Industry News

Pearson announces publishing partnership with Wide Range, Inc.

Pearson will take over all responsibilities for the publication of all Wide Range assessments, including the Wide Range Achievement Test 4; the Wide Range Assessment of Memory and Learning, Second Edition; the Wide Range Intelligence Test; and the Wide Range Assessment of Visual Motor Abilities.

Virginia adopts new approach to purchasing and accessing educational content

Virginia’s new digital textbook and instructional materials marketplace will begin operations this coming September. This new instructional materials library, based on a customized version of Copia's core Copia Class technology, has been implemented over the past 12 months.

Latest IN110x series projectors launched by InFocus

InFocus Corporation's new five IN110x series classroom-optimized projectors each feature 3200-lumen brightness and 15,000:1 contrast ratio to fit school budgets and the ambient-light levels of most classrooms.

Collaboration bolsters MyPath’s ability to differentiate learning experience

Edgenuity MyPath will soon be able to incorporate Scantron Performance Series assessment data to deliver personalized learning plans to students. This product solution will enable school districts to use previously collected data to offer targeted student instruction.

Truenorthlogic Connect Platform released

The personalized professional growth system replaces Truenorthlogic's Talent Management System. The Truenorthlogic Connect Platform consists of four integrated offerings focused on evaluation, professional development, talent support, and a tool to score and certify observers who conduct teacher, principal and staff observations for consistency.

MindPlay Universal Screener uses adaptive technology to assess reading skills

The computerized assessment tests reading skills and identifies strengths and weaknesses for a single student, a class, or the entire K12 school population. Formerly known as RAPS 360, the updated MindPlay Universal Screener now works on any computer platform, as well as on iPads and tablets.

Touchjet device creates interactive classrooms

The Touchjet Pond Projector turns any wall or table surface into an 80-inch interactive touchscreen where students and teachers can display and interact with Android educational apps, fostering group problem solving and social learning.

metacog releases automated real-time rubric-based scoring API

The advanced scoring analytics API can evaluate student performance within simulations, games, and other open-ended assessment items and digital learning objects — in real time.

Improved learning analytics brought to Blackboard's open source customers

Blackboard has acquired X-Ray Analytics, a predictive analytics technology that provides visualizations of past behavior and performances at the course, cross-course and institutional levels. The technology will be first integrated into Blackboard's Moodlerooms and Enterprise Moodle.

Edmentum rolls out new courses and tools to personalize learning

Edmentum launched its new Flex Assignments to customize instructional content and the Virtual Collaboration Space to connect with students in a synchronous environment. In addition, new courses have been added to Plato Courseware and EdOptions Academy, including math and English language arts, over 40 state-specific ones and more career technical education courses.