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Amesite Inc. In 2024: Growth, Partnership Building And Scaling A Zero Setup Cost AI-Driven Platform

Benzinga

By Faith Ashmore, Benzinga AI is rapidly gaining momentum and transforming industries across the board, even those that have traditionally been slow to adopt new technologies, like academia. As states increasingly recognize the need to build highly skilled workforces, community and regional colleges and universities in the U.S. are playing a more vital role than ever before. To accomplish their missions, these institutions often require more advanced software and services that can facilitate large-scale workforce development quickly and efficiently. AI-powered solutions are proving to be increasingly useful in achieving operational efficiency and meeting the needs of the future. However, not every university and college has the resources or knowledge to fully invest in AI technology. Amesite Inc. (NASDAQ: AMST) is an artificial intelligence software company that offers a cloud-based learning platform for businesses and education. The company's smart and intuitive learning environments assist organizations – including businesses, community colleges, universities, non-profits and government agencies – to launch branded learning programs easily and affordably. With a focus on providing innovative solutions, Amesite enables organizations to evolve with the times by offering a zero-cost set-up fee platform that leverages AI and facilitates personalized, engaging and efficient learning experiences. The company is known for its best-in-class learning management system (LMS) which can integrate with thousands of Application Programming Interface (APIs), enabling them to share information with different software applications. The past year saw the strategic evolution of Amesite’s business strategy to better serve its partners by moving to a much more affordable business plan with a no-cost set-up fee model, which is a key differentiator from other SaaS e-learning platforms. This change was made economically possible by the company’s implementation of its AI capabilities. The no-cost set-up fee approach significantly expands the target market for Amesite and enables companies and universities to provide professional training without big upfront investments and offer degrees and certifications to students with lower tuition fees than the competition. From an internal standpoint, Amesite says prioritizing AI-first processes and workflows has had an impact of reducing operating expenses by 51.9%. The company also reports that sales-qualified leads have seen a nearly 200% increase from the first quarter of 2023 to the first quarter of 2024. Before AI took off and was widely adopted, Amesite reports it was already engaging with and adopting the technology as one of the first ed-tech companies to embrace AI. Amesite reports it has gained momentum when compared to competitors and is now able to provide a cost-efficient product to its customers through a no-cost set-up fee model – effectively making it risk-free. Although from another industry, this is a similar approach to how Tesla (NASDAQ: TSLA) approached its EV business model and took a mass-market approach. Tesla created a standard in the auto industry that enabled it to bring on more customers, and Amesite similarly aims to set a standard in its educational industry utilizing AI in the background. Over the course of 2023, Amesite made strides in both the private and public sectors, which cumulated into the no-cost set-up fee model which has increased sales inquiries. In March, Amesite announced that it was COPPA and FERPA -compliant; these designations protect children’s safety and personal data online. This certification allows Amesite’s customers to sell learning products to over 49.5 million K12 students. The company reports that it has already seen success with the continued education market. In June, the company announced that company had received an award from the National Association for Business Resources: Michigan’s Best & Brightest in Wellness® for the fifth consecutive year. The company also announced 12 new courses with its partner, Michigan Works! Southeast (MWSE) during the year. These courses focused on how digitalization is reshaping the workplace, providing Michigan residents with valuable resources to excel in the modern workplace. In August, Amesite announced the renewal of its partnership with Central Michigan University. While there are other companies in the ed-tech space like Coursera (NYSE: COUR) and 2U (NASDAQ: TWOU), Amesite’s early AI adoption and continued evolution are beginning to result in more potential sales activity for the company in addition to achieving its no-cost set-up fee milestone but (significantly for investors) this shift began to roll out in September 2023, with an understandable delay in contract announcement wins. The company now boasts of being able to provide custom-branded, enterprise-scale systems for clients within 24 hours – and partners seem to be taking notice. Since the official rollout in September, the company announced a five-year partnership with Drake State Community and Technical College in November. Amesite also announced a five-year partnership with West Virginia Northern Community College in December. Amesite’s commitment to providing companies and organizations with the tools needed to leverage powerful AI at a low cost and with scalable options sets it apart from its contemporaries and its competition. Speaking on the commercial demand for Amesite’s tools, CEO and Founder Dr. Ann Marie Sastry shared, “Workforce development agencies have a significant opportunity to leverage modern tools to assist individuals in their growth and readiness for the job market, and we are excited to be able to provide critical skills to a multi-billion-dollar market and expect these offerings to be in high demand. At Amesite, we've focused on creating solutions that easily integrate into existing systems. Our partnership with Microsoft enables us to deploy these tools swiftly, often within a 24-hour window.” According to Market Research Future, the global AI in education market is projected to grow from $3.45 billion in 2023 to $23.82 billion in 2030. The SaaS market is expected to grow from $167 billion in 2022 to $462 billion by 2028. As Amesite’s progress indicates, companies that capitalize on these two industries and drive growth forward could have a positive outlook in the coming years. As Amesite begins to see the positive results of its new AI-enable model, investors may see that Amesite could potentially be well-positioned to continue to grow and expand its partnerships, resulting in more clients and more revenues. Benzinga is a leading financial media and data provider, known for delivering accurate, timely, and actionable financial information to empower investors and traders. This post contains sponsored content. This content is for informational purposes only and not intended to be investing advice. Contact Details Benzinga +1 877-440-9464 info@benzinga.com Company Website http://www.benzinga.com

