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Measuring and Improving Student Engagement: An Education Leader’s Perspective

By | 2018-04-02T22:27:34+00:00 March 29th, 2018|Categories: Daily Classroom Tips For Teachers, School Improvement Plan, Student Surveys|

Diana Tang Measuring and Improving Student Engagement: An Education Leader's Perspective Interview with Diana Tang by Isaac D. Van Wesep ________________ Diana Tang is on a mission to expand the way teachers assess and improve their connections with - and impact on - their students. As Senior Managing Director for Teacher Leadership Development at [...]

How to Succeed with Response to Intervention in a Tiered Instruction Environment: a Case Study

By | 2018-03-29T14:19:28+00:00 March 21st, 2018|Categories: Education Technology, Focus Schools, School Improvement Plan, School Improvement Plan, Standards Based Grading, Teacher Tools, Uncategorized|

Before Becoming the Top Performer in its District, This School Had to Review How Data Was and Wasn’t Shared in PLC Teams. Lake Arthur High School had been doing Response to Intervention (RTI), PLC, and Tiered Instruction techniques ever since their new principal Amanda Fontenot joined the team a few years ago. The system was [...]

Convert Quiz Assessment from Microsoft Word or PDF

By | 2018-03-29T14:18:41+00:00 March 14th, 2018|Categories: Assessment Builder, Uncategorized|

Do you have quizzes, tests, or other assessments in Microsoft Word or PDF format? You can now import them (including each item and any standards or tags attached) into Quick Key. The process is easy: we do it for you. Interested? Click the Talk to Use Button below and tell us you want [...]

Power moves: Top 6 ways to use rapid formative assessment to promote student engagement

By | 2018-03-13T14:19:32+00:00 March 13th, 2018|Categories: Formative assessment, Positive Culture|

Why read this? Because it will give you superpowers. No, really. Student engagement is a hot topic these days because of its proven impact on graduation rates, school culture, and even academic achievement (although the data on this last one is not as strong one might think). Engagement is good. Engagement is also seen as [...]

Defy Ventures: another Quick Key partner that is doing good and growing fast

By | 2018-03-08T21:46:27+00:00 March 8th, 2018|Categories: Data Driven Instruction, Non Profit Organizations, Non-Profits, Positive Culture, Uncategorized|

We are proud to support Defy Ventures as they work to train incarcerated individuals to become entrepreneurs and leaders, and congratulate them on their outstanding success over the last five years. Defying Expectations Defy Ventures Founder Cat Hote Defy Ventures, one of Quick Key's partner organizations, is a non-profit organization that offers a [...]

Spring Pilot Free Enrollment is Open: Quick Key

By | 2018-02-26T21:16:55+00:00 February 23rd, 2018|Categories: Back To School, Education Technology, School Improvement Plan|

71% Improvement on State Summatives* That's the kind of result our users get in just one semester when Quick Key makes formative assessment easy, fast, and effective. But you don't need a whole semester: our partners report measurable impact is immediate. The Quick Key Pilot:We take care of everything. You get actionable data.That's real-time data you [...]

How North Carolina Schools Use SchoolNet And Quick Key Together to Measurably Improve Student Outcomes

By | 2018-03-21T14:03:19+00:00 February 23rd, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

These North Carolina Schools Use SchoolNet And Quick Key Together to Measurably Improve Student Outcomes. Carver High School and Guilford Prep (a Charter Public School) have found that using Quick Key alongside SchoolNet makes it easier for them to implement meaningful and effective frequent formative assessments according to their pacing [...]

3 Steps to Measurable Improvement in High-Needs Schools

By | 2018-02-24T12:25:18+00:00 February 22nd, 2018|Categories: Back To School, Uncategorized|

It is Hard to Get Recognition for Improvement at a High-Needs School ... BUT YOU CAN! The joy of teaching is too often undermined by the immense focus on standardized testing, proficiency expectations, and school report cards. Only teachers can truly understand the difficulty of meeting [...]

From Scantron to Mobile Grading at the Idaho Virtual School District

By | 2018-02-24T12:34:11+00:00 February 16th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

The Idaho Virtual Academy (IDVA) is a virtual school serving high school students across the state. Each semester, students in roughly a dozen testing centers arrive for in-person, on-paper final exams covering each subject. Before 2016,  a team of several staff from the office of Julie Ingwersen, Data Coordinator for IDVA, would run each test through a [...]

Use Case: Moving from Paper to Digital Benchmarks

By | 2018-02-24T12:39:25+00:00 February 14th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

In the spring of 2017 we met Jodie Beck, M.Ed. of the Cassia County Schools in Cassia County, Idaho, at the annual National Title I Association Conference in San Diego, California. Jodie was hunting for an assessment vendor on behalf of her district. Her team's plan was to stop doing their benchmark tests using a [...]