About Isaac Van Wesep

Isaac D. Van Wesep is the CEO of Validated Learning Co.

Celebrating your data champions!

By | 2018-12-18T04:24:56+00:00 December 17th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

Sing the praises of your staff while “de-personalizing” the use of data in teaching and learning and bringing your school community together. by Marlon Davis, M.Ed. As a former school principal (and current trainer of principals), I often hear well-intentioned teachers talk about the drudgery of using data to drive classroom instruction. If you are [...]

Validated Learning receives 2018 Visionary Award from City of Cambridge, MA

By | 2018-12-14T19:24:27+00:00 November 15th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

Cambridge, MA:  Validated Learning Co. received a 2018 Visionary Award from the Cambridge Chamber of Commerce today. Cambridge Mayor Marc C. McGovern presented the Award to company CEO Isaac D. Van Wesep and his co-founder Walter O. Duncan who received it on behalf of the company. The Award was given in recognition of Validated Learning’s [...]

Share your Quick Key Expertise & Get Free Stuff

By | 2018-10-19T05:13:38+00:00 October 18th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

Share your Quick Key expertise & we will give you free school supplies from S&S Worldwide, the USA's leading retailer for all things education! How do you use Quick Key? How do you teach others to use it? Share your testimonial, how-to video, PDF guide, or other training and PD materials with us [...]

Improving Student Engagement and Outcomes with a Human-Centered Approach to Data-Driven Instruction

By | 2018-12-11T03:52:58+00:00 October 11th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

Data-Driven instruction improves student outcomes and increases student engagement. In this white paper, we give you step-by-step instructions for how to implement data-driven instruction in your school or district, using a human-centric approach. Includes real-life examples and case studies from our partners. Download the free PDF [...]

Roosevelt Children’s Academy Significantly Improves Outcomes for Students, using Quick Key for fast classroom feedback

By | 2018-10-12T20:02:42+00:00 October 2nd, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

The Story In the fall of 2017, school turnaround specialist principal Desiree Galashaw arrived at Roosevelt Children's Academy with a mandate to improve the elementary school's scores on New York State's Board of Regents Exam in ELA and math. As in all K-12 settings, every day of every year counts, so Principal Galashaw and her [...]

Use Case: Moving from Paper to Digital Benchmarks

By | 2018-10-12T20:01:35+00:00 September 19th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

In the spring of 2017 Jodie Beck, M.Ed. was hunting for an assessment vendor on behalf of her district, Cassia School District 151 in Cassia County, Idaho. Her team's plan was to stop doing their benchmark tests using a Scantron machine, and digitize their End of Course Assessments and benchmarks. According to Assistant Superintendent Sandra [...]

Quick Key does more than just multiple choice and gridded response

By | 2018-09-17T21:29:46+00:00 September 14th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

Quick Key does gridded response, open response, match, multi-answer, multi-select, and multiple choice On Chromebook, Chrome Kiosk, Bubble sheets, gridded sheets, and student phones and tablets Did you know you can ask open-response questions with Quick Key, in addition to gridded math response, auto-graded match questions, and more using quick Key's bubble sheets, Chromebook app, [...]

The logic behind outstanding multiple-choice questions for formative evaluation

By | 2018-10-03T01:39:28+00:00 August 28th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

Multiple Choice: A Powerful and Versatile Workhorse Mike Dickinson, MA, MBA Introduction This post addresses a few ways to get more benefit from multiple choice (M/C) questions for both you and your students. This is a brief overview. This post addresses these four points: A common framework for developing multiple choice items (M/C). Tips and [...]

Why you need a Chromebook Kiosk App for Tests and Quizzes

By | 2018-08-23T19:19:47+00:00 August 23rd, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

Kiosk apps are a great way to cheat-proof your tests With so many teachers working in the Google Classroom environment, and getting lots of benefits from student Google Chromebooks, it's only natural to want to give online tests and quizzes on these machines. But there is one problem: using web-based apps for tests and quizzes [...]