McGraw-Hill Education Makes LearnSmart, Leading Adaptive Study Tool for Higher Education, Available to High School Students

McGraw-Hill Education Makes LearnSmart, Leading Adaptive Study Tool for Higher
                 Education, Available to High School Students

By making studying more efficient and learning more personalized, McGraw-Hill
LearnSmart will help schools and teachers better prepare high school students
for success in high school and beyond

PR Newswire

NEW YORK, Feb. 11, 2013

NEW YORK, Feb. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- McGraw-Hill Education today announced
that it will make McGraw-Hill LearnSmart, its adaptive study tool, available
for students in high school, providing teachers and schools with a digital
solution that has been proven to increase student engagement and improve
learning outcomes. LearnSmart, originally developed by McGraw-Hill Education
with Area9 for the higher education market, will assist schools and teachers
in overcoming one of K-12 education's biggest challenges: better preparing
students for their current coursework as well as success in college and their
future careers.

LearnSmart seeks to personalize learning by using algorithmic technology to
continually assess students' knowledge, skill and confidence levels and design
targeted study paths based on the resulting data to bolster students'
understanding in the areas where they need to improve the most. By allowing
students to focus their outside-of-class study time on the topics and concepts
that are most challenging to them, LearnSmart has been shown to help students
study more efficiently, develop greater proficiency and earn better grades.
According to a study released last year, college students using McGraw-Hill
LearnSmart were transformed from C students to B students, and B students into
A students – a true testament to the power of adaptive learning technology and
LearnSmart's ability to help students study smarter.

"We've seen how LearnSmart's adaptive technology has benefitted millions of
college students and professors – raising grades, allowing instructors to use
lecture time on higher level topics – and we are confident that it will give
high school students and their teachers a similar edge," said Dan Caton,
president of McGraw-Hill School Education. "With 40 percent of students
graduating from high school not prepared for the rigor of college, we have an
acute need to better prepare our students for success not only in high school
but in college and their careers, and we think that personalized learning
through adaptive technology will go a long way toward accomplishing that
goal."

LearnSmart's ability to adapt to students' individual learning needs and
styles stems from the vast amount of student data already in the system. Since
the launch of LearnSmart into the higher education market in 2009, more than 1
million students have already answered more than 1 billion questions through
LearnSmart, giving McGraw-Hill Education a deep understanding of how students
learn and perform within an adaptive learning environment.

LearnSmart also supports the popular "flipped classroom" model of education.
Because it is assigned as homework to help students strengthen their knowledge
in areas where they demonstrate weakness, it encourages students to come to
class better prepared to focus on higher-level learning. By doing so,
LearnSmart allows teachers to focus more on leading rich class discussions or
facilitating collaborative learning experiences – a hallmark of higher
education. With direct access to students' LearnSmart progress, teachers can
use the results to tailor their lessons accordingly at the class and
individual level.

At launch, LearnSmart will be available for Biology, U.S. History, Spanish,
and a wide variety of AP* & Honors level subjects, with additional courses to
be added in the coming months. At the high school level, LearnSmart is
available on any computer and accessible via McGraw-Hill Education's ConnectED
platform.

For more information about LearnSmart, please visit:
www.mheonline.com/learnsmart.

*AP is a registered trademark of the College Board, which was not involved in
the production of, and does not endorse, this product.

About McGraw-Hill Education
McGraw-Hill Education is a digital learningcompany that draws on its more
than 100 years of educational expertise to offer solutions that improve
learning outcomes around the world. McGraw-Hill Education is the adaptive
education technology leader with the vision for creating a highly personalized
learning experience that prepares students of all ages for the world that
awaits.The Company has offices acrossNorth America,India,China,Europe,
theMiddle EastandSouth America, and makes its learning solutions available
in more than 60 languages.For additional information,
visitwww.mheducation.com.

Contact:
Brian Belardi
McGraw-Hill Education
(212) 904-4827
brian_belardi@mcgraw-hill.com

SOURCE McGraw-Hill Education

Website: http://www.mheducation.com
 
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