Industry News: K-12 districts choose new learning, CTE, data tracking platforms
Cicero Public School District 99 (Illinois) will use IXL Math for three years to identify skills that students struggle with in order to personalize instruction in grades 6 through 8. The district first piloted the personalized learning platform in spring 2018.
Vassalboro Community School and Winslow Public Schools (Maine) adopted PublicSchoolWORKS’ EmployeeSafe Suite after neighboring Waterville Public Schools deployed the online training system. Staff training and regulatory compliance has since improved at Waterville. The system provides more than 500 safety courses, such as suicide prevention and ladder safety.
The Arkansas Department of Education will use Naviance to support college and career planning for students. Naviance streamlines the application process, schedules campus visits, builds individualized academic plans, creates assessments and provides postsecondary outcome analysis.
Phoenixville Area School District (Pennsylvania) teachers will rely on Discovery Education’s Social Studies Techbook digital curriculum for college and career readiness in grades 7 through 8. Educators will also participate in interactive professional development sessions with experts to learn best practices.
Chesterfield County Public Schools (Virginia) began tracking data to meet state accrediting standards using Schoolzilla’s K-12 data warehouse and analytics platform. A recent update allows administrators to view five years of exportable data and to compare results using multiple demographics, schools and grade levels.
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