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.
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.
Lead 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.
Due to our fantastic subscriber growth we are upgrading our server. The move and upgrade will take place this weekend.
Upgrading our servers will ensure the fastest learning experience for your students and staff.
If you have any questions or comments please do not hesitate to email or call.
We have worked for nearly three months developing this new game for students (and faculty) to play. Our goal was to create a â€œversusâ€ type game where two students could play head-to-head. We brainstormed to think of some awesome playable characters to make it more enjoyable. We designed this game based on our #1 request from students, “Build more fun games.â€
- 6 playable characters
Single or 2 Player Mode
High Score Board
Many Mississippi subscribers had been curious about how we were going to deal with the new frameworks that were put in place over the summer by the Department of Education for English II and Algebra I. We have been busy staying on top of these new standards and have now completed the update to the site. Upon logging in, you will see these changes to the two new tests, with the (Revised) subheading. However, you still will be able to use the standards from the old frameworks, if any of your students require testing based on these. They are listed at the top of the subject page in blue and conspicuously labeled. We hope this helps your students. Enjoy.
Much of our work this summer was spent addressing the most common request from our Georgia subscribers in our Spring survey, to further breakdown the EOCT reviews. We have now accomplished just that. After logging in to any GHSGT subject for review, you will see the two EOCT sub-tests listed at the top of the page. We have just completed breaking these down into the same content areas and percentages as indicated by the state. In addition, all EOCT reviews are up-to-date with the new Georgia Performance Standards: Physical Science and Biology, Economics and US History, 9th Grade and American Literature. We hope you are now better able to help your students with these tests as they come up at the end of this and next semester. Enjoy.
We have updated our science test to match the new AHSGE Biology test. If you subscribed to science AHSGE in the past you automatically have access to this new version. The good news is that you also still have access to the old version of the test. To use the old version, simply click on the Biology tab and you will see a link to the old science test just below it.
We have just completed the archiving of your key user statistics.
This includes: Logins, Tests, Games, Quizes, etc.
We do this at the beginning of every school year so that you may more easily track the usage of the site by current students and teachers.
Email Review Subscriptions We also delete all email subscriptions. This is to prevent graduated students from receiving these emails. We want to help fight spam at all times. If you wish to re-subscribe, simply login to your account and register at the Email Review section.
Archived Tests If you wish to find a student’s test score from last year, make sure to check the “archive” check box when searching for his/her test results.
Game High Score Board We also reset this so students may compete and set new high scores.
View Your StatsRemember, you can always login to your account and click the “account details” button to see your real-time and archived stats at any time.
We are pleased to announce new versions of the Georgia Biology, Algebra, and Geometry EOCT products on our site. Here is a list of major changes.
1) Each test is now broken down into component domains.
2) New printable resources available for each domain.
3) No cost to current subscribers.
We are also doing the same with all Georgia EOCT and will have it completed by fall ’07. We made this change to provide the best possible product to help students with these tests.