San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) August 4, 2004
Urbana Software is now one step closer in reaching our mission to transform standardized testing into personalized learning. Urbana Software has partnered with the Institute for Assessment Integration, a nonprofit organization, and is now granting free licenses of the PerTest Enterprise Suite to non-profit applications for the K-12 market. The only requirement is that the end product be free to the students, teachers, and schools.
ÂWith all the time we spend on standardized testing in our schools, we have yet to offer the students, teachers, and parents any meaningful and timely feedback that will help each student learn and progress.Â said Michael Flaherty, President of Urbana Software.
ÂBy granting free licenses and working with foundations, schools, and others dedicated to changing the quality of the learning experience, we can create web based learning applications that can have a major impact on each student without burdening the students, teachers, and schools with more testing, technology, or expense.Â
About Urbana Software - http://www.UrbanaSoft.com
Urbana Software is the developer of leading educational and enterprise learning software that provides "personalized" test delivery and analysis. Urbana's patented PerTest Enterprise Suite provides diagnostics and individualized learning paths for assessments which can optionally be tied back to educational or corporate standards. The Urbana method, which incorporates "Distractor Analysis", creates intellectual engagement with the learning process and greatly improves critical thinking skills, knowledge and retention of subject matter, and overall productivity.
About the PerTest Enterprise Suite - http://www.UrbanaSoft.com/productoverview.htm
The PerTest Enterprise Suite transforms standardized testing into a personalized assessment and learning experience that provides the examinee with diagnostic and remedial learning paths. PerTest is designed from the ground up on open standards, allowing it to be extended and integrated with customersÂ existing IT investments. PerTest is a scalable and portable platform able to meet both small company and large enterprise needs.
PerTest supports the following standards: AICC, SCORM, EJB 2.0, J2EE, JMS, XML, SOAP, HTTPS, JMX, Java WebStart, and DocBook.
The PerTest Enterprise Suite has been successfully integrated at http://www.BoostMyScore.com where students can take practice SAT tests and receive personalized feedback to improve their learning and test-taking skills.
Urbana Software, Inc.
470 Castro Street, Suite 200
San Francisco, CA 94114
Douglas H. Wallace, Ph.D
Institute for Assessment Integration, Inc
725 Clarinda Ave.
Daly City, CA 94015
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