naiku Wins MN Cup High Tech Division

Yesterday, the Naiku team gave the presentation of our lives. We expressed our passion for making a positive impact on education. We explained our plans to do that with Naiku. Afterwards, the Minnesota Cup judges selected Naiku as the winner of the High Tech Division. We are honored that the judges recognized the importance of education and the work that Naiku is doing in educational technology. Next week, we will compete against the other division winners. It will be a fun and exciting competition. We aim to bring home the coveted … Read More


Naiku Selected as Finalist in MN Cup

We received some great news last Friday. The Minnesota Cup selected Naiku as one of four finalists in the High Tech Division. The Minnesota Cup is Minnesota’s largest business competition, seeking to find the next great business innovation in Minnesota. This is an annual competition that drew more than 1,000 submissions this year. Naiku is proud to be selected as a finalist. We do what we do at Naiku for the teachers and the students. Like other educators, we aim to improve the education of our students. We are so … Read More


Professional Responsibilities when Scoring Assessments

The topic in my class this week is Professional Responsibilities and Assessment Bias. To prepare my class lecture and activities for the week, I’m reviewing the Codes of Fair Testing Practices, Code of Professional Responsibilities in Educational Measurement (CPR), and The Standards for Psychological and Educational Testing. There’s so much here. Educational measurement professionals and teachers have so much responsibility to ensure that the assessments are absent of bias, the results are reliable, and the uses, inferences, and interpretations of the assessment results are valid. I don’t want to overwhelm the students with all these codes … Read More


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