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.

The last three weeks presented technical challenges for the site. We received reports of slow user experience and code lock-ups. We made several adjustments to the server including code edits, hardware replacement, and server setting changes. The bulk of this work was completed by Wednesday afternoon October, 23rd. We contacted most subscribers that had previously experienced problems and they reported service improvements. Our internal data monitoring also concludes significant speed improvements. Our goal is to always maintain premium server speed and performance for all subscribers. We apologize for any frustration caused during this time.

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.

As you are aware, the South Carolina Department of Education recently revised and approved a new set of course standards for the English I EOCEP. USATestprep has dedicated much time and energy over the past two months editing our content to ensure that our review is the best possible match to these new standards and indicators. As always, this updated review is provided at no extra expense to our current subscribers, and the old standards-based review is still available for those students retesting. We hope that these changes will allow your students to be well-prepared for their end-of-course exam in English I this year.

Today we launched our new 8th Grade Social Studies CRCT.  We are currently working hard on a 6th and 7th grade Social Studies CRCT as well. We always take our time to author test-specific review content from the ground up.

Contact us if you would like to add this to your current subscription.

Welcome Test Quest: The Crusade for Knowledge. To succeed in your quest, you must answer a series of questions, conquer different challenges, and level-up your awesome RPG character.

  • Your mission is to accumulate the maximum number of points.
  • You receive points for each question answered correctly.
  • But watch out – you lose points for each wrong answer!

The Georgia Department of Education recently released the content percentages for the Mathematics I End-of-Course Test. USATestprep has now updated our test review to make sure we directly match this released test composition.

Our Mathematics I online review is now complete. We have worked hard this summer to match the question content, difficulty level, and strand make-up to ensure that you and your students have the best possible review experience for this new EOCT.

Good luck this year with Mathematics I!

An administrator emailed a question about the teacher management system.  He asked me how to delete those teachers from the teacher admin system.  With his permission I made a movie explaining.  Click on the image to view the movie.  Thanks Michael for the great question!

I was doing a yahoo search on USATestprep and discovered this interesting question posted in YAHOO! answers. A student asked “How to cheat on usatestprep???”  Someone posted a fantastic response to the question. Here is a screen capture of the post.

As part of our commitment to constantly stay abreast of the modifications to state standards, we have launched a review product for the Mathematics I EOCT. We custom built this resource from the ground up to accurately match the Georgia Performance Standards.

All Georgia subscribers with a current Math subscription now have access to this product at no extra cost. For future renewals the price is $1250 for all subjects for one year and $2,250 for our two-year package. Pricing and subscription information is available at www.usatestprep.com/subscribe. We look forward to another successful year of helping your students.