February 01, 2024 09:10 AM Eastern Standard Time

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CRAIG KNIPPENBERG, LCSW, M.DIV., RELEASES SECOND PARENTING GUIDEBOOK, SHAME-FREE PARENTING

Knippenberg, Patterson, Langley & Associates

Craig A. Knippenberg, LCSW, M.Div., a Denver-based mental health counselor with four decades of family therapy experience, and founder/host of the Legit Parenting podcast, announced today the release of his second book, Shame-Free Parenting ( Illumify Media Global ), a parenting guide for building family resiliency. In its first six weeks on Amazon, the book hit #1 in Kindle sales across all parenting books. In Shame-Free Parenting, Knippenberg demystifies many challenges associated with parenting today, which can result in over-protective child-rearing approaches. Now – more than ever – parents, children and families are faced with trying times as the world’s current events and social media platforms elicit a plethora of mixed feelings and emotions. Knippenberg believes that “ a pandemic of fragility has arisen amongst our children and teens, ” driven by modern-day culture and events. He also likens the smartphone to a modern pandora’s box that -- in combination with modern cultural issues, such as the impact and aftermath of COVID-19, school shootings, climate change, and persistent news coverage of war and social conflicts -- creates a state of chronic stress. He elaborates on these and other theories in the book. Loaded with judgment-free parenting wisdom and invaluable resources, Shame-Free Parenting inspires parents to build families capable of not only withstanding such challenges but also affording them ways to flourish amid them. In the book, parents will discover: How to let go of guilt/shame and the importance of being just this side of good enough A roadmap for understanding pivotal aspects of child-rearing, with tangible techniques for forging meaningful connections with children while championing their autonomy A holistic approach to emotions, boundaries and acceptance, all focused on progress A timely exploration of contemporary challenges – from the allure of TikTok and gaming to hard conversations about school shootings, the book features the essence and importance of structure, resourcefulness and steering young minds toward a driven purpose A call to action: embrace family spontaneity, adventure and community service as instrumental avenues for cementing ties and imparting core values “As a family therapist for more than 40 years, I’ve listened and witnessed. I have had the opportunity to gather substantial, firsthand accounts and information that has armed me with vast knowledge about navigating today’s ever-evolving landscape for children, teens and parents alike. I captured these experiences in my newest book and provided strategies and tips to help families connect and stay strong together,” Knippenberg said. “In Shame-Free Parenting, I help families better understand how children's brains work so they can foster both deeper connection and independence without guilt or shame. Building strong families is what healthy parenting is all about. It truly is the foundation of any successful family unit,” Knippenberg added. Michele Borba, ED.D., a best-selling author also endorsed by Harvard’s Robert Brooks, PhD, commented on Shame-Free Parenting: “Stellar! Given the modern cultural issues which face families, it’s imperative to focus on resiliency and problem solving.” Shame-Free Parenting is available at local bookstores or on Amazon. Legit Parenting is available through the Apple Store or on Spotify. Knippenberg’s first book Wired and Connected: Brain-Based Solutions To Ensure Your Child’s Social and Emotional Success, released in 2019, provides brain-based solutions for ensuring social skills and emotional success of children. About Craig A. Knippenberg Craig A. Knippenberg, LCSW, M.Div., is a Denver-based mental health therapist who has garnered significant expertise working with children and families throughout his four decades in private practice and while serving as a school consultant for 40+ years. While dedicating his career to educating and treating the behavioral, emotional and social needs of children and adolescents, Knippenberg founded Colorado’s largest, solely owned private mental health practice specializing in child and adolescent neurobehavioral disorders. He also earned notoriety for creating the CONNECT Social Skills Group Program 42 years ago, which spans socialization groups targeted at helping children navigate the ups and downs of childhood and adolescence, CONNECT has helped thousands of children grow and mature. Knippenberg hosts the Legit Parenting podcast, combining his four-plus decades of experience working with families and kids with his current brain-based research and pertinent tools, to help parents support the mental well-being of their children. Knippenberg holds a master's degree in Clinical Social Work from the University of Denver and a Master of Divinity with a focus on pastoral counseling from the Iliff School of Theology in Denver. For more information, please visit www.legitparenting.com or follow Knippenberg on LinkedIn, YouTube and Instagram. Contact Details PAIRELATIONS, LLC Susan Turkell +1 303-766-4343 sturkell@pairelations.com Company Website http://www.legitparenting.com/

