From Good to Great Through Personalized Learning in Loudoun County, Virginia

Click here to download the article as PDF. Executive Summary This fall, Northern Virginia’s Loudoun County Public Schools will introduce a new personalized learning approach in 15 elementary and secondary schools, adding a powerful strategy to the district’s overall vision of preparing students for an increasingly competitive, but collaborative world. Moving deliberatively – and quickly…


Doug Mesecar on October 26, 2016

Professional Development Resources for Personalized Blended Learning

Now is the time when districts start crafting budgets for the upcoming school year. For those embarking on personalized blended learning, or those already underway, serious consideration should be given to the time, funding, and strategy devoted to professional development (PD) because blended learning is a fundamental shift in strategy and pedagogy, not a tactic…


Doug Mesecar on October 19, 2016

Middletown, NY Personalizes Learning To Narrow Achievement Gaps

Click here to download the full study as PDF. Summary The Enlarged City School District of Middletown, New York is showing the nation how to transform a once-struggling district. Proving that good things come in small packages, this economically challenged district is improving on important metrics — for example, 4-year high school graduation rates have…


Doug Mesecar on October 12, 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

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

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

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

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

Online learning with CaseNEX PD

Online learning is becoming the conventional way educators participate in professional development. Family demands, childcare costs and transportation expense mean a boost for distance learning.  Because of the interactive and collaborative technology tools available and innovative learning platforms, educators across the world are taking advantage of the conveniences online learning provides. Furthermore, research tells us…


Eric Miller on June 28, 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…


Guest Blogger on September 8, 2015

2015 DataCation EXPO Highlights

Thank you to everyone who came out on Thursday, May 14th for our 5th Annual DataCation EXPO. We can’t think of a better way to bring together our friends and clients, our CaseNEX-DataCation team, and a terrific group of educators both curious and passionate about learning how to put data to its best use in the classroom. A…


Eric Miller on May 26, 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

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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