Certica Delivers Science Assessments to Match Advances in Science Instruction

Certica announced the availability of the NextGen Science Checks™ designed to assess mastery of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). The NextGen Science Checks have been developed in accordance with the Achieve guidelines for NGSS assessment, so that teachers can evaluate students who are exposed to new methods of science learning.

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.

4 Ways Next Generation Science Standards Positively Impact Science Education

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.

Ed-Fi Alliance and Certica Solutions Team Up in Learning Standards Initiative to Provide More Meaningful Information to Educators

Ed-Fi Alliance, LLC, dedicated to boosting student achievement by empowering educators with actionable data, and Certica Solutions, a leading provider of platform-as-a-service for education agencies, today announced that they are partnering to make the Academic Benchmarks system of learning standards mappings available through the Ed-Fi Operational Data Store (Ed-Fi ODS/API).

Certica Expands Navigate Item Bank Partner Program

Certica Solutions (Certica), provider of the Certica Connect™ edtech platform-as-a-service (PaaS), today announced the expansion of the company’s Navigate Item Bank™ partner program, including the addition of new distribution partners, growth of the Navigate business development team, and continued product expansion.

What is Metadata and How Does It Impact Education?

Content developers and application providers can optimize the content search experience for educators by capturing, tagging and delivering learning standards and content in a consistent and machine-readable metadata format. This enables educators to find the content necessary to help their students achieve standard mastery.

MasteryConnect: Empowering Leadership

Certica was recently invited to participate in the MasteryConnect Mastery Leadership Institute where school leaders from across the country were challenged to evaluate the use of assessment data at their schools. Attendees left inspired and ready to implement the practical challenges offered during the Institute.