Our team has spent over 15 years providing educational support services to K-12 schools nationwide. In this time, we engaged in after school tutoring and provided services to over 100,000 children in 20 different states. Through this process we know what a school looks like, how they operate and what they even smell like. It is our competitive advantage and asset to understand this effectively to help our educators, students and their parents.
In our experience, standardized testing has become more prevalent over the years, regardless of the educational system your school or state follows. It is a necessary component, however, one that causes anxiety. We all have experienced testing un-ease and perhaps not performed to the levels we expected when a test was given.
Our founder has suffered from test taking anxiety since 5’th grade and throughout his academic, personal and professional career. Class Compete was conceived on a trek to summit Mt. Kilimanjaro where there was an excessive amount of anxiety! During this process an idea surfaced: could you make a test fun instead?
This challenge around assessments caused us to re-imagine the entire test taking process and think about visual, tactile and auditory learners. The objective became how we could use the power of tests as a learning tool both in and outside the classroom by making it so engaging that students loved it.
Enjoy our learning games and know we have dedicated our lives to improving student scores and hope you will join us in our journey!
Class Compete was piloted in four schools in the USA and India in 2014. Data from nearly 2,000 student attempts was analyzed by a panel of instructional design experts at Lehigh University. They investigated potential applications of Class Compete as a stand alone learning game system, as an assessment tool and as a component within the K-12 school environment.
The results are clear: Class Compete reduced test anxiety and improved scores.
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