January 24, 2024 08:00 AM Eastern Standard Time

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A Milestone in Web3 Governance: STORM Chosen as Legal Counsel for 1inch DAO

STORM Partners

STORM Partners, a leading Web3 solutions provider based in Geneva, has been voted by an overwhelming majority as the legal counsel for 1inch DAO. The decision sets a historic precedent for decentralized autonomous organizations, as it becomes the first time that a DAO has directly hired legal counselling services and delegated its legal representation before third parties. This decision also represents a bridge between the decentralized ethos of a Web3 DAO and the legal and regulatory stability provided by a centralized legal counsel. With STORM Partners’ extensive track record of Web3 client partnerships, this convergence signifies a seamless union of two realms, forming an ideal synergy aligned with the DAO’s objectives. It also marks a significant stride in addressing the multifaceted legal challenges faced by DAOs in today’s evolving landscape, such as regulatory compliance, contractual agreements, governance frameworks, liability protection, intellectual property rights, and defense against external claims The voting was closed on Tuesday night, with an overwhelming 96.46% approval. This is a one-of-a-kind case, as the Swiss company, as legal counsel, proposed the DAO to be engaged and have detailed the characteristics of their mandate. Thus, 1inch DAO has chosen and conferred upon STORM Partners a power of attorney to legally represent it before third parties. “ We are honoured that the 1inch token community has entrusted us as the legal counsel for their DAO. Our team is dedicated to safeguarding their interests with the utmost commitment. This engagement, being 'fully decentralized,’ marks a significant step forward in the journey towards legal recognition of decentralised organizations. It's not just a milestone for us but a testament to the evolving landscape of legal frameworks adapting to innovative governance models,” said Nicola Massella, director of the Legal and Compliance department at STORM Partners. The importance of legal counsel for 1inch DAO cannot be overstated, given the intricate challenges posed by regulatory risks, liability concerns, contractual ambiguities, governance complexities, and the imperative need for legal recognition as a legitimate entity in multiple jurisdictions. We are thrilled to embark on this new chapter with STORM Partners. This partnership not only represents a significant milestone for 1inch Network but also for the broader decentralized finance space. As we navigate the complex regulatory landscape, this collaboration stands as a testament to our dedication to innovation while upholding our core principles. We are enthusiastically looking forward to the future, confident that this union will bolster the robustness and credibility of DeFi, enabling us to continue to expand the horizons of what’s achievable”, added Jordan Reindl, Governance Lead at 1inch. STORM Partners' exclusive focus on Web3, coupled with its tailored approach and experienced legal services, positions it as an ideal collaborator for 1inch DAO. About STORM Partners STORM Partners is a premier all-in-one professional services provider within the dynamic blockchain industry. Its expertise spans the global landscape of Web3, collaborating with a diverse spectrum of businesses and brands – from nimble startups and pre-IDOs to flourishing scale-ups and established global organizations. About 1inch DAO 1inch DAO is a decentralised organization that governs the network parameters, enabling 1INCH holders to vote for key protocol parameters and collect governance rewards. Distributed by STORM Partners. Contact Adrian Bono for interviews and quotes -adrian.bono@storm.partners or telegram @STORMPartners Contact Details STORM Partners Adrian Bono adrian.bono@storm.partners

