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PowerSchool, the leading provider of cloud-based software for K-12 education, completes acquisition of Chalk.

Planning and analytics platform for K-12 schools

Develop a cohesive, standards-aligned curriculum map, and collaborate in real-time with teachers to identify gaps in instruction to support students in the new normal. Address learning loss, create learning gains, and get back on track to teach what’s most important for student success.

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Chalk integrates your curriculum and instruction

An Integrated Planning and Analytics Platform

Chalk provides a single system to ensure that your curriculum, instruction, and assessment are integrated with one another and tied back to the relevant standards. By creating an integrated system, you can use data-driven insights to understand what is working well, what isn’t, and why, and help teachers make the necessary adjustments to close gaps and ensure student success.

Step 1 of using Chalk: Ideate

Cohesive Curriculum and Instruction Success

A student’s academic journey is an ongoing process as they move from grade to grade and educator to educator. Chalk helps you to ensure uninterrupted academic progress for your students by making it possible to seamlessly map curriculum from grades K-12, eliminate gaps in instruction, and ensure a successful transition between grade levels.

Alignment from K through 12

All elements of the academic system are aligned to the standards within a grade level and from grade-to-grade. Teachers are aligned with one another to plan and deliver consistent instruction. Districts are empowered to improve teaching and learning across all schools and give each student an equal opportunity to succeed.

Step 2 of using Chalk: Connect

Real-time Insights to Make Meaningful Adjustments

Insights are provided in real-time, so you can pinpoint not only what didn’t work, but also understand what isn’t working right now, and what won’t work in the future. You can make quick and informed decisions about your curriculum and instruction so that you can give all students the opportunity to succeed.

Let the Results Speak for Themselves

Make strategic decisions, provide relevant feedback, and identify a student’s learning progression in real-time with Chalk’s planning and analytics platform. Whether it’s increasing student achievement, district collaboration, or teacher tenure, Chalk is here to support you. Leverage our experience and avoid common pitfalls. Your dedicated implementation specialist will walk you through the 3Cs of Successful Implementation.

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Why curriculum mapping matters and how to pull it off

By Jennifer Mitchell, Curriculum and Professional Development Coordinator, Mifflin County School District

A common misconception about curriculum mapping is that teachers and administrators just need to come together once or twice a year to rewrite the curriculum, pick the resources they will use, and then they’re done. The problem with this approach is that the written curriculum will quickly fall into disuse, never to be revisited. By contrast, effective curriculum mapping entails recording what teachers are actually teaching, whether it’s aligned with standards, how it is impacting student achievement, and determining what needs to be updated and improved…

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Expediting curriculum mapping in an under-resourced district

By Mike Hummel, Director of Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment, Mount Union Area School District

In our small, rural district in Huntington County, Pennsylvania, we face a number of challenges including a high rate of poverty, a rather pronounced teacher shortage, and a limited budget. Given these challenges, education technology is a resource we can’t afford to go without. For instance, just 18 months ago, we had no central place where our curriculum was housed, revised, or accessible to students or to the public. We had no effective way to track what we were teaching, whether our courses were aligned to state standards, and if teachers were adequately addressing those standards…

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“The level of support from Chalk makes all the difference in the world. That’s when you know you’re in it together as partners.”

Mike Juhas, Superintendent

Diocese of Pensacola-Tallahassee

Mike Juhas, Superintendent at Diocese of Pensacola-Tallahassee

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