The study showed that half of the time schools access ed-tech tools is for operational purposes (such as using online gradebooks) and for research and data gathering.
A Maryland district is seeking to buy a learning management system, the Kansas City system has put out an RFP for assessment software, and a Georgia district wants a performance management system to track staff performance.
Texas districts are seeking a learning management system and an array of computer devices and software; and the Kansas City schools want help with an extended-learning program.
Seeking out like-minded education partners is a way to share your resources and business more widely, and to collaborate with other ed-tech startups.
An exclusive survey of 330 school and district leaders ranks the level of influence of 13 different factors with the potential to sway the purchase of a formative assessment.
Chinese app provider Knowbox raised $15 million while HarukaEdu, a technology solutions provider based in Jakarta, raised $2.2 million.
A K-12 formative assessment company will receive an investment from the Jefferson Education Accelerator, a commercial effort that has support from the University of Virginia.
Seven states recently took part in a major, extended-length online professional development course for teachers. The results dispel the notion that long-term online PD doesn’t work — and the findings have potentially big implications for schools and vendors.
K-12 demand for formative and computer-adaptive testing is likely to grow this school year, but companies should pay close attention to regional differences and district size.
Researcher Barbara Foorman talks about her study on the use of computer-adaptive tests of literacy for ELLs in early grades in the Miami-Dade schools in Florida.