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  • Exact Path Summer 2018 Enhancements

     

    Watch our recent Sneak Peek Enhancements Webinar for a deep dive into all of the exciting updates detailed below!

    Coming July and August : Robust Curriculum Additions 

    In support of providing trusted, high-quality curriculum, we’re excited to unveil new lessons and resources including 40+ middle school ELA lessons, over 100 elementary activities, and additional teacher worksheets and lesson ideas later this summer. These exciting curriculum adds are just part of our continued commitment to providing age-appropriate content and literary selections as well as lessons suitable for students working independently in their learning path. 

    Coming July 14th: Improved Student Navigation

    After careful student observation and discussions, we’re optimizing learner navigation to make it even easier for your students to work independently in Exact Path. Changes include improved progress workflows, new save and exit features, and simplified review of missed questions. 

    Coming July 14th: Diagnostic Algorithm Optimization

    At Edmentum, our psychometricians and curriculum experts are dedicated to improving the efficiency of our adaptive diagnostic assessment. As we continue to evaluate the assessment experience, you can expect continued algorithm optimization to ensure students always receive the best items for ideal curriculum placement.

    Coming this Summer: Reporting Enhancements

    We know reporting is key to evaluating the impact of your program implementation, so we’re making it easier for you to measure and monitor those efforts. This summer, we’re launching some additional reporting tools as well as updating existing data visualizations to improve your experience as you track the growth and performance of your students.

        • Admin Dashboard: As an administrator, you have a lot of data to keep track of. We’re serving up clear data snapshots to help you better assess your implementation at a glance. Manage your diagnostic timeline and student completion as well as learning path usage from a central location in our new admin dashboard this July.
        • MetaMetrics® Quantile® and Lexile® Measures: Currently, our reading assessments offer a Lexile measure upon each administration, but in partnership with MetaMetrics we’ll continue to tighten the Lexile measures and include ranges in Exact Path. Additionally, we’re excited to announce the inclusion of Quantile measures from our math assessment this September.. 
        • Additional Reporting Updates: Other smaller yet meaningful reporting enhancements will be added this July. Changes include making reports easier to export and batch print, updating assessment reports for insight and clarity, and including performance level descriptors in a supplemental guide for diagnostic reporting.

    Coming for 2018-19 School Year: Renaissance Star + Exact Path Integration

    As a Renaissance Growth Alliance™ partner, Edmentum offers an integration to kick start learning by utilizing results from Star Assessments® to deliver targeted, K-12 instruction in Exact Path. Using an API integration that will be available in time for next school year, Renaissance and Edmentum programs will communicate with one another seamlessly. Student results from Star Assessments will automatically drive the creation of individualized learning pathways in Exact Path, without manual uploads or data entry.

    Coming Late 2019: For customers that also use Renaissance Flow 360, Exact Path data will be made available. Flow 360 is a new offering that connects assessment, learning, instruction, and practice in one place.

    Coming July 14th: Expanded Teacher Features

    As a classroom teacher, we know you make a million little decisions every day. In Exact Path, we’ve taken some conscious steps to make those daily tasks a little easier. These include the ability to unlock mastery quizzes, being able to copy challenges and add new dates, and giving you the option to review Progress Check results from the Knowledge Map. All in all, we’ve heard you—and we’re making the tweaks you’ve asked for that we know can have a big impact.

    Coming July 14th: Simplified Onboarding

    It’s already hard enough to kickstart a new program implementation or onboard a new student mid-year. The actual clicks and processes in your online program shouldn’t be one more hurdle you have to cross. In Exact Path, we continue to improve the onboarding process. This summer, we will launch the ability to auto-schedule diagnostics as soon as a new test window opens. Additionally, the option to auto-generate learning paths for students that need to get started right away without an assessment will become available.

  • Courseware Summer 2018 Enhancements

    High Quality Curriculum

    Our industry-leading online content is designed to engage students through the use of media-rich, interactive experiences and rigorous, high-quality content. All Edmentum courses are designed to clearly align to the level of achievement required by state and national standards.

    New courses include:

    • Texas English 1, 2, 3, 4 (6/25/18)
    • Chemistry (7/23/18)
    • Florida Financial Algebra (7/23/18)
    • Louisiana Business English A (7/23/18)
    • North Carolina English 9, 10, 11 (7/23/18)
    • North Carolina World History (7/23/18)
    • North Carolina Biology (7/23/18)

    Health Science and IT Career Preparation 

    Edmentum’s career pathways and certification courses cover a breadth of topics that allow students to learn and explore the skills needed for careers that interest them ultimately putting them on pathways toward job readiness and career certification.

    • Certified Nursing Assistance NNAAP Exam Preparation Course (7/23/18)
    • CompTIA A+220-901 - Exam Preparation Course (7/23/18)
    • CompTIA A+220-902 - Exam Preparation Course (7/23/18)

    Enhanced Program Navigation

    We know that you need easy access to the tools to manage programs and teach students effectively.  As a part of our commitment to make Courseware easier than ever to navigate, we’re enhancing and modernizing how you can move through the program. 

