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Learning A-Z Launches ReadyTest A-Z

By Abi Mandelbaum
October 20th, 2014

Tucson, AZ – Learning A-Z™, a PreK-6 educational resource company and part of the Cambium Learning® Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: ABCD), has launched a new website, ReadyTest A-Z.

The website delivers the downloadable resources grade 3, 4, and 5 teachers need to provide effective high-stakes English Language Arts (ELA) assessment practice and instruction, and a student-centric environment where kids log in to develop their test-taking skills online. Modeled after Learning A-Z’s award-winning Raz-Kids website, kids can access ReadyTest A-Z 24/7 to develop real high-stakes testing skills, while teachers can monitor student progress and then provide customized instruction to help students maximize their learning.

ReadyTest A-Z’s test-readiness materials are divided into two categories: (1) Practice Tests and (2) Test-Taking Skill and Strategy Lessons. The website includes a series of grade-appropriate practice sessions in online, printable, and projectable formats that introduce students to the various source and item types found on end-of-year high-stakes ELA assessments. Also included is a collection of printable and projectable teacher-led lessons that model critical test-taking skills and strategies using the gradual-release “I Do, We Do, You Do” model.

“Teachers, students, and administrators are all under a great deal of pressure to deliver results on end-of-year summative assessments,” said Bob Holl, president and cofounder of Learning A-Z. “We created ReadyTest A-Z to give students the practice and instruction they need to feel comfortable and confident when taking high-stakes ELA assessments.”

Learning A-Z is committed to providing educators with blended learning solutions that help them save time, save money, and reach every child in the classroom. Special introductory pricing is currently available for ReadyTest A-Z through December 31, 2014. To learn more about ReadyTest A-Z’s innovative test-readiness resources, please visit www.readytesta-z.com.

About Learning A-Z
Learning A-Z™ is a preK–6 educational resource company specializing in online delivery of leveled readers and supplementary curriculum. Founded in 2002 to help teachers differentiate instruction and meet the unique needs of all students, Learning A-Z’s resources are currently used in more than half of the districts in the U.S. and Canada, and 165+ countries worldwide. Serving a wide range of student needs, including ELL/ESL, intervention, special education, and daily instruction, Learning A-Z includes: Reading A-Z, Raz-Kids, Headsprout, Science A-Z, Vocabulary A-Z, Writing A-Z, and ReadyTest A-Z. For more information, please visit www.learninga-z.com.

About Cambium Learning Group, Inc.
Cambium Learning® Group is a leading educational solutions and services company that is committed to helping all students reach their full potential by providing evidence-based solutions and expert professional services to empower educators and raise the achievement levels of all students. The company is composed of four business units: Voyager Sopris Learning™, Learning A-Z™, ExploreLearning®, and Kurzweil Education™. Together, these business units provide best-in-class intervention and supplemental instructional materials; gold-standard professional development and school-improvement services; breakthrough technology solutions for online learning and professional support; valid and reliable assessments; and proven materials to support a positive and safe school environment. Cambium Learning Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: ABCD), is based in Dallas, Texas. For more information, please visit www.cambiumlearning.com.

About the Author:

Abi Mandelbaum

Abi Mandelbaum is CEO of YouVisit.