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What's new for Summer 2015 new

Explanation

Just as the school year is ramping up for many of our customers, we are happy to announce a number of platform enhancements for users of Edmentum products.

What's New

Study Island Benchmarks & Edmentum Assessments

 

New Technology-Enhanced Items – Study Island Benchmarks and Edmentum Assessments: These additions continue to strengthen the alignment of the assessments to the expectations of more rigorous standards.  The new item types include: Multipart, Audio, Video and Drawing (graphing and number line questions)

 

New Interface for Study Island Assessments and Edmentum Assessments: Interfaces have been updated to be more streamlined and user friendly, to better accommodate new item types and to be more similar to next generation assessment interfaces, like PARCC and SBAC interfaces.

 

SI Benchmark Reporting: Educators will now be able to toggle the constructed response (CR) scores “ON” or “OFF,” allowing educators the flexibility to determine whether or not to include CR scores in the final assessment score.

 

Edmentum Assessments Reporting: Updates have been made to reflect a points earned scoring system in the Learner Assessment Report, Item Response Report and Strength and Needs Report.

 

PLE Platform

Flex Assignments is an enhancement that allows instructors to assign content and additionally gives them the ability to create classes, modify and deactivate assignments, run reports and monitor progress within the Flex Assessments application.  This new feature is available for all Plato Courseware and Edmentum Assessments customers on the 3.5 platform. Supplemental Assignments in Sensei will continue to exist in PLE 2.0 only.

 

Virtual Learning Collaboration Space (VLCS):  A new feature within Edmentum Sensei for customers on both the 2.0 and 3.5 platforms that allows educators to facilitate virtual synchronous communication in a secure environment.  VLCS allows instructors to setup virtual space, invite students, and facilitate a discussion through instant messaging and whiteboard collaboration.

 

V3.5 Enhancements: In addition to the Flex Assignments and VLCS above, the 3.5 platform continues to be enhanced with improvements to areas such as access control, class closeout, self enroll, and reporting, to name a few.

 

Grade Tracker: An enhanced Detailed Grade Report is now available to all Grade Tracker customers! This ensures Grade Tracker users have access to all Grade Report information and more in this newly available report.

 

Coming soon in late Summer and Fall 

 

Study Island

Group Sessions: This platform update enhances the educator’s teacher-led classroom activities and is accessible from PC, laptops, tablets and Chromebooks.

 

Content: Updates that are aligned to State and Common Core Standards for ELA, Math, Science and Social Studies. 

 

Study Island Benchmarks and Edmentum Assessments: Updated and new Benchmarks will mimic the length and design of each state’s assessment.

 

Plato Courseware Content

New Courses: Math 8, English 6-8 courses will be released and will be aligned to Common Core, will be mobile optimized and contain pre-recorded audio.   Additionally, over the next few release we will be updating al courses to included pre-recorded audio.

 

State Specific:  We will continue to be releasing state specific content through the rest of this year.

 

CTE Courses: An additional release of CTE courses will be made available in October.

 

Education City

Several enhancements will be provided that focus on giving the teachers meaningful tools and data to provide individualized instruction and providing administrative functionality that streamlines account setup.   Additionally, Indiana customers will now have a new standards map that aligns content to the IN Academic Standards.

 

Reading Eggspress

A new, fully mobile version of Reading Eggspress will be available, but will not be automatically turned on for users.  They will operate on their existing version until the account decides to opt-in. The new version offers a placement test and learning path for students, contains 200+ new spelling lessons and a new navigation experience.

 

Resolved Issues

62580: Activity history log shows learner as instructor editing their assignment
88433: Plato course English version 4 show zero percent as score for exempted modules.
86321: Student's Grade Still Showing In Learner Interface After Grade Tracker Has Been Deactivated In The Account

 


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