IO Education Announces New Dashboard Reporting Solution

IO Education is pleased to announce the release an all-new dashboard reporting solution to our IO Insights partners. This solution makes significant strides in improving the usability and effectiveness of previous dashboard reports. The new IO Education dashboard reporting solution includes: An ultra-fast data visualization layer that immediately loads all of your student data Dynamic…

ikonic-j on October 2, 2017

EADMS has a new name!

As we begin a new school year, IO Education is pleased to announce that Educator’s Assessment Data Management System, also known as EADMS, has rebranded to Student Assessment by IO Education. While Student Assessment is a new name, it perfectly describes our commitment to deliver the features and support that teachers and administration needs to conduct local formative…

ikonic-j on October 2, 2017

IO Education Earns Two BESSIE Awards from ComputED Gazette

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE IO Education Earns Two BESSIE Awards from ComputED Gazette IO Education, a market leader in helping educators use data to improve outcomes, has received two awards from ComputED Gazette’s 23rd Annual Best Educational Software Awards (BESSIE). IO Insights won Best Districtwide Data Reporting Website, and IO Assessment won Best Online Assessment Solution….

Eric Masters on April 24, 2017

Using the Virtual Data Wall to Analyze Student Assessment Data

In this article below, we will be focus on Assessments and how to turn the raw data from your students’ assessments into insights about progress and achievement so that you can take action to personalize learning goals and even differentiate instruction to help improve outcomes for your students. There are many types of assessments in…

Kayla Dunigan on April 12, 2017

Anecdotals Make a Difference

One of the unique aspects of Skedula is the Anecdotal feature. Anectodals allow teachers and staff to capture both quantitative and qualitative information about a student’s behavior, and monitor that information over time for the student, a class or even the entire school. The good news is that anecdotals do not have to be negative….

Kayla Dunigan on April 5, 2017

Improving Graduation Rates

With graduation just around the corner, now is a great time to assess your students’ progress towards graduation requirements. In this post, we will be focused on using the Metrics function of IO Insights to do real-time prediction of graduation from grades 9 through 12. Traditionally, graduation information has been tracked on mega-spreadsheets with hundreds…

Kayla Dunigan on March 22, 2017

IO Insights Update – January 2017

IO Education is excited to begin 2017 with several significant updates that have been requested from our partners, including updates in the presentation and functionality in the Virtual Data Wall, Assessment Management, and Plans. Redesigned Virtual Data Wall The redesigned Virtual Data Wall allows educators to analyze student academic data quicker and more intuitive. Changes to…

Kayla Dunigan on January 13, 2017

Professional Learning Communities and Data Team Meetings: How PLCs and data meetings are best used to identify struggling students and intervene

A principal in Reading, Massachusetts asked her teachers to give up one hour every six weeks in order to meet and share their student data. During this time, the teachers came together, asked questions, shared their practices, and collaborated on ways that they could improve student learning. Seven years later, Cathy Giles’ teachers now ask…

Michael Williamson on December 21, 2016

Funding possibilities under ESSA explored

The one-year anniversary of the passage of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) is here. Like most major laws, the impact of ESSA on policy and practice, as well as on funding, is still being determined as regulations and guidance get sorted out, and Congress figures out how to provide funds for it. When finalized,…

Doug Mesecar on December 15, 2016

PupilPath and Skedula Updates – December 2016

IO Education is excited to announce updates to the PupilPath and Skedula iOS applications. PupilPath Updates: Users can now access their Assessment History in the app. Additionally, users can now change terms within PupilPath.  A small green circle will appear when the user is in the current term, and the indicator will turn red when viewing any other…

Kayla Dunigan on December 8, 2016

Raise Your Hand Texas Winners Dive Into Personalized Learning

Tens of thousands of Texas students will start powerful new learning experiences this Fall, with many of them engaging in innovative learning at their own pace in earning credits for graduation, catching up in Algebra, and in earlier grades. Earlier this summer, Raise Your Hand Texas announced the 5 winners of its personalized learning grant competition.  (See here  for…

Doug Mesecar on November 30, 2016

Using Data To Visualize Your Student Roadmap – Consolidate, Analyze, Plan

 Download This article as published in SEEN Educators nationwide are aware of the multitude of options when it comes to school data management systems. As the founder of an Edtech software company that builds student data management systems and online gradebooks, I’ve learned over the years that development of these systems must be predictive of,…

Guest Blogger on November 23, 2016

IO Insights Updates – November 2016

Update – 12/20/2016 Please review a recent webinar where the IO Education team provides a tour and overview of the new functionality: Original – 11/15/2016 IO Education is pleased to announce updates to the Plans feature of IO Insights. The enhanced functionality provides a better user experience for educators as they work to track student…

Kayla Dunigan on November 15, 2016

The Power of – and Responsibility for – Using Student Data to Improve Educational Outcomes

The following post summarizes my testimony before the Wisconsin Legislature’s Study Committee on School Data. Invited to speak as an expert on the use — and especially the security — of student data, I was honored to provide my comments for the committee’s consideration as they work to focus Wisconsin on using only the most…

