Web-Based tool builds writing and reading comprehension skills.
San Diego - Pearson Knowledge Technologies (PKT) today announced that WriteToLearnTM is included in the new Apple Digital Learning Series for middle and high school language arts. Designed to accompany Apple Mobile Learning Labs, the Apple Digital Learning Series provides a collection of value-priced curriculum solutions designed to enhance student information access and productivity and increase achievement in key curriculum areas.
"It is exciting to have WriteToLearn join the other research-based products that are included in the Apple Digital Learning Series," said Lynn Streeter, president, Pearson Knowledge Technologies. "Through this collaboration, more students around the country will be able to use WriteToLearn to build the literacy skills necessary for success in school and life."
With WriteToLearn, students practice essay writing and summarization skills. Their efforts are measured by Pearson's state-of-the-art Knowledge Analysis Technologies' (KAT) engine, which automatically evaluates the meaning of text by examining whole passages. Students receive immediate, specific feedback on their work, while teachers easily assess student efforts individually or as a class.
WriteToLearn is compatible with browsers running on Mac OS 9.2, Mac OS X version 10.0 or higher, and Windows 2000/XP or higher. It requires a minimum of 128 MB RAM (512 MB RAM recommended) and a Safari 1.3.2 or higher, Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.1 or higher or Netscape Navigator 7.0 or higher browser.
About Pearson Knowledge Technologies
Pearson Knowledge Technologies is the developer of products and services based on the only automated text analysis technology that evaluates the meaning of whole passages. The company?s Knowledge Analysis Technologies' (KAT) engine immediately measures writing and content in a way that simulates a skilled human grader and encourages better subject knowledge. Pearson Knowledge Technologies' writing and reading skills products, such as WriteToLearn, Intelligent Essay Assessor and Summary Street, use the KAT engine to help improve writing, reading and comprehension skills as well as build content knowledge for education and other markets.
Pearson Knowledge Technologies is a business of Pearson Education, the world's leading integrated education company, which in turn is part of Pearson (NYSE: PSO), the international media company.
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