Florida is rolling out the new B.E.S.T. (Benchmarks for Excellent Student Thinking) standards in multiple phases over the next two years for Math and ELA in all grades. In advance of each phased roll-out, USATestprep will be offering updated standards-aligned materials–along with both the old and new standards–at no additional charge during transition years.
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School’s out for the summer! Now’s the time for students to relax, play outside, and watch a bit more TV. But for many teachers and parents, the summer break can often be a cause for concern. With school out of session, students are not actively learning and may even forget some of what they learned over the past school year. This is known as summer learning loss and can have serious effects on students across K-12.
In April 2022, we decided to head to Texas to see how Education Galaxy, a product from Progress Learning, was working at Crandall ISD, an independent school district in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex. We visited 4 of their 5 elementary campuses—W.A. Martin Elementary, Wilson Elementary, Walker Elementary, and Noble Reed Elementary—to discover all the different ways teachers were using our solution to support instruction in the classrooms.
Following the 2020 acquisition of Education Galaxy, we’re excited to share the next phase of our integration. Education Galaxy and USATestprep have merged to become Progress Learning. We wanted to share this exciting news to inform you —the educators, administrators, teachers, parents, and students who make everything we do worthwhile—about what you can expect moving forward and answer some questions about this next phase in our mission to help every student master their state’s standards.
Next school year (2022-23), USATestprep and Education Galaxy will become Progress Learning. Along with our new name, we’re launching a new platform with enhanced functionality for schools, teachers, and students! We’re excited to bring you these upgrades and want to make sure you have everything you need to prepare for the next school year.Join Amy […]
Virtual learning has become more popular in recent years as technology has made it easier for students to learn remotely. However, there are still many challenges that school districts face when implementing virtual education programs, such as communicating with teachers and ensuring that students are staying on target academically.
Today, teachers are facing increasing demands, including engaging with students both in person and virtually, while also keeping up with advances in pedagogy and technology. A hybrid learning strategy can help meet these demands. So, what exactly is hybrid learning? And how can it help teachers meet these challenges while also benefiting students?
The New York Times recently reported on some very big news for the world of education— the SAT is going completely digital. By 2024, all SAT testing will be done on computers or tablets, rather than using the iconic #2-pencil for filling in bubbles which students have come to know (and dread) for decades.
Here at USATestprep, a central aspect of our mission is to help educators prepare their students for state standard assessments and meet the requirements of academic rigor that will help them find success in their academic careers and beyond. That said, we also recognize that the academic subjects listed on a state’s standards aren’t the only areas of education that matter.