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2014-07-29 20:24:47

Innovative admissions path shows 'You are more than a test score' PHILADELPHIA, July 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a bold move underscoring Temple University's commitment to access and diversity, President Neil D. Theobald today announced the "Temple Option," an admissions path for talented students who show great potential for success but don't perform well on standardized tests. Starting with applications for fall 2015, students may apply via the Temple Option without...

2014-07-24 12:31:42

Pilot study shares lessons learned for educators and policymakers about assessment design WASHINGTON, July 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- An innovative pilot study administered as part of the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) has demonstrated that fourth-grade students can meaningfully participate in a computer-based writing assessment. The study, conducted by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), presents lessons learned that can inform educators' and...

2014-07-08 08:37:17

Website offers formative assessment resource materials and guidelines. PRINCETON, N.J., July 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A team of researchers and assessment specialists at Educational Testing Service (ETS), has launched a website to provide resources for teachers and practitioners to use for formative assessment purposes in their classrooms. These resources are designed to target and lead to improved academic reading skills for English learners (EL) at the middle school...

2014-06-18 23:08:51

TestMax, the leader in comprehensive app-based standardized test prep courses including BarMax, LSATMax and SATMax, announces a special promotion for students preparing to take the Law School Admission Test (LSAT). Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) June 18, 2014 Effective immediately, TestMax is offering a thirty-day trial of the LSATMax course to students for just one dollar. LSATMax is a comprehensive app-based LSAT prep course created by Harvard Law Alumni. For this minimal sum, students will...

2014-06-16 09:30:16

Vanderbilt University Selecting graduate students in the fields of science and engineering based on an assessment of their character instead of relying almost entirely on their scores on a standardized test would significantly improve the quality of the students that are admitted and, at the same time, boost the participation of women and minorities in these key disciplines. That is the argument made in the essay "A test that fails" published in the June 12 issue of the journal Nature....

2014-06-16 08:33:11

New Program Enables Students to Guide Their Own Online Prep Experience NEW YORK, June 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Business school hopefuls looking to score well on the GMAT never have to watch another boring video lecture again. Manhattan Prep, the world's leading GMAT prep provider, today announced the launch of GMAT Interact(TM), the first on-demand GMAT prep platform that is truly interactive. GMAT Interact is a comprehensive, self-paced program that features 35+ lessons that are...

2014-06-09 16:23:34

PRINCETON, N.J., June 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Twenty-three members of ETS's Research & Development (R&D) division plus 25 distinguished contributors from the United States, Canada and Europe have authored a new book on the design, use and challenges of computerized multistage testing. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20120110/DC33419LOGO Computerized Multistage Testing: Theory and Applications, recently published by Chapman & Hall/CRC, is edited by ETS's Duanli Yan,...

2014-06-05 23:11:13

CMU graduate launches breakthrough standardized test preparation course starting June 16. Students will learn 2000 vocabulary words and complete 14 practice exams over an intensive nine week period. Pittsburgh, PA (PRWEB) June 05, 2014 mySchooler Academy (http://www.myschooleracademy.com) is launching its Summer 2014 SAT SuperPrep Course beginning Monday, June 16th, 2014. An educational consulting firm started by Carnegie Mellon University alum Jesse Lee, mySchooler Academy will run two,...

2014-05-29 23:09:56

BarMax students experience higher than average pass rates. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) May 29, 2014 TestMax, the leader in comprehensive app-based standardized test prep courses including BarMax, LSATMax and SATMax, continues to prove that students using TestMax products will increase their chances of success on these exams compared to students using other competitors in the test preparation industry. Statistically, each time a student fails the bar exam, his or her odds of passing...

2014-05-21 23:09:19

Shmoop delivers free Test Prep videos to students via email, allowing them to study quickly and rigorously. Mountain View, CA (PRWEB) May 21, 2014 When it comes to cram time, students want their information—stat. With Shmoop’s Video Test Prep, students can study in quick bursts whenever they have a few minutes to spare. When a student registers, Shmoop will send them three videos a day, tailored to their SAT*, ACT*, or CAHSEE needs. Students can then watch the videos in the...


Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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