DEVON, Pa., May 7, 2019 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Surgent Exam Review was named the winner of two Stevies at the 17th annual American Business Awards®: ReadySCORE, an exam readiness feature within Surgent Exam Review's courses, was awarded the Silver Stevie Award in the Technical Innovation of the Year - At Organizations With Up to 100 Employees category, while University Pass, an accounting curriculum tool, was awarded the Bronze Stevie Winner of the Professional Learning Solution for Education category.
The American Business Awards are the U.S.A.'s premier business awards program. All organizations operating in the U.S.A. are eligible to submit nominations – public and private, for-profit and non-profit, large and small.
ReadySCORE, the winner of a Silver Stevie, quantifies a candidate's exam readiness by measuring performance in all exam topics and question types, and pairs that data with real exam scoring measures. At the beginning of their studies, each student receives an initial baseline ReadySCORE. As the student progresses, their ReadySCORE automatically updates on their real-time dashboard. And thanks to ReadySCORE's calibration to real exam scoring, once students achieve a passing ReadySCORE, they can feel confident that they are ready to pass the exam. In fact, Surgent's analysis shows that the average student's CPA Review ReadySCORE at the time he or she sits for the CPA Exam is within four points of their actual score.
ReadySCORE operates within Surgent's proprietary adaptive learning software, A.S.A.P. Technology™, which guides students to study material that addresses their weaker areas of comprehension, allowing them to spend more time on what they need to learn and far less time on what they already know. The result is a remarkably efficient exam prep, which has been shown to save students up to 400 hours of study time, while also producing extremely high pass rates. Surgent CPA Review students who achieve a ReadySCORE of 75 or more pass the CPA Exam 88% of the time (which is nearly 40 points higher than the national average).
One judge commented, "[This is] a pretty remarkable and innovative feature. There are many testing programs that don't offer any guidance on testing progress, so this is a nice feature to see" while another noted, "The efficiency gains Surgent ReadySCORE delivers to their students is amazing."
University Pass, Surgent's curriculum solution software, was another winner at the American Business Awards this year, recognized in the Professional Learning Solution for Education category. This tool was designed for postsecondary accounting programs to use to better equip students for various credentialing exams. Students benefit from an effective, modern approach to learning, powered by A.S.A.P. Technology software, which steers them to content aligned to their knowledge gaps. Study content, which includes multiple choice questions with detailed answer explanations, links to online textbooks, on-demand video lectures, and lecture notes and slides, is always up-to-date and aligned to its corresponding professional credentialing exam outline.
Many of the tools educators have to familiarize students with professional credentialing exams do not easily integrate into the classroom setting; University Pass was designed to meet this need. The software features a sophisticated, yet easy-to-use administration utility that allows educators to easily create assignments, track and compare individual and class-level progress, create quizzes and exams, and export results to an LMS platform. To make it as easy as possible for busy educators, University Pass comes with pre-built course templates that are easily modifiable. University Pass is available for the CPA Exam, EA Exam, and CMA Exam-related postsecondary courses.
Surgent, the company behind one of the fastest-growing exam review programs in the country, understands how personalized curricula and study tools can help students and professionals alike improve the learning experience by increasing comprehension and saving study time. This, in turn, better prepares candidates for professional credentialing exams, many of which allow relatively short timelines for passing. Surgent has been honored to receive a multitude of other awards and distinctions in recent years, which include the Gold Stevie Award for New Product or Service of the Year – Education – Postsecondary Personalized Learning Solution at the 2018 American Business Awards, and a Top New Professional Education Product of 2018 by Accounting Today, which were both won by Surgent CPA Review's Premier Pass.
About Surgent Professional Education:
Surgent Professional Education has a 30-year history of leadership in accounting, finance, and tax education. For most of the company's long history, Surgent has been known as one of the most trusted providers of the Continuing Professional Education (CPE) that CPAs need to earn each year to maintain their professional credentials. More recently, Surgent has become one of the fastest-growing Exam Review course providers, offering prep courses for the Certified Public Accountant (CMA), Enrolled Agent (EA), Certified Management Accountant (CMA), Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), and Certified Internal Systems Auditor (CISA) exams.