Naiku increases ACT prep support

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Naiku now offers teachers additional resources for ACT prep to use with their students; resources include 15 officially released, timed ACT section tests, dozens of smaller, sub-section progress check formative assessments, and an ACT curriculum map loaded with ACT section and subsection standards associated with instructional resources. Through Naiku teachers can administer these assessments to their class, school, or district and quickly measure and view student performance by ACT standard. Progress checks can be used to quickly assess student proficiency on specific areas, and students can use the instructional resources … Read More

6 Ways Naiku supports AVID in schools

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AVID – Advancement Via Individual Determination – is a non-profit that helps thousands of schools shift to a more equitable and student-centered approach. Naiku is a student-centric assessment solution that helps turn assessment into a learning experience where students are more engaged and take more ownership over their own learning. This article highlights 6 ways that teachers can use Naiku in an AVID school. Tweet

Ensuring Assessment Integrity

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Valid student assessment data is a key component of teacher data-driven instruction, teacher collaboration in successful PLC teams, and school/district educational decision making. Student cheating can adversely affect the quality of assessment data and can be a concern anytime, and particularly in remote learning environments. This white paper offers tips and strategies to minimize student cheating and increase the integrity of assessment data. Tweet

Naiku offers support to schools affected by Coronavirus

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Naiku, Inc. announced today that it is offering free school subscriptions of Naiku assessment software to schools affected by the Coronavirus. These subscriptions are valid through June 30, 2020. Naiku will also provide setup, training, and support services for the schools. Interested schools can request a demo here or simply contact us. Naiku is comprehensive, fully-cloud based assessment software that schools use to easily measure, track, and view student proficiency. Staff and students can readily use Naiku remotely for assessment during digital learning days. Staff can also collaborate remotely on … Read More

Increasing Teaching and Learning through Interim Benchmark Assessments

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Benchmark assessments occupy an important space between frequent formative assessment and end-of-year summative assessment in a balanced assessment process. In Maximizing Benchmark Assessments: Increasing Student Achievement and Success, Dr. Adisack Nhouyvanisvong outlines the benefits of and keys to successful interim benchmark assessments and provides guidance on how to optimize student learning from benchmark assessments within a balanced assessment process. Tweet

Improving Teacher-Developed Assessments and Items

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While significant research supports the use of frequent formative classroom assessment to aid teaching and learning, teachers often lack appropriate training to adequately develop and evaluate the quality of their assessments and items. In this white paper, Dr. Nhouyvanisvong offers guidance on how to create test blueprints, write cognitively rigorous items, and improve the items based on judgmental review and on item and test statistics. Tweet

Moving Beyond Multiple Choice Items for Effective Classroom Assessment

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Educators know that multiple choice tests can be limiting, but knowing how, and when, to move beyond multiple choice for effective classroom assessment within time and other constraints can be challenging. In this free white paper, Dr. Adisack Nhouyvanisvong offers guidance on how to effectively engage students and obtain a better understanding of student knowledge through better assessment. He outlines item writing guidelines, methods for assessing student knowledge beyond multiple choice, and offers guidance with specific examples to create effective everyday classroom assessment using a variety of question item types Download … Read More

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