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Indiana Statewide Testing of Educational Progress Plus (iStep+) Assessment Dates 2017-18

2017-18 ISTEP+ Testing Schedule Assessment Test Dates Indiana Statewide Testing of Educational Progress Plus (ISTEP+ )(Grades 3-8 and 10) ISTEP+ Part 1 – Online and Paper/Pencil February 26, 2018 – March 9, 2018 ISTEP+ Part 2 – Online and Paper/Pencil … Continue reading

LEAP Assessment Dates 2017-18

2017-18 LEAP Testing Schedule Assessment Test Dates LEAP 2025 (ELA, Math, Social Studies) Computer Based Test (Grades 3-8) April 9 – May 4 Paper Based Test (Grades 3-4) April 30 – May 4 LEAP (Science) Paper Based Test (Grades 3-8) … Continue reading

Florida State Assessment Dates 2017-18

2017-18 Florida Testing Schedule Assessment Test Dates Florida Standards Assessments (FSA) English Language Arts Grade 10 Retake – Writing PEnglish Language Arts Grade 10 Retake – Reading September 11–29, 2017 Computer-Based: Grades 4–7 English Language Arts – Writing February 26–March … Continue reading

Ohio State Tests Assessment Dates 2017-18

2017-18 Ohio Testing Schedule Assessment Test Dates Fall Test Window 2017 Grade 3 English Language Arts Five consecutive school days, including makeups, within the Oct. 23 to Nov. 3 window Mathematics, Science and Social Studies Ten consecutive school days, including … Continue reading

Lumos Learning celebrates it’s 10th year!

Piscataway, New Jersey, March 29, 2017 Lumos Learning celebrated successful completion of 10 years as an innovative learning resource provider. Lumos Learning came into existence when Mr. Mukunda Krishnaswamy and Mrs. Sharmila Krishnaswamy were struggling to find an all round … Continue reading

Lumos Learning announces availability of Summer head start books

Piscataway, April 17, 2017 Lumos Learning announces availability of Summer head start books Summer Learning HeadStart(TM) book is designed to help students retain and strengthen their Math and English Language Arts skills during summer months. It helps stop Summer Learning … Continue reading

Lumos Learning offers Pilot Program providing free access to StepUp program for two months

Piscataway, NJ, April 17, 2017 Lumos Learning offers Pilot Program providing free access to StepUp program for two months. The pilot program help schools to experience and understand the benefits of StepUp proogram before the schools sign up for the … Continue reading

Lumos Learning announces launch of enhanced version of Student Portal

Piscataway, NJ, April 11, 2017 Lumos Learning announces launch of enhanced version of Student Portal with improved UI and Standards Proficiency report for practice test. The Standards Proficiency report helps the student to understand which standards have been mastered and … Continue reading

Lumos Learning announces launch of enhanced version of Teacher Portal

Piscataway, NJ, April 13, 2017 Lumos Learning announces launch of enhanced version of Teacher Portal with several new features. Apart from the UI Improvements, the following enhancements are now available on the portal. (1) Inactive Students Report The Inactive Students … Continue reading

Lumos Learning launches its new version of book hub program

Piscataway, NJ, April 13, 2017 Lumos Learning announces the launch of its new version of book listing on its book hub. The latest version not only provides the basic information about a book but also online resources tailored to the … Continue reading

Lumos Learning introduces the Remedial Test Mode in its Teacher portal

Lumos Learning introduces the Remedial Test Mode in its Teacher portal to provide individualized remedial practice and save time making it extremely easy for teachers in ensuring that their students get enough practice in their area of weakness and thereby … Continue reading

Lumos Learning StepUp® program is a finalist in this year’s EdTech Digest’s Cool Tool Award

March 10 2017, Piscataway Today the EdTech Digest announced the finalist for 2017 awards in all categories. Lumos Learning StepUp® program was selected as a finalist in the Assessment solution category. EdTech Digest promotes the use of digital technology that … Continue reading

Lumos Learning now back up after the AWS Cloud Outage was briefly unavailable to users due to the serious outage with Amazon’s AWS cloud storage service, which affected thousands of other sites across the internet that used their services. We would like to take this opportunity to apologize for … Continue reading