Doug Mesecar on October 19, 2016

Defining and Visioning Blended Learning: The Learning Accelerator Goes Deeper

The Learning Accelerator (TLA), a national non-profit organization that is, in their words, “seeking to transform K-12 education by accelerating the implementation of high-quality blended learning in school districts across the US through cultivating and funding the supporting ecosystem” is out with a new, expansive, experience-informed vision for blended learning. TLA’s website is chock full…

Doug Mesecar on October 5, 2016

California Districts Select IO Education to Track and Report LCAP Progress

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE California Districts Select IO Education to Track and Report LCAP Progress Covina Valley, Pomona, Apple Valley, Orange, Azusa and Pasadena USD select IO Education to meet reporting and data visualizations requirements for the California standards ATLANTA – Oct. 4, 2016 – California administrators continue to implement their Local Control and Accountability Plan…

Eric Masters on October 4, 2016

Insights: Welcome Back and Updated User Screen

IO Education would like to welcome back all educators, students, and parents for the 2016-2017 school year! We are excited about the continued partnership with you in providing solutions that will help you make effective use of your data. To do that, we are continuously updating features in the IO Education system, to make sure the product remains…

Kayla Dunigan on September 28, 2016

Why it is Better to Lead Than Lag: Leading and Lagging Indicators for Education

Imagine being made to follow the speed limit, but denied access to a speedometer – only learning how fast you are going after the police officer pulls you over and gives you a ticket. And when you protest, you’re told you should have been watching your gas gauge. That’s how it is in education. We…

Guest Blogger on September 27, 2016

Education Technology In The Every Student Succeeds Act

The reauthorized Elementary and Secondary Education Act, signed into law last week by the president, includes important education technology provisions. The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) represents a significant devolution of power from the federal government to states and school districts while espousing a broader concept of what constitutes academic achievement. But will the removal…

Doug Mesecar on September 21, 2016

How to Avoid ‘Surviving Education’

There is a saying in sports that is along the lines of “remembering when you were a kid and why you played the game.” While that is not an exact quote that you may have heard growing up, but I’m sure that you will get the point. When professionals were younger they were out there…

Guest Blogger on September 6, 2016

PupilPath 2.0 Is Here!

IO Education is excited to announce the release of PupilPath 2.0 mobile app for iOS and Android. This new version is a full rewrite of the original PupilPath application. The app is now fully native, providing a much faster, cleaner and more responsive user experience. The UI has been beautifully redesigned to make use of screen real…

Kayla Dunigan on August 16, 2016

Connecting the Dots in Assessment Grading

What exactly comes to mind when you think of assessments? What comes to your students minds? While I was a student, the one, and almost only, thing that came to my mind was the grade. I had moments of grand performance scoring 100+% and moments that were straight out of a Stephen King novel where all information that…

Jamie Crossland on August 11, 2016

Paying for Personalized Learning In The ESSA World: What States & Districts Need to Know

Districts looking to implement personalized blended learning can look to the new federal education law for help. The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) strongly encourages personalized educational strategies, including through blended learning, and attempts to ensure more equitable access to technology and digital learning experiences. The ESSA, reauthorizing the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, was…

Doug Mesecar on August 1, 2016

Product Updates – July 2016

IO Education is pleased to announce product enhancements for the 2016-2017 school year. These new features are a result of customer feedback, and our commitment to provide a seamless user experience that allows educators to make student, staff, and school data actionable and clear. Thank you for your continued support of IO Education. If you have…

Kayla Dunigan on July 21, 2016

Longleaf Solutions and CaseNEX Join Forces

Combined business will offer comprehensive data management, teacher professional development and personalized learning solutions to the K-12 education market. CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA and ATLANTA, GA, September 1, 2015 – CaseNEX and Longleaf Solutions, innovative leaders of data management and professional development solutions for the K-12 education market, today announced that the companies have merged, supported by…

Guest Blogger on September 8, 2015

2015 Tech EXPO Workshops Announced

The 5th Annual DataCation EXPO is just around the corner. On Thursday, May 14th the CaseNEX-DataCation team will be together in New York City for an all-day event with educational workshops, panels, demonstrations of new products and updates. This is our way of saying thank you to all of our current and potential clients who want to learn…

Eric Masters on April 22, 2015

IO Education School Finds New Use for PupilPath

The already wildly popular student and parent data portal, PupilPath, has been put to good use by World Journalism Preparatory School in New York City. Moving beyond the success that students and parents in the school community have had using the product, the school is going one step further by using the portal for student portfolios. In a recent…

Eric Masters on April 3, 2015

Protecting Student Data and Driving Success

Keeping students’ personal data private (while still using it to drive success) Student data privacy is a hot topic across the country right now. As we move into a more computerized age, most private information is located online and readily accessible. Additionally, as schools gain more technological advances, educators use online student data portals more…

Guest Blogger on January 12, 2015

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