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2012-08-22 10:24:00

BREWSTER, N.Y., Aug. 22, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Questar Assessment, Inc. (www.QuestarAI.com), a leading educational assessment provider for states, school districts, and higher education institutions, announces that its Degrees of Reading Power (DRP) text analysis tool has been confirmed by independent research as a highly reliable quantitative measure of text complexity - one of the cornerstones of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) in ELA/Literacy. The results of the research study,...

2012-08-17 06:22:50

WISCONSIN RAPIDS, Wis., Aug. 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- In a supplement to Appendix A of the Common Core State Standards, Renaissance Learning's ATOS readability formula is listed as a valid, reliable measure of text complexity as required by the Common Core State Standards. The supplement was jointly released by the Council of Chief State School Officers and the National Governors Association on August 15 on the corestandards.org website. (Logo:...

2012-08-16 23:03:28

The new website provides direct access for certified administrators and updated assessment information for the general public. Southern Pines, NC (PRWEB) August 16, 2012 Hirease, Inc., an HR software and solutions company and exclusive licensee of the Human Patterns assessment, is pleased to announce the launch of its newly revamped website. This informative, user-friendly site provides an information platform for the comprehensive Human Patterns assessment. The site provides test takers,...

2012-08-15 10:24:41

HOBE SOUND, Fla., Aug. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Any teacher can tell you that instruction, assessment and remediation are inter-connected components of student learning. But if these components are interconnected, why don't teachers use a tool that's interconnected, too? (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120815/CG58136) Nutmeg Education launched its beta web platform for teachers and students today, NutmegEducation.com, integrating instructional resources, assessment...

2012-08-08 10:27:08

WISCONSIN RAPIDS, Wis., Aug. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Renaissance Learning, Inc. announced today that it has hired Dr. Alexa Posny as the company's Senior Vice President of State & Federal Programs. Dr. Posny will be responsible for building relationships with key state and federal education stakeholders to increase awareness of Renaissance Learning's technology-based assessment products. Logo: (http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20001108/RENAISSANCELOGO) "I'm thrilled to be a part of the...

2012-07-21 23:01:38

Despite the recession, the industry has managed to expand over the past five years, bolstered by federal legislation and the essential nature of many educational support services. Growth will remain strong in the next five years as greater high school graduation rates spur demand for college placement tests, boosting revenue. The rate of industry growth will also depend on government legislation and funding, as many operators wait to see what the next step will be after the reform of the...

2012-07-11 18:21:32

WASHINGTON, July 11, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- ConvergeUS, the nonprofit arm of TechNet, whose mission is to accelerate technology-based social innovation, today announced it is holding "The Tech Sector Hosts a Colorado Conversation: Getting Ready for the Implementation of the Common Core State Standards" at the University of Denver, Morgridge School of Education, on Thursday, July 12, 2012. In tandem with ConvergeUS's and its partners' commitment to addressing the literacy gap...

2012-06-27 06:24:25

PRINCETON, N.J., June 27, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Prominent English-language proficiency scholars from across the country gathered yesterday at the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) national conference to explore next-generation standards and assessments for English Learners (ELs). (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120110/DC33419LOGO) The pre-conference meeting, sponsored by Educational Testing Service (ETS), brought together prominent scholars who have been...

2012-06-26 02:26:54

NEW YORK, June 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Scholastic (NASDAQ: SCHL), the global children's publishing, education and media company, today announced the release of Independent Reading Assessment: FICTION, a program created by educator and author Jennifer Serravallo that helps grades 3-5 teachers assess students during independent reading, gather precise data on student comprehension skills, and target instruction to meet the unique needs of each child. Independent reading is a key...

2012-06-25 06:27:42

SAN DIEGO, June 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- (ISTE Booths #4013 and #3913) -- This week at the International Society of Technology in Education's (ISTE) annual conference, McGraw-Hill Education and K-12 educators from across the country are gathering to explore how the latest digital education technology can help students succeed by providing the type of engaging, personalized learning experiences that meet the needs of 21st century learners. At this year's conference,...