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Archive for October, 2008

Algebra I EOCEP Review Based on New Standards

Friday, October 24th, 2008

The South Carolina State Department of Education recently released revised Core Area Academic Standards for the Algebra I/Math for Technologies II EOCEP. We have worked hard to develop a new review for this test from the ground up that meets these new standards. We have spent much time reviewing old questions and authoring new ones to ensure that your students have the best possible online, review resource for this challenging, new test.

For now, we will be leaving the old test in place for any students that did not pass based on the old standards. You will find this on the test pull-down menu as Algebra I (2002). You will find all of the same great features in place for this test review. If you are not currently subscribed to this review and would like to add it, please contact us by phone or email. We can have access available within 24 hours. We can also provide you with a pro-rated price, so all of your expiration dates match.

Let us know if you have any questions.

Catch the Naughty, Diploma-Stealing Chicken

Thursday, October 23rd, 2008

We are proud to announce a new, educational game for students. This is our first implementation of a single content area game and acarde-style bonus game.

Here is the game description:

 “The naughty chicken has stolen your diploma again! Answer seven questions correctly to catch him! You gain points for each correct answer and lose points for each miss. You can really rack up points during the bonus round.”

We author our games to be fun AND educational for students.

Uber Data Search

Thursday, October 23rd, 2008

 We consolidated and upgraded our data searching and reporting features. You may now query by student, teacher, or test to find student results. You can find this new feature under “Student Data” in the Teacher Resources section. We feel the new system will make data harvesting much easier for teachers, counselors, and administrators.

Reported Slow Server Performance

Thursday, October 23rd, 2008

The last three weeks presented technical challenges for the site. We received reports of slow user experience and code lock-ups. We made several adjustments to the server including code edits, hardware replacement, and server setting changes. The bulk of this work was completed by Wednesday afternoon October, 23rd. We contacted most subscribers that had previously experienced problems and they reported service improvements. Our internal data monitoring also concludes significant speed improvements. Our goal is to always maintain premium server speed and performance for all subscribers. We apologize for any frustration caused during this time.

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