New Software Aids GMAT Candidates with Disabilities

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GMAT candidates who qualify for nonstandard testing options under the disability guidelines of the Graduate Management Admission Council now have the opportunity to practice under realistic conditions using the latest release of Upstart Raising’s popular GMAT Simulator software.

Upstart Raising, an online educational software and services provider, today announced the immediate availability of the first GMAT simulator to provide authentic support for students with disabilities. This new version of Upstart Raising’s simulator offers prospective business school candidates the ability to practice with the same nonstandard configuration options available to them when they sit for the actual GMAT.

“The Graduate Management Admission Council makes several accommodations available to test takers with documented disabilities, but until now, there have been no study-aids available to recreate these nonstandard accommodations. Candidates with disabilities have not had the opportunity to practice for the computer-adaptive GMAT under realistic conditions,” said Project Manager, Cindy Anderson. "Upstart Raising is proud to be the first to introduce an authentic GMAT experience for the thousands of GMAT students with dyslexia, ADHD, physical impairments, or learning disabilities who qualify for special accommodations under GMAC’s guidelines."

This latest release of the Upstart Raising GMAT Simulator also accounts for the rule change of July 1, 2004 that specifies test takers who have been approved for extended testing time due to qualifying disabilities will be accommodated on a section-by-section basis when they sit for the GMAT. To support this change in GMAT Disability Services’ guidelines, the simulator allows qualifying candidates to adjust the time allotted for each section of the GMAT based on the nature of their disability.

The new version of the popular GMAT simulation software is available to students and instructors worldwide and allows non-disabled and disabled GMAT candidates to practice sitting for the GMAT under the same conditions they will experience when they sit for the actual exam.

More information and access to the simulator software is available on the Upstart Raising GMAT Simulator Homepage. Instructors, tutors, or other third-party resellers interested in incorporating the software into their course offerings should visit the GMAT Service Providers Homepage for more details.

About Upstart Raising

Upstart Raising was founded as a joint project of the Technical Solutions and Software divisions of Tempest Strings Enterprises, Inc. Our goal is to provide top quality online educational software and services for distributed classrooms by leveraging our combined experience in the application of advanced technology and systems development. For more information, visit the company's website at http://www.upstartraising.com

Copyright © 2004 Upstart Raising. All rights reserved. All company and/or product names may be trade names, trademarks and/or registered trademarks of the respective owners with which they are associated. Features, pricing, availability, and specifications are subject to change without notice.

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