"Preparing students for college is a city-wide priority, and we’re looking for products, like Shmoop, that will support our students’ understanding of and academic performance on college readiness exams."
Mountain View, CA (Vocus/PRWEB) December 08, 2010
The School District of Philadelphia has selected online test prep from Shmoop (http://www.shmoop.com) to prepare its students for success on college readiness exams. Teachers and students can access online test prep for the PSAT, SAT and AP Exams anywhere they have Web access – at school or home.
“Each year, we work to have more students participate in AP, IB and Dual Enrollment Programs,” said Vera Da Vinci, AP/IB program manager for The School District of Philadelphia. “Along those same lines, we also encourage students to take the SAT, PSAT, and ACT Exams. Preparing students for college is a city-wide priority, and we’re looking for products, like Shmoop, that will support our students’ understanding of and academic performance on college readiness exams.”
Each SAT, PSAT and AP Exam test prep course includes deep content reviews, hundreds of drill questions and 2-3 full-length interactive Practice Exams. Shmoop uses classic video games like Oregon Trail, Tetris, and Mario Brothers as metaphors for the challenges, pitfalls, and question types that students will face in the exams.
In addition to preparing students for the SAT and PSAT Exams, Shmoop offers online courses for four of the five most popular AP Exams: AP English Language, AP English Literature, AP US History, and AP US Government. In 2011, Shmoop will add AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC, AP Microecnomics, and AP Macroeconomics.
“The School District of Philadelphia is the eighth largest school district in the nation and is a leader in the effort to better prepare students for success after high school,” said Ellen Siminoff, CEO of Shmoop. “We’re excited to bring Philadelphia students a cutting-edge online test prep program and show them that studying for entrance exams can be fun.”
Shmoop offers affordable group rates for schools, districts and public libraries on its subscription products: Test Prep (for SAT, PSAT, AP Exams) and Teachers Editions.
For more information about Shmoop site licenses for school districts, schools, and public libraries, visit http://www.shmoop.com/school-district.
Shmoop is a digital curriculum company that makes fun, rigorous learning, teaching, and test prep 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, and Teacher’s Editions help students understand how classroom topics relate to their daily lives. Shmoop offers more than 4,000 titles across the Web, iPhone, Android devices, iPad, Kindle, Nook, and Sony Reader. The company was an Official Honoree in the 2010 and 2009 Webby Awards, was named one of the best educational products of 2010 by The Association of Educational Publishers, and was named “Best of the Internet” by PC Magazine. Launched in 2008, Shmoop is headquartered in a Labradoodle-patrolled office in Mountain View, Calif. For more information, visit http://www.shmoop.com.
For more information contact:
-- Emily Embury, C. Blohm & Associates, Inc., 608-839-9800, emily(at)cblohm(dot)com
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