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FocalPointK12 equips school districts with a comprehensive suite of next generation solutions that co-exist with your current technology set-up giving you flexibility to meet district goals and improve student achievement.

The performance and data management system, known as the Personalized Learning Platform provides educators with role-based performance dashboards, a next generation assessment engine with state aligned item banks, a digital content library, and collaboration tools that promote blended learning. The software has been designed to make data analysis and performance management for teachers and students a more streamlined and simplified process. Teachers can easily create and deliver a variety of diagnostic, formative, and summative classroom assessments inside of FocalPointK12 getting real-time feedback that informs instruction while empowering the work of Professional Learning Communities.

The Personalized Learning Platform organizes performance data across multiple assessment providers including statewide tests, universal screener data, and other systems districts utilize. FocalPointK12's industry-leading manifest model for dynamic data integration sets them apart from the competition and dramatically simplifies the process for districts. "The ability for educators to view holistic performance data at the district, school, classroom, and student level across historical assessments (lagging indicators) and current real-time assessments (leading indicators) in an intuitive easy way gives educators the ability to corroborate data and aid in personalizing learning for students.

 

Platforms used:

Cloud-based Personalized Learning Platform that works with LMS via seamless LTI and API integration.

Primary website URL:

http://www.focalpointk12.com/

 

Problem solved:

Enhances district technology with analytics that inform learning, engage students, and monitor effectiveness, usage, and adoption across all applications.

 

Grades/age ranges:

K-12

 

Standards:

Fully integrated Curriculum & Lesson Planning using State's Academic Standards, plus open standards.

 

Pricing model:

State, district and school-level pricing solutions

 

What makes FocalPointK-12 unique?

FocalPointK12's system empowers teachers to play the role of "facilitator" and "coach". Teaching is an art that requires taking a deep look at the social, academic, and emotional needs of each student and providing learning experiences that reach the heart of kids while systematically meeting their unique academic needs. Teachers, more than ever, need digital learning resources and tools that can support student-centered learning where they play the role of "coach" making learning visible and impactful to the students they serve.

Student Ownership

  • Real-time academic/affective data is right at the fingertips of students making the platform a catalyst for self-directed learning

Formative Feedback

  • Students receive timely, descriptive feedback through the platform in multiple formats (discussion boards, messages, data reports, assessments) at the standard level

Communicate Learning

  • Targets Learning Standards, Essential Questions, & teacher expectations are clearly stated and communicated within the platform

 

Characteristics:

Supports Backward Design

  • Assessment FOR, OF and AS Learning

28+ Tech Enhanced Questions

  • Next generation assessment platform that supports most advanced technology enhanced questions

Best of Breed Content

  • Preloaded with 100,000+ high quality state standard aligned assessment items from industry leader Item Banks

Comprehensive Reporting

  • Powerful reporting capability with consolidated student data providing a holistic view