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2011-08-10 00:00:31

66 Percent Increase Over 2009"“2010 Monterey, CA (PRWEB) August 09, 2011 Pacific Metrics Corporation (http://www.pacificmetrics.com), a leading provider of online assessment solutions, announces that over one million of the Enhanced Assessment of Grade-Level Expectations (EAGLE) were administered during the 2010"“2011 school year, a 66 percent increase over the previous year. The EAGLE system is an online classroom tool that works seamlessly to link information between...

2011-08-08 12:30:20

A Kansas State University professor is helping students improve their confidence and academic performance by creating a map of learning. Candice Shoemaker, K-State professor of horticulture, has spent more than four years looking at students and self-efficacy. Self-efficacy involves student confidence in understanding topics and is often linked with academic motivation, learning and achievement. Shoemaker's published research appeared in a recent issue of HortTechnology. Shoemaker studied...

2011-08-06 00:00:30

Education technology leader announces highly-personalized Accucess and flexTest products Minneapolis, MN (PRWEB) August 05, 2011 PLATO Learning, a leading provider of online education solutions for kindergarten through adult learners, today introduced two new, highly-personalized assessment solutions. The innovative products include Accucess, an adaptive diagnostic assessment, and flexTest, a quiz and test builder. PLATO also announced enhancements to current assessment products, including...

2011-08-02 06:00:00

NEW YORK, Aug. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- TaskStream, the leading provider of Web-based software and supporting services for electronic portfolios and performance assessment, today announced the release of powerful new utilities that extend the capabilities of its advanced assessment workflow management tools. The release introduces functionality designed to improve the management and delivery of calibration and scorer training activities through TaskStream's scalable performance assessment...

2011-07-27 14:30:00

WISCONSIN RAPIDS, Wis., July 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 September 1, 2011 to shareholders of record as of August 12, 2011. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20001108/RENAISSANCELOGO) Renaissance Learning, Inc. Renaissance...

2011-07-20 10:10:00

DOVER, N.H., July 20, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Measured Progress has been chosen to continue as provider of the Florida Alternate Assessment, the New Hampshire Alternate Learning Progressions Assessment, and the development portion of Utah's Science Core Criterion-Referenced Tests (the company already holds the contract to deliver the Utah science assessment). These three contracts, worth a combined $13.5 million, range in length from one year to nearly five years. Each project...

2011-07-13 09:00:00

APPLE VALLEY, Minn., July 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Questar Assessment, Inc. (Questar), a leading educational assessment provider for states, school districts, and higher education institutions, announced today that Andrew Simon, Chairman of Questar's Board of Directors will retire effective July 31, 2011. As part of the succession planning process, the Board of Directors is pleased to announce that it has appointed Roy Lipner, Questar's President and Chief Executive Officer since 2008, as...

2011-07-12 00:00:54

AIMSweb® Provides the Tools for "Precision Teaching," Helps School Earn Coveted Blue Ribbon Award Bloomington, MN (PRWEB) July 11, 2011 The 535 students at Helen M. Smith Elementary School are taking academic achievement to new heights, consistently scoring above state averages. In fact, the school was recently one of just two in Nevada and one of a select group across the nation to earn the coveted Blue Ribbon National School designation from the U.S. Department of Education. Smith...

2011-07-12 00:00:54

Five-Year, Expanded Contract for Pearson's AIMSweb® System After Experiencing More Than a Decade of Academic Gains Bloomington, MN (PRWEB) July 11, 2011 More than 200,000 students in Southern Nevada will benefit in 217 elementary schools and 59 middle schools from access to AIMSweb® "“ Pearson's powerful web-based assessment and data-management system that enables teachers and administrators to assess and monitor their student's progress, address deficiencies, and recheck...

2011-06-27 11:37:00

PHILADELPHIA, June 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- ISTE Conference (Booth #915) - June 27, 2011 - June 29, 2011 - Today at the International Society of Technology in Education's (ISTE) annual conference, CTB/McGraw-Hill, one of the country's leading educational assessment developers, launched a series of digital K-12 assessment programs designed to meet schools' demand for innovative assessment solutions in areas of Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and English language proficiency. The...