About Isaac Van Wesep

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

February 2019

How to use Google Classroom and Quick Key Courses to Differentiate Assessments by Accommodation

By |2019-02-28T14:46:20+00:00February 14th, 2019|

Kayla Brimlow's clever hack for Google Classroom and Quick Key Courses: Kayla had to administer and grade assessments at three different levels of accommodation, and keep the results data organized, while minimizing the time she spent shoveling data. She solved it using Quick Key's Google Classroom roster integration and Quick Key's customizable Courses feature, as [...]

December 2018

Six Steps to Higher New York State Test & Regents Scores

By |2019-03-27T14:22:11+00:00December 10th, 2018|

There is still time to improve your students' scores on this year's New York State Tests and Regents exams. This simple guide to data-driven instruction will get you measurable results in just one semester. Busting the data-driven myth Myth: You won't see measurable outcomes from data-driven instruction [...]

November 2018

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

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

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 [...]

October 2018

Share your Quick Key Expertise & Get Free Stuff

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

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+00:00October 11th, 2018|

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 |2019-04-03T19:59:07+00:00October 2nd, 2018|

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 her state's end of year exam in ELA and math. As in all K-12 settings, every day of every year counts, so Principal Galashaw and her staff [...]

September 2018

Use Case: Moving from Paper to Digital Benchmarks

By |2019-04-30T19:36:17+00:00September 19th, 2018|

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+00:00September 14th, 2018|

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, [...]

August 2018

The logic behind outstanding multiple-choice questions for formative evaluation

By |2019-01-24T19:56:19+00:00August 28th, 2018|

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+00:00August 23rd, 2018|

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 [...]