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Teachers Pay Teachers Buys Bakpax Automated Grading Platform, Will Add to TPT's Easel

Teachers Pay Teachers, a learning resources platform used by 85% of U.S. teachers, announced today it has acquired Bakpax, a browser-based tool that reads students’ handwritten and text submissions and grades assignments in seconds.

New Research: Grade Readiness at Start of School Year Was More Impactful Than Being In School or Remote During Pandemic

Whether students were prepared for grade-level learning mattered more to their progress over the course of the pandemic than whether they were remote or in school, according to new research released today by Curriculum Associates.

Why Student Data is Vital for Schools to Address Inequities in 2022 and Beyond

The COVID-19 pandemic has shined a spotlight on equity disparities in K–12 education, with new attention on how factors such as internet access, home environments, and family dynamics can impact student success. As schools continue responding to pandemic disruptions, timely and comprehensive data in one spot remains critical to educators’ abilities to make informed decisions and create targeted interventions.

Microsoft Education Unveils Expanded Literacy, Accessibility Tools for Students and Teachers

Microsoft Education today announced expanded literacy learning capabilities for teachers and students using its free Reading Progress app within Teams, and introduced a new integrated app called Reading Coach, a practice tool for students that automatically generates individualized exercises based on each student’s specific needs.

Savvas Launches Literacy Screener and Assessment Tool for Use With Its Realize LMS

K–12 learning solutions provider Savvas Learning Co. this week introduced a new Literacy Screener and Diagnostic Assessments for use with its core K–8 literacy programs.

LearnPlatform Launches Evidence Subscription Service to Help Ed Tech Providers Show ESSA Compliance

LearnPlatform today launched a subscription-based analytics solution called Evidence-as-a-Service to help ed tech providers and school districts better determine the impact of their digital learning platforms and to gather the necessary evidence to demonstrate compliance with Every Student Succeeds Act, the company announced.

Arizona ED Selects i-Ready as Universal Literacy and Dyslexia Screener for Students for 2022-23

The Arizona Department of Education has named Curriculum Associates’ i-Ready Assessment as an approved universal literacy and dyslexia screener for the 2022–2023 school year, allowing schools statewide to use the online diagnostic and offline literacy assessments to screen for risk factors associated with dyslexia.

Analysis of 23K Aptitude Assessments in Utah Shows Large Gaps Between Students' Talents, Career Interests

YouScience, a provider of aptitude-based assessments, personalized career guidance, and industry-recognized certifications, today released its new statewide talent report of over 23,000 Utah middle school and high school students that shows a large gap between students’ aptitude and their career interests.

The Critical Role of Data in K–12 COVID Recovery

As K–12 schools work to recover from widespread learning loss resulting from pandemic disruptions, implementing the tools, policies, and practices necessary to capture and leverage actionable data will be critical; here's how to identify, measure, and act on student and school data to maximize efforts at closing the learning gap.

New UNICEF Report: Scale of Education Loss During Pandemic 'Nearly Insurmountable"

Marking the International Day of Education on Monday, Jan. 24, UNICEF today released a new report illustrating the “nearly insurmountable” impact of COVID-19 disruptions on children’s learning around the globe, with "younger and more marginalized children facing the greatest loss,” UNICEF said.

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