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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...

2011-01-21 00:00:50

ExamSoft hires Dr. Louis Woodruff, the former President of NCTA and an expert in high stakes examination Boca Raton, FL (PRWEB) January 20, 2011 ExamSoft Worldwide, Inc., a market leader in high stakes computer-based testing, today announced that Dr. Louis C. Woodruff, a veteran of over 40 years in education and almost 30 years in high-stakes assessment, has joined the executive team. In this role, Dr. Woodruff will work with the senior management team on strategic marketing opportunities,...

2011-01-13 17:48:23

Students can combat test anxiety and improve performance by writing about their worries immediately before the exam begins, according to a University of Chicago study published Friday in the journal Science. Researchers found that students who were prone to test anxiety improved their high-stakes test scores by nearly one grade point after they were given 10 minutes to write about what was causing them fear, according to the article, "Writing about Testing Boosts Exam Performance in the...

2010-12-25 00:01:24

The Company's New Office Space Will Support Growing Teams in Account Management, Software Development, Sales, and Marketing Boca Raton, FL (PRWEB) December 24, 2010 ExamSoft Worldwide, Inc., a market leader in high stakes computer-based testing has moved into new offices to accommodate their growing team. Over the past year, ExamSoft added numerous new clients in academic, licensing, and certifying institutions, all of whom, wanted a trusted technology partner who delivers the most...

2010-11-16 00:00:48

ExamSoft Offers Exam Takers a Nationwide Network of Over 230 Secure, State-of-the-Art Testing Centers, Powered by ExamSoft Software Deerfield Beach, FL (PRWEB) November 15, 2010 ExamSoft Worldwide, Inc., a market leader in high stakes computer-based testing, today announced a new testing network, which will provide access to over 230 high quality, professional testing sites across the nation, in addition to the countless number of alternative testing locations made possible by its unique...

2010-11-16 00:00:46

The Connecticut Bar Examining Committee is the 37th state bar to choose ExamSoft to deliver secure, computer-based examination software for bar examinees Deerfield Beach, FL (PRWEB) November 15, 2010 ExamSoft Worldwide, Inc., a market leader in high stakes computer-based testing, today announced that the Connecticut Bar Examining Committee has selected ExamSoft as the sole provider of computer-based testing solutions for their bar applicants. ExamSoft is the leading provider of secure...

2010-10-22 00:00:38

The Alabama State Bar chooses ExamSoft to deliver secure computer-based testing for bar examinees, beginning this February Deerfield Beach, Florida (PRWEB) October 21, 2010 ExamSoft Worldwide, Inc., a market leader in high stakes computer-based testing, today announced that the Alabama State Bar has selected ExamSoft as the sole provider of computer-based testing solutions for their bar applicants. ExamSoft is the leading provider of secure examination software for state bars across the...

2009-06-01 08:38:33

 Spending hours taking a high-pressure aptitude test may make people feel mentally fatigued, but that fatigue doesn't necessarily lead to lower test scores, according to new research published by the American Psychological Association. If anything, performance might actually improve on a longer test, the study found."The experience of fatigue during testing does not appear to be, in and of itself, detrimental to test performance," said co-authors Phillip Ackerman, PhD, and Ruth Kanfer,...

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2009-03-26 08:25:00

It turns out that being voted "Most likely to succeed" in high school might actually be a good predictor of one's financial and educational success later in life. According to a University of Illinois professor who studies the sociology of education, high school sophomores who were rated by their teachers as having good social skills and work habits, and who participated in extracurricular activities in high school, made more money and completed higher levels of education 10 years later than...


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