From the Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support (DANTES)
Children and relatives of service members can get free SAT and ACT preparation kits again this year, compliments of professional athletes and the testing company eKnowledge.
Service members (Active Duty, Guard, Reserve, Veterans and Retired), DoD employees and civilians performing military support qualify for the program. Eligible relatives and dependents of service members also qualify.
The SAT and ACT PowerPrep Program, which retails for $200, is available free upon request (there is a nominal charge for materials and shipping). It consists of 11 hours of video instruction, 3,000 files of supplemental test prep material, sample questions and practice tests. Students select the training they need and study at their own pace.
The sponsorship is in alliance with the DoD and is entering its eighth year. eKnowledge has donated 200,000 programs valued at over $42 million at no profit to the company.
To order online, go to: http://www.eknowledge.com/DANTES
Reposted from www.militaryimpactedschoolsassociation.org.
The Military Impacted Schools Association (MISA), along with leaders in education and formative assessment, have come together to ease the transition of military families and to provide resources to assist with the unique challenges for military children and their classmates as we prepare them for a global future.
Military children and their classmates now have access to SOAR (Student Online Achievement Resources). This on-line program provides students, parents and teachers the standards in all 50 states and DoD schools overseas. SOAR’s focus is on math, reading, and language arts for students in grades 3-12. It helps parents manage their children’s education with cutting edge technology.
Students can take a test on any of the state learning standards, receive immediate feedback, and be directed to a tutorial that will improve their skills, where needed. Parents can monitor the progress of their child from anywhere in the world. In addition, parents are provided with resource materials that will assist their child in areas where they may need help.
SOAR is not a placement program. It is a program that can assist students, parents and teachers:
- Identify strengths and areas where students may need improvement
- Tailor instruction to address the specific needs of a student
- Provide remediation and enrichment resources
- Provide families that are moving with a look at the state standards in their next school
To begin the process go to www.soarathome.org.
By Elaine Wilson – American Forces Press Service
The Defense Department has launched a free, online tutoring service for servicemembers and their families.
The site – www.tutor.com/military - offers round-the-clock professional tutors who can assist with homework, studying, test preparation, resume writing and more.
Marine Corps and Army families have had access to the program for more than a year. Seeing the value, Defense Department officials decided to expand the service to encompass all servicemembers and their families, officials said. Continue reading