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The Princeton Review Launches Assessment Center

Posted Jan 26, 2007
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The Princeton Review, a provider of formative assessment programs, test preparation and college admissions services, has announced the launch of its third-generation assessment platform. The Assessment Center incorporates many customer-requested features, and offers easier navigation, enhanced reporting, and quicker results.

The Assessment Center is a component of The Princeton Review's assessment solution. It allows school administrators and teachers to create, assign, and take assessments on or offline; review student standards-based results, group students according to these results and assign additional resources and assessments to track skill mastery. It provides assessments for students in grades 2-11 in reading, math, and science.

Princeton Review's Assessment Center is also fully integrated with the company's proprietary intervention programs, SideStreets and Lightning Math. Using the Assessment Center, students can take benchmark tests in the intervention programs and track their academic progress. SideStreets is an intervention program in reading, math, and science for students in grades 2-8 with academic difficulties. Aligned to state and national standards, SideStreets is designed to meet the needs of after-school, summer school, and during the day intervention programs. Lightning Math is an algebra readiness program for students in grades seven and higher who are struggling with the subject.

Using its Assessment Center tools, The Princeton Review works with school districts to design customized tests in reading, math, and science that meet their individual challenges. The tests can be print or Web-based, and offer snapshots of individual students, or group data by class, school, or districts. A typical test would include 25 to 30 questions that represent the type of material the state is likely to include on its own high-stakes assessments.

Teachers are able to assign activities, capture student performance, create diagnostic reports, demonstrate accountability and meet No Child Left Behind requirements.

Educators receive psychometric consultation to ensure that they understand how to use the data generated by the formative assessments. This mentoring is an important feature of Princeton Review assessments.

Formative assessments are low-stakes tests administered at intervals throughout the year. Aligned to state standards, Princeton Review's formative assessments have a predictive validity that shows how students will perform on state tests.

For more information about The Assessment Center, visit

Source: The Princeton Review,

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