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2011-05-10 16:35:00

TULSA, Okla., May 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Hogan Assessment Systems continues to assert its position as the global leader in personality assessment and consulting. The firm released its annual International Business Outcomes Highlights report today, synthesizing results from 26 ROI studies conducted in 2009 and 2010 and providing detailed case studies that demonstrate the positive impact of assessment-driven solutions on key performance indicators. Founded in 1987, Hogan entered the...

2011-05-10 12:00:00

MONTEREY, Calif., May 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- CTB/McGraw-Hill, a leading provider of Pre-K-12 and adult education assessments, today announced the release of a white paper describing professional development best practices for educators, focusing on the Acuity® InFormative Assessment(TM) solution. CTB has recently integrated online professional development materials with Acuity to help educators understand how to best use assessment data to improve student learning...

2011-05-05 00:00:30

With numerous initiatives aimed at improving the evaluation of America's teachers, schools have found a way to make their process and reporting easier to manage. Prairie Village, KS (PRWEB) May 04, 2011 K-12 school district administrators across the nation have been struggling to adjust to education reform initiatives that place new requirements on teacher performance evaluation reporting. The predominance of inefficient and costly paper-based processes have proven to be a detriment to...

2011-05-03 09:00:00

ORLANDO, Fla., May 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Alinean, the leading creator of value-based interactive sales and marketing tools for business to business (B2B) solution providers, announces the CMO Challenge, a free online assessment tool and service to help B2B marketers optimize the spending and practices of overall marketing groups, or individual campaigns. The assessment benchmarks an organization's marketing or campaign spending, tactics, and effectiveness compared to peers and leaders....

2011-04-27 14:58:00

WISCONSIN RAPIDS, Wis., April 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Renaissance Learning(TM), Inc. (Nasdaq: RLRN), a leading provider of technology-based school improvement and student assessment programs for K12 schools, announced that its Board of Directors declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.08 per share, payable June 1, 2011 to shareholders of record as of May 13, 2011. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20001108/RENAISSANCELOGO) Renaissance Learning, Inc. Renaissance Learning, Inc....

2011-04-21 10:17:00

MONTEREY, Calif., April 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- CTB/McGraw-Hill, a leader in PreK-12 and adult education assessments, and Turning Technologies, a leading provider of student response systems, today announce a strategic alliance that integrates CTB's Acuity UnWired® system with Turning Technologies' TurningKey® software. This interoperability provides direct communication to Acuity® through the TurningKey software, saving teachers hours...

2011-04-13 10:43:00

WISCONSIN RAPIDS, Wis., April 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Renaissance Learning, Inc. (Nasdaq: RLRN) announced today that Accelerated Math, MathFacts in a Flash, and all three STAR assessment products have been reevaluated by the National Center on Response to Intervention (NCRTI) and again received the highest possible ratings as progress monitoring tools. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20001108/RENAISSANCELOGO) Accelerated Math and MathFacts in a Flash are the only two programs...

2011-04-13 06:50:00

SAN ANTONIO, April 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- PCI Education, the number-one provider of resources for students with special needs, announces the launch of Momentum Math® Grade Level Editions, a flexible and targeted mathematics intervention solution for students in grades 6-8. The program is designed to engage all learners, including students with special needs and English language learners, who have given up on math because they have fallen behind. Through a series of...

2011-04-07 22:04:58

The American Association for the Advancement of Science has launched an innovative website to help educators assess more precisely what students know about key ideas in science and -- just as importantly -- the incorrect ideas they have. It offers an unusually detailed picture of how middle and high school students across the United States are currently doing in science, and features information on what they know and on hundreds of misconceptions they have about everything from the size of...

2011-04-05 13:06:41

Recent efforts to improve teacher performance by linking pay to student achievement have failed because such programs often rely on metrics that were never intended to help determine teacher pay, contends Derek Neal, Professor of Economics at the University of Chicago. "Many accountability and performance pay systems employ test scores from assessment systems that produce information used not only to determine rewards and punishments for educators, but also to inform the public about progress...


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