Posts Tagged: assessment

Data Driven Instruction with Naiku

Premier educators such as Dr. Paul Bambrick-Santoyo (Driven By Data 2.0: A Practical Guide to Improve Instruction) and Dr. John Hattie (Visible Learning) promote the use of data in enhancing instruction and student learning. In this linked white paper, Dr. Adisack Nhouyvanisvong discusses these techniques and showcases how to implement them using Naiku.

6 Ways Naiku supports AVID in schools

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.

Practice SAT and PSAT tests available in Naiku

A suite of released SAT and PSAT tests are now available for educators to use in Naiku. In addition to giving students practice with the timed SAT and PSAT tests, the inclusion in Naiku allows educators to easily score and view performance by SAT/PSAT section, subsection, and cross-section for students, classes, schools, and the district. The tests are segmented into individual timed sections for easy test administration, and educators can easily find and use these tests by searching for SAT or PSAT within Naiku.

Autobuild Feature

Quick Tip: Build tests even quicker now with Naiku’s new autobuild feature. The autobuild feature allows you to quickly create tests by having Naiku automatically suggest and add items for you based your search criteria. Below are the steps I used to create Pythagorean Theorem quiz with 10 questions. Step 1: Create a new assessment and search for items. Step 2: Select the search criteria and search for items In this example, I am typing in “pythagorean” into the stem filter. This will give me all of the questions that … Read More

Next Generation Classroom Assessment with the SAMR Model

The SAMR (Substitution Augmentation Modification Redefinition) Model has rightfully been receiving a lot of attention from school districts as they implement tablets and other edtech devices in the classroom.  The model suggests a progression for adoption of technology, and we’ve received requests from educators for recommendations on how they could apply the SAMR model as they introduce next generation assessment.  The following represents some basic steps for consideration; educators interested in trying these suggested examples in the classroom can use Naiku via a free trial by signing up here.   … Read More

Naiku receives eSchool Media Readers’ Choice Award

MINNEAPOLIS, July 24, 2012 – Naiku announced today that, for the 2nd straight year, they received a Readers’ Choice Award from eSchool Media. The Honorable Mention award was given for the Naiku SaaS assessment platform, the only such product to receive a Readers’ Choice Award from eSchool Media this year. The Naiku platform is used by educators to quickly know what their students know – and don’t know – by state standard or learning objective. Perfect for 1:1 and/or BYOD implementations, students take standards aligned quizzes and tests on any … Read More

Key Assessment Terms

I’ve written about reliability, point-biserial correlation, metacognition, and other assessment terms and topics. Yet, I’ve failed to provide a definition (at least a glossary) of these key assessment terms and other terms found on the Naiku website and application. Well, it’s time to rectify that short-coming. I’ve now included a glossary of key assessment terms. You can find this glossary under Reference Sources on our homepage. You can also click here to go directly to the glossary.  

Exciting Enhancements to Naiku

We have added question-authoring enhancements to Naiku. Today, I wanted to highlight some of those new features. Rich Text Formatting We’ve added a rich text editor. Now you can add many of the common formatting features that you are probably used to with many word processing applications. For example, you can bold, italicize, choose the font type and size,  and much more. See the image below for the formatting options. You’ll see this new Stem box when creating a new test question. Formula Builder By now you have probably noticed … Read More

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