2014

ETS and Aztec Software to Launch New HiSET® Preparation Materials Test prep materials and practice exam will be cloud-based and available for both computer and mobile delivery

PRINCETON, N.J., April 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- To help HiSET® candidates better prepare for their high school equivalency exams, Educational Testing Service (ETS) and Aztec Software Inc. are releasing an official cloud-based practice test along with accompanying test preparation software.  The new materials will be available for delivery on both computer and mobile platforms allowing HiSET students to identify skill deficiencies and prepare for the test at home and on-the-go.

The cloud-based practice test and test prep series will be released in late April 2014. 

"As the creator of the HiSET Program, ETS is doing everything it can to help the individuals who will take our high school equivalency exam succeed in their endeavor," said John Oswald, Vice President and General Manager, K-12 Student Assessment Programs, ETS.  "That is why we are working with Aztec Software to provide our future test takers with the best possible tools to prepare themselves for the HiSET exam."

The computer-based practice test and general test preparation materials were created by ETS in collaboration with Aztec Software.  The practice test and test prep software will include both free and paid features that are designed to help students prepare for the HiSET exam.  In addition to the new software, ETS and Aztec Software Inc. will continue work to develop and improve a variety of additional test preparation materials for the HiSET Program.

"While working with ETS to develop this new HiSET Program software, we really put an emphasis on both the quality of the material and its accessibility," said Jonathan Blitt, Chief Executive Officer, Aztec Software Inc.  "In an increasingly mobile society, people want to access information anytime, anyplace.  By making this software cloud based and offering both computer and mobile access to the information we were able to deliver a high-quality product that meets this demand in the market."

The HiSET Program was developed by nonprofit ETS in order to provide candidates with affordable and accessible paper-based and computer-based tests for high school equivalency.  The HiSET exam has already been adopted by Iowa, Louisiana, Maine, Missouri, Montana, Nevada, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Tennessee and Wyoming.

About ETS
At ETS, we advance quality and equity in education for people worldwide by creating assessments based on rigorous research. ETS serves individuals, educational institutions and government agencies by providing customized solutions for teacher certification, English language learning, and elementary, secondary and postsecondary education, and by conducting education research, analysis and policy studies. Founded as a nonprofit in 1947, ETS develops, administers and scores more than 50 million tests annually — including the TOEFL® and TOEIC® tests, the GRE® tests and The Praxis Series® assessments — in more than 180 countries, at over 9,000 locations worldwide. www.ets.org

About Aztec Software
Aztec Software has been in the business of improving adult and young adult lives through computerized skills remediation for more than 33 years. Combining its industry-leading technical expertise with its student-centric approach to learning, Aztec continues to stretch the limits of not only what can be accomplished, but how and where.  From infusing interactive text messaging, to a fully mobile delivery of its content, Aztec truly delivers Anywhere, Anytime Education transforming the lives of its most important clients, its students.  Used throughout the country in Community Colleges, Correctional Facilities, One-Stop Centers, Job Corps Centers, Middle Schools and High Schools, the Aztec Learning System has become an integral part of today's complete educational curriculum. www.aztecsoftware.com.

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