Edmentum Expands Technology Assessment Item Types


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Edmentum Expands Technology Assessment Item Types

Study Island adds 2,600 new technology-enhanced items and four new item types

Edmentum, a leading provider of online learning solutions, announced the release of 2,600 new technology-enhanced item types for the 2015-16 school year in math and ELA. Study Island’s technology-enhanced item types are designed to promote higher-order thinking and inquiry to prepare students for more rigorous and interactive web-based exams.

“We are very excited to release these new items,” said Mark Caulfield, group product manager at Edmentum. “Study Island continues to be a leader in the number of technology-enhanced items available, and we are thrilled to offer our customers these high-quality, rigorous new items.”

Study Island first introduced technology-enhanced items in 2013. Built using the Depth of Knowledge (DOK) guidelines and Bloom’s Taxonomy, Study Island’s item types ensure that each question is written to the appropriate level and students are exposed to the appropriate depth of content. To date, Study Island has released 4,000 new technology enhanced items, and this release brings the total to 6,600. In addition, Study Islandreleased three new item types for its benchmark assessments – multipart, video, drawing, and audio – bringing the total number of item types available in the program to fourteen.

Study Island is leading the way in customizing content to state and national standards. “We are committed to making continuous updates to our product as standards and requirements change,” said Caulfield. Study Island maintains a tight alignment to K–12 state standards for ELA and math and continues to deliver top-of-the-line, research-based, valid and reliable items and interactive content, all developed by Edmentum’s in-house curriculum development team led by former educators, researchers, psychometricians, and subject matter experts. 

About Edmentum Inc.
Edmentum Inc. is a leading provider of online learning solutions designed to drive learner achievement for academic and career success. With more than 50 years of experience driving significant advances in the industry, Edmentum offers a wide variety of innovative solutions spanning a multitude of program areas to empower 21st century teaching and learning. For more information, visit edmentum.com.  

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