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Per subscriber requests, we have added the ability for teachers to merge or combine multiple teacher accounts into a single account. To do this, simply login as a teacher and proceed to the Teacher Management link in the Teacher Resources section. There, we provide easy-to-follow instructions.

Please do not hesitate to call or email with any questions.

Many subscribers have requested a way to view logins for each subscription by test.  In response, we have created a more accurate method for determining test-specific site usage.  The Account Details link located off your logged-in home page now displays a “Usage by Test” section.

This data is compiled and displayed separately for each test. We hope that this will give teachers and administrators a good “at a glance” view of site usage. Here are the values attributed to each type of site usage:

  • Test – 3pts
  • Student Email Subscription – 3pts
  • Game – 2pts
  • Matching Activity – 2pts
  • Tutorial Question Set – 1pt
  • Quiz – 1pt
  • Vocabulary Set – 1pt

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.

 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.

Last Spring, many subscribers requested that student email results from different activities be combined into a single daily email. Some teacher’s email boxes were getting too full with these automated results.

We are proud to announce the launch of this consolidated email feature.  Starting the evening of Friday, 9/26/08, you will receive a single, nightly email with all the accumulated student email results for that calendar day.  In addition, in case you want to view these results earlier in the day, we also added a page where you can view all the email results online. You will find this new feature at the top left of the teacher login page under Student Data. It is called Student Email Results.

We hope you find these new features helpful and easy to use. Feel free to let us know if you have any questions or comments.
 

Watch this movie to learn more.

We have authored a new, customizable Powerpoint presentation to show to faculty and staff who are unfamiliar with USATestprep. Simply download, modify, and enjoy!

Click Here to Download

We are proud to announce that the most popularly requested improvement to the site over the past three years is now up and operational.  We spent a lot of time trying to figure out the simplest way to implement this new feature.  Now, if students are not finished with a test, they will see a link at the bottom of the test, “Save for Me to Complete Later”.  Their name along with a randomly generated test code will allow them to finish their test up to 30 days later. 

Watch a demo movie.

http://www1.usatestprep.com/movies/savetestfeature.mov

A subscriber emailed me requesting a “mouse free” experience when working in our vocabulary activities. We listened and made this possible. Now when you start a set of terms the cursor is pre-loaded in the blank for typing and hitting the enter key will submit your answer. We hope you enjoy this small but useful edit.
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Based on subscriber feedback, we have added some new features to the site. I will also take this time to answer a few common questions we have received lately.

Study Guide Dojo
Create custom, printable, student study guides with a few clicks of the mouse. These are ideal for tracking and documenting the remediation of your students.
Watch Demo Movie – http://usatestprep.com/movies/dojo.mov

Teacher Management System
Students previously typed in teacher email addresses to have activity and test results emailed. Now teachers simply add themselves to the system and their names are listed in a user-friendly pull down menu for students. No more lost results due to typos.
Watch Demo Movie – http://usatestprep.com/movies/teacher_email.mov

Section Quiz Results Now Stored
Due to popular demand, section quizzes are now stored on our database just like our tests. Students take an online section quiz and teachers may login and query by name, date, grade, student id, or teacher to find particular quiz results.
Watch Demo Movie – http://usatestprep.com/movies/quiz_results.mov

Quiz, Test, Progression Data Graph
When analyzing student data, you will now see a line graph progression by date. This will help you see trends graphically.
Watch Demo Movie – http://usatestprep.com/movies/new_graph.mov

Q. When will you be updating content for new upcoming state tests?
A. We always update content before the first administration of any new state tests. Our internal goal is always to launch new review materials at least two months before the new test. We complete the lion’s share of our new authoring during Winter and Summer break.

Q. How do I report a question that contains an error?
A. Every one of our questions and vocab terms will have a link that says “Question/Term Feedback” after you have submitted your answer. We respond to all submissions within 24 hours.

As always, do not hesitate to call or email if you have any feedback or questions.

dojoLead your young grasshoppers to testing enlightenment. Create custom, printable, student study guides with a few clicks of the mouse. These will be ideal for tracking and documenting the remediation of your students.

This new feature is NOW AVAILABLE to all teachers. Simply use your teacher login and find it in the teacher resources section.