About Isaac Van Wesep

Isaac D. Van Wesep is the CEO of Validated Learning Co.

October 2019

How (and why) to tag your questions in Quick Key

By |2019-10-09T21:18:33+00:00October 9th, 2019|

Why you should add tags to your question items in Quick Key Typing new questions, or copy-pasting them from another system, is time consuming. Adding tags adds even more time to the process. So why do it? Tracking student progress toward standards: When you tag your questions with a Standards Tag, this tag will appear [...]

September 2019

Ready-made Student Voice Survey on Xchange Community

By |2019-10-25T10:22:17+00:00September 16th, 2019|

Build a student voice survey using teacher-contributed questions in the Xchange Community Classroom culture and student social & emotional learning are key components to classroom management, student engagement, achievement, and your sanity as a teacher! But do you know how your students feel about themselves, their education, and your classroom? You can find out, quickly [...]

The new Question Xchange Community is Live!

By |2019-09-10T11:26:25+00:00September 10th, 2019|

The new Question Xchange Community is now live! I am proud to announce that the new Question Xchange Community is now live on Quick Key :) The Question Xchange Community is a free and open platform where teachers can: share quiz and test questions with each other tag questions with standard, subject, level, and keyword, [...]

August 2019

Easy rostering with Google Classroom and Quick Key

By |2019-08-09T13:32:55+00:00August 9th, 2019|

It is easy to set up your Quick Key roster using your Google Classroom. The entire process takes all of two minutes. We have added step-by-step instructions with screenshots in our Help Center. They're also right here :) Importing your Roster from Google Classroom: From your Quick Key Online Dashboard, click "students" in the left side [...]

July 2019

Validated Learning selects JogNog to join Question Xchange

By |2019-07-29T16:35:25+00:00July 29th, 2019|

Press release: Wakefield, MA, July 17, 2019 G7 Research, the makers of the digital learning system JogNog, has been selected by Validated Learning to participate in the Question Xchange. JogNog contributes more than 80,000 high-quality, teacher-created review questions that can be used by k-12 teachers for quizzes and in-class learning games. As part of the [...]

May 2019

Interview with Marlon Davis, Ed.M.

By |2019-05-08T17:13:37+00:00May 8th, 2019|

In this interview, proven school turnaround leader Marlon Davis, Ed.M. talks about why he got into education, how he became a school leader, and how he leveraged family engagement and student assessment data to turn around two schools before becoming a leadership coach helping other principals and teachers do the same in their schools. Isaac [...]

April 2019

Numbers Matter: a case study in successful data-driven instruction

By |2019-04-24T02:59:34+00:00April 20th, 2019|

Barbara Burke was on a mission to improve her high school students' proficiency scores. 95% of entering 9th graders were behind grade level in English, with similar numbers for math.  The school regularly placed in the bottom 20% for proficiency on North Carolina's state tests. And it struggled with low student engagement, high truancy, low [...]

What Drives Success with Data-Driven Instruction: a Survey of 150 School Leaders

By |2019-04-16T02:21:51+00:00April 15th, 2019|

We surveyed more than 100 school leaders about their data-driven instructional plans. While 64% of respondents described their efforts as successful or very successful, all of them faced a number of challenges. We also asked respondents how they measured success, what their greatest challenges were, their top success factors. Their answers [...]

Reports by Course: Quick Key Reports

By |2019-04-08T23:10:46+00:00April 8th, 2019|

Giving a quiz or test to multiple courses? Want to print a report on each Course separately? Welcome to Reports by Course, the new reports feature from Quick Key. When you teach many courses, or if you are a school or district leader who has shared a Quick Key Quiz to teachers across multiple school [...]