February 2019

5 reasons you should start using Data Driven Entry & Exit Tickets today

By |2019-02-20T18:08:53+00:00February 20th, 2019|

by Marlon Davis, Ed.M. Exit Tickets and Entry Tickets and why you should use them Entry and exit tickets are perhaps the easiest and straightforward way to get the benefits of data for informing and differentiating instruction. Put simply, Entry and Exit tickets are short prompts that can provide instructors and students with a quick [...]

How to build and administer digital entry and exit tickets

By |2019-04-01T20:50:52+00:00February 20th, 2019|

Photo by NeONBRAND What are Exit Tickets and Entry Tickets? Entry and exit tickets are perhaps the easiest and straightforward way to get the benefits of data for informing and differentiating instruction, especially when you use an app to do them digitally. Put simply, Entry and Exit tickets are short prompts [...]

January 2019

Is your school or district ready for data-driven instruction?

By |2019-04-03T20:09:52+00:00January 29th, 2019|

This self-assessment checklist will get you thinking about everything that goes into a successful data program. Data overload is not helpful. Technology is not a solution in itself.  But using data effectively makes teachers, parents, students, staff, and the community happy and successful! by Marlon Davis, Ed.M. Marlon is a 2-time [...]

December 2018

3 Ways to celebrate your data champions!

By |2019-04-03T19:08:42+00:00December 17th, 2018|

Photo by Thought Catalog Sing the praises of your staff while “de-personalizing” the use of data for teaching and learning. 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 facing these objections - whether rooted [...]

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 [...]