EdTech Review features Naiku for Student Assessment and Grading article

Naiku was featured this week in an EdTech Review of 7 Great Easy to Use Tools for Student Assessment and Grading.

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.

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!

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.

3 Benefits of Next Generation Student Assessment

Naiku’s own Dr. Adisack Nhouyvanisvong authored this article on Next Generation Student Assessment featured in SmartBlog on Education:

SmartBlog on Education features post by Dr. Adisack Nhouyvanisvong

Dr. Adisack Nhouyvanisvong’s article, “Student Assessments: Junk in, junk out” was featured today in SmartBlog on Education. See the complete article here:

Transferring Percentages into Your Gradebook

One of the most popular features in Naiku is the ability for teachers to transfer test scores into any gradebook. With the press of one key, teachers can transfer scores for all students into their gradebook. This is a huge time savings from having to manually enter scores for each individual student.   Recently, we’ve received requests for the ability to transfer percentages rather than raw scores into the gradebook. For certain gradebooks, it is best or preferred that the scores be entered as percentages rather than raw points.   … Read More

Viewing PDF and Word Tests in Naiku

We’ve heard from many teachers expressing their desire to allow students to see the test questions in Naiku when they upload their PDF or Word test to a Quick Key assessment.   We’re happy to report that now you can. When you upload a PDF or Word file of your test to your Quick Key assessment, you will now have the option to display that PDF or Word document directly to students in Naiku.   Read this support article to find more about this new feature and for a step-by-step … Read More

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