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Understanding Assessments

March 15th, 2017|Tags: , |

Our earlier blog post about creating good test questions briefly mentioned the three main types of assessment categories. Looking for more detailed information about what these are and why they matter? You’ve come to the [...]

How to Write Good Test Questions

March 8th, 2017|Tags: |

Evaluating student performance through tests and assessments plays a large role in measuring student success. The information that educators gain from these help format methods of instruction and advance student learning. Tests and assessments typically [...]

Prepping for the SAT and ACT

March 1st, 2017|Tags: , , , |

The SAT and ACT are two of the biggest exams a student will take. The importance of these exams can create a lot of stress for students, knowing the weight that these will play in [...]

Resource Challenged: The Classroom’s Bare Supply Closet – Part I

February 22nd, 2017|Tags: |

Back-to-school supply shopping is essential in order to send children to school prepared and set up for success. Unfortunately, this isn’t always the case. Studies show that many students are coming to school unprepared and [...]

Measuring Student Success

February 15th, 2017|

Measuring student success is a vital course-of-action for educators. It is imperative that teachers can receive data for classroom test averages as well as individual scores in order to assess the needs of the students. [...]

4 Time-Saving Grading Strategies

February 8th, 2017|Tags: , |

It’s Sunday night and you can’t put off the looming pile of assignments you’ve got to grade before morning any longer. We’ve all been there. Grading papers and scoring tests isn’t the most exciting part [...]

Finding a Balance with Work and Life

February 1st, 2017|Tags: , , , |

Teaching is a very demanding profession, requiring long hours spent reviewing coursework. Between creating lesson plans, grading tests, and reviewing papers, it seems that teachers never get a break. Not to mention the “normal” 40 [...]

Apperson Helps Students Prepare for the SAT and ACT with new Practice Test Forms that Mimic the Tests

December 15th, 2016|

Press release created by KEH Dec 13, 2016. Testing sheets are compatible with the DataLink 1200 scanner giving schools detailed analysis and reporting through DataLink Connect Software In many states, high school juniors are required [...]

Spring Bulletin Board Ideas

March 18th, 2016|

Spring is the season for new beginnings. The weather gets warmer. The daytime gets longer. Trees grow new leaves and flowers bloom to brighten everything in sight. For teachers, the season provides a perfect opportunity [...]

Offering Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) Intervention Strategies

September 29th, 2015|

Teachers and out-of-school staff now have proven methods to enrich their SEL climate and instruction Charlotte, N.C. – Sept. 29, 2015 – Research indicates that social and emotional learning (SEL) programs can have a positive [...]

Afterschool Programs “Role” with Social and Emotional Learning: Update

September 16th, 2015|

In August, we hosted a webinar with the United Way of Greater Cincinnati and reviewed the most recent results of their community impact study. As we expected, our audience for this webinar was diverse and [...]

Seeking High Schools to Help with the National Standardization of the DESSA – High School Edition

August 12th, 2015|

Educators, schools and districts can be a part of making the gold standard of social-emotional competencies assessments available for grades 9-12 Charlotte, N.C. – August 10, 2015 – Research has scientifically confirmed that social and [...]

Helping Schools Help Kids

June 24th, 2015|

Plymouth State Engages New Hampshire Educators with Universal Screening Tool PLYMOUTH - For decades, elementary school children have been tested on their math and language knowledge; the results indicate their academic strengths and weaknesses so [...]

Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) Experts Discuss Importance of Assessment Tied to Curriculum

June 19th, 2015|

Community Unit School District 300 in Illinois shares it successes with SEL during June 24th webinar Charlotte, N.C. – June 17, 2015 – The need for schools to offer students social and emotional learning (SEL) [...]

Apperson Partners with Open Circle to Align SEL Assessment with Open Circle’s Curriculum

June 17th, 2015|

Alignment empowers educators to foster and assess students’ social and emotional development Charlotte, N.C. – June  17, 2015 – As part of its commitment to educating the whole child through academic and social & emotional [...]

Alien Worlds: A Hardware Guy’s Transition to Software

June 2nd, 2015|

The Journey into Product Management Having spent the first 5 years of my career at Black & Decker (now part of Stanley Black and Decker), I feel confident saying I’ve worked with and for some [...]