KSTP: High-dollar ACT prep goes online for free

KSTP: High-dollar ACT prep goes online for free. “Tips and training for the ACT exam can cost $100 an hour with a tutor. ACT tutor Katie Halcrow says that most students can raise their score by 5 points by using them….After years of helping students prepare for the test, she has launched a non-profit called ‘Power Up Prep’ and has put all her material online for free. It’s material that is so valuable that a few schools around the metro are starting to use it in their classrooms.”

HuffPost: White House Testing Scheme Was Doomed To Failure From The Start

HuffPost: White House Testing Scheme Was Doomed To Failure From The Start. “Instead of using a test with an effective 10% to 20% ‘false negative’ rate as a screening tool, as it was designed, epidemiology and public health experts said, the White House used it as the sole means of determining whether employees and visitors alike were coronavirus-free ― and rejected other measures, such as masks and social distancing.”

Science Blog: Researchers Develop Algorithm To Automatically Generate Multiple-Choice Exam Responses

Science Blog: Researchers Develop Algorithm To Automatically Generate Multiple-Choice Exam Responses. “Teachers, rejoice. A team of Penn State researchers has developed a way to make multiple-choice exam questions easier for instructors to create, yet more intellectually challenging for test-takers. Utilizing machine-learning ranking models, the researchers have proposed a method that automatically generates ‘distractors,’ which are the alternative options used to distract students from the correct answer in a multiple-choice question.”

Google Forms Can Autograde Quizzes

This should be handy: Google Forms can now automatically grade quizzes. “Now when you create a Google Form you can go into the Form settings and choose the quiz option. Within the quiz option you can choose to have your questions scored as students answer them. You can also choose to show students their scores as well as correct answers.”

A Search Engine for Testing Labs Which Are Located in India

Now available a search engine for testing labs located in India. “Founded by Rahul Gupta in September 2015, the company acts as a search engine for testing labs so that business owners can be at an ease. LabGo works in the B2B segment, it lists labs and users can search by just typing a product. The platform also has advanced filters where the type of test, location etc can be entered, let’s just say a user wants to get a microbiological test or chemical test for water they can easily enter the type of test too.”