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

IO Education Receives a Pair of Industry Awards for Its Student Achievement Products

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE IO Education Receives a Pair of Industry Awards for Its Student Achievement Products IO Education honored with 2016 EDDIE award and 2016 Top 100 Products award for its IO Insights and IO Classroom products ATLANTA – Dec. 6, 2016 – IO Education, a market leader in helping educators in all roles use…


Eric Miller on December 6, 2016

Teacher, Time and Technology: Building Blocks of Learning

To get the most out of blended learning and personalization, school leaders must not start with blended learning or technology for its own sake, but instead must undertake a careful design process that emphasizes and appropriately prioritizes the building blocks to unlock its potential. Recent surveys and reporting have highlighted a need to re-emphasize some…


Doug Mesecar on November 2, 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

Personalized Learning Produces Positive Outcomes

“The longer students experience personalized learning practices, the greater their growth in achievement,” according to new research by the RAND Corporation. The report, entitled Continued Progress: Promising Evidence on Personalized Learning, is an important contribution to understanding whether personalized learning is producing results and how it is being implemented. With the advent of new technology…


Doug Mesecar on September 28, 2016

IO Education Forms Partnerships to Help Schools Use Data

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE IO Education Forms Partnerships to Help Schools Use Data Effectively With IBEC and Dellicker Strategies, IO Education combines powerful tools with the training and support education leaders need to improve outcomes using student data ATLANTA – August 9 , 2016 – To guide educators on their quest to transform data into insight and…


Eric Miller on August 9, 2016

IO Education Upcoming Events

This week is going to be an exciting one for us at IO Education! For more information about the 2016 NCES STATS-DC Data Conference in Washington, DC, click here For more information about the 2016 DATAG Summer Conference in Saratoga Springs, NY, click here If you are unable to make an event, follow us on…


Eric Miller on July 11, 2016

Personalized Learning Produces Positive Outcomes

“The longer students experience personalized learning practices, the greater their growth in achievement,” according to new research by the RAND Corporation. The report, entitled Continued Progress: Promising Evidence on Personalized Learning, is an important contribution to understanding whether personalized learning is producing results and how it is being implemented. With the advent of new technology…


Doug Mesecar on July 8, 2016

Data, What is it Good For?

Data, what is it good for? My daughter’s answer, when I recently asked her this question was, “to keep track of things.” Great answer for an 8-year-old, but unfortunately it captures a still-too-common view that data is for measuring and tracking, rather than informing and guiding. Only using data to measure and track is like…


Doug Mesecar on July 5, 2016

Michael Williamson Featured on Building The Future

On June 16th, 2016, IO Education CEO Michael Williamson was featured on Building the Future; a radio show that spotlights entrepreneurs striving to make the world a better place. In his interview Michael discusses his motivations for starting an EdTech company and the importance of data in both student and teacher success. Click below to listen…


Eric Miller on June 23, 2016

IO Education Merges with EADMS to Expand Online Formative Assessment Capabilities

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE IO Education Merges with EADMS to Expand Online Formative Assessment Capabilities With the addition of a market leading formative assessment solution, IO Education continues to build out its platform aimed at improving educational outcomes ATLANTA, GA. – June 21, 2016 – IO Education today announces a merger with Educator’s Assessment Data Management…


Eric Miller on June 21, 2016

2016 Datacation EXPO Highlights

On Tuesday, May 24th DataCation hosted its 6th Annual Tech EXPO in New York City. We want to thank all attendees, panelists, presenters and members of the education community who helped make this year’s EXPO such a success. The combination of 200+ attendees and our growing product line made this year’s EXPO the most memorable yet….


Eric Miller on June 13, 2016

Longleaf Solutions, DataCation & CaseNex Rebrand as IO Education

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE LONGLEAF SOLUTIONS, DATACATION AND CASENEX REBRAND AS IO EDUCATION The combined business, IO Education, will deliver innovative data solutions to grow student achievement, operations efficiency and educator effectiveness for K-12 school districts ATLANTA, GA. – May 24, 2016 – Longleaf Solutions and CaseNEX, announced today the rebranding of the combined business as…


Eric Miller on May 24, 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…


Hardin Daniel on September 8, 2015

BaselineEdge HTML5 Update: Exciting News!

Releasing new HTML5 Start page It’s an exciting time for the BaselineEdge team and for our valued users. We are finalizing the last few components for our full HTML5 technology conversion. We have traveled this road for the past year and are within sight of completion. This technology update will provide our 50,000+(and growing) users…


Michael Williamson on July 2, 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 Miller 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 Miller on April 3, 2015

School Nutrition Data

The nutrition program at a school site is a vital part of both school operations and student learning. From an operational standpoint, a significant amount of time and money is dedicated to the school nutrition program. From a student learning standpoint, kids need to eat nutritious foods in order to perform strongly in the classroom….


Hardin Daniel on January 25, 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…


Hardin Daniel on January 12, 2015

IO Education and Alabama’s Universal Pre-K Partnership

IO Education and the state of Alabama have worked together to create a model universal pre-k program. Pre-k has recently come to light as one of the most important factors in closing the achievement gap and ensuring that all students start school at the same level. Children who come from working families and low-income households are…


Hardin Daniel on December 22, 2014

Driving Efficiencies in School, District Operations & Management

As costs continue to soar ahead of school funding, it becomes more and more imperative for superintendents and other district officers to get strong outcomes for the dollars spent on education. Effective district leadership has become synonymous with streamlining (and possibly re-engineering) systems to increase efficiency. Having the tools and knowledge to drive this continuous…


Hardin Daniel on December 15, 2014

IO Education Signs Student Data Privacy Pledge

The recent emphasis on the importance of using student data to boost academic achievement is not without contention, and rightfully so. It is unsettling to know that personal information about your child is floating around, potentially landing in self-serving or harmful hands. Parents have every reason to be frightened by this prospect. On the flip…


Hardin Daniel on December 5, 2014

How To: Using data to differentiate instruction

What is differentiated instruction? By: Mary Conroy Almada Differentiated instruction is a term in education that gets thrown around quite a bit, but what does it actually mean? To determine what differentiated instruction is, we can start by deciding what it is not. According to TeachThought1, differentiated instruction is NOT: Grouping students by “ability” Incompatible…


Michael Williamson on August 29, 2014

Is the use of personal student data important in education?

1) Is personal student data important in education? We are collecting more student data than ever before. Information like academic performance, attendance trends, behavioral history, and the personal history of each student is readily available. When utilized by an education professional that possesses a deep knowledge of pedagogy, academic content and standards, and experience and…


Michael Williamson on August 15, 2014

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