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metacog Releases Automated Real-time Rubric-based Scoring API

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Victory’s spinoff metacog just released its advanced scoring analytics API at ISTE 2015 in Philadelphia. See the press release here, and feel free to share it with your colleagues. Why Assessment Has Changed Assessments have been evolving rapidly, mostly due to these factors: The new standards (Common Core and Next Generation Science) focus on practices…

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The Next Wave of Competency Portfolios

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Victory’s spin-off, metacog, is up and running. As with any breakthrough technology, it may take some time for people to realize its full potential. One promising area has been getting a lot of buzz lately: competency portfolios. Originally, portfolios were the domain of artists or architects, and competency portfolios retain a visual emphasis. You want…

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Talking to the Test: The Learning Continuum

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Picture this: An urban middle school is on a new journey this year – project-based learning (last year it was standards-based grading). But this initiative is here to stay, the administrators promise. With little background and a whole lot of excitement, teachers engage in weekly team collaboration time. Through a grant, every teacher gets a…

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Talking to the Test: Rigor & Depth of Knowledge

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Help us take the pulse of the education industry! Please click one radio button in the poll question. After submitting, you can see how other educators have responded. Rigor is a concept that both Common Core and the Next Generation Science Standards have brought into the spotlight. This brief video reviews the basics of Depth…

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Technology-Enhanced Item (TEI) for Grade 1

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When I was executive editor of Weekly Reader, I was often struck by how challenging it was to put together a weekly magazine for the lowest grades. Now, we faced similar challenges in developing a technology enhanced item (TEI) for first graders. They may be digital natives, but they are still 6 years old. If you have been following…

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Games in Education to Assess Career Readiness

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Using games in education may be the best way to assess career readiness. That may seem ironic, given that games are inherently based in fantasy. The video below shows the blended approach we used with EconLab, a game-like simulation. While the EconLab is instructional, the bulk of the learning takes place within the Economics and Personal Finance…

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