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1 Customized math instruction via the Internet All it took was a little effort … and the MCAS-Pass Learning Lab.

2 What is MCAS-Pass?

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4 MCAS-Pass is a website offering top quality math instruction through the MCAS-Pass Learning Lab

5 The MCAS-Pass Learning Lab operates in one of three modes: Test Simulation Mode 40 question modules with the look and feel of an online MCAS test. Tutorial Mode 25 question modules focusing on a concentrated area of study. Students may try each problem and then move into Review mode. Review Mode Test or tutorial module questions are reviewed. The student’s chosen answer is displayed and this is followed by a comprehensive and highly detailed step-by-step explanation of how to solve the problem successfully.

6 Test Simulation Mode Question presentation area Answer Box and control area Question Navigation buttons can be used to go directly to any question. Colors indicate status: Green for the current question Blue for answered questions Red for unanswered questions Black for purposely skipped questions A calculator is available for selected questions 5 Formula Sheets and a User Guide pop up upon demand Ability to submit or change an answer or even skip a question Navigation controls

7 Tutorial Mode After attempting the problem, the student submits his or her answer to view a comprehensive and detailed, step-by-step explanation of how to solve the problem successfully. The system then operates in Review Mode until the next question is requested, at which time it reverts to Tutorial Mode. Question progress indicator A calculator is enabled or disabled (as shown) automatically depending on the question. Question presentation area 5 Formula Sheets pop up upon demand Each student enters his or her answer here.

8 Review Mode After the student is reminded of the answer he or she provided during the previously administered baseline or practice test module, a comprehensive and detailed, step-by-step explanation is presented in the lower frame. The question that appeared on the test remains available for viewing in the top frame at all times. Navigation controls allow the student to page back and forth among explanation screens, repeat the entire explanation, or move to the next question. A User Guide is always available too. Question progress indicator The review can be exited at any time, to be resumed at a later time.

9 The MCAS-Pass Learning Lab is more than top quality math instruction delivered via the Internet.

10 It is customized instruction tailored to each student’s individual learning needs.

11 The MCAS-Pass Learning Lab Assists Students Individually (Part 1) Each student begins by taking a baseline assessment test Based on the results, a customized learning program is recommended

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13 The MCAS-Pass Learning Lab Assists Students Individually (Part 2) Students engage sequenced tutorials in specific mathematics subject areas or “strands” according to their individual learning program Students take retests to evaluate and track their learning progress The recommended learning program is revised based on retest results

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15 The MCAS-Pass Learning Lab Is In A Class By Itself Program design is the result of a collaboration among Ph.D.s and state certified math teachers Protocol is based on empirical research findings about education, learning, and achievement Questions are based on scientific analysis of MCAS test results of more than 200,000 students Instruction is customized to the individual strengths and weaknesses of students Learning content and explanations are extraordinarily detailed and comprehensive

16 MCAS-Pass Learning Lab learning programs are available to individuals and to any school interested in enhancing its mathematics curriculum

17 Individual Pricing

18 School Licensing Programs Per Seat License Basic Site License Premium Site License Schools may purchase access to all 22 MCAS- Pass Learning Lab modules (a $502 value) for enrolled students at deeply discounted prices. There are three licensing options available:

19 Per Seat Licensing for Schools The school buys a license for a specific number of seats. (25 minimum, 500 maximum) Passwords and log-in information are issued to selected students by the school. The entire library of MCAS-Pass Learning Lab modules is available to registered students. Access to the MCAS-Pass Learning Lab is available via any Internet capable computer – at school, at the public library, or at home. The seat is non-transferable, permanently assigned to only one student. The student may use the MCAS-Pass Learning Lab until all modules are completed.

20 Basic Site License for Schools All enrolled students become eligible to receive passwords and user log-in information issued by the school. The entire library of MCAS-Pass Learning Lab modules is available to registered students. The license is issued for a specific term, a minimum of 3 months to a maximum of 8 months (i.e., a school year). Seat registrations are non-transferable, permanently assigned to only one student. However, additional passwords and log-in information may be issued to enrolled students wanting to repeat the MCAS-Pass Learning Lab experience. Access to the MCAS-Pass Learning Lab is available via Internet capable computers at school only. Students may use the MCAS-Pass Learning Lab only during the term of the license agreement.

21 Premium Site License for Schools The Premium Site License is identical to the Basic Site License agreement in all respects with the exception that access to the MCAS- Pass Learning Lab is available to students via any Internet capable computer – at school, at the public library, or at home – not just at school.

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25 Comparative Summary of School Licensing Alternatives Per Seat License Basic Site License Premium Site License Who can use it? Chosen students (Minimum 25, Maximum 500) All enrolled students in the school All enrolled students in the school When can it be used? No restriction During contract period only (3 to 8 months) During contract period only (3 to 8 months) Where can it be used? Anywhere there is an Internet capable computer At school only Anywhere there is an Internet capable computer What does it cost? $100 to $200 per seat depending on number of seats purchased Typically $2 to $3 per student per month Typically $3 to $4 per student per month

26 For Further Information … Visit the MCAS-Pass website Send an inquiry to Call Test Mastery Systems, Inc. at


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