IPSWICH, Mass. — February 25, 2016 — LearningExpress, an EBSCO company and leading provider of standardized test preparation, is rolling out its new SAT test preparation resources to help students succeed on the redesigned SAT test. Schools, institutions, and libraries with subscriptions to LearningExpress Library or PrepSTEP 2-Year College Edition have immediate access to the new resources to meet the needs of their students who will be taking the new SAT test.
The new SAT test will be administered beginning March 5, 2016, and it includes sweeping changes. Students not only have to navigate the new test format, they'll need strong core academic skills to do well. Instead of memorizing vocabulary words or cramming for the test, students will need to use more sophisticated skills such as logic, reasoning and the ability to interpret evidence presented in a range of sources like charts, tables, graphs and multi-paragraph passages. In addition, the questions and problems on the new test will utilize real-world contexts to better align with what students have learned in the classroom and to measure their readiness for college-level work.
LearningExpress SAT test resources provide an authentic testing experience and personalized test preparation for each student. The integrated resources help students identify their strengths, overcome their weaknesses, and gain practice and confidence with the new test's format, timing and content. Students will also receive learning paths, resource recommendations, and guidance for self-study.
Test-takers will benefit from:
- Timed full-length practice tests with SAT-like scoring
- Robust tutorials for each subject area of the test with extensive instruction, interactive practices, benchmarking, diagnostic score reports, and personalized study plans
- Instant test scoring with resource recommendations for further study
- Individual practice tests for each section of the test
- Detailed answer explanations with pathways to related content
- An introductory tutorial for the 2016 SAT test with everything students need to know about the new test
- Extensive, built-in guidance for effective self-study
Students can use the skill-building and the section-specific SAT practice tests right now, and the SAT test preparation tutorials and full-length practice tests will be released in late March.
Kheil McIntyre, Chief Operating Officer and General Manager of LearningExpress says that improving its resources is an ongoing process, whether it is to address changes in tests or to incorporate features that will provide students with greater benefits. "Libraries and schools across North America depend on LearningExpress to provide them with skill-building and test preparation resources that can be life-changing for their students, patrons, and communities. We've provided SAT test preparation for more than 15 years and are proud to continually offer new resources that will help students succeed."
LearningExpress materials are created to the highest academic standards by an experienced team of subject matter experts, educators, and editors. The development process produces authentic and content-valid tests and supporting tutorials based on sound psychometric principles. In addition to the SAT test content available in LearningExpress Library and PrepSTEP 2-Year College Edition platforms, each resource also includes a vast collection of math, reading and writing skill-building resources that are essential to strengthening the core skills needed for the redesigned test.
LearningExpress, founded in 1995 and a part of EBSCO Information Services since April 2015, is an award-winning educational technology company and recognized leader in providing online workforce skills, academic, and career content for the business, education, government, and library markets. Visit LearningExpress at www.learningexpressllc.com.
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