Case Study: Winchester Public Schools (VA)

Winchester Public Schools (WPS) serve approximately 4,100 students in the city of Winchester, Virginia. Among these schools is John Handley High School which has been recognized as a 2022 Best High School by U.S. News & World Report by ranking in the top 40% of public high schools nationwide. THE…

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Lumio Tops Veracity Verification Scores in Accessibility and Student Engagement

ROANOKE, VA (PRWEB) SEPTEMBER 08, 2022 Veracity Verification Solutions, a third-party evaluator of EdTech software solutions, has announced Lumio’s entrance into the Veracity Marketplace after completion of Veracity’s rigorous assessment of the digital teaching and learning tool from SMART Technologies. Veracity’s Verification awarded Lumio its highest ranking achievable in the categories of…

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Veracity Selected as Finalist for SIIA’s Innovation Showcase 2022

ROANOKE, April 5, 2022 – Veracity Verification Solutions, the only product verification company in K-12 education, has been selected as a finalist for SIIA’s Innovation Showcase 2022. Competing for the title of “Most Innovative,” this selection is the first national recognition for the start-up organization founded in January 2021. SIIA,…

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Veracity Guardians Evaluate Three Leading Instructional Delivery Tools

In a recent evaluation of three leading digital teaching tools, Veracity’s experienced educators (“Guardians”) rigorously assessed and highlighted key product functionalities to assist educators in their product evaluation processes. How did these popular teaching tech tools – used to engage students and create interactive lessons online or in the classroom…

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Are K-12 Students Returning to a Learning Mindset?

Our previous blog post, Learning Loss Recovery Tops K-12 Priorities for 2021-2022 School Year, discussed the learning loss that educators are facing due to the Covid-19 pandemic.  It is difficult to determine the exact amount of learning loss and in what areas, but educators are confident it exists.  In addition to…

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Learning Loss Recovery Tops K-12 Priorities for 2021-2022 School Year  

Our previous blog post, K-12 Priorities in the Era of a Pandemic, highlights the research Veracity conducted in the fall of 2021 to learn educator challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  The research overwhelming (nearly three quarters) showed learning-loss recovery and social-emotional needs as the top priority educators are desperately…

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K-12 Priorities in the Era of a Pandemic  

At Veracity, we have been studying the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on K-12 school and district purchasing decisions – specifically educational technologies designed to improve students’ academic achievement. It is important to understand how – and if – these decisions are being prioritized among a multitude of competing, and…

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Understanding K-12 Priorities: Fall 2021

Our latest research, Understanding K-12 Priorities: Fall 2021, finds that as we endure the 2021–2022 school year, there is consistent focus across K-12 in learning loss recovery and the physical and mental well-being of students and staff but little investigation and foresight into how technology may play an intentional role.   This…

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9 Considerations Before Purchasing EdTech

Researching, evaluating, and purchasing the right educational technologies can be a daunting and exhaustive process for school districts – with curriculum and technology leaders carrying the weight of the burden. Selecting software solutions that drive accountability, student outcomes, and teacher success while ensuring data security, compliance, and integration with current…

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Veracity Announces Integration Assessment Services for EdTech

ROANOKE, September 21, 2021 – Veracity Verification Solutions, the only product verification company in K-12 education, today announced a new offering for EdTech Providers designed to assess interoperability between EdTech software solutions. Veracity’s new service involves education technology experts accessing each software application, mimicking the integration experience on behalf of…

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EdTech Software Evaluation Services Now Available to K-12 Schools/Districts

ROANOKE, September 20, 2021 – Veracity Verification Solutions, the only product verification company in K-12 education, today announced its first product evaluation services available directly to K-12 school districts. Veracity’s product verification services previously were only available to EdTech Providers seeking third-party validation to embed educator-driven feedback in product strategy…

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CoSN Roundtable Report with Veracity

Building K-12 Consumer Confidence in EdTech

A CoSN (Consortium for School Networking) Roundtable with Veracity Verification Solutions Summary: Educators and edtech providers alike agree there are considerable obstacles impeding the success of implementing and maximizing value of education technology investments in school districts today. Many of these hurdles are fundamentally rooted in the lack of access,…

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VERACITY JOINS COMMONWEALTH LEARNING PARTNERSHIP 

ROANOKE, August 23, 2021 – Veracity Verification Solutions has joined the Commonwealth Learning Partnership, a collective of leading nonprofit organizations and schools of education dedicated to modernizing Virginia’s education system. This latest initiative reinforces Veracity’s mission of supporting educator and student success, and in its local learning community and home state.  “We’re thrilled to work alongside the Commonwealth Learning Partnership and its member…

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Navigating the Evolving Landscape of Data Privacy in Education

This post is from guest blogger Amber Lindsay, President & CEO of iKeepSafe. iKeepSafe is a trusted partner of Veracity Verification Solutions.    This past year presented an array of unique challenges and opportunities, when over 40 million K12 students moved to some form of distance learning and more than 30…

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Top 3 EdTech Purchasing Challenges for Every School District

The EdTech Landscape: A sea of offerings  Assessing instructional needs, discovering products in the market, and evaluating these products for best fit have been recognized by organizations such as Digital Promise as top challenges within school districts for many years. Among these challenges, educators must navigate a sea of EdTech offerings -…

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Overcoming Online Review Fatigue and Differentiating EdTech

As marketers, we spend countless hours tending to customer advocacy initiatives to build our products’ reputation through peer reviews, testimonials, case studies, etc. Today’s buyers can quickly and easily gather information independently via digital channels, meaning our sales teams have fewer opportunities to influence customer decisions and our reputation tactics are more important than ever. In fact, according to Gartner “…when B2B buyers are considering…

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About Veracity

As we collectively seek greater student achievement, EdTech Providers and Educators alike are being asked to do more with less – now more than ever. While Educators invest scarce time and resources to find products that meet specific needs of the school district, EdTech Providers struggle to stand out amongst…

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An Unbiased Approach to Assist in EdTech Software Purchases  

The following post is written by guest blogger Jim Yurasits, Director of Testing, Data, and School Improvement at Orange County Public Schools (VA).   I have been working in public education for 34 years as both a teacher and an educational administrator. During that time, I have had to decide which software to…

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An Everchanging EdTech Landscape Meets Unbiased Product Verification

The quest to identify, evaluate, and select the appropriate education technology solutions to meet district needs is a daunting one, to say the least. Many resources are invested, and unfortunately, purchases made do not always produce the desired results. Like any other technology investment, buyers expect value realization and often…

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