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Math Scores Drop For 4th & 8th Grades

The Nation’s Report Card U.S. 4th and 8th grade students are performing worse in math than they were two years ago, according to new data from a national test. According to new data released this week from the National Assessment … Continue reading

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Exam Elf’s Solution To Improving Test Skills

Exam Elf – Improving Test Skills TASA Major Findings Earlier this year the team at Exam Elf  presented its math app Exam Elf to a panel of Superintendents at the Texas Association of School Administrators (TASA).  The following is an excerpt from the … Continue reading

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Supporting Students, Parents and Teachers

Exam Elf Receives Praise For It’s Award Winning App Supporting Students, Parents and Teachers Now that the controversial Common Core and TEKS has fizzled out to a small ember from the recent raging fire, Exam Elf takes a moment to … Continue reading

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A Fun Recipe For Learning Math

5 Step Recipe For Learning Math As a child many moons ago I was never engaged with mathematics. I was always slow to grasp the concept, it’s workings and ultimately what use it would serve me as a grown up. … Continue reading

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5 Exam Tips To Ace Your Exams

Use These 5 Tips To Ace Your Exams Our research has shown that students often under perform in testing for a number of reasons including stress, anxiety, time limits and rushing through the exam. We’ve come up with 5 exam tips … Continue reading

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Can You Common Core?

Can You Help Your Child With Common Core Math? How Did You Go With These Grade 4 Math Questions? If like me it’s been a few years since you sat down and actually worked through a series of math questions. … Continue reading

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Common Core & TEKS – Disparity In Education

While presenting to a panel of superintendents at the TASA Midwinter Conference last week we highlighted the above graph, originally posted in the Dallas Morning News 09/30/2014. It summarizes the difference in dollar value between what the top 10 percent of … Continue reading

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Texas Association of School Administrators

It’s been a while since Exam Elf has blogged and boy have we been busy!  At the end of 2014 we were delighted to learn that our math app Exam Elf was selected to present at the Texas Association of … Continue reading

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School Report Card

I was clearing out an old filing cabinet over the weekend when I came across a handful of old school reports.  I made a cup of coffee, sat down and started reading through them in chronological order.  After a while I noticed … Continue reading

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Creating The Right Learning Environment For Your Children

Setting The Scene Your boss wants that report before you leave tonight so that she can prepare before tomorrow mornings meeting, your partner is away on business so you’re picking up the kids from after school club, you’ll then have to negotiate rush hour traffic … Continue reading

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