Ipswich, MA -- May 19, 2016. In response to the urgent need for high schools to improve the college and career readiness among students, LearningExpress, an EBSCO company, introduces PrepSTEP High School Edition. The online learning platform helps high school students build the skills that prepare them for success in college, in a career, and beyond.
PrepSTEP High School Edition is a unique and extensive collection of academic, college preparation and career-related resources that supports college-, career- and military-bound students. It includes SAT, ACT and Advanced Placement (AP) test preparation; skill-building in English, math and science; computer skills development; a college search tool; career exploration; occupational test preparation; information about military careers, workplace skills development and more.
The easy-to-use platform features interactive tutorials, practice tests, flashcards, factsheets, useful articles and e-books that students can access online anytime, anywhere, from any device with an internet browser. With the secure personal portfolio feature, students can save their work and track their progress. The self-directed tools are designed for independent use by students, which makes PrepSTEP a perfect supplement to coursework for instructors, a valuable resource for summer study and skills improvement for students, and powerful college and career planning support for students, parents, and guidance counselors.
PrepSTEP High School Edition is developed by LearningExpress, an award-winning educational SaaS software provider. It is the latest addition to the popular PrepSTEP product line which includes platforms for 2- and 4-Year Colleges. The PrepSTEP High School Edition with academic resources aligned to the Common Core State Standards includes more than 460 tests, tutorials, e-books, flashcards, articles and computer courses. There is also a version of the platform with academic resources that are not tied to the Common Core standards.
The national high school graduation rate is improving and is currently over 80 percent, according to the U.S. Department of Education, yet studies show that fewer than 40 percent of 12th graders were ready for college level work. PrepSTEP High School Edition is designed to help students achieve readiness by providing self-directed skills improvement that strengthens the fundamental skills for success.
LearningExpress' General Manager and Chief Operating Officer, Kheil McIntyre, says, "PrepSTEP High School Edition is a great way for high schools to help their students succeed—whether college-, career-, or military-bound—with supplemental academic skill-building resources and college preparation and career exploration tools. Additionally, it allows schools to offer valuable SAT and ACT test preparation at no cost to students and their families."
LearningExpress is an award-winning educational technology company and recognized leader in providing online workforce skills, academic, and career content for the public, school, and college library markets. Founded in 1995, it became an EBSCO company in April 2015 and is part of EBSCO Information Services. Visit LearningExpress at www.learningexpressllc.com. For more information about LearningExpress, call (800) 295-9556.
About EBSCO Information Services
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