The company for teachers, by teachers, responds to teacher requests with three platform feature upgrades.
Atlanta, GA – June 24, 2019 - To kick off the summer months, USATestprep, a national leader in performance-based, standards-aligned curriculum and assessments for grades 3-12, announces the launch of three new platform feature upgrades, effective immediately.
Disable Text-to-Speech Option for Assessments
Teachers and districts now have the ability to disable text-to-speech (TTS) on assessments. By default, TTS is always available for practice questions, vocabulary sets, and USATestprep-generated tests. However, there are times when students may not be given that option when completing assessments, and teachers can now mirror that environment through USATestprep’s platform.
New District Assessment Setting for “Assign Only”
District users who would like teachers at each school to assign an assessment but not preview it ahead of time or make a duplicate version can now select “Assign Only.” Assigning an assessment was a requested setting by many districts, preferred over having students take a district assessment with the code.
Improved Display of Projector Mode Answers
The platform’s “Display Answer” view has been improved so that there’s no unnecessary modal, and teachers no longer see a message that they got the answer incorrect. This enhancement should make using projector mode questions a more user-friendly experience for guided practice activities and reviewing frequently missed questions on assessments.
The upgrades are a direct result of requests from teacher users, explains Amy Brown, chief operating officer for USATestprep and a former high school mathematics teacher.
“We conduct an annual user survey and prioritize upgrades based on teacher feedback,” said Brown. “It’s a point of pride with us that districts and teachers can call or email us and ask for a new product or platform modification and we’re often able to accommodate those requests.”
Planned upgrades for later this year include folders to organize assessments and class sharing improvements. For a free trial of USATestprep’s state standards-aligned curriculum, visit www.usatestprep.com/trial.
USATestprep, LLC is the nation’s #1 teacher-trusted provider of curriculum resources and test prep for grades 3-12. Founded by two teachers in 1998, the company helps teachers prepare more than two million students annually for subject area end-of-grade, end-of-course, and college entrance assessments. The platform delivers standards-aligned content with daily tools for the creation of formative and summative assessments, progress monitoring, and customized remediation. Teachers using USATestprep are able to quickly identify student strengths and weakness for high-stakes testing in ELA, math, science and social studies. Visit www.usatestprep.com.