Certica Solutions Partners with Learning Bird

Certica’s Navigate Item Bank Central to Learning Bird’s New Online Quiz Feature

WAKEFIELD, Mass., February 2, 2016 – Certica Solutions (Certica), provider of K-12 data management software and education content solutions, today announced that Learning Bird has joined Certica’s network of partners which offer the Formative Assessment Item Bank™ as  part of their education technology solutions, assessments or learning content.

The Learning Bird platform offers digital lessons and teaching support tools to make it easy for teachers to differentiate instruction and guide each student toward success on their own personal learning path. With thousands of lessons that offer multiple approaches on each topic, teachers can keep students engaged even when they encounter a learning obstacle.

Certica has partnered with Learning Bird to support a new quiz feature of the platform which allows teachers to easily create and assign quizzes to assess students’ understanding of a topic, and respond quickly with an intervention if needed. The quiz feature of Learning Bird gives teachers access to tens of thousands of topic-aligned questions which they can use to build custom quizzes.

At the center of Learning Bird’s quiz feature is Certica’s Formative Assessment Item Bank, a dynamic, expertly developed item bank of nearly 86,000 high quality, standards-based items in mathematics, English language arts, science and social studies. With the Formative Assessment Item Bank, educators can select items that closely reflect their curriculum and instructional goals and create custom formative assessments to monitor and track student progress toward mastering standards.

Learning Bird is one of Certica’s first partners to utilize Certica’s cloud-based Item Connect™ capability, announced in November 2015, which enables partners to easily integrate Item Bank content. With Item Connect, Learning Bird was able to quickly incorporate new quiz functionality and introduce Item Bank content into their solution.

Learning Bird offers all teachers free accounts where they can use the platform with up to five students. Teachers can access and assign all of the Learning Bird-vetted and aligned digital lessons. Learning Bird’s new quiz feature will be available on February 8, 2016, and teacher accounts will have free access to the new quiz feature for the first 30 days after introduction.

About Certica Solutions, Inc.
Certica Solutions provides data management and education content solutions which enable K-12 educators and administrators to assess, measure and improve instructional and organizational performance. The company partners with a diverse network of education technology and assessment providers, and also delivers solutions directly to over 500 school districts, charter schools and educational services agencies. Certica Solutions is based in Wakefield, Massachusetts and has offices in Harvard, Massachusetts and Austin, Texas. Learn more at CerticaSolutions.com.

About Learning Bird
Delivering differentiated learning to every student is expensive to implement and challenging to scale. Learning Bird provides teachers with the content, tools and professional development to easily guide each student to success on their own personal learning path. With thousands of lessons that offer multiple approaches on each topic, teachers can keep students engaged even when they encounter an obstacle. Our lessons are trustworthy, vetted by real teachers, and aligned to local curriculum. Learning Bird moves students in 6th to 12th grade toward better outcomes, higher graduation rates, and increased college and career readiness. For more information, visit LearningBird.com.

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Melinda Powers
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