JogNog Congratulates Teachers Participating in the American Science Challenge

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Teachers using the JogNog Learning Game saw 8% Improvement on the Massachusetts Standardized Test for Science

JogNog may be the single best tool I have to prepare my students for the MCAS!

JogNog, the leading provider of competitive learning games, announced today the results of its American Science Challenge for the latest Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) tests. During the last school year, JogNog partnered with science, technology and engineering teachers from a diverse selection of nine Massachusetts middle schools, including Carlisle School, Concord Middle School, McCall Middle School in Winchester, Jonas Clarke Middle School in Lexington, and Washington Irving Middle School in Roslindale. These schools share the same goal as the state of Massachusetts that all students reach the level of proficient or advanced on the Science MCAS. Across the state, 4% more students achieved this level of proficiency than did last year, but in those schools using the JogNog learning game, students experienced an 8.1% improvement – twice the state average.

     To help schools achieve these MCAS goals, JogNog and leading Massachusetts teachers created the American Science Challenge (ASC). The ASC utilizes the JogNog competitive learning game to prepare students for standardized tests without requiring additional class time. The ASC provides teachers with a video game that enables students to master science, technology and engineering concepts from a standard curriculum while having fun competing with their friends. It also saves teachers time by identifying problem areas confronted by their students and providing pre-packaged exercises that students can finish at home or in self-paced study.

     "JogNog allows me to target my instruction thereby freeing up time to enhance my curriculum in a way that is relevant and engaging for my students," noted Kelly Graveson, 8th grade physical science teacher at Douglas High School. "When I assign homework in the form of a game that can be played on laptops, tablets, or smartphones, students complete it at higher rates and with fewer complaints. JogNog may be the single best tool I have to prepare my students for the MCAS!"

     "We are thrilled that the MCAS results for 2012 show that the JogNog game can both save teachers’ time in preparing for standardized tests and deliver exceptional results," said Stephen Smith, CEO and Co-Founder of JogNog.com. "We congratulate the teachers who participated in the American Science Challenge, as part of their focused effort to give their students a stronger science education. Based on these great results we are expanding our efforts in the 2012-2013 school year to partner with up to 30 schools and over 6,000 eighth grade students."

     A performance report for schools involved in the American Science Challenge can be found online at http://www.JogNog.com/press/2012ASCResults.pdf, Teachers can register their own classrooms to compete in the ASC during the 2012-2013 school year at http://www.JogNog.com/ASC.

     The JogNog game is available online, as well as in the iTunes store and in the Android market. Both the apps and the website include free and paid content for complete common core curriculum coverage from grades two through eight. JogNog is always free for teachers to use to create their own quizzes for their students using a library of over 60,000 standards-based multiple-choice questions. A one-minute tutorial on creating a Quick Quiz is available on JogNog’s YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/JogNogGame.

About JogNog
     JogNog is the leading provider of competitive learning games for grades 2 through 12. JogNog quiz games are used by teachers in class to review curricular concepts and to test the level of student knowledge about specific subjects through friendly competition. JogNog helps teachers save time by providing easy-to-use quiz games for each curriculum standard. For more information about JogNog, visit http://www.JogNog.com.

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