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2013-01-28 08:33:10

Researchers to address next-generation assessments PRINCETON, N.J., Jan. 28, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In response to fundamental shifts in societal views about teaching, learning and assessment, ETS has created a new Center for Advanced Psychometrics (CAP). The Center will focus on developing and applying psychometric models to support the development, analysis and scoring of a new generation of assessments. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120110/DC33419LOGO) The...

Boosting Your Child's Intelligence
2013-01-26 05:38:06

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Parents seeking ways to boost the IQs of their young children can do so by making sure they choose a high-quality preschool, encouraging them to read, and supplementing their diets with fish oil, researchers from the New York University (NYU) Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development claim in a recently published study. Writing in the journal Perspectives on Psychological Science, doctoral student John Protzko...

2013-01-15 12:24:13

ATLANTA, Jan. 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Analytics-IQ, Inc. (AIQ) a leading provider of predictive solutions for the marketing industry, today launched its "Consumer Financial Intelligence" (CFI) suite of predictive econometric marketing tools, the most accurate indicator of financial status by household. CFI is based on AIQ's proprietary database, which is six years in the making and consists of more than 1,500 demographic, psychographic, attitudinal and econometric attributes....

2013-01-07 12:26:27

NEW YORK, Jan. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Allergan Inc. (NYSE: AGN $98) has been picked by S&P Capital IQ as its Focus Stock of the Week. AGN carries S&P Capital IQ's highest investment recommendation of 5-STARS, or Strong Buy. "We see solid growth prospects in Allergan's core Botox and ophthalmic pharmaceutical franchises, and an advancing pipeline that we expect to spawn multiple drivers over the coming years," said Herman Saftlas, equity analyst at S&P Capital IQ. "Unlike many...

2012-12-20 19:02:09

It's not how smart students are but how motivated they are and how they study that determines their growth in math achievement. That's the main finding of a new study that appears in the journal Child Development. The study was conducted by researchers at the University of Munich and the University of Bielefeld. "While intelligence as assessed by IQ tests is important in the early stages of developing mathematical competence, motivation and study skills play a more important role in...

IQ Score Not A Good Gauge Of Intelligence
2012-12-20 05:34:58

[ Watch the Video: Western-Led Research Debunks the IQ Myth ] redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online For over a hundred years, a now famous test known as the intelligence quotient (IQ) test has been the standard for measuring an individual´s cognitive abilities. Now, however, a team of researchers from University of Western Ontario has set out to debunk the myth that IQ is an accurate way to measure intelligence, and the results of their study are already rattling...

Fit Kids Score Better In School
2012-12-07 08:31:48

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Let´s Move! That´s the campaign Michelle Obama, First Lady of the US, is pushing for. As the mother of two daughters, she also ensures that they take part in exercise and healthy eating. She may be onto something. A new study from Michigan State University (MSU) found that middle school students who are fit perform better on standardized tests and have higher scores on report cards than their classmates who are less...

2012-11-07 12:22:28

Election-Night Polls of Jewish Voters Show Strong Backing for President, Democrats and Two-State Solution MEDIA TELEBRIEFING with Pollster, Today, Nov 7(th) at 1PM WASHINGTON, Nov. 7, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A five-year campaign to sway the historically loyal Jewish Democratic voting bloc, backed by tens of millions of dollars, failed dramatically, according to 2012 election-night polls of Jewish voters nationally and in Florida and Ohio. President Obama's 70 percent of Jewish...

2012-11-02 15:25:00

FERGUS FALLS, Minn., Nov. 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- iQ Academy Minnesota, an online public school program, is adding grades K-5 to its offerings and is accepting applications for new students for a second semester start. The expansion means the innovative learning experience that iQ Academy Minnesota provides is now open to students in kindergarten through 12(th) grade. iQ Academy Minnesota is an accredited online public school of Independent School District 544 that offers Minnesota...

2012-10-10 07:30:33

NEW YORK, Oct. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- TestingMom.com held a series of parent seminars in New York City on Sept. 19, 21 and 22, 2012 to have an open discussion with local parents about upcoming gifted and talented exams and private school admissions exams, as well as navigating the processes involved in selecting a school that is a good mutual fit for the family. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20121010/CG90076) Testing Mom, which caters to parents who are applying their...