Peoples Education Launches Measuring Up Express for the NYS Test
on: February 04, 2010, 9:48 am
Peoples Education Launches Measuring Up Express TM for the NYS Test
Quick and Easy Test Preparation Now Available for Mathematics, Grades 3-8
Saddle Brook, New Jersey, February 4, 2010 – Peoples Education, a leading provider
of supplemental educational material for the K-12 school market, today announced the
addition of Mathematics, grades 3-8 materials to the successful Measuring Up
ExpressTM for the NYS Test program. The Measuring Up ExpressTM line also includes
grade 8 Science materials to prepare students for the NYS Test in Science.
The Mathematics, grades 3-8 program, includes student worktexts, Diagnostic Practice
Tests, and Formative Assessments, and provides excellent preparation for the 2010
test and beyond.
“Peoples Education has a history of responding to New York educators’ needs promptly
and with high-quality NYS Learning Standards and NYS Test-customized content,”
commented Brian T. Beckwith, the company’s President and CEO. “This new mathematics
NYS Test preparation and review program is no exception.”
The Measuring Up ExpressTM worktexts are a companion to the successful Measuring Up®
to the New York State Learning Standards program. The new books address recent
changes to the Grade 3-8 Mathematics Testing Program, with lessons on prior year
May-June Performance Indicators and exclusive 2010 Transition Lessons that cover
March-April review content from the prior year to prepare students for the May test.
“The instructors at Mechanicville Middle School have successfully used the Measuring
Up® series to accommodate various classroom situations,” commented Maria Fusco, a
retired Mechanicville Middle School teacher. “The versatility of the materials and
alignment to state standards allows the instructor and the students to manage the
skills that have either been mastered or need further attention.”
In areas where students need extra instructional support, Measuring Up® lessons can
be selected for in-depth standards coverage. For quick and easy test review 3-6
weeks prior to the NYS Test, Measuring Up ExpressTM is the perfect tool. The short
lessons provide a brief review of the standards, as well as test practice in the
style and format of the NY Test.
The Measuring Up ExpressTM program includes free Formative Assessments as blackline
masters so teachers can monitor student progress at the end of every chapter. Two
free Diagnostic Practice Tests for each student allow teachers to diagnose student
weaknesses and prescribe review lessons in the Measuring Up ExpressTM OR Measuring
Up® worktexts. This diagnose-prescribe-instruct model in the Measuring Up® program
has helped over 1.4 million New York students improve test scores.
About Peoples Education
Peoples Education is a publisher and marketer of print and electronic educational
materials for the K-12 school market. The Company focuses its efforts in three
Test Preparation, Assessment, and Instruction
Test Preparation and Assessment:
The Company creates and sells state customized, print and electronic, test
preparation and assessment materials that help teachers prepare students for success
in school and for required state proficiency tests, grades 2-12.
Instruction: The Company produces and sells proprietary state customized print
worktexts and print and web-based delivered assessments, for grades 2-8. These
products provide students with in-depth instruction and practice in reading,
language arts, and mathematics. In addition, the Company’s backlist remedial and
multicultural products are included in this group.
The Company distributes instructional materials that meet the academic standards
high schools require for honors, college preparation, and Advanced Placement
courses. The Company is the exclusive high school distributor for two major college
publishers, and also creates proprietary supplemental materials for this market. The
Company's proprietary products are supplemental in nature. They are predominately
soft-cover, high gross profit margin titles that can be sold efficiently through the
Company's direct sales force, as well as through catalogs, direct mail,
telemarketing, and independent commission sales representatives. Distributed
products are both basal and supplemental in nature.
Formerly Nelson Education, Brightpoint Literacy is now an imprint of Peoples
Education. Brightpoint Literacy serves the U.S. K–8 market with a comprehensive
selection of research-based, cross-curricular material.
Ginny Tanaka, Vice President of National Sales
299 Market Street
Saddle Brook, NJ 07663