Category Archives: Common Core

Teachers at Eugene Elementary Turn Data Insights Into Fun Student Learning Activities with Acuity

When a 3rd grade student at Eugene Elementary School in Rock Island, IL told us “with Acuity… it feels more like fun than work,” we were thrilled. That’s exactly what Acuity does: It enables teachers to use assessment data insights … Continue reading

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COMMON CORE: IT’S 2014. ARE YOU READY?

For many months now, we’ve been sharing information and resources to help gear everyone up for the implementation of the Common Core State Standards. These standards have become fodder for many debates over educational standards, changes, and resources (or lack … Continue reading

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FACTUAL FRIDAY: The Meaning of Academic English Language

What:  Academic English Language The Meaning: Academic English Language (AEL) is the language used in the classroom, in textbooks, and on tests. It is different than everyday spoken language in many respects, including vocabulary and structure. In fact, no one … Continue reading

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UNPACKING THE COMMON CORE

The acceptance of a new set of standards that is meant to strengthen our education system and create a better path for college readiness and career success is on the rise.  There are still a lot of questions about the … Continue reading

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Indiana Selects TASC as State’s Official High School Equivalency Exam

Great news! Last week Indiana Department of Workforce Development announced that they selected TASC™ (Test Assessing Secondary Completion™) as the state’s sole high school equivalency assessment for Indiana’s 15,000 annual test takers seeking a high school equivalency credential. This decision is part … Continue reading

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