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Archive for March, 2013

Quick Tips: Parent Letters

Thursday, March 28th, 2013

Parent Letters (Mar. 28)

Sometimes parents aren’t aware that their child has access to USATestprep, or even that the school has an account. We have a pre-made way for you to let them know that this valuable resource exists to them.

 

On  your Teacher Home page, you can print off two versions of our “Parent Letters.” Just click the cleverly-named “Parent Letters” link on the right.

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You will see a pdf document for two options: a “Warm” and a “Stern” letter.

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Both say some of the same things, but while the “Warm” letter simply lets the parents know about upcoming testing and your school’s subscription to USATestprep, the “Stern” letter lets them know that their child has not been doing as well, and that remediation is paramount importance.

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Each letter can be printed and handed out to the student(s). But if you would like to tweak or personalize the message, feel free to “cut-and-paste” the text into a word processing document and edit it as you see fit.

 

We hope this adds a layer of accountability and documentation to your efforts to prepare all of your students for their demanding tests.

Quick Tips: Archiving Results

Thursday, March 21st, 2013

If you find that your Student Results tab has far too many entries for your liking,  you can always Archive them. This is kind of like a virtual file cabinet: you’re just moving them out of your way to another place that you don’t always see.

 

When viewing the Student Results tab, you’ll notice a blue Archive button. Clicking this button…

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… will remove it from the Current results you see automatically when viewing the Student Results tab.  To view archived results, click the button next to “Archived,” then press Go.

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You will then have access to all of the student results you have Archived. They’re still in our system and they still “count,” even though you don’t see them immediately. To change the status of a result, simply click the blue Unarchive button and it will once again appear on the Student Results tab as “Current.”

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Quick Tips: Need Some Extra Help?

Thursday, March 14th, 2013

From time to time we all need a little assistance, maybe a little more than this humble blog can provide. If you ever need help using USATestprep, you’ve got lots of options, and they can also be found on your Teacher Home page.

 

1. We have dozens of brief How-To Videos on the site. These look at specific tools and tasks found on the site, and are meant to instruct you quickly and easily.

2. You can also click the Training link to look at our other options for helping your faculty use USATestprep.

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Here, you will find many different opportunities for our staff to instruct you and your fellow teachers about the tools on USATestprep. From webinars to onsite training, we’ve got you covered.

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And, of course, you can email or call us. We’ll help you out!

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