LOS GATOS, Calif. – June 9, 2015 – TodayOpenEd, creator of the world’s largest online library of standards-aligned resources for K-12 teachers, announced an expansion of its formative assessment bank to include new assessments built from questions from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt’sAssess2Know Benchmark Item Bank and Higher Learning Technology.
“Having quick, automatically graded formative assessments on our iPads has been tremendously helpful to my second grade students and to me,” said Brooke Johnston, Kenowa Hills Public School in Grand Rapids, Michigan. “I can easily tell who is ready to move on to the next standard and who needs additional instruction.”
OpenEd’s unique technology links assessment directly to instruction. After students complete tests on their computers, tablets or Chromebooks, teachers can view the results on their mastery charts. OpenEd then recommends specific videos and assignments for each student based on each student's progress in learning each Common Core standard.
"My students were able to prepare themselves for their final exams because I could push formative assessments to them on their smartphones,” said Tony Sanders, a high school math teacher at Kingsbury School in Washington, DC. “They could take those tests, watch videos to relearn what they got wrong and then retake those tests again to improve their scores. That's a great way to learn!"
“OpenEd already has the only free formative assessment item bank that covers 100 percent of the Common Core and Next Generation Science standards,” said Adam Blum, CEO of OpenEd. “We also had premium assessments built from Pearson’s formative assessment item bank, but teachers told us they wanted even more.Therefore, we are pleased to bring new, prebuilt formative assessments for every Common Core standard to our premium subscribers. Teachers also are welcome to use the underlying questions to build their own formative assessments.”
OpenEd offers the world’s largest catalog of Common Core-aligned resources for free to teachers around the country. Its expanded Premium Content, which is available to teachers at $9.95 per month with a free one-month trial, gives educators easy, affordable access to resources from leading education companies.
OpenEd is the largest K-12 educational resource library, offering over a million assessments, homework assignments, videos, games and lesson plans for every Common Core Math and English/Language Arts Standard as well as the Next Generation Science Standards. OpenEd lets teachers assign quizzes and homework to their students and automatically grades them, recommending videos for whatever they have problems with. The result is truly personalized learning for each student.
OpenEd is committed to keeping the majority of its content available for free to educators around the world. For more information, visitwww.opened.com.