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Archive for January, 2010

Videos Added!

Monday, January 25th, 2010

Video IconUSATestprep is proud to announce the addition of over 200 videos to usatestprep.com!

As of January 22, 2010, subscribers can enjoy short video instruction and review on a wide range of English, Math, Science, and Social Studies topics. Each video runs from one to two minutes and includes detailed information from an engaging, certified teacher.

Check us out now!

SSAS Awards for USATestprep Subscribers

Thursday, January 14th, 2010

On January 7, 2010, the Governor’s Office of Student Achievement recognized Georgia’s public schools for their improvement and achievement during the 2008-2009 school year. These schools were recognized based on the Single Statewide Accountability System (SSAS), which bestows honors and awards based schools’ performance on state curriculum exams.

Of the 44 middle and high schools that were recognized as SSAS “Greatest Gain” award winners, 42 were USATestprep subscribers. Additionally, of the 95 middle and high schools that were “Highest Performance” award winners, 90 were USATestprep subscribers.

From everyone here at USATestprep, congratulations to all of the students and teachers at these schools!

NEW SITE LOOK AND FEATURES

Tuesday, January 12th, 2010

We hope that you are well-rested after the winter break, and we wanted to welcome you back to the classroom with some great new improvements to the look, usability, and capability of the site.

New Graphic Design and Layout
You likely noticed this right away. We’ve created a new look that focuses on the most-used features and reduces scrolling and searching.

More Powerful Benchmark Testing
You can now select questions at the standard-specific level. In addition, you can choose multiple standards and how many questions you want from each. This was our number one request.

Text-to-Speech
All questions can now be read aloud. All definitions can also be heard, just look for the audible speaker next to each one. This is a great tool for ELL and Special Needs students.

Instructional Videos (coming soon)
We have developed the optimal way to add content instruction for your students: short, standard-specific videos. Students will be able to watch videos that are associated with questions/standards that they miss. We’re adding more every day.

Instructional Printable Classroom Activities (coming soon)
There are lots of instructional resources that are best done in the classroom – classroom games, unique labs, flowcharts, timelines, etc. We’ve now started adding these for teachers to use when the computer lab is unavailable.

These were the most requested features from users over the past year. As usual, all of these powerful new features come to you at no additional cost. We hope that you and your students find them to be a valuable learning tool.

HAVE QUESTIONS?

Please update your contact information with our new phone and fax numbers:
Phone: 1-877-377-9537 (toll free)
Fax: 1-877-789-1009 (toll free)
info@usatestprep.com

Georgia Chemistry and World History Now Available

Monday, January 11th, 2010

We have had a number of Georgia teachers request additional subject area reviews. We have now completed reviews for Chemistry and World History, which are aligned to the current Georgia Performance Standards.

These reviews are available for the affordable price of $200 each and include all of the same great features that you are used to using with your students.

If you are interested in adding one or both of these subscriptions, or if you would like a free trial, please contact us at 770-882-0128 or email: amy@usatestprep.com.

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