Knewton Launches First Online LSAT Prep Course Based on Adaptive Learning Technology

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Knewton Unleashes Groundbreaking Educational Web Platform to Help Aspiring Law Students Ace the LSAT

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Knewton's LSAT course combines top-notch live video instruction with a wealth of tailored practice questions and review materials designed to provide each student with exactly what he or she needs to achieve the highest score possible.

Knewton, a dynamic online educational platform, today announced the launch of its new LSAT prep course, powered by the company's proprietary adaptive learning engine. The program features live, online video instruction from the country's brightest and most experienced LSAT experts, and access to every question from the 56 past released LSATs--Knewton is the only provider to license this official material for use online. Knewton's adaptive learning engine dynamically customizes educational content to match the ability level and the individual learning style of each student.

"Unlike traditional, classroom-based approaches to test prep that are one-size-fits-all, our technology-based approach can pinpoint and address a student's strengths and weaknesses at the atomic level," said Jose Ferreira, CEO of Knewton. "Knewton's LSAT course combines top-notch live video instruction with a wealth of tailored practice questions and review materials designed to provide each student with exactly what he or she needs to achieve the highest score possible."
Knewton has also shaken up the test prep industry by guaranteeing a 5-point score improvement. If a student's LSAT score does not improve by at least 5 points, the course tuition is fully refunded--no questions asked.

"I can honestly say that in all of my education I have never experienced something this effective," said Brad Zarembski, a former Knewton student. "Immediately after class, I emailed friends, faculty, and the President of the college I attend. The individual attention is amazing. After looking at the other options, it was clear that Knewton had the best program."

By delivering its LSAT prep course online, Knewton opens the door for students who would not otherwise have access to Master Teachers. The live sessions are taught by a team of seasoned LSAT instructors in an online video classroom; these sessions are also archived online so students can watch them any time on-demand. Weekly live office hours give students more time with teachers and a chance to drive the sessions with their own selection of review problems and questions.

"The LSAT is a strong predictor of performance in the first year of law school because it is able to assess, with a very high degree of accuracy, the student's ability to engage in certain types of rigorous logical reasoning," said Rob McKinley, former Director of Research for Law School Admission Services and current psychometric consultant at Knewton. "The LSAT is therefore a key factor in the law school admissions process."

A flexible one-year membership with Knewton includes:

  •     36 hours of live instruction, all archived for viewing on-demand
  •     Weekly live office hours for additional review and interaction
  •     All 56 released LSATs
  •     5,645 actual past LSAT questions online
  •     Detailed explanations using Knewton test-taking strategies

Knewton also offers a unique free trial to allow students a preview of the course before enrollment. The trial includes explanations for one full LSAT exam and access to live seminars on LSAT and law school admissions strategies.

"Knewton's adaptive-learning engine is the most innovative educational technology I've ever seen," said Greg Rorke, ex-CEO of Kaplan, Inc. "They are going to revolutionize not just the test-prep industry but possibly the entire practice of education."

About Knewton
Knewton has developed the industry's first adaptive learning engine, providing the power to customize educational content to meet the individual needs of each student. Knewton delivers content matching each student's ideal learning arc and preferred medium. Knewton's test prep services for the GMAT, LSAT, SAT, and GRE provide live and on-demand instruction from the country's brightest and most experienced teachers, powered by an adaptive learning engine that targets a student's individual strengths and weaknesses. Unlike traditional classroom approaches to test prep, Knewton's revolutionary approach delivers customized educational content in a media format (text, video, etc.) that works best for the student. In addition to test prep courses, Knewton provides admissions counseling and assistance with applications. Knewton was founded by Jose Ferreira, a former executive at Kaplan, with funding from Accel Partners and First Round Capital and angel investors Ron Conway and Reid Hoffman. Knewton also plans to apply its online adaptive learning technology to the textbook industry. For more information, please visit http://www.knewton.com.

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