How to Build Streamlined Language Assessments

Language proficiency exams are critical for many ESL (English as a Second Language) students in the US, often serving as a requirement for a high school diploma. It’s the school’s responsibility to set up these students for success — which often means creating syllabi and practice exams, providing tutors, and offering other support programs. Another […]

Quizzes vs. Assessments: What’s the Difference?

What’s the difference between an online quiz and an assessment? While the terms quiz or test are often used interchangeably with assessment, there is in fact a significant distinction between their meanings. For instance, quizzes or tests are products used to examine someone’s knowledge of a subject to determine what that person knows or has […]

5 Ways to Promote Student Engagement in Hybrid Learning

Even before the coronavirus flipped the education system, many K-12 students participated in some form of hybrid or blended learning, even if they weren’t fully aware. Hybrid learning models use a mix of digital and non-digital learning tools in tandem. Before the pandemic, students likely used tablets or computers in class to complete activities or […]

How To Create Personalized Assessments for Post-Pandemic Learning

Digital tools have had a place in education for over a decade. However, COVID-19 sparked rapid growth, adoption, and reliance on these tech-enabled learning tools in and out of the classroom, with varying degrees of success across student and teacher populations. The abrupt transition to distanced learning last March left many teachers unprepared and untrained […]

4 Ways to Maintain Engagement and Personalization in Formative Assessment

Educators are continually evolving course curriculum, class activities, and assessments to better align with student needs and improve learning outcomes across classes. Teachers use various assessment models to effectively adapt their coursework to their students, such as formative assessments. Formative assessments are low-stakes, qualitative tests that monitor student learning throughout a course. While these assessments typically […]

3 Ways Online Testing Software Supports Pandemic-Friendly Learning

The world of education is continuously changing, and teachers must continuously refine and adjust their tools and techniques to keep up. For example, COVID-19 left many teachers without a classroom and many of the teaching tools they relied on each day as schools were closed seemingly overnight. In response, teachers quickly developed new teaching and […]

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