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Why Social-Emotional Learning Assessment Matters

April 24th, 2015|

The social and emotional learning movement continues to gain momentum. A recent study published by the Remedial and Special Education journal and covered in a release on GlobeNewswire, found that bullying by middle school students [...]

Apperson’s Online K-12 Assessment Programs Win the 21st Annual BESSIES Awards

April 24th, 2015|

Charlotte, N.C. – April 24, 2015 – Apperson’s Evo modules, Evo Academics and Evo Social & Emotional Learning (SEL), were named winners of ComputED Gazette’s 21st Annual Best Educational Software Awards (BESSIE Awards). The programs [...]

Apperson’s Online Assessment Platforms Finalists for 2015 SIIA CODiE Awards

April 14th, 2015|

Charlotte, N.C. – April 14, 2015 – Evo Academic and Evo Social & Emotional Learning (SEL), both Apperson Evo modules, were named finalists in the 2015 Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) CODiE Awards, the [...]

Unlocking the Benefits of Technology Driven Assessment

March 16th, 2015|

I read an article the other day about a Bluetooth toothbrush. I initially could not think of a reason to have Bluetooth in a toothbrush, but as the article went on, it made perfect sense. [...]

YMCA Continues Social-Emotional Learning Expansion

February 27th, 2015|

In yet another sign that social-emotional learning is gaining national momentum, the YMCA of the USA is planning to expand its after-school efforts that focus on building student social-emotional skills, which can lead to increased [...]

Why Common Core vs “Whole Child” is a Matter of the Heart

February 25th, 2015|

Common Core Standards are the latest concern for teachers, administrators, parents and students. As educators wrestle with implications arising from new expectations, there is an opportunity to refocus efforts on creating the right conditions for [...]

Welcome to the New Apperson

January 30th, 2015|

As Chairman of Apperson, I welcome you to our newly re-designed web site! As you visit our site, I am sure you’ll find your experience informative and rewarding. We hope it becomes a favorite destination [...]

Does the Real Common Core of Education Lie in Educating the Whole Child?

January 28th, 2015|

These days, any mainstream discussion of the latest wave of school reform involves the Common Core Learning Standards (CCSS). http://www.corestandards.org . As districts and schools wrestle with implications arising from new expectations, the learning needs [...]

Social & Emotional Learning Comes to Ebinport Elementary

January 21st, 2015|

Apperson’s pioneering, online-based platform for measuring student social-emotional strengths, Evo Social-Emotional, makes an impact at Ebinport Elementary School in Fort Mill, South Carolina. Several classrooms have been participating in the Devereux Student Strengths Assessment (DESSA) [...]

Raising Achievement By Lowering Student Anxiety

January 9th, 2015|

Students today have more to deal with than ever before and anxiety levels of students continue to increase. A recent study found that normal children today report more anxiety than child psychiatric patients in the [...]