Whats-New

What's New

We continue investing in our solutions to provide you with innovative tools, solid program planning, and ongoing support, to redefine your classroom. Explore our newest tools and latest enhancements.

Plato Courseware

  • Over 100 Career and Technical Education Courses

    Ensure that your students are college and career ready with Plato Courseware's Career and Technical Education (CTE) courses. Edmentum provides an extensive CTE library with over 100 courses in all 16 nationally recognized Career Clusters®. Customizable content provides educators with the ability to personalize learning for each learner's interests. In addition, Edmentum will continue its CTE catalog expansion this fall with the addition of three new courses: Intro to Mobile App Development, Intro to Cybersecurity, and Advanced Computer Science.

  • Collaboration Space

    The new Collaboration Space transforms the way teachers and students interact in a virtual environment. Educators using Plato Courseware and/or Edmentum Assessments can now facilitate real time group and individual discussion and collaboration activities streamlined within the program.

  • Flex Assignments

    Tailoring content for students has never been easier. Instructors can now effortlessly find and assign content that supports an individual learner or a classroom’s unique learning goals. This great addition to our Plato Courseware and Edmentum Assessment solutions increases flexibility to meet your program needs.

  • Teacher Graded Activities

    Edmentum’s Teacher Graded Activities, a tool to facilitate effective communication, allows students to submit work for review and feedback prior to finalization. This gives educators the opportunity to read questions or comments from learners while reviewing their work-in-progress and provide them with feedback. Teachers can communicate directly with students within their actual graded activity and a record of all comments made back and forth is available.

  • Edmentum Sensei for Study Island

    Edmentum Sensei will be released to all Study Island teacher accounts to give them a clear visualization of their students’ progress towards standards mastery. From the dashboard, they will be able to see a summary of both whole class and individual student progress for all subjects, and even directly assign content when students need additional practice.
  • Study Island Group Session

    Students can submit real-time responses to interactive, technology-enhanced questions via our group session feature. This unique whole-class activity allow you to engage your students in teacher-led,standards-based practice and learning, keeping students engaged while also tracking their progress in real time toward standards mastery. Click here for a short preview of this exciting new feature.

  • Enhanced User Interface for Study Island Benchmarks

    The user interface for our Benchmarks and Built Tests has been updated! Our redesigned user interface is specifically designed to more closely align with next generation assessments, giving your students confidence as they get closer to end-of-year assessments. Changes that you will see include updates to the overall navigation, question layout, audio tools, learner testing tools, and rubrics. You will also benefit from more streamlined workflows grading constructed response items. Click here to learn more about Edmentum's assessment solutions.

Edmentum™ Sensei™

  • Edmentum Sensei for Study Island

    Edmentum Sensei will be released to all Study Island teacher accounts to give them a clear visualization of their students’ progress towards standards mastery. From the dashboard, they will be able to see a summary of both whole class and individual student progress for all subjects, and even directly assign content when students need additional practice.

EducationCity

  • MyCities

    Enhanced MyCity teacher tools provide meaningful, individualized instruction:

    • Educators can now drag and drop content into a desired sequence for students to complete

    Streamlined MyCity functionality makes organizing homework and class assignments, tracking progress, and monitoring student success easier than ever:

    • Teachers can quickly view student progress of a particular MyCity in the new Tracking tab
    • Administrators can edit all MyCities for their school to track usage and arrange work if teachers are away
  • Administrative Functionality

    Enhanced administrator set-up and manage users functionality streamlines processes:

    • Upload and export teacher login information in bulk using spreadsheets
    • Restrict the features of EducationCity available to students during school hours
    • View total number of users at a glance
    • Create more flexible usernames and passwords using foreign and special characters
  • New Language Arts, Math, and Science Content

    Brand new language arts, math, and science content, aligned to state and Common Core standards, has been added to EducationCity! A rich variety of engaging student activities, animated tutorials known as Learn Screens, and printable activity sheets and lesson plans provide even more robust elementary resources that connect teaching and learning.

  • In-Product Hints

    New in-product hints have been added to help users navigate through the many exciting areas of EducationCity with ease. Easily turned on and off with one click of a button, helpful purple question marks accompany different areas of the program to offer handy tips for using different features.

