...founded to insure that all students
learn basic concepts as drafted into National and State
"Practice Makes Perfect"
With current trends in
student achievement, one can easily observe a need for better
scores that predict student understanding of these Standards.
Many of our large cities' schools are having great difficulty
in preparing students for state tests. Now that the National
Education Reform Act of 2001 has been passed, similar
depictions of student learning will also be demonstrated.
The Achievement Builders
Corporation has developed a web-based program that will allow
students, teachers and parents to see deficits and strengths
in student learning within the Fundamental Learning Areas of
Reading, Mathematics, Science and Social Science. "Practice
Makes Perfect" is a set of assessments, related to all of the
Standards in Reading, Mathematics, Social Science and Science.
Grades 3, 5, 8 and 10 are
assessed in the areas of Reading and Mathematics, while grades
4 and 7 are tested in Social Science and Science. It gives
immediate "deficit-strength" feedback by producing a
"scorecard" that can direct students, parents and teachers to
specific pages within a textbook for remediation.
After a "Student Improvement
Plan" has been established, and a time set for remediation, a
student can retake the "Practice Makes Perfect" in areas of
deficit. The items in "retakes" are different from those
It is this practice and review
that resembles the rehearsing for the College Board Exams.
These practice exercises prior to testing have demonstrated a
marked increase of student achievement scores in Educational
The market presently is ideally
set up for this program. Without equals, Achievement Builders
Corporation looks for success in pioneering and spearheading a
product that can answer the call to a national crisis - low
student achievement in Reading and Mathematics skills,
especially at the elementary school level.
Visit our "Take The
Test!" section of this site to get a hands-on perspective
of our superior testing technology. We're sure you'll
see for yourself why ABC is the ONE source that can help your
school see dramatic improvement in test scores!