While many states are prioritizing personalized learning in their plans for accountability under the Every Student Succeeds Act, they aren’t necessarily promoting the use of technology as a path to that outcome, researchers found.
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.