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Success in Texas: How Crandall ISD’s K-5 Teachers are Helping Every Student Grow

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.

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What’s Coming Next

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 […]

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The SAT is Going Digital. What Does That Mean for Educators?

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.

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What is SEL and What Does It Mean for Educators?

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. 

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New Online Testing for Texas: House Bill 3261

Over the last couple of years, the Texas Legislature has passed a series of bills with major implications for educators and students throughout the state. Everything from the way tests are administered to the tests themselves— and even how teachers are compensated— is in a state of transition.

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About Texas House Bill 3: Teacher Incentive Allotment

The Texas State Legislature passed House Bill 3 in 2019, resulting in a massive potential increase in the level of compensation that quality teachers can receive. This new Teacher Incentive Allotment promises to more effectively reward high-performing teachers and incentivize them to stay in teaching, and in Texas.

Here’s everything you need to know about the Teacher Incentive Allotment and how it will impact educators and school districts across the state.

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Texas House Bill 3906: What It Is and What It Means for Educators

The Texas state legislature recently voted to pass House Bill 3906, which ‘addresses several components related to assessments and administration.’ Written with input from actual educators and designed to provide more flexibility at the campus level when administering tests, HB 3906 should be a positive step forward for Texas education.

Here’s a guide to all of the main changes that have come from this new bill, including the most important impacts it will have on teachers.

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USATestprep Impact Study Results

McREL International conducted a rigorous external study of the USATestprep Progress platform, using 6th Grade Mathematics achievement to determine the effect of the implementation of USATestprep Progress, for just one year, on student achievement.