May 21, 2010 in Education (F)
[prMac.com] New York, NY - With the next round of SAT testing coming up soon, why spend money on costly review courses and books when you can study right on your mobile device at a fraction of the cost? Adapster, the first adaptive test preparation app available for the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, is bringing SAT math prep to the masses and now offers several new features to would-be test takers, including innovative adaptive tests and a free diagnostic exam with detailed score reports. It is the only app of its kind that actually learns a student's strengths and weaknesses and creates a custom study plan tailored to their needs, allowing them to focus on what they need to know instead of what they have already mastered.
Adapster, created by Empire Edge, is currently available in both a full version ($9.99 USD) and a free "Flex" version, which provides a diagnostic test and allows you to purchase only the parts you need based on a number of subject areas and sub-topics relating to the math portion of the SAT exam. The full version comes loaded with 150 lessons and over 1,000 questions written by a team of professional educators to mimic SAT math problems as closely as possible. Input formats include both multiple choice and "grid-in" formats. With the addition of adaptive tests, instead of having to choose a particular area to work on yourself, the app can suggest problem areas for you to target.
"Adapster is a great alternative to costly review courses and books and adds much more value to the preparation process," says Jody Steinglass, himself a tutor for 15 years and the founder and president of Empire Edge, a New York City-based educational services company. "My vision is for this technology to extend far beyond standardized tests and help give students a more personalized experience in classrooms."
Unlike any other review book or test prep app on the market today, Adapster recreates the dynamic of the tutor-student relationship and does so in the palm of your hand. Users may choose from three modes: Diagnostic, Practice and Study. Diagnostic provides a timed section and exposure to a variety of different questions, Practice contains the 1,000 questions from which to answer and Study features over 150 detailed math lessons and strategies. Additionally, each question has its own unique hint that reflects what a tutor might suggest and therefore promotes better problem-solving skills. Answer a question wrong and you get a detailed, hand-written solution to the problem, right there on your screen.
* iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad
* Requires iPhone OS 3.0 or later
* 33.9 MB
Pricing and Availability:
Adapster 3.1 is $9.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Education category. A Web-based version of Adapster is currently in development, as are study modules for reading and writing portions of the SAT. Promo codes are available upon request for qualified reviewers.
Empire Edge is a New York City-based educational services company that specializes in individualized academic tutoring and standardized test preparation for students in elementary, middle, high school and college. For more information, visit Empire Edge online. Adapster was created by Jody Steinglass, founder and president of Empire Edge. He is a graduate of Yale University, where he also tutored and taught math and science to classmates, and earned his master's degree in interactive education at New York University. Having served as a private tutor since 1994, he opened his company in 2003 to provide educational services to students of all backgrounds. These experiences paved the way for the creation of Adapster, which offers functionality not seen in any other app of its kind. Copyright (C) 2010 Empire Edge. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.