January 12, 2024 11:27 AM Eastern Standard Time

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CES 2024 Latest Trends

News Media Group, Inc.

Contact Details Karl Wayne +1 334-440-6397 karl@newsmg.com Company Website https://newsmg.com/

January 11, 2024 07:00 AM Eastern Standard Time

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Intel ushers in the AI PC Era at CES 2024

News Media Group, Inc.

Contact Details News Media Group, Inc. Karl Wayne +1 334-440-6397 karl@newsmg.com Company Website https://newsmg.com/

January 09, 2024 07:00 AM Eastern Standard Time

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5Scape VR Announces its Presale Going Live Today!

Spark Metro PR

In the thrilling realm of virtual reality (VR), 5th Scape stands as the gateway to the next big thing. Utilizing cutting-edge technology, 5th Scape promises a significant transformation in the online VR games platform niche, redefining the essence of immersive 3D gaming experiences. 5SCAPE Crypto Coins represent the first coins in the cryptocurrency world to offer exclusive access to premium VR content and devices, enhancing gaming experiences. Serving as a gateway to unlock special in-game features, these coins foster a dynamic community and present substantial growth potential within the virtual reality ecosystem. If you're interested in futuristic investment opportunities, cryptocurrency competes strongly with traditional avenues, and 5 Scape offers a rewarding future-proof investment. Click here to visit the 5 Scape Presale site Presale Countdown: 8 Hours Until Launch Prepare for an extraordinary journey into the limitless possibilities of virtual worlds! The 5th Scape team is thrilled to announce the presale launch happening TODAY in just 8 hours. This presale event introduces the 5SCAPE Coin, a token unlocking exclusive access to premium VR content, elevating gaming experiences to unparalleled heights. Get ready for an extraordinary journey into the limitless possibilities of virtual worlds! The 5th Scape team is thrilled to announce the upcoming presale launch, set to kick off in just 8 hours. This presale event introduces the 5SCAPE Coin, a token that will unlock exclusive access to premium VR content, elevating your gaming experiences to unparalleled heights. Presale Launch Details: Date: 09th January 2024 Time: 11 PM UTC +4 Total Funding Goal: $15 Million Click here to visit the 5 Scape Presale site 5SCAPE Coin - Your Key to Unmatched Virtual Reality Adventures At the center of the 5th Scape ecosystem, 5SCAPE coins are not just a currency but your ticket to a world where imagination meets innovation. As the presale events commence, game enthusiasts have the opportunity to be among the first to acquire 5SCAPE tokens, offering entry to exciting 3D VR games, powerful VR headsets with HDR quality, and ergonomically designed gaming chairs for utmost comfort during missions. Presale Highlights: The current price of 5Scape token at launch is $0.00187 Throughout all presale rounds, the 5scape token price is expected to appreciate by 400%, reaching a total value of $0.01. As the first VR ecosystem in the Ethereum crypto world, the 5th Scape project anticipates a reliable future without significant market competition. Early birds/Early enrollees will gain an exclusive advantage to access VR games and devices. Enjoy substantial discounts on all digital products with 5Scape tokens. Rest assured about data safety and confidentiality, protected by decentralized blockchain technology. Join Us in Redefining Reality 5th Scape is not just a project; it's a mission to reshape the virtual reality landscape. With a vision to be the forefront innovator in the VR industry, 5th Scape invites visionary investors, long-term investors, game developers, and gaming enthusiasts to join this thrilling and adventurous journey. Be part of the future of virtual reality gaming with 5scape. Don't Miss this fantastic opportunity to invest in 5th Scape, where technology and imagination converge to create a virtual world like never before. About 5th Scape: 5th Scape is a cutting-edge online VR games platform poised to redefine immersive gaming experiences. With the 5SCAPE Coin, 5th Scape offers exclusive access to premium VR content, animations, educational content, movies, and much more, creating a dynamic community within the virtual reality landscape. Follow 5thScape on social media for the latest updates: Twitter: @5th_scape Telegram: @fifthScape Discord: @5thscape Join the conversation using #5thScapeVR Contact Details Spark Metro Sumit Kumar +1 302-597-6768 sales@sparkmetro.com

