MINNEAPOLIS–May 15, 2007–PLATO Learning, Inc. (NASDAQ: TUTR), a leading provider of K?adult computer-based and e-learning solutions, today announced that Straight Curve? Mathematics Series 1, Straight Curve? Mathematics Series 2, PLATO® Course: American History 2A, PLATO® Course: Biology A, and PLATO® Test Packs with Prescriptions were named ComputED Gazette BESSIE Award winners. The ComputED Gazette BESSIE Awards target innovative and content-rich programs and Web sites that provide parents and teachers with technology to foster educational excellence. Winners are selected from titles submitted by software publishers around the world.
Straight Curve Mathematics–PLATO Learning´s teacher-facilitated instructional supplement for grades K?6–received two awards, one each in the early elementary and upper elementary categories. Straight Curve Mathematics is a ground-breaking supplemental classroom tool designed to enrich on-grade-level and advanced mathematics curricula and provide deeper instructional focus on the concepts that teachers find most challenging to instruct and that students find most difficult to master.
PLATO Courses allow students to learn online anytime, anywhere while still being challenged by a rigorous, standards-driven curriculum. Self-paced, out-of-the-box, whole semester courses that include exemptive pre-tests to target learning allow students to concentrate on their skill gaps and complete course requirements quickly. Comprehensive reporting built into PLATO Courses gives teachers the information they need to ensure students have acquired knowledge and earned course credit.
PLATO Test Packs with Prescriptions on PLE? provide grade-level reading/language arts and mathematics fixed benchmark assessments for grades 2?11. PLATO Test Packs then provide personalized, prescriptive assignments to PLATO® content targeted to each student´s areas of need. State-specific Test Packs are available for more than 25 states. These are based on state content/curriculum standards and are updated as state standards change. The National Test Pack is designed using National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) and National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) standards.
"We are honored to receive BESSIE Awards for these products and are energized as we continue to produce more award-winning solutions that will enrich learning in the years to come," said Mike Morache, PLATO Learning President and CEO. "PLATO Learning is committed to offering top-quality curricula that helps both students and teachers in the classroom, and we are grateful to be recognized as one of the best solution providers in the industry."
About PLATO Learning
PLATO Learning is a leading provider of computer-based and e-learning instruction for kindergarten through adult learners, offering curricula in reading, writing, mathematics, science, social studies, and life and job skills. The Company also offers innovative online assessment and accountability solutions and standards-based professional development services. With over 6,000 hours of objective-based, problem-solving courseware, plus assessment, alignment, and curriculum management tools, we create standards-based curricula that facilitate learning and school improvement.
PLATO Learning is a publicly held company traded as TUTR on the NASDAQ. PLATO Learning educational software, delivered via networks, CD-ROM, the Internet, and private intranets, is primarily marketed to K?12 schools and colleges. The Company also sells to job training programs, correctional institutions, military education programs, corporations, and individuals.
PLATO Learning is headquartered at 10801 Nesbitt Avenue South, Bloomington, Minnesota 55437, 952.832.1000 or 800.869.2000. The Company has offices throughout the United States, Canada, and Puerto Rico, as well as international distributors in the United Kingdom and South Africa. For more information, please visit http://www.plato.com.
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