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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...

2012-06-25 10:26:43

SAN DIEGO, June 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Summer's here and with it comes the real risk of kids losing ground on their potential SAT scores--the result of "summer learning loss." Summer is traditionally a time for teenagers to enjoy sleeping in and spending lazy afternoons at the beach with their friends. They work hard nine months of the year and as soon as school's out they're ready to give their brain a summer break. Sounds great until reality kicks in. Educators have been speculating for...

2012-06-07 23:01:55

Test Prep Authority, an SAT and ACT resource center founded by renowned test prep expert Anthony-James Green, has just launched a new "Test Prep Checklist" system, and is currently offering it for free to all visiting students and their parents. The system aims to create a stress-free way for parents to monitor their children's progress while also staying out of their hair, creating a seamless and automatic way for families going through the test prep process to live in relative harmony....

2012-05-29 23:02:07

Test Prep Authority, an online resource center for families undergoing the SAT and ACT process, has just released its Test Prep Method to all of its members for free. Created by one of the best SAT and ACT tutors in the country, The Test Prep Method provides families with a bulletproof, step-by-step method for attaining better scores in less time. Users can sign up for their free Test Prep Method action steps by visiting the Test Prep Authority website. New York, New York (PRWEB) May 29,...

2012-04-16 02:26:24

PHILADELPHIA, April 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- With the National League of Nursing (NLN) raising concerns about the use of standardized tests to block graduation or deny licensing eligibility in nursing education, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins' (LWW) online adaptive quiz platform PrepU is emerging as a way to both improve student comprehension and meet the NLN's fair testing guidelines. LWW, part of Wolters Kluwer Health, has offered PrepU since 2010. PrepU, in coordination with LWW's...

2012-03-24 06:20:02

ATLANTA, March 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- This Sunday The Atlanta Journal-Constitution (AJC) reveals the results of an unprecedented investigation exposing more questionable test results in schools across America. Questioning whether the 2011 cheating scandal was unique to Atlanta Public Schools, the AJC found drastic swings in test scores that were considered virtually impossible in Baltimore, Dallas, Detroit, Houston, Los Angeles and St. Louis. Suspect test score changes were also identified...

2012-01-17 16:00:00

Innovative website combines fun and learning to boost academic performance Princeton, NJ (PRWEB) January 17, 2012 Test anxiety is virtually universal among students, reports the American School Counselor Association (ASCA).Some students do not struggle with the actual academic material. These students may experience test anxiety or a lack of preparedness that can actually hurt test performance, even among students knowledgeable about the material covered on the exam. TellyQuiz can also...

2011-11-08 22:22:29

Study of math and reading scores indicate daily focus can bring success A new study from the University of Missouri shows that children who are abused can return to school and do well academically if teachers can help them control their emotions, pay attention to detail and stay motivated. “The first step, of course, is for teachers to watch for signs and stop the abuse to the child,” said Stephen Whitney, associate professor in the Department of Educational, School and...

2011-10-18 12:13:00

WISCONSIN RAPIDS, Wis., Oct. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Renaissance Learning (NASDAQ: RLRN), a leading provider of technology-based school improvement and student assessment programs, announced today that the company's STAR Reading and STAR Math student assessments have again been evaluated by the National Center on Response to Intervention (NCRTI) and have received the highest-possible scores in all the screening categories. This follows last April's announcement by the company of their...

2011-10-17 20:23:48

Study finds that subjective evaluations are comparable with and complementary to objective measures of teacher effectiveness A study conducted by Columbia Business School's Prof. Jonah Rockoff, Sidney Taurel Associate Professor of Business, Finance and Economics, and Cecilia Speroni, a doctoral student at Teachers College, set to estimate whether subjective evaluations of teacher effectiveness have predictive power for the achievement gains made by teachers' future students. The study,...