Jumpstart Test Prep announced the launch of their new online Math and English assessments that are included with their ACT Math and English subject area purchases. Each student gets one attempt for the new online Math (80 questions) and English (60 questions) timed assessments that link students back to their weakness areas reviewed in the Jumpstart module content.
Review modules are provided online, on-demand via streaming video, the average module time for Math is 35 minutes and for English 41 minutes in length, and the students must complete the student workbook as they watch lessons.
All subject area products review the content that will be tested, includes tips and test-taking strategies, and provide realistic practice under time constraints so that students make the most improvement in the least amount of prep time. The Math and English ACT review products will now include these assessments at no additional charge.
“We designed these online assessments to be completed after our Math and English review modules, allowing students to focus remaining study time for better understanding of their weak content areas,” said Sha Walker, Co-Founder & CEO. “However, if time is limited before test day, the assessment will allow our students to minimize the time needed to prepare.”
Co-founder Dot McClendon added that introducing these new online Math and English timed assessments will allow students even more score improvement while minimizing the time needed to prepare. The assessment score converts to a predicted ACT score and provides guidance on time management based on average time spent per question. ACT subject areas can be purchased a-la-cart at http://www.jumpstarttestprep.com
The company’s website describes their program as a review utilizing streaming video modules that are delivered on-demand. The program is designed for classroom integration or individual study and proven to help students of all ability levels stay fully engaged and gain the most improvement in the shortest time by explaining difficult content in a way that every student can follow and understand. Students follow and complete the accompanying workbook as the review proceeds. Modules review the must-know content, include testing strategies specific to the exam, and conclude with realistic question practice modeled from actual “retired” exams that are provided under time constraint. According to student reviews of the program on the website, the program helps students with time management, allowing them to work faster on test day.
The company has found that when students are coached step-by-step, they can quickly secure significant gains, regardless of their initial proficiency in the subject area.
Walker and McClendon cite the top three competitive distinctions:
1. Proven exam prep expertise honed over a lifetime of successful results. The content review is delivered on-demand. It is highly visual and animated. Students respond to the ACT-style practice questions.
2. The prep is engaging. Presented by a group of fun, young, diverse people, and presented in short 30-minute segments. Students must actively engage as they follow along in their workbook to build flashcards by completing the blanks and work ACT-style practice problems as the online review progresses.
3. Improved time management. The test prep reviews content step-by-step, and then shows how to apply that content with follow-up examples. The examples are followed with challenge questions allowing a clock timer countdown. Time is critical on the ACT and by the end of the review, students know the average amount of time they can allocate per question and what to do when too much time has lapsed.