January 09, 2024 04:53 AM Eastern Standard Time

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Elementary Students Compete in Nationwide Creativity Contest to Win A Visit From the Harlem Globetrotters and cash prizes from Jersey Mike’s Subs

Campus Multimedia

Jersey Mike’s Subs announced today the return of its elementary school creativity competition in partnership with the world-famous Harlem Globetrotters. Known as the “Court of Creativity presented by Jersey Mike’s Subs,” the contest will award $1,000 to 10 finalists, and one grand prize-winning school will receive a visit from the Harlem Globetrotters before the end of the 2023-24 school year. The contest, which is currently active, launches in conjunction with International Creativity Month, which is celebrated every year in January. Entries will be accepted through March 31, 2024, with the grand prize-winning school to be announced on or around “World Creativity Day” on April 21, 2024. Winning entries will be judged on creative innovation as it relates to the sport of basketball, how the entry incorporates educational themes, the level of complexity, and overall creativity. The initiative is aimed to inspire elementary school students to do what they love in a way that also incorporates basketball – something the Harlem Globetrotters demonstrate every time on the court and in the community as Goodwill Ambassadors. Together, Jersey Mike’s Subs and the Harlem Globetrotters encourage students to get moving and start creating. School administrators, teachers, PTA representatives, and parents can submit a video or photo of an elementary school student in the U.S. showcasing their creativity HERE. Past students submitted trick shots, classroom STEM activities, Harlem Globetrotter-inspired art, basketball-inspired songs, extracurricular activities, and baked goods. Click HERE to get involved or find more. “Incorporating creativity into instruction is what great educators do every day,” said Pete Kurty, Principal of Glacier Ridge Elementary School, whose students won the grand prize for the inaugural 2023 Court of Creativity Contest. “Thank you to Jersey Mike’s and the Harlem Globetrotters for encouraging and promoting creativity and quality instruction in order to provide an amazing educational experience for students.” “The submissions we received in our inaugural year were inspiring and we are excited to see the creativity from elementary school students across the country again this year,” said Rich Hope, Chief Marketing Officer of Jersey Mike’s Franchise Systems, Inc. “Kids, the ball’s in your court. Go create!” “Creativity is a critical part of what we do as the Harlem Globetrotters, and we’re excited to provide a platform to foster creative expression in kids with the help of our friends at Jersey Mike’s,” said Keith Dawkins, President of Harlem Globetrotters and Herschend Entertainment Studios ”Our CSR efforts (our Goodwill Ambassador Initiative) are focused around Education, Health & Wellness and Community Empowerment and this partnership is helping us make a deeper impact with the next generation of kids.” The program is powered by Campus Multimedia as they partner to support schools and leverage their trusted network to make schools aware of this exciting opportunity to inspire students to showcase their creativity. The “Court of Creativity presented by Jersey Mike’s Subs” contest is open to public, private, or vocational schools with grades Kindergarten through 5th and located in the United States. Submissions can be made by the school administration, the parent or legal guardian of a child that is currently enrolled in an elementary school. ABOUT JERSEY MIKE’S SUBS Jersey Mike’s Subs, with more than 2,500 locations nationwide, serves authentