September 13, 2010, Libertyville, IL — Wonderlic, Inc., the leading provider of student assessment tests, today announced that users of LiteracyPro Systems LACES software now have the ability to immediately enter a learner’s NRS Educational Functioning Level (EFL) and GAIN scale scores from the Wonderlic General Assessment of Instructional Needs (GAIN)® test.
This new functionality comes as a result of a cooperative effort between Wonderlic and LiteracyPro Systems, and provides LACES users with a comprehensive new option for basic skills testing.
“GAIN is an exciting new test, specifically designed for adult education, that provides powerful diagnostics to both the student and the instructor,” states Bradley Olufs, Director of Adult Basic Education for Wonderlic. “By including GAIN scores and the equivalent EFLs as part of LACES data tracking, LiteracyPro is helping programs efficiently track student educational gains.”
Approved by the U.S. Department of Education earlier this year for use in all NRS-funded Adult Basic Education programs, GAIN is an innovative basic English and math test that is fast out-pacing other assessments on the market due to its ease of use and shorter test time. The detailed, yet easily understood report shows each person’s progress as they advance in their training, and educational recommendations are included to help instructors focus directly on what each learner needs.
“LACES was specifically designed to accommodate new assessment tools, so we were able to quickly integrate GAIN scores into the software,” said David Miller, CEO of LiteracyPro Systems. “With our customers now using GAIN, this integration provides the functionality they require.”
GAIN is currently approved for use by NRS-funded Adult Basic Education centers in Michigan, Louisiana, North Carolina, and Alabama, with new states added monthly, as well as all Workforce Development programs nationwide.
Wonderlic, Inc., a founding member of the Association of Test Publishers is a privately held business located in Libertyville, IL. The company provides proven assessments and surveys that help schools select, develop and retain top performing students, faculty and staff. In its 70+ year history, Wonderlic has delivered over 150 million employment and student assessments and surveys to more than 20,000 organizations, government agencies and accrediting bodies. For more information, please visit www.wonderlic.com and www.everythingtogain.com.
About LiteracyPro Systems
LiteracyPro Systems is the nation’s leading developer of student data management software for a wide variety of educators and social service providers. More than 1 million learners are currently being tracked in LiteracyPro Systems’ software by over 800 agencies in 40 states. Chosen by more than 20 state departments of education, labor, corrections and libraries, LiteracyPro Systems provides state government agencies and direct service providers with the data-management tools needed to demonstrate efficacy and plan for the future. For more information, please visit www.literacypro.com.
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