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2010-04-14 12:50:00

Who'll be the best fit for the company? While human resources experts often find it difficult to identify suitable candidates or evaluate existing employees' talents and skills, assessment centers undoubtedly provide a useful tool for appraising competences. However, assessment centers are only useful if they are tailored to the individual needs of a specific company. A one-size-fits-all approach is inappropriate, since standardized tests simply cannot reflect the precise structures and...

2010-03-31 10:00:00

PITTSBURGH, March 31 /PRNewswire/ -- Apangea Learning Inc. (www.apangealearning.com), a national leader in personalized, one-on-one online tutoring, said today that it will soon release an enhanced version of its Apangea Writing service that will feature new diagnostic assessments designed to measure student readiness for standardized writing tests. "The diagnostic features we are adding to Apangea Writing will give schools a new power to identify every student's unique writing level...

2010-01-13 11:17:00

SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- iSoccer, the leader in technical assessment and online soccer training software, announces the launch of the National Technical Standards Project, a multi-year initiative to measure, analyze, and raise the technical standards of US youth soccer players, ages 6 to 18. Scott Leber, founder and CEO of iSoccer, remarked, "If our collective goal is to produce more technical, skillful, players throughout our youth system, we need to start by determining...

2009-10-27 11:41:00

MONTEREY, Calif., Oct. 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- CTB/McGraw-Hill today announced the release of a case study that documents the effectiveness of the Company's Acuity® InFormative Assessment(TM) solution in improving student performance. The case study, produced by CTB/McGraw-Hill with the assistance of the Park Hill School District in Kansas City, Missouri, tracks student performance on the Missouri Assessment Program (MAP) before and after the District began using...

2009-08-26 14:00:00

AUSTIN, Texas, Aug. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- CompassLearning today announced that the Department of Education's What Works Clearinghouse (WWC) gave Odyssey Math, a K-12 online learning solution, their "highest possible rating" based on the results of a study that focused on fifth-grade mathematics students. The study found that students who used Odyssey Math in addition to regular coursework scored an average of 103 points -- or 17 percent -- higher on the mathematics portion of Pennsylvania's...

2009-05-23 13:09:45

Children who ate fast food more than three times a week scored lower on literacy tests, researchers at Vanderbilt University in Tennessee said. The researchers studied more than 5,500 primary school children, with parental income, race and weight taken into account, The Daily Telegraph in Britain reported Saturday. Students who reported eating burgers and other fast food more than three times weekly scored lower, by as much as 16 percent, on reading and math tests, researchers studying a link...

2009-04-15 15:00:00

New comprehensive standards benchmark platform will increase information, and reduce testing time WISCONSIN RAPIDS, Wis., April 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Renaissance Learning, the leading provider of online web-based computerized tests for schools, announced today the availability of a comprehensive standards benchmark testing platform available to school districts on a statewide contract basis. The package will build on Renaissance Learning's STAR computer adaptive test platform used by...

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2009-02-26 09:50:00

In another "Freakonomics"-style study that turns conventional wisdom about public- versus private-school education on its head, a team of University of Illinois education professors has found that public-school students outperform their private-school classmates on standardized math tests, thanks to two key factors: certified math teachers, and a modern, reform-oriented math curriculum. Sarah Lubienski, a professor of curriculum and instruction in the U. of I. College of Education, says...

2009-01-29 08:40:05

 A new study in the Journal of School Health found that physically fit kids scored better on standardized math and English tests than their less fit peers.Researchers examined the relationship between physical fitness and academic achievement in a racially and economically diverse urban public school district of children enrolled in grades 4 "“ 8 during the 2004 "“ 2005 academic year.Results of their study show that there is a significant relationship between students'...

2009-01-22 06:00:00

DigitalBridge's DigitalSAMS(TM) and NWEA's MAP solutions are now available to educators through one robust portal OREM, Utah, Jan. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- DigitalBridge(SM), the leader in protected information sharing technologies for digital ecosystems, today announced that it is partnering with Northwest Evaluation Association (NWEA), a national non-profit organization focused on improving K-12 education, to provide the most thorough educational testing and assessment tools available. The...


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