JogNog Launches the American Science Challenge to Boost Standardized Test Scores in Science

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Science Teachers Use Competitive Video Games to Help Students Prepare for MCAS Tests

JogNog is extremely compelling to the kids, because it incorporates the strong appeal of video games.

JogNog announces the availability of the American Science Challenge (ASC), a revolutionary program to boost students’ understanding of Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) science, technology, and engineering concepts.

Developed in collaboration with Regional Leaders of the Boston Museum of Science National Center for Scientific and Technical Literacy (NCTL), this new program leverages the JogNog educational game to engage students in an entertaining series of educator-developed quizzes. With JogNog reports, teachers quickly see a consolidated summary of the problem areas for their students and discover where to focus review efforts. This approach reduces the time spent by teachers for student assessment and test preparation.

Efficacy tests have shown JogNog takes less time than traditional test prep methods and produces better results. Moreover, nearly all students say they prefer using the JogNog video game over traditional studying methods and, because of this, they spend more time studying with JogNog than other conventional methods.

"Re-energizing science education in the United States is fundamental to ensuring the long-term competitiveness of our students and our country, and we’re excited to roll out the American Science Challenge specifically to help science teachers," said Stephen Smith, CEO and co-founder of

“JogNog is extremely compelling to the kids, because it incorporates the strong appeal of video games. That is its major strength,” said Douglas Shattuck, Applied Technology teacher at Concord Middle School, and one of the American Science Challenge founders. "I've seen its effectiveness in instruction in a growing number of applications, including MCAS prep."

Teachers interested in using competitive video games to raise their students’ MCAS Science scores can sign up for the American Science Challenge here:

About JogNog
JogNog provides competitive learning games that motivate students to study in an engaging and fun way. JogNog is specifically designed to meet teachers’ needs for teaching the state and national standard curricula for grades 2 through 8. JogNog incorporates the latest educational research in providing over 40,000 educator-created review questions to its players. For more information about JogNog visit,


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