The Princeton Review (Nasdaq: REVU) is a pioneer in the world of education. Founded in 1981, the Company offers tutoring and test preparation to help students improve their scores in state, college and graduate school admissions tests. The K-12 Division partners with schools to offer assessment, intervention and professional development that maximize performance on local, state and national assessments. The Test Preparation Division of the company specifically offers tutoring for the SAT, ACT, GMAT, MCAT, LSAT, GRE, USMLE, and other high stakes entrance exams. Through its web based assessment solutions, the company is continuously setting new standards for online delivery and systems availability for the assessment community.

The Assessment Center (ASC) is a vital component of The Princeton Review's assessment solution for the K-12 educational market. It allows educators to create, assign and administer assessments on or offline; review student results in a standards-based format, group students according to these results and assign additional resources and assessments to track skill mastery appropriate to their skill level. Many of the nation's largest school districts use Princeton Review's assessment content, or the ASC platform or both. These districts include New York City, Los Angeles Unified, Palm Beach County, Pasco County and Sarasota.

EBD has been Princeton Review’s software development vendor for Assessment Center and has led its analysis, design, development and deployment to production. ASC has been developed on a Microsoft Technologies software stack. The solution uses SQL Server 2005, Analysis Services, Reporting Services, Integration Services and.NET 2.0 to provide a comprehensive yet flexible product that can be customized to meet the needs of individual school districts. The robustness and scalability offered by the application has expanded its accessibility to more school districts, not just the ones with the largest resources. The use of ASP.NET and AJAX on the front end of the multi-tiered application provides an intuitive and rich user experience.

The Assessment Center provides a comprehensive feature set for its users. Some of these features include:

  • Roster management including the creation of classes, management of student groups and user accounts.
  • Assessment creation and management including ability to align items to specific state or national standards.
  • Assignment of assessments and activities to students.
  • Online test delivery including ability to support multiple item types like multiple choice, constructed response, etc.
  • Dynamic reporting of student results and capability to filter data by grade and other student characteristics like ethnicity, meal program, migrant status, etc.
  • Detailed reports on district-wide formative assessment results that allow administrators to plan strategy, inform instruction, write curriculum, purchase materials and train teachers.
  • Access to standards aligned resources and content that can be used by educators for student performance based remediation.
  • Ability to manage the dynamic nature of student to class associations and school to district associations, while maintaining historical performance data.
  • Ability to configure the application to meet the specific needs of each client. Configuration options include ability to selectively provision application features at the application role type.

The Assessment Center can be accessed online through the following URL: Assessment Center

Microsoft® Windows 2003 Server .NET Framework 2.0 IIS 6.0 C# 2.0 SQL Server 2005 SS2005 Integration Services SS2005 Analysis Services SS2005 Reporting Services