This is a re-post from the official blog of the Utah State Board of Education and the Utah State Office of Education.
(Salt Lake City, UT) Shmoop, a digital curriculum and test prep company, is partnering with Utah to provide the state’s 11th graders with test prep help to successfully prepare for the ACT exam in March.
Utah, already known as reporting one of the highest statewide ACT scores in the country last year, says it was natural to select Shmoop.
“Although we’ve been providing free ACT exams for Utah students for the last two years, we’re proud to say that this is the first time we’re providing an all-inclusive test prep resource for them to build on their strengths,” says State Superintendent of Public Instruction Martell Menlove.
In addition to diagnostic exams, an infinite number of Math Shack drills, and full-length practice exams, Utah schools will also have access to Shmoop’s premium analytics product. Teachers, principals, and district administrators can understand what’s happening at the individual or school-wide level at a glance, and assign extra drills or review sessions based on a student’s strengths or weaknesses.
“We’re thrilled to give all 125 of Utah’s Local Education Agencies (LEA) a chance to continue their momentum as one of the top test scoring regions in the country,” says Ellen Siminoff, CEO and President of Shmoop. “We hope Shmoop can be a tool that students use to become the best that they can possibly be.”
All Utah schools can sign up for Shmoop’s premium ACT and PLAN test prep guides by visiting this link, free of charge. Utah schools can get their unique account registration information by contacting Shmoop representative Allison Arunski at [email protected].
Shmoop is a digital curriculum and test prep company that makes fun, rigorous learning and teaching materials. Shmoop content is written by master teachers and Ph.D. students from Stanford, Harvard, UC Berkeley, and other top universities. Shmoop Learning Guides, Test Prep, College Resources, and Teacher’s Editions balance a teen-friendly, approachable style with academically rigorous materials to help teachers help students understand how subjects relate to their daily lives. Shmoop sees over 7 million unique visitors a month on its site, and offers more than 7,000 titles across the Web, iPhone, Android devices, iPad, Kindle, Nook, and Sony Reader. The company has been honored twice by the Webby Awards, named “Best in Tech” for 2010 and 2011 by Scholastic Administrator, and awarded with two Annual Education Software Review Awards (EDDIES) in 2013. Launched in 2008, Shmoop is headquartered in a labradoodle-patrolled office in Mountain View, California.
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