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. Click here for more detailed release notes.

  • Exact Path Winter Enhancements

    Attend this recorded webinar presentation to learn more about these exciting enhancements!

    Assignable Content

    In addition to how students access content today via their unique learning paths, assignable content gives you even more flexibility and control over what students work on and when. Want to reinforce the standard you're teaching in class this week? You can. Interested in adding additional remediation or enrichment? It's easy.

    Using the Search Content feature, simply locate the tutorial, practice, quiz, or video elements you want students to work on using intuitive domain, skill, and standard filters, then choose 'Assign'. Select the students you want to build the assignment for, outline specified availability, and create your assignment.

    Learning Path Building Blocks

    Exact Path's high quality learning paths just gained even more instructional depth! For students that require additional scaffolding or remediation to be successful, we've added learning path Building Blocks. Now, when a student does not demonstrate mastery on a Progress Check, they will automatically receive remedial content in their next set of learning modules that focuses on a prerequisite skill or set of skills. Once students successfully complete their prerequisite skill module and demonstrate mastery on their next Progress Check, they will bounce back up to the next skill in the progression for a second attempt at mastery.

    Trophy & Challenge Notifications

    As students acquire new skills in Exact Path they have the opportunity to earn Mastery Trophies and strive for Challenge Badges. We've also added even more visibility into how students are demonstrating success by including automated notifications. Students will be alerted via the messages area when they have earned a new Trophy or their teacher has added a new Challenge.

    Edit Learning Path Placements

    Learning path placements are now available any time! This release allows teachers to make adjustments to learning path placements as needed throughout the year.

  • Fall & Winter 2017 Enhancements

    Study Island just keeps getting better and better, and we want to make sure that you know about all the new features. Check out the recording from our Study Island Enhancments Sneak Peek webinar.

    Built Test Enhancements

    Copy & Edit Built Tests
    We've added the ability to copy and edit your existing Built Tests. This functionality allows you to do such things as easily benchmark student learning multiple times of year without recreating your assessment multiple times.

    Build Tests with Content from Multiple Subjects and Grade Levels
    Create even more flexible assessments by choosing questions from multiple subjects or grade levels within a single Built Test.

    Built Test Preferences
    Teachers will find new preference options such as toggling on or off the ability for students to view missed questions or receive a randomized question order.

    Time-on-task goal setting and visibility enhancements

    Research has proven that spending at least 30 minutes per subject per week working in Study Island leads to student gains. Now, we’ve added several features to allow educators to keep track of the students’ time on task.

    Administrators can set time goals
    From the Admin page, administrators can set a goal for the average weekly time classes spend practicing in Study Island.

    Time-Spent Reports
    Educators will be able to pull a report to show students’ time spent practicing in the program.

    Admins will be able to pull a report to show time spent in the program by class and teacher and then by student.

    District admins will also be able to view data on time spent using Study Island within the district, and then drill down to the building, grade level, class, and student.

    Weekly Practice time visible in Edmentum Sensei
    So that educators can better track the amount of time students are spending practicing in Study Island, the student cards in Sensei will be updated to include time spent working on Study Island topics for the current week and the previous week.

    Additional Learner Interface Options

    Earlier this summer, we launched a brand new student homepage that brought key learning options and accomplishments to the forefront. Now, we're adding more visual options to suit your learners' preferences. Keep Taco Crab and the tropical island like you have today or soon choose from four other interface options that include an island theme, but offer a more mature look and feel and include the removal of the Taco cheerleader from practice sessions. Admins can choose an appropriate interface for each grade level or give students the ability to self-select their favorite design.

    New NWEA Reports

    To further bolster the power of our partnership with NWEA, we're rolling out two new reports to help you quickly see aggregated class data for placement and progress in Study Island.

    NWEA Class Placement Report—This report will offer insight into where students begin their learning in Study Island content based on uploaded RIT scores.
    NWEA Class Progress Report—This report will provide an at-a-glance view of how students are progressing through their Study island content pathway.

  • Reading Eggs Reporting Dashboard

    This October, Reading Eggs received a powerful data refresh! Replacing the current Student Stats area, educators will now find a newly improved, easy-to-use Reading Eggs dashboard. This colorful data hub uses graphs, charts, and interactive data views to ensure administrators can take action on school-wide or grade level trends and Lexile gains while supporting teachers with class- and student-specific performance and progress information. Take the exciting data dashboard for a spin to see your students' reading proficiency soar!

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