This is an article from the August 2017 edition of NAAE’s News & Views Newsletter. To read News & Views in its entirety, please visit this link.
Initially launched in 2014, CASE Online moved to a new platform in August 2016 and has been a great resource for CASE certified teachers to incorporate in their classrooms. With the use of five major components to implement CASE curriculum in the classroom, students and teachers are able to experience CASE at a whole new level. These components include:
- an online student version of CASE curriculum
- flipped classroom videos
- a student assignment submission portal
- national End-of-Course assessments
- an internal test generator
CASE certified teachers are able to purchase accounts for $8-$15 per student, depending on the quantity ordered. Programs in CASE funding states (GA, IN, IA, KY, LA, MD, MN, MO, NJ, PA, and TX) are eligible for special discounted rates as well.
Based on teacher recommendations, CASE Online now offers the following features to help with accessibility:
- student enrollment bulk importer
- student log-in credentials print multiple students per page
- instructors can move student accounts between courses
- ability to purchase multiple sections of a course
- teacher question banks now organized by lesson and concept
The new features are all about increasing classroom and program efficiency. The bulk importer now allows teachers to upload their student rosters via a Microsoft Excel template, rather than individually. Teachers are also able to transfer unused CASE Online seats from one course to another, so if they purchase too many accounts for one course, they can move those open seats to CASE courses that have a waitlist for student enrollment. In addition, teachers are now able to purchase multiple sections for the CASE courses they teach, so their CASE Online rosters and information match their actual classroom rosters and information. These new features alone will save teachers valuable time and money that can now be spent providing students with individualized instruction and resources to get the most out of their CASE experience.
CASE Online has also added two new assessment-only options. The Pre-Assessment and End-of-Course Assessment bundle is $10 per student and provides the teacher with the ability to facilitate a Pre-Assessment once and an End-of-Course Assessment up to three times during the school year. The End-of-Course Assessment option is $8 per student and allows teachers to facilitate just the End-of-Course exam three times during a seven-day span. With both of these options, teachers are able to view test statistics, distractor analysis, discrimination index, and item analysis information per assessment.
For more information about CASE Online and how you can access these great new features for your own classroom, click here.