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.
After Certica acquired ItemLogic™, the item bank team capitalized on the opportunity to migrate content creation, management and deployment operations to ItemLogic. In this post, Carrie Frech, Director of Content Products, shares how her team and the product have benefitted from using ItemLogic.
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 Mark Rankovic, CEO at Certica, to discuss recent news coming from Certica and his view on the state of edtech.
What does it mean to be data-driven? Read on to learn the fundamentals your school district needs to make informed decisions.
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.
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.
School districts are often faced with many data application challenges. Learn more about how an interoperability solution can create more accessible and integrated data to drive student achievement.
Rarely do standards creators include tools for implementation. There are few how-to guides for using standards optimally or plugging standards into a district’s operating procedures. Grappling with a way to consume or comply with standards, many district administrators simply hit the “print” button.
Next Generation Science Standards shift science education away from traditional classroom activities
heavily focused around fact memorization, lecture, siloed “subjects” and simplified cookie-cutter lab activities that don’t inspire our students or prepare them for a STEM-dominated economy.
Teachers need accurate, complete and historical data on their students to make the interventions needed for improved student outcomes.