College Board Announces Plans to Overhaul the SAT

On March 5, 2013, in ACT, Announcements, Assessment, Assessment & Testing, SAT, common core, standardized testing, by Scott Cronenweth
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David Coleman, the new president of the College Board, the nonprofit that owns the SAT college admissions exam, announced on February 25 in an e-mail to the organization’s members that the test will be redesigned in “an ambitious effort” to more comprehensively address “the core set of knowledge and skills” that are most important to success in college.

Showing Our Gratitude this Thanksgiving

On November 25, 2010, in Announcements, by Jennifer Staretorp
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Often times we get so caught up in our day-to-day life that we forget to be thankful for all the wonderful things in our lives . At Socrato we do our best to say thank you every day and show our gratitude to all of our amazing customers, but with the holiday upon us we [...]

 

Release update | Section Scoring and Performance Reports for ACT and SAT

On April 14, 2010, in ACT, Announcements, General, Release Update, by Raju Gupta
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This past weekend our team upgraded Socrato.com. Key changes included in this release: Ability to configure custom branding for Scoring and Performance Reports Customers can now upload their logo, choose a color scheme, and create their own custom branded reports. This feature will be accessible to customers by request only. “Section Reports” (Mini Reports) for [...]

 

Announcing – ACT Test Diagnostic Assessment for Tutoring Centers – Better Results in Less Time

On January 6, 2010, in ACT, Announcements, Assessment, Homepage, In The News, Tutoring, by Raju Gupta
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We are pleased to announce the immediate availability of ACT Test Diagnostic Assessments and Reports for tutoring centers. Students and tutors who use traditional books, paper / pencil to practice and prepare for the ACT exam can now get the best of two worlds. Work with traditional printed books like Real ACT Test Prep Guide [...]

 

See you at Mass Innovation Event

On December 9, 2009, in Announcements, General, by Raju Gupta
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On Wednesday, December 9th, at 6:30 Mass Innovation is organizing an event for MA innovators.  A number of companies will present there. Thanks to everyone who voted for Socrato, we are one of the presenter. If you are at the event, look forward to see you later today. Here are the directions: http://massinnovationnights.com/event-rsvp/google-map

 

Free ACT Test Score Calculator

On November 5, 2009, in ACT, Announcements, Homepage, Resources, Tutoring, by Raju Gupta
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UPDATE: There is an online version of this tool available for free at bubblesheetgrader.com Because we frequently receive inquires for ACT Diagnostic Analysis and Reporting, we’ve decided to make the ACT the next test we support as part of our “Companion Series” diagnostic reporting suite.  We know that tutors and students have to deal with [...]

 

Can one teacher’s or tutor’s hardwork benefit others? Leveraging our “Follow” feature for educational content.

On August 10, 2009, in Announcements, Content, Education, Homepage, Socrato, Teaching, Tutoring, by Raju Gupta
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One of the interesting features of Twitter is the ability to “follow” anyone and then listen to their tweets. Effectively the person you are following becomes the “filter” for you for certain types of content and information.  You receive immediate updates on what’s going on. While working with a number of teachers and tutors, we [...]

 

“Race to the Top” school stimulus funds for systems like Socrato that measure student progress

On July 29, 2009, in Announcements, Homepage, by Socrato!
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The Obama administration is announcing $4.35B in stimulus funding for schools. One of the primary allowed uses of the funding is for systems like Socrato that measure student progress. Let us know if you’d like help writing a grant application… Read the article by Sally Holland at CNN.

 

Socrato new release leveraging learning analytics to help MCAS and SAT students

On April 15, 2009, in Announcements, Homepage, by Raju Gupta
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Today we upgraded Socrato with new release. Major updates were done in learning analytic and reporting area. Key high lights include: Teachers or tutors can create custom reports for group of students. Assessment data can be analyzed by teacher defined parameters and criteria. Example, school staff can look at the performance of a class by [...]

 

New 3rd–5th grade content. Socrato now supports MCAS grades 3 – 10.

On February 7, 2009, in Announcements, Homepage, Socrato, by Socrato!
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We received many requests about the availability of elementary school content. So we decided to prioritize this as part of our recent engagements with schools (where we are also doing learning data processing and analytics). We are pleased to announce the immediate availability of elementary school MCAS test content for Math and ELA. Teachers who [...]