    Features:

    • All navigation is now easily accessible through a left panel menu.
    • Quickly and easily find and manage courses.
      • The new section curriculum page now includes the ability to lock and hide mastery tests as a group.
      • The new course catalog page allows educators to search and filter between Edmentum and custom courses.
    • Define pacing guidelines that are aligned to your local requirements and calendars.
    • Create and manage new sections directly from My Course Sections.
    • Add and manage students directly from Section Detail.
    • Open the gradebook, reset passwords, and edit start and end dates directly from My Classrooms.

    Streamlined Set Up and Program Management

    Getting students and teachers up and running easily is essential to making sure your implementation gets off to a good start each year or semester. This summer, we’re releasing even more features designed to ensure you’re able to start the year strong, support the need to stay on track, and close out the semester or school year with even easier processes!  

    Features:

    • Full Classlink integration for Courseware including class creation and enrollment
    • Enhanced navigation that allows administration to integrate workflows for a simple enrollment process 

    New Data Visualization and Updated Reporting

    Edmentum is committed to delivering intuitive, high-quality data that is easy to consume and act on, and this summer that data visualization is getting even better – ensuring that you provide the optimal learning experience possible.

    Features:

    • Easily access and generate program reports to manage progress monitoring and evaluation through a new administrator data page with section management tasks and student progress monitoring readily accessible.
    • Manage gradebook settings for specific programs within an account through program level management within the administrator gradebook (set gradebook permissions by gradebook, define grading scales by program, define course categories and weights by program).
    • Easily track student credits earned and course completion at the account or program level.

    Increased Flexibility, Customization, and Control

    To better help you support the process of continual improvement for students, we will be releasing a series of enhancements focused on gradebook, course, and assessment settings. These updates are designed to give you more control and oversight into the specific details of a student’s learning journey. Additionally, new features will support your students through an enhanced assessment player that delivers a more streamlined experience.

    Admin Features:

    • Teachers and students will be able to see correct and incorrect feedback on Mastery Tests and CLAs following a testing session.
    • Add or drop scores from the grade calculation for current and course grades in the Section Gradebooks.
      • Grades can be dropped for an individual student.
      • Activities can be dropped for all students within a section.
      • Dropped scores can be easily added back at any time.
    • Easily search by student within a Section Gradebook.
    • Easily enable or disenable Learner Review at the account or program level.

    Student Features:

    • Enhanced assessment player features now allow students to freely navigate forwards and backwards within an assessment.
    • When students launch a learner review, they can easily navigate to each question using the forward or backward arrow, as well as the question panel.
  • Enhanced Program Navigation

    We know that you need easy access to the tools to manage programs and teach students effectively.  As a part of our commitment to make Courseware easier than ever to navigate, we’re enhancing and modernizing how you can move through the program. 

    Features:

    • All navigation is now easily accessible through a left panel menu.
    • Quickly and easily find and manage courses.
      • The new section curriculum page now includes the ability to lock and hide mastery tests as a group.
      • The new course catalog page allows educators to search and filter between Edmentum and custom courses.
    • Define pacing guidelines that are aligned to your local requirements and calendars.
    • Create and manage new sections directly from My Course Sections.
    • Add and manage students directly from Section Detail.
    • Open the gradebook, reset passwords, and edit start and end dates directly from My Classrooms.
  • Streamlined Set Up and Program Management

    Getting students and teachers up and running easily is essential to making sure your implementation gets off to a good start each year or semester. This summer, we’re releasing even more features designed to ensure you’re able to start the year strong, support the need to stay on track, and close out the semester or school year with even easier processes!  

    Features:

    • Full Classlink integration for Courseware including class creation and enrollment
    • Enhanced navigation that allows administration to integrate workflows for a simple enrollment process 

  • Coming Soon: Summer 2018 Enhancements

    We've spent the past year talking to educators, observing students and teachers using Study Island in their classrooms, and reviewing user feedback and data so that we can continue to evolve Study Island to better support the innovative ways that educators are implementing it. This July you will see a number of enhancements to Study Island that will allow you to complete tasks in less time with simpler navigation and tailor settings to fit your program with greater control over permissions and requirements. Join us for a live webinar on May 14, 2018 to get a sneak peek at these enhancements. Register Now.

    Refreshed Teacher Page

    The simplified teacher page will provide teachers with quicker access to the data they use the most. It will feature a snapshot of students' time spent in the program, and direct links to the Time Spent and  Blue Ribbon Reports in addition to clearer wording.

    Reorganization of Admin Page

    The refreshed admin page better aligns with administrator workflows. A teacher permissions page will be added, and all roster management functions have been moved to a separate area, accessible from the left navigation menu.

    Refresh of Benchmark Page

    The reorganized Benchmark page makes it easier to view past results to see what is happening when. It classifies benchmarks into three tabs: upcoming, current, and previous.

