Kaplan Test Prep’s SAT On Demand Course Wins 2011 EDDIE Award for High School Test Tool Website
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New York, NY (October 6, 2011) – Kaplan Test Prep’s SAT On Demand course has been recognized as the top high school “Test Tool Website” in ComputED’s 2011 Education Software Review Awards (EDDIE Awards). The EDDIE Awards, now in its 16th year, recognize innovative programs and websites that augment classroom curriculum and improve teacher productivity, providing parents and teachers with the technology to foster educational excellence. Winners are selected from around the world and judged on academic content, potential for broad classroom use, technical merit, subject approach and management system.
Kaplan’s comprehensive and interactive SAT On Demand course allows students to go at their own pace and on their own schedule with a personalized path through the curriculum, available 24/7. It is powered by Kaplan’s exclusive Smart Track system, which analyzes student performance and prescribes a customized learning plan. Kaplan’s SAT On Demand integrates focused content review, test-taking strategies, and the practice students need to achieve their target SAT® scores. It includes: a custom study plan based on their diagnostic performance; two full-length SAT practice tests; over 50 hours of engaging video instruction on every tested topic on the SAT; step-by-step problem solving exercises; and 1,000+ practice problems. The course also features Smart Reports™, which is essential in keeping both students and parents up-to-date on progress with performance reporting right down to the question level.
“We are incredibly appreciative of this recognition from the EDDIEs, as our goal is to provide students with the most effective test prep resources available,” said Justin Serrano, President of K-12 and College Prep, Kaplan Test Prep. “What’s most important is that we are able to leverage advances in technology, a growing body of research on instructional best practices, and feedback from thousands of students and parents to create a course that enables students to achieve the scores they need to get into their top college choices.”
A record 1.65 million students from the class of 2011 took the SAT*.
In addition to SAT on Demand, Kaplan offers both PSAT On Demand and ACT On Demand, powered by the Smart Track System, to provide personalization for each student. Kaplan also provides test prep in traditional classrooms, via live, online instruction in its Classroom Anywhere ™ environment, and tutoring. Parents and students can choose the option that works best to fit their needs and schedules.
About Kaplan Test Prep
Kaplan Test Prep (www.kaptest.com), a division of Kaplan, Inc., is a premier provider of educational and career services for individuals, schools and businesses. Established in 1938, Kaplan is the world leader in the test prep industry. With a comprehensive menu of online offerings and a complete array of books, Kaplan offers preparation for more than 90 standardized tests, including entrance exams for secondary school, college and graduate school, as well as professional licensing exams. Kaplan also provides private tutoring and graduate admissions consulting services.
*SAT is a registered trademark of the College Board, which was not involved in the production of, and does not endorse, this product. ACT is a registered trademark of ACT, Inc. PSAT/NMSQT is a trademark jointly owned by the College Board and the National Merit Scholarship Corporation, which were not involved in the production of, and do not endorse, this product. None of the trademark holders are affiliated with Kaplan.
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