Anne Edwards has been teaching middle school world history for the better part of thirty-two years. (Let’s hear it for Anne.)
A beloved teacher at Southwest Middle School in Orange County, Florida, Anne has been assessing, testing, remediating, wrangling, and enjoying her time in the classroom with her 6th grade world history students for twenty years. She started using USATestprep three years ago with amazing results. Keep Reading »
Events, conferences and trainings—oh my! USATestprep educational trainers are on the move this spring, hopscotching across the U.S. to demo our powerful online-learning tool that makes it easier for teachers to do what they do best—teach.
We love traveling, training, and teaching (and teachers), so if you have an event or conference where you’d like us to be, please reach out! We are light packers, great … Keep Reading »
Atlanta, GA - March 28, 2019- USATestprep, one of the nation’s leading providers of standards-aligned solutions for teacher and student success, is blowing into the Windy City in a big way. The company’s site-licensed online learning platform was recently approved by The Chicago Public Schools’ Department of Procurement as a CPS approved vendor, a precursor to being allowed to be used by teachers in Chicago’s public school system … Keep Reading »
While teachers are typically the ones handing out assignments, when it came to finding the perfect teaching tool, one teacher in Danville, VA looked to his students for help.
High school English teacher Cary Wright has taught in Danville, VA for 23 years and counting. Two years ago, as he was preparing his 11th grade students at Galileo Magnet High School for their SOL reading test, he asked his students … Keep Reading »
USATestprep will be on-site to demo their grades 3 to 12 learning platform to attendees of the 2019 National Summit for Principal Supervisors
Fort Lauderdale, FL - March 22, 2019 - USATestprep, one of the nation’s leading providers of standards-aligned curriculum and assessment solutions, will be on hand at this year’s annual National Summit for Principal Supervisors, held April 3-5 in Fort Lauderdale. Representatives of the company--which include former Minnesota … Keep Reading »
Farmington R-7 School District has been using USATestprep at varied grade levels for more than 5 years. We were thrilled (doing the happy dance), when they wrote us a letter telling us the five things they love about our NWEA MAP-aligned solutions based platform.
To learn more about how USATestprep can be used to develop common summatives, formatives, and also for remediation and enrichment assignments, request a free trial. Keep Reading »
Under Jax, the company will increase its investments in product and content development as it rolls out in new states. Jax notes that her goal is to help teachers nationwide reclaim their free time, and improve classroom instruction at the same time. Keep Reading »
In a one-size-fits-all education system that encourages conformity to the desired “norm,” the theory of personalized learning is gaining attention in schools and communities across the nation. Understanding and appreciating students as unique individuals with unique needs and diverse learning styles, the personalized learning approach offers students a different methodology to meet their needs and enhance their education. Keep Reading »
What is Convergent and Divergent Thinking?
Convergent and divergent thinking are valuable tools in the classroom, but the concept didn’t start in the classroom. It started in the discipline of psychology.
The terms convergent and divergent thinking came from American psychologist JP Guilford in the 1950s. Guilford's theory of the structure of human intellect identified three factors of intelligence that help define a person’s overall intellectual ability … Keep Reading »
Texas biology teacher credits high-quality assessments and practice activities as a huge factor in student success. Keep Reading »
Hands-on experiences are one of the best ways to learn more, make great memories and gather new information. This is a list of free activities and field trip locations in Texas, from great works of art to the great outdoors! If you’re a teacher, tutor or a parent looking for free educational opportunities for your curious crew, or to give your students a break from STAAR and TSI test … Keep Reading »
While there are many traditional methods of communication that are used in schools and will continue to be used for years to come, there are also new means to speak with students that are proving to be effective. While nothing will ever quite match a teacher standing in front of the students and delivering a lecture or explaining something patiently, emails are now a common tool for distributing messages and … Keep Reading »
What we learn in each grade can differ across states. To guarantee that all schools in the same state meet certain requirements, there are academic standards. In the state of Indiana, the Indiana State Board of Education has created and implemented the Indiana Statewide Testing for Educational Progress Plus (ISTEP+) for grade 10.
Requirement for Graduation
The ISTEP+ exams are so important for consistency across the state that the Indiana … Keep Reading »
In 2013, the state of Texas recognized that too many of its college students were not academically ready for college-level classes. In an effort to address this problem, the State Education Department introduced the Texas Success Initiative (TSI). Evaluating the areas of reading, writing, and math, the TSI gives prospective colleges an idea of how academically successful you might be. Based on performance, a student might be placed in either … Keep Reading »
It is tough to get into college these days. With stiff competition from thousands of applicants, one place to set yourself apart is during your interview. Not all colleges require (or even offer) an interview component to their application process, but many do, so check the school’s website or contact the admission office to find out if interviews are offered and how to schedule one. Interviews may be conducted … Keep Reading »