    Refresh of NWEA Upload Page

    The refreshed NWEA page allows educators to easily see which uploads are active by organizing them into two tabs: Active Assessment Imports and Deactivated Assessment Imports.

    Enhancements to Import Process

    Educators can better prepare their user account data for import by accessing a sample import file right from the import page. Additionally, grade level values will be restricted to K-12.

    Changes to Student View on Topic Tree

    Students will have greater visibility into their own performance with the ability to see the number of questions answered on the In Progress button, and a new column called "My Overall Score" showing their overall score on each topic right next to their Best Score.

    Upload of Parent/Guardian Emails

    Getting parents involved in what's happening in the classroom is critical to improving student outcomes. This summer, we are making Parent Notifications much easier to use by allowing teachers to mass import up to 4 parents/guardians with email addresses per student for all students in a class at the same time.

    Personalized Onboarding and Suggestions

    To make it easier for new  Study Island users to get up and running and for returning users to get even more out of the program, we are rolling out a personalized welcome modal that will recommend tasks and serve up relevant resources to users.

    Class Page Activated Defaulted to on

    We’re removing a step from the class setup process by defaulting all new Class Pages to Activated.

    School Level Student Search

    Editing attributes for an individual user will be much easier as Administrators and District Administrators will be able to quickly search for a user in the account.

    All Built Test Assignment Report

    Educators will be able to easily compare results of multiple assessments in one report with the All Built Test Assignment Report.

    Teacher Permissions

    Administrators will be able to give specific teachers the ability to add users to the program and schedule Benchmarks. This way, the administrator can delegate these responsibilities without giving full administrator access.

    Create Multiple Administrator Accounts

    Administrators will be able to create multiple administrator accounts so that each stakeholder who needs administrator access can have their own account.

    Integrations

    Edmentum has provided SIS synchronization through Clever for several years, and now, we're expanding our integration capabilities to include Classlink. Classlink, like Clever, is a secure integration partner that allows user records and other SIS data to automatically sync. Additionally, these integrations provide Single sign-on (SSO) capability, and this summer, administrations will be able to decide whether to enforce SSO.

    Blue Ribbon Controls

    With this summer's enhancement, teachers will have greater freedom to change the passing percentage and will have the ability to change the number of questions students need to answer to earn the Blue Ribbon. Because student needs can vary widely within a grade level and even a class, these settings can be adjusted for an entire grade level, class, or an individual student and settings can be applied to all subjects or each subject separately. This setting will also impact the number of questions students need to answer in each session.

    Assignment Due Date Enforcement

    When creating Study Island assignments, teachers are already able to add start and due dates so that students know when to complete which assignments. This summer, we're giving teachers even more control over how these start and due dates function with the Enforce Dates feature. When dates are enforced, active assignments won't appear for students until the start date and time, and will no longer be accessible after the due date and time has passed.

    New Games

    Students love Study Island because of the fun games they get to play when they answer questions correctly. This summer we're rolling out four new games to keep your students motivated and give them even more engaging options to choose from.

    Now Live: Spring 2018 Enhancements

    Designed directly from your feedback!

    New Group Session Reports

    We’re excited to see more educators use Group Sessions than ever before. To make this tool even more valuable, we are rolling out a brand-new report to give you more insight into how your students are performing during group sessions. In the new report you’ll be able to see a breakdown of how students performed on each topic, and the exact questions each student missed and answered correctly.

    Message Center Email Notifications

    Don’t miss messages from your students and Edmentum! The Study Island message center is a great way for students and teachers to communicate. Also, Edmentum uses it to make sure Study Island educators know about upcoming events. To make sure that you don’t miss out on these messages, we are giving you the ability to opt-in to receive email alerts when you receive a message in the message center. Simply edit your communication preferences on your My Profile page.

    Edit Custom Material

    Edit your custom material even after it’s been used in a Built Test! Easily make edits to the question and answer choices in any custom material, even after the content has been taken by students or added to a Built Test.

     

  • Integrate learning with NWEA

    Study Island has partnered with the Northwest Evaluation Association (NWEA™) to extend our fully integrated solution into the Measures of Academic Progress (MAP®) for Science assessments for use with the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). Results from the assessments are used to create an individualized learning path of Study Island topics unique to each student’s needs across grades 3–8.

  • New WIDA PRIME V2 Correlations

    We are excited to announce that our 2-in-1 dynamic literacy solution, Reading Eggs and Reading Eggspress, has been awarded two WIDA PRIME V2 Correlations, indicating the program’s ability to meet the reading, writing, speaking and listening needs of ELLs.

    In both the Reading Eggs correlation and the Reading Eggspress correlation you’ll find detailed examples and support of the many ways the engaging, animated program encourages literacy development.

  • Reading Eggs Lesson Worksheets with Spanish Instructions

    For K-2 students using Reading Eggs, teachers can now access student worksheets with Spanish instructions for all 120 interactive reading lessons. These new resources help better support English-speaking students with Spanish-speaking parents who wish to continue supporting their child at home.

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