Dunkin’ Donuts is making available TestU’s award-winning online preparation course, Skill Navigator: MCAS, to all Massachusetts high school students to help improve Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) test scores. Students can access Skill Navigator: MCAS free of charge at www.testu.com/mcas2004.

Skill Navigator is designed specifically to help students improve test scores in math and language arts. TestU has a proven track record of success; in separate studies, TestU has increased the average high school exit exam scores of students across the country by as much as 38 percent. Skill Navigator says it is able to achieve this level of success by providing students with a personalized study course that focuses on the skills, strategies and practice needed to reach their full academic potential.

“Dunkin’ Donuts is pleased to make this software available to all Massachusetts high school students,” said Jon Luther, chief exec of Dunkin’ parent Allied Domecq Quick Service Restaurants. “We are proud to support TestU’s Skill Navigator to ensure that every student is given the tools and the opportunity to achieve academic success.

TestU’s Skill Navigator offers students more than 70 hours of customized interactive learning based on their individual strengths and weaknesses. Included in the program are “MicroCourses” that cover over 200 basic skills; “Practorials” that teach more than 50 test-taking strategies, a 3,000-word Vocab Lab to expand vocabulary; two full-length tests and 32 shorter practice tests; and an explanation for every question and answer in the program.

“TestU is thrilled to partner with Dunkin’ Donuts in this important effort,” said Dick Casabonne, chief executive officer of TestU. “Our objective in this offer is to improve the MCAS experiences of all Massachusetts students by helping them raise their test scores and earn their high school diplomas.”

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