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Triumph Learning, producer of critically acclaimed K-12 instructional materials and interactive digital tools, announces Waggle for the Smarter Balance Assessment Consortium (SBAC). The SBAC assessments in Waggle include 26 different item types that students will see on the SBAC assessments including Part A and Part B problems and performance tasks.
The Smarter Balance Assessment Consortium is a state-led consortium working to develop next-generation assessments that measure student progress toward college- and career-readiness. Smarter Balance is one of two multistate consortia awarded funding from the U.S. Department of Education in 2010 to develop an assessment system aligned to the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) by the 2014-15 school year.
“With Waggle, SBAC states can gain a greater understanding about Common Core State Standards and assessments,” said Aoife Dempsey, chief technology officer of Triumph Learning. “Our personalized learning platform provides students with the practice and instruction to build the skills and critical thinking that they need for college- and career-readiness.”
“Our partnership with Triumph Learning is a natural fit,” said Gavin Cooney, co-founder and CEO of Learnosity. “By using the Learnosity tools and services Triumph Learning is able to provide Common Core Coach content in an even wider variety of online interactive item types than are in the SBAC assessments.”
Triumph Learning recently received three Education Software Review (EDDIE) Awards for its online learning platform, Waggle. The company took home the top prize for its new learning solution in the following categories: Online English Language Arts Courseware, Online Math Courseware and Online Classroom Management System.
Waggle is a personalized, smart practice solution for mathematics and English language arts that launched in 2014 and has already garnered numerous accolades, including ISTE 2015 Best of Show, 2016 Teacher’s Choice Award, and District Administration’s 2015 Readers’ Choice Top 100 Products. Waggle creates a safe and positive environment for students to explore tasks beyond their reach and engage in productive struggle. Providing educators with insightful and intuitive information, Waggle is an effective tool for formative assessment and differentiated instruction. Waggle has delivered over 10 million personalized recommendations, paving unique, personalized pathways to meet each student where they are. Experience the difference at wagglepractice.com.
Learnosity is a rapidly expanding educational technology company. The company offers a set of tools and services that allow clients to incorporate powerful interactive assessment into their digital products quickly and easily. Run by a talented group of people who are passionate about transforming learning and assessment, Learnosity is committed to designing market-leading software to allow developers to create exceptional assessment products, make teachers’ lives easier, and above all, instil a love of learning in students. The Company is seeing an annual doubling of revenues, and works with some of the leading names in the Education industry. The Learnosity Toolkit was recently named the Best K-12 Enterprise Solution by the SIIA, and National Champion for Innovation in the European Business Awards. Learnosity has offices in NYC, Dublin and Sydney. For more information, visit www.learnosity.com.