Lumos Learning EdSearch (™) now allows teachers and students create personalized resource kits

Piscataway, New Jersey, February 18, 2016 Lumos Learning released an upgrade to EdSearch to help educators and students save resources that match learning objectives into convenient resource kits. With this new functionality, teachers can create resource kits that help students … Continue reading

Teaching Shakespeare in the 21st-Century

With tablets provided for each student in Albert Cavalluzzo’s 10th-grade class, students go through the opening act of “Macbeth, by swiping digital pages on their screens. The famous William Shakespeare play was first published on paper nearly 500 years ago. … Continue reading

Teacher’s experiences on US Election 2016

Take a moment to read some experiences shared by three teachers before and after the recent elections. After the results had been released, a National Association of School Psychologists’ document that provides guidance for making the school environment safe and … Continue reading

Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) Under Trump

The election of Donald Trump to the White House could be a significant diversion in the implementation of the nearly year-old Every Student Succeeds Act. ESSA, that was passed in December. It won’t be fully in place until the 2017-18 … Continue reading

Disciplinary Literacy (Common Core Application)

In Denver high schools, students are being asked to learn new scientific vocabulary and concepts and additionally offered Spanish/English cognates, root words, and a system for translating new words and worksheets on scientific content. This is one case of how … Continue reading

How shared leadership leads to transformation in schools

Awesome results in student achievement occur when the significant challenges students face are met with an even greater level of teacher talent and dedication. When talented individuals work together, the results are extraordinary. An essential ingredient behind development in schools … Continue reading

Principal New Year Resolutions

Principals can do the following in the next school year if not already being done.  MOTIVATING TEACHERS AND IMPROVING MORALE   Principals can start by getting all teachers to work towards common goals. The common purpose set in a school … Continue reading

Role of Principals in supporting Quality Education

Principals assume a vital part in the delivery of quality education. Their obligations incorporate guaranteeing educational strategies are set up that support viable learning for all students. They serve as a facilitator, guide, and supporter of quality instructional practices. Great … Continue reading

5 Awesome Gifts you can get for teachers

Teachers are known to be caring and very friendly people so whatever gift you give to them will be well appreciated. But as we all know, a few presents are superior to others. There are many blog posts about gift … Continue reading

Lumos School Up; The best parent-teacher app

With a smartphone glued to 90 percent of the parent populace’s hands, how could it be that a few schools still rely on upon old strategies, for example, sending notes home, bulletins, and messages to communicate with parents? A recent … Continue reading

Impact of Common Core Standards on academic improvement

More thorough principles in math and English language arts have added to enhanced academic accomplishment for students in many states. A late examination took a gander at enhancements in test scores from the 2014-15 school year to the 2015-16 school … Continue reading

New School Year Resolutions

Just as with the resolutions we make every new year, our new school year resolutions should focus on areas needing improvement. Although schools and principals may not have the same ideas as to what they would expect in a new … Continue reading

3 steps to incorporate Education Apps in the classroom

With more students owning mobile devices, and with recent statistics reporting that a high percentage of elementary students and middle school students want to use mobile devices more in the classroom, now might be the best time to add education … Continue reading

Characteristics of Effective School Leaders

Researchers have distinguished that the nature of initiative or leadership can be identified as one of the key variables driving the change or turnaround in most schools. These set of characteristics are commonly shared by a lot of successful school … Continue reading

What discourages teachers?

Why should an educator be resting in the staffroom when he/she can utilize the extra time in checking exams? Again, why must a teacher go to bed early when they can make prepare for another lesson. This wrong conviction slaughters … Continue reading

Teacher stress-relief tips

A teacher who gets stressed usually does not have the luxury of time to check into a spa for six weeks but can benefit from this collection of stress-busting success plans from some experienced teachers who survived some stress moments. … Continue reading

Interactive Teaching Ideas

While lecturing has the tendency to be the most comfortable form of teaching, studies show that students soak up the least amount of knowledge that way. Interactive teaching methods are an effective way to connect. Here are some five opinions … Continue reading

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