Transferring Scores with Chrome

Currently, there is an issue with the transfer of scores from Naiku into your grade book via the Chrome browser. This is due to a new feature with the latest Chrome browser. Our partners at GradeCam are working on a solution and should have one available shortly. In the meantime, there are two routes that you can take to transfer your scores: Enable NPAPI in Chrome: You can continue to to use Chrome to transfer your scores and scan your bubble sheets.  In order to do this, you will need to enable NPAPI in your … Read More

Ordered Item Columns

Today, we’re also pleased to announce that we have extended the functionality to the Ordered Item type in Naiku. See our previous announcement on Ordered items. Now, you can add multiple columns to this item type. This allows you to ask students to drag and drop options into multiple columns. For example, you can now ask students to group animals and plants or to sort numbers by multiple of 5 and 7. Here’s a screenshot of how to create an ordered item with two columns. Note that for each column, you have … Read More

Embedded Video

Today, we are happy to announce that Naiku has now added the ability for teachers to embed videos into their assessment items. Embedding a video is simply taking a video from a third party website and displaying it for students to watch right in a Naiku assessment. This is a great feature because it allows students to stay focused on their test screen rather than having navigate to another website to watch the video. To embed a video into a question, first, open your web browser and navigate to the … Read More

Student Prediction

As teachers, we know that student expectations play an important role in student learning. It is important for students to set appropriately high and challenging goals. And it is our task as teachers to help each and every student meet or exceed those expectations. One quick and effective way for teachers to get a better understanding of what expectations students have set for themselves is to ask them to predict their performance on an assessment. In fact, researchers have found that student expectations (i.e., getting students to self-report or predict … Read More

Ordered Item Type

Today, we’re pleased to announce that we have added the Ordered Item type to Naiku. An ordered item is a technology enhanced item (TEI) type that requires students to do more than select a response as an answer. Students interact with the item by selecting and dragging options up or down into the desired sequence. This is a great item type that engages students and allows teachers to assess higher-order thinking skills. The screenshot below shows how you can create an Ordered Item in Naiku. The item creation form should … Read More

New Item Types

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.
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Naiku announces Innovative Educator Grants

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 announces support for Student Privacy Pledge

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

District Administration selects Naiku as a DA Top 100 product

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.

Learning Resources

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

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