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2012-12-16 05:03:25

The College Board announced in September that national SAT scores fell to a four-year low this year, despite the fact that SAT test prep companies continue to grow and prosper. Anthony-James Green, known as New York City's best SAT tutor, says parents and students need a new method for improving SAT scores now more than ever. New York City, NY (PRWEB) December 14, 2012 National SAT scores fell to a four-year low this year, despite the fact that SAT test prep industry continues to grow....

2012-12-12 12:46:23

Results of 2011 TIMSS and PIRLS assessments released by Boston College researchers Students from East Asian countries, in addition to a select group of European countries, outperformed students around the world in mathematics, science and reading at both the fourth and eighth grades, according to results released Dec. 11 by Lynch School of Education Professors Ina V.S. Mullis and Michael O. Martin, executive directors of the TIMSS & PIRLS International Study Center. The Trends in...

2012-10-18 18:37:46

Math and language scores improve with 10 hours of instruction A Washington State University researcher has found that engaging elementary school students in science for as little as 10 hours a year can lead to improved test scores in math and language arts. Samantha Gizerian, a clinical assistant professor in WSU's Department of Veterinary and Comparative Anatomy, Pharmacology and Physiology, saw improved test scores among fourth-grade students in South Los Angeles after students from...

2012-10-10 04:02:20

Assessment leader McCann Associates is adapting its platforms to meet the needs of multiple industries and test-takers, including altering its assessments to be screen reader compliant in accord with the Americans with Disabilities Act. These new modifications are just one way in which McCann works to make its offerings commonly accessible. Yardley, PA (PRWEB) October 09, 2012 McCann Associates, a leader in the deployment of high-stakes formative and diagnostic assessments for professional...

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