IPSWICH, Mass. — October 15, 2015 — In response to the urgent need for schools to improve the college and career readiness among students, EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) is introducing PrepSTEP™, an online learning platform that helps students build the skills that can shape their futures, in school and beyond.
PrepSTEP is a unique collection of academic and career-related resources that offers skill-building in reading, writing, math, science, basic computing, and workforce skills, as well as preparation for high-stakes exams like high school equivalency, college admissions and placement, and occupational licensing. It is currently available in two versions to meet the specific needs of each student population—two-year colleges and technical schools, and four-year colleges and universities. Coming soon, there will be a high school version. PrepSTEP is developed by LearningExpress, an award-winning educational software provider and an EBSCO company.
PrepSTEP features hundreds of easy-to-use interactive tutorials, practice tests, and eBooks that students can access anytime, anywhere, online, from any device with an Internet browser. It provides the tools students need for self-directed study; supplemental skill-building for developmental programs; soft skills training in time management, communications, and other workplace skills; as well as test preparation and career information in some of today’s most popular occupations. There is also a personal portfolio feature so students can save their work and track progress.
Recent studies indicate that nearly 60 percent of incoming college freshmen need remedial classes. PrepSTEP is designed to help these students by providing supplemental resources for remedial coursework, self-directed skills improvement, and test preparation, to help them score higher on college placement tests and remain engaged and on track to complete their programs. General Manager and Chief Operating Officer of LearningExpress, Kheil McIntyre says, “PrepSTEP is a great way for colleges to help students meet the challenges of readiness, remediation, and retention, and make significant contributions towards their success.”
The addition of PrepSTEP offers colleges the opportunity to give their students the preparation that can change their futures and help them step up to success.
LearningExpress is an award-winning educational technology company and recognized leader in providing online workforce skills, academic, and career content for the public, school, and college library markets. Founded in 1995, it became an EBSCO company in April 2015 and is part of EBSCO Information Services. Visit LearningExpress at www.learningexpresshub.com/corporate. For more information about LearningExpress call 800-295-9556.
About EBSCO Information Services
EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) is the leading discovery service provider for libraries worldwide with more than 8,000 discovery customers in over 100 countries. EBSCO Discovery Service™ (EDS) provides each institution with a comprehensive, single search box for its entire collection, offering unparalleled relevance ranking quality and extensive customization. EBSCO is also the preeminent provider of online research content for libraries, including hundreds of research databases, historical archives, point-of-care medical reference, and corporate learning tools serving millions of end users at tens of thousands of institutions. EBSCO is the leading provider of electronic journals and books for libraries, with subscription management for more than 360,000 serials, including more than 57,000 e-journals, as well as online access to more than 700,000 e-books. For more information, visit the EBSCO website at: www.ebsco.com. EBSCO Information Services is a division of EBSCO Industries Inc., a family owned company since 1944.
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