  • New Avatars

    EducationCity avatars have been reimagined in this latest release. Students now have the ability to select one of 18 friendly monsters to represent themselves as they learn new skills and test their knowledge throughout the program.

Edmentum Assessments

  • Interim Benchmark Assessments

    Brand new state-specific and national Edmentum Test Packs arrive later this summer. Our assessments are developed from each state’s unique testing requirements. This is demonstrated through our recent enhancements focused around increasing our test lengths and modifying the composition of our benchmarks to mimic state tests.

  • Collaboration Space

    The new Collaboration Space transforms the way teachers and students interact in a virtual environment. Educators using Plato Courseware and/or Edmentum Assessments can now facilitate real time group and individual discussion and collaboration activities streamlined within the program.

  • Flex Assignments

    Tailoring content for students has never been easier. Instructors can now effortlessly find and assign content that supports an individual learner or a classroom’s unique learning goals. This great addition to our Plato Courseware and Edmentum Assessment solutions increases flexibility to meet your program needs.

EdOptions Academy

  • ISTE Seal of Alignment for Readiness

    EdOptions Academy receives the ISTE Seal of Alignment for Readiness. This approval recognizes EdOptions Academy as a highly effective resource for successfully acquiring knowledge and skills that are foundational to the globally recognized ISTE Standards. The Readiness seal of recognition is for resources that focus on learning to use technology and that help build the foundational technology skills needed to support the ISTE Standards. The ISTE Seal of Alignment program rigorously reviews and recognizes resources for their alignment to the ISTE Standards:  Creativity and Innovation, Communication and Collaboration, Research and Information Fluency, Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, Digital Citizenship, and Technology Operations and Concepts.

  • English Skills Section

    In Reading Eggspress, this exciting new learning area allows students to explore key spelling patterns and rules. All 216 new spelling lessons include a short instructional video, spelling questions in the form of games, listening activities, and proofreading exercises, a targeted spelling test, and detailed feedback.

  • The Stadium

    The updated Stadium feature, which returned earlier this fall, helps students test their English skills in a risk-free gaming environment. Exciting head-to-head challenges allow learners to compete against their class, school, students from around the world, or in game mode as they skate, sprint, swim, and cycle across the finish line.

  • Simplified Navigation

    Reading Eggs navigation has been enhanced to provide a cleaner user experience. Students now move throughout the program by clicking on a single golden egg, which launches a full screen of simplified learning choices into view.

Northstar Workforce Readiness

  • GED® Test Review in Northstar Workforce Readiness

    The Edmentum’s new GED® Test Review for Norhtstar Workforce Readiness includes technology-enhanced items to prepare for the 2014 online GED® test.

  • Northstar Workforce Readiness

    Additional lessons have been added to the Certified Pharmacy Technician program.

Edmentum Adult + Higher Ed

  • High School Equivalency Exam Alignment (GED®, HiSET®, and TASC™)

    The high school equivalency market has changed. We have full solutions, including diagnostic assessments, courseware, and practice tools, aligned to all three high school equivalency exams: the GED® and Spanish GED®, HiSET®, and TASC™ tests. This summer marks the completion of our full solutions with the release of: 

    Spanish GED® Test Pack in Edmentum Assessments

    Edmentum’s new Spanish GED Test Pack aligns to the four content areas in the 2014 GED test and includes the technology-enhanced items to support the online test-taking experience.

    HiSET® Test Pack in Edmentum Assessments

    Edmentum’s new HiSET Test Pack is a diagnostic exam that is aligned to all five subject areas of the HiSET exam and provides a prescription map to Plato Courseware content.

    TASC Test Pack in Edmentum Assessments

    Edmentum’s new TASC Test Pack is a diagnostic exam that is aligned to all five subject areas of the TASC and provides a prescription map to Plato Courseware content.

  • Grade Tracker

    Grade Tracker simplifies the tasks of grade management in Plato Courseware and allows teachers to quickly see a student's progress and grade at any point in time. It also increases the instructors’ flexibility by allowing them to edit grades as well as add in outside activities.

  • Newly Built CTE and Core Courses

    This summer, we are kicking off a major courseware update to our math and ELA courses, including mobile-optimized content, rigorous curriculum, and technology-enhanced item types. Additionally, we are releasing 16 new CTE courses this fall.

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