USATestprep announces recent upgrades to its standards-aligned platform. From assessments to projector mode questions, remediation to arcade games, you're the first to know what's new and improved! Keep Reading »

For benchmarks associated with old standards, teachers can convert them to new standards. Look for the “Outdated Standards - Click to Update” link. Any items previously used in the old benchmark (questions, performance tasks, and free response) will be automatically selected. Teacher-authored questions cannot be converted — but teachers can write new questions if they want to. When converting a benchmark, there’s a warning that the length and structure of …

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New Integrations USATestprep now integrates with OneRoster and ClassLink. Districts can now create/update their student accounts via SFTP. For help setting this up at your school or district, please contact our customer support team. Arcade Game Improvements Our arcade game, Mini Golf 2, is now tablet and mobile friendly. This means your students can play it on any device.

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USATestprep just released an enhancement for students who are retrying missed items. Why? After hearing feedback that students didn’t see the retry button and accidentally navigated away from the page, we made the retry opportunity more obvious. What’s the change? Immediately after submitting an activity which allows a retry, students will see the option to retry with very clear buttons — YES or NO. We also state that this is …

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The filter and gradebook load separately — previously, the filter and gradebook loaded together, which meant a teacher had to wait for the entire gradebook to load, only to change the filter. The filter is always expanded (no more Filter Grades link). If teachers have any hidden assignments, the message is displayed below the gradebook. More tweaks to the gradebook are coming, but this is a nice start!

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Start your engines!  An exciting new game has launched!  Test Drive is now available to play in the game arcade.  Costing four tokens, Test Drive gives students the opportunity to choose one of four characters (Tater Tot, Sasquatch, Naughty Chicken, or Penelope) and race around the track for a chance to finish in first place.  Turbo boosts can be collected along the track for an instant burst of speed.  Watch …

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In the past, teachers could select a different start or end date for assignments within a group assignment on USATestprep. We are simplifying the Group Assignment interface: Teachers will select one start date and one end date for the entire group. The date picker tool is more user-friendly with a prettier calendar (updated for single assignments too). We added a message next to the end date to remind reachers that …

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Tips: How can I view the answer key for a test? This depends: If a benchmark, go to the Benchmarks tab —> Options menu —> Answer Key The answers will be bolded Explanations for all answers are also available If a practice test (small, medium, large, full, or domain test), then those tests are randomly-generated for every student —> NO answer key If a teacher asks how to see the …

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The token system and game arcade are now live!  If you don't have an account and would like to preview the token system, go here to signup for a trial. Here are the basics for what you need to know. 

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In this webinar you'll get answers to these questions:

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Be on the lookout in the coming weeks for this new feature. We are confident that the new arcade and token system will motivate your students and help make learning more fun!

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This is a new feature within the Admin area —> Progress Reports tab —> look for the BETA link in the top right corner of the tab. Admins can create a custom Excel export with any of the following information:

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When adding your own questions, a teacher can now use one of our passages. This is nice because instead of placing the question at the end of the benchmark (in the past), the question will now always remain with that passage if there are other associated questions. Teachers can now author favorite questions associated with any of our passages. This new feature allows teachers to author and save favorite questions …

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We hope you are well-rested after your much-deserved winter break. We've been striving to make your job easier through multiple enhancements to the USATestprep website.

Spanish Test Passages and AnswersDue to popular demand, we not only have test questions in Spanish, but we now have the answers and passages in Spanish as well. New Website

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USATestprep is thrilled to announce the launch of our Mobile site. If you have a smartphone or tablet with an iOS or Android operating system, just direct it to m.usatestprep.com. There you will see the mobile companion for our website. Simply type in your SchoolID, Username, and Password, and you're in. You can access the Question of the Day and Vocabulary of the Day, and you can answer some Practice …

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