Want to know where to focus for SAT and ACT test prep? Grade test, score results, and get personalized reports at theTestGrader.com

On June 9, 2010, in ACT, Homepage, Tutoring, by Raju Gupta

How have you (or your student) really done on SAT or ACT test prep? Do you know exactly what to focus on before next mock practice test? We are please to invite you to try theTestGrader, where you can grade, score and get detailed personalized reports for ACT / SAT full tests or individual section [...]


Preview – Section Scoring and Performance Reports for ACT and SAT tests

On April 14, 2010, in ACT, General, Homepage, Socrato, Tutoring, by Raju Gupta

Students preparing for ACT or SAT tests and tutors who are helping students know how cumbersome it is to do scoring, scaling, and performance analysis on these tests (171 questions for SAT and 225 questions for ACT). Especially ACT is more painful as there are multiple level of scaling involved. See previous write up on [...]


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

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 [...]


Boston Innovation – Article

On December 30, 2009, in Education, General, Homepage, In The News, by Raju Gupta

    “Socrato: The Future of Test Prep?” by Matt Fellows “Socrato has the potential to strip standardized tests of their mysterious, intimidating power, and turn them into more helpful learning tools…” Read More


Free ACT Test Score Calculator

On November 5, 2009, in ACT, Announcements, Homepage, Resources, Tutoring, by Raju Gupta

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

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!

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.


Partial release of MCAS test items is a step backwards

On June 29, 2009, in Homepage, Socrato, by Socrato!

An open letter to the Massachusetts Commissioner of Elementary and Secondary Education: Mitchell D. Chester, Ed.D. Commissioner of Elementary and Secondary Education Dear Commissioner Chester, I work with a number of schools helping them review MCAS data and results. Thank you for shortening the turnaround time for MCAS results for schools, and for shortening the test [...]


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

On April 15, 2009, in Announcements, Homepage, by Raju Gupta

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 [...]


Analysis of previous year MCAS Tests – how many Questions per standard area?

On March 26, 2009, in Assessment, Homepage, Intelligence, Resources, by Socrato!

With the MCAS season underway and teachers trying to help students, we received a few requests to get insight into how the questions are distributed across the learning standards. Or, how many questions are allocated to each standard area in a given year or grade level? Or, Do you have the frequency analysis of questions [...]