Hobsons, Benchprep Partner on Game-Based Test Prep
Hobsons, a provider of college and
career readiness, admissions and student success tools, has partnered with BenchPrep, a digital learning platform, to
develop a game-based, personalized test preparation tool for use in middle and
The tool, called Naviance
Test Prep, integrates with Hobsons' Naviance College and Career Readiness
Platform. Naviance Test Prep offers an adaptive curriculum, interactive
instructions, assessment engine, analytics and games designed to engage
students. According to Hobsons and BenchPrep, the tool is designed to improve
student proficiency in core learning objectives tested on standardized
Students can use the system to identify their goals and then see how
standardized tests can help them reach those goals. They can work through the
system's game-based courses, accumulating points and badges as they prepare for
standardized exams such as the SAT, ACT, AP and ACT WorkKeys. As they progress
through the course, the system adjusts to help students focus on the content
areas where they need to improve.
The companies plan to add support for other subject areas in the coming
months, and according to information on the site, support for ACT Aspire middle
school standardized tests are coming soon.
Naviance Test Prep uses BenchPrep's analytics platform, which school
counselors and teachers can use to track and manage student performance and
provide individualized guidance. District administrators can also use the
system to monitor progress by school or classroom.
Further information about Naviance Test Prep can be found on Hobsons' Naviance
Leila Meyer is a technology writer based in British Columbia. She can be reached at [email protected].