New online learning platform addresses Common Core assessment needs
NEW YORK, NY–October 16, 2014 –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.”
Triumph Learning has also partnered with Learnosity, which offers tools and services that incorporate powerful interactive assessment into digital products quickly and easily. Learnosity is committed to designing market-leading software to allow developers to create exceptional assessment products, make teachers’lives easier, and above all, instill a love of learning in students.
“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.
About Triumph Learning
Triumph Learning, LLC, is a leading educational content company and publisher of print and digital K-12 resources, standards-aligned instructional materials and effective literacy programs, serving more than 6 million students in 36,000 schools in 2013. Triumph Learning offers unique student solutions, robust teacher support, and professional development opportunities. Triumph Learning is committed to serving all students with a mix of interactive digital tools and innovative student texts with products such as Coach, Buckle Down, and Waggle. For more information, visit www.triumphlearning.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 http://www.learnosity.com.