The Importance of Data in Personalized Learning

The topic of personalized learning has been discussed for a few years, but many school districts may still wonder how to get started. This article takes a close look at the benefits of personalized learning and highlights how an effective data analytics solution can become an important tool in making this concept a reality.

Team Spotlight: Fostering Certica’s Culture of Service Excellence

Each month we feature a member of the Certica team and highlight the impact they have on the education sector. This month we sat down with Mike Agostino, Vice President of Services at Certica, to get his take on how services play a role in the success of AB Connect™ clients.

Science Assessments Evolve to Reflect Next Generation Science Standards

States are transitioning to three-dimensional science standards and teachers are immersing students in an inquiry-based environment. As the definition of mastery shifts to reflect the standards, what form should assessments take? It’s clear assessments that measure rote memorization of facts are not going to probe deeply enough to measure how students performing in an inquiry-based environment.

Team Spotlight: Demystifying the Complex World of Taxonomies and Machine Learning

Each month we feature a member of the Certica team and highlight the impact they have on the education sector. This time, we sat down with Marci Ladd, Product and Solutions Manager for Academic Benchmarks, to learn more about Certica’s network of learning standards, taxonomies and the relationships between them, as well as the AB Connect recommendation engine and associated algorithms that power it.

Let’s Talk Data Interoperability at CoSN

We’re gearing up for our appearance at the CoSN Conference April 1-4, 2019 in Portland OR. Certica will be exhibiting (Pod #26) and Data Connect™ adopter, Hillsboro School District (OR), will showcase how they’ve made great strides toward data integration and application interoperability with the Ed-Fi®Data Standard.