eLearning Update

News on Tech-Integration & 21st Century Skills

4 April 2016

Looking for More Tech-Enhanced Practice?

As ISTEP+ approaches I know that everyone is looking for any way to ensure that their students are fully prepared to excel on the test. Making sure that students are more than familiar, but confident with how to respond to all of the tech-enhanced questions. By now most of you have shared the Experience ISTEP+ Online practice test that is shared on the curriculum pages of the ICATS site.


Below you will find links to two more practice tests published by PARCC. While these tests cover Common Core standards, many of the questions and question types mirror the ISTEP+ test because Pearson is building both tests.


I hope that these online, tech-enhanced practice tests are helpful and allow your students additional practice time. If there is anything I can do to help make sure your students excel please do not hesitate to contact me.

PARCC Practice Tests

These tests will only work in Internet Explorer and Firefox. Do NOT use Chrome!


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Grade 8


Answer Keys

Featured Tech Tool: Edulastic

Edulastic is a terrific free tool for adding tech-enhanced assessment to your classroom.


Edulastic features:

  • 30+ SBAC- and PARCC-like question types
  • Immediate data with automatic grading
  • More than 2,000 assessments created by experts, customizable by you
  • Collaborate & share assessments privately within your school or district
  • Ability to pull Google Classrooms into Edulastic shortening the class set-up process.
  • Google sign-up and sign-on. Be sure to look for the red Google button to get access without setting up another acount.


Click on the images below to view all of the question types offered in Edulastic. If you or your PLC would like training on Edulastic please reply to this email with several possible dates and a preferred time. Together we can sign-up, explore, and begin your first common assessment!

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View the video below to learn how to get started with Edulastic.
Creating a Free Teacher Account
The video below will introduce you to creating questions in Edulastic.
Edulastic Features

A little something for fun...

Bobby McFerrin - Don't Worry Be Happy

Need More Assistance?

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Bill is an eLearning Coach helping to facilitate meaningful integration of technology to enrich instruction, engage students & develop 21st century skills. He is a Microsoft Certified Educator and a PhD candidate for a Doctor of Philosophy in General Psychology degree with an Emphasis in Integrating Technology, Learning, and Psychology.