GlobalScholar’s Comprehensive Assessment Solution Named a Finalist in AEP's 2011 Distinguished Achievement Awards for Excellence in Educational Resources

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GlobalScholar Comprehensive Assessment Solution has been named a finalist in the 2011 AEP Awards, the highest standard for quality, professional educational resources and excellence in education marketing.

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Now more than ever before teachers need to be empowered with tools to provide every student with the personalized education they deserve, and assessment is an integral part of that process.

GlobalScholar today announced that its Comprehensive Assessment Solution (a product of the GlobalScholar/Scantron product line) has been named a finalist in the 2011 AEP Awards, the highest standard for quality, professional educational resources and excellence in education marketing. The Association of Educational Publishers' annual awards program and its seal of excellence are widely recognized by educators, administrators and parents as a mark of outstanding educational value.

GlobalScholar’s Comprehensive Assessment Solution is one of four finalists in the Distinguished Achievement Awards for assessment tools (out of a total of 16 entrants for the category). The Distinguished Achievement Awards are judged according to category (Curriculum, Periodicals, Professional Development and Technology), subject area and grade level. Entries are evaluated on traits such as efficacy, usability and overall educational value.

“We’re thrilled that our assessment solution has been selected as a finalist by the AEP, a highly regarded organization in K-12 education,” said Kal Raman, CEO of GlobalScholar. “Now more than ever before teachers need to be empowered with tools to provide every student with the personalized education they deserve, and assessment is an integral part of that process.”

The GlobalScholar Comprehensive Assessment Solution consists of Achievement Series® standards-based assessment and Performance Series® adaptive testing, which help educators meet accountability requirements and raise the level of student achievement. Achievement Series allows K-12 educators to develop and administer online and paper-based tests, capture immediate results, and produce standards-based reports. Used for all grade levels and subject areas, this district-wide solution gives administrators and teachers the data they need to monitor student progress and guide instruction.

Performance Series is a computer-adaptive test that lets teachers quickly pinpoint the proficiency level of their students, across a range of subjects, that correspond with the specific standards of their state. This provides for more accurate student placement; diagnosis of instructional needs, including instructional adjustments; and measurement of student gains across reporting periods.

Distinguished Achievement Award winners will be announced at the AEP Awards Banquet & Gala, June 8 at the Omni Shoreham in Washington, DC. The full list of finalists for this year's Distinguished Achievement Awards is posted online at http://www.AEPweb.org/awards/finalists.htm.

About the AEP Awards
For more than four decades, the AEP Awards have honored outstanding resources for teaching and learning in all media and for any educational setting. Award winners meet the highest standards for quality, professional content for education and represent the most innovative learning solutions currently on the market.

One of the largest and longest-running programs of its kind, the AEP Awards and its seal of excellence are widely recognized by educators, administrators, and parents as a mark of outstanding educational value. Find out more at http://www.AEPweb.org/awards.

About GlobalScholar

GlobalScholar (http://www.globalscholar.com) is comprised of the education solution offerings of Scantron, GlobalScholar and Spectrum K12. Solutions from GlobalScholar empower educators, parents and students throughout the entire learning lifecycle, helping schools achieve educational excellence. The brand’s offerings provide educators with data and insights needed to advance teacher effectiveness and student performance. GlobalScholar also supports parents and students directly with online services that include tutoring and homework help for students, as well as school matching services/online school finders to help parents find the right school for their child. The brand serves 80 of the largest 100 school districts in the United States, as well as 70 countries and 15 Ministries of Education throughout the world. It partners with some of the most progressive and innovative school systems in America, including recipients of funding from the Race to the Top initiative and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Scantron Corporation is an indirect wholly-owned subsidiary of Harland Clarke Holdings Corp., which also owns Harland Clarke Corp. and Harland Financial Solutions, Inc.

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