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January 2013 Newsletter


We hope that your New Year is off to a great start!  We wish you all the best in 2013!  Let's make it great!
The Emancipation Proclamation Turns 150 
The Emancipation Proclamation  


The proclamation "that all persons held as slaves" within the rebellious states "are, and henceforward shall be free."  was issued by President Abraham Lincoln on January 1, 1863.  Are you teaching about this piece of history in your classroom?    


The U.S. Department of Education offers a few resources on the topic.  Read more.

New Company Video 

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Interactive Achievement partnered with Devin Olson Media to create a company video.  Check it out

You can also visit our YouTube channel to see all of our videos!
Updates to the onTRAC Program 

Program Enhancements   

Based on user feedback, we add new features and enhancements to our programs as often as possible.  This month we made two changes that you recommended!

1. A Pencil tool has been added to the latest version of iTest (7.0).  This tool will allow students to write or circle just like they would with a pencil!  The tool can be added or removed from an exam by editing exam tools in Assessment Library.

2. onTRAC users can now add or edit comments to an approved exam.  Previously, comments could only be added or edited when an exam was in draft status.

Have a suggestion?  See below for details on how to get yourself heard!
Make Program Suggestions 
Tell Us How We Can Improve Our Products

Thank you to the dozens of teachers and administrators that have submitted program suggestions already.  We appreciate your feedback!
If you have a  new feature or modified feature suggestion for either our onTRAC or TRACbook programs, please let us know by filling out the contact form on the website's News & Info tab. 
NWEA Formative Assessment Item Bank 
NWEA's Formative Assessment Item Bank is Now Available through Interactive Achievement's onTRAC Platform

Interactive Achievement is excited to announce that it is a licensed distributor of the Northwest Evaluation Association's Formative Assessment Item Bank (Item Bank) through IA's onTRAC (online Teacher Resource and Assessment Community) platform. The Item Bank consists of more than than 75,000 items, which have been aligned to the standards of all 50 states, the CCSS, and Washington DC standards.


IA's goal in offering this Item Bank is to provide additional content options for clients who desire increased quantities of high-quality, standard-based items when creating formative assessments for the following core curriculum areas and grade levels: Mathematics and English for grades K-12, Science for grades 3-12, and Social Studies for high school courses.


IA is offering access to the Item Bank on a trial basis through a Demo option. Please see contact your IA District Representative for further details.

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