Quick Tip: Inline Multiple Choice Items

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This week we introduced a new addition to our Multiple Choice Item Type. We have gotten a few questions about updating our multiple choice item to allow for inline options. Below is the process for this new improvement to the MC item type. To insert an inline MC question, write your question in the same way you would write a constructed response question by inserting three underscore’s in the stem where you want the blank to be. After that is done, finish adding the information you would like to be … Read More

Assessment and Item Writing Seminar for Classroom Teachers

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This seminar, co-sponsored by Clear Lake Community School District, is appropriate for K-12 teachers who want to create quality assessments and items in order to get meaningful and actionable results from their classroom assessment practice. The agenda includes a brief introduction to assessment theory and best practices, item writing guidelines, activities to identify and create “good” and “bad” items, and the opportunity to interact with teachers from a range of grades and subject areas. The seminar is intended to benefit all teachers desiring to improve their assessment and item writing; … Read More

Quick Tip: Naiku Options

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I am often asked to explain all of the various features/options that are available in Naiku. Rather than list and explain of these these options, I opted to do a quick tip video for your viewing pleasure. Let me know what you think of this video and if you’d like to see more quick tip videos. If you have any questions, check out our support page at support.naiku.net or email us at support@naiku.net   [vimeo width=”600″ height=”450″]https://vimeo.com/147760504[/vimeo]   Naiku Quick Tip is a weekly blog by Naiku Teacher Support Representative Colin Schild, … Read More

Naiku named as “Reader’s Choice Top Product”

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Naiku was again selected by District Administration magazine as a “Reader’s Choice Top Product” for 2015, following a 2014 selection. Winners were compiled from over 2,100 nominations and endorsements from district administrators received in 2015 and were announced in the magazine’s December issue.  See the complete press release here: Naiku DA Top 100 2015 PR Tweet

Quick Tip: New Assign Test UI

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We recently rolled out a new user-interface (UI) for assigning assessments to classes. The changes were prompted by teachers and administrators looking for a more intuitive way to assign an assessment to multiple classes. Read More

GradeCam Plugin Update

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One of the great features of Naiku is the ability to transfer scores directly into your gradebook. If you’re currently using one of your Function keys to do this score transfer (via the GradeCam plugin), please update to the latest version of the GradeCam plugin (2.0.2.10). You can find the latest version (released on November 2) here: https://downloads.gradecam.com/ Read More

Naiku Spotlight: Grandville HS Takes PSAT Practice Test on Naiku

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Grandville High School, located on the southwest side of Grand Rapids, Michigan, has been using Naiku since the start of this school year. In addition to their regular classroom assessments, Principal Chris Vanderslice wanted to look for ways to gather meaningful data to better prepare his students for the state mandated PSAT test. He also wanted to create opportunities for his 9th and 10th grade students to practice before they took the PSAT. With just over 2,000 students in the high school, giving a practice test to all students is … Read More

Quick Tip: Requiring Access Codes

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One question we have had from teachers revolves around the idea of making a test more secure so that students are not able to take tests from home if they are absent or see a test before or after a class period if the test is still open. To help with this, Naiku has created an feature that require students to enter a code before they can take the test. To activate requiring an access code for testing, go to the main (master) test and edit it. Click on Actions and choose … Read More

Quick Tip: Twitter Chats

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Twitter: When I first heard about it, I thought it was Facebook in 140 characters or less. But then I recognized the immense power in using Twitter for professional development. Thousands of educators use Twitter to post interesting blogs they have read, share lesson plans, and discuss hot topics in education. That’s right! Discuss. Twitter Chats are opportunities for educators to engage with others from around the world or across the street to discuss and share ideas and resources on particular topics. Some of the larger groups include: #edchat: One … Read More

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