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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...

2011-04-07 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...

2011-03-28 07:03:00

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., March 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- As a committed endorsing partner of the Common Core State Standards Initiative (CCSSI), e2020, Inc., announces all existing courses have been aligned to the Common Core Standards. Additionally, new courses developed by the company will utilize Common Core State Standards to create the course matrix, and scope and sequence. To provide schools and districts with a more comprehensive eLearning program model for students, the e2020 Inc.,...

2011-02-28 12:30:00

Mercedes-Benz falls back as both average road-test and reliability scores drop YONKERS, N.Y., Feb. 28, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Honda and Subaru still make the best vehicles overall, but Ford posted the largest gain, improving both its road-test and reliability scores in the past year, according to Consumer Reports annual Automakers Report Card for 2011. Ford has outpaced its cross-town rivals in reliability in recent years, and this year its average test score for all tested...

2011-02-17 09:59:00

WISCONSIN RAPIDS, Wis., Feb. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Renaissance Learning, a leading provider of technology-based school improvement and student assessment programs, announced STAR Enterprise, the enhanced versions of the STAR Reading, STAR Math, and STAR Early Literacy assessments. The additional functionalities of STAR Enterprise provide expanded skills-based testing for greater depth of assessment to assist educators in measuring student performance against state standards, including...

2010-12-04 00:00:38

TestTakerOnline, a proven automated, intelligent testing platform, has released a PMP Certification Exam Study Guide, specially designed by certified PMP professionals, to help individuals perform well on the PMP certification exam. Washington, DC (PRWEB) December 2, 2010 TestTakerOnline, a proven automated, intelligent testing platform, has released a PMP certification exam study guide, specially designed by certified PMP professionals, to help individuals perform well on the PMP...

2010-09-29 10:18:00

YORK, Pa., Sept. 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Teachers and tax payers are surrounded by media buzz on the education debate. From President Obama's Back to School address, to Mark Zuckerman's $100 million donation to Newark public schools, to the NBC News "Education Nation" summit, to the recent release of the film documentary on charter schools, "Waiting for Superman," the national conversation over education is heating up. Some would argue boiling over. (Logo:...

2010-08-11 06:00:00

PORTLAND, Ore., Aug. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- The state of Texas has approved the Northwest Evaluation Association's Measures of Academic Progress® (MAP) assessments to guide Texas schools in helping their Limited English Proficient students learn well and keep up with their peers. The approval by the Texas Education Agency means school districts across Texas can begin using the respected MAP assessments for state-required testing of their LEP students this fall and...

2010-07-20 06:40:00

MIAMI, July 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Private, public, and gifted school programs nationwide present intimidating and convoluted admissions systems that can lock children into a specific path that can determine the rest of their academic career. The importance of getting a child into a good school cannot be overstated as it can affect their future earnings and quality of life. Historically the system of testing children for private school admissions and gifted program qualification has been gamed...

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2010-06-20 08:10:00

Around the country and throughout the world, politicians and education activists have sought to eliminate the "digital divide" by guaranteeing universal access to home computers, and in some cases to high-speed Internet service. However, according to a new study by scholars at Duke University's Sanford School of Public Policy, these efforts would actually widen the achievement gap in math and reading scores. Students in grades five through eight, particularly those from disadvantaged...


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endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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