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The Department of Education’s Institute of Education Sciences is using technology advancements to deliver new assessments that take less time out of the classroom. […]

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The Small Business Innovation Research Program at the Education Department’s Institute of Education Sciences invested in eight education computer applications that would help teachers assess student abilities in math, science, reading, and special education.






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In 2012, the Utah State Legislature recognized the importance of closing the academic achievement gap between wealthy students and those below the poverty line, and specifically wanted to find a way to close the gap before it even started. As a result, the Legislature passed a bill creating an early intervention program to help at-risk preschoolers. After looking at multiple programs and technologies, Utah selected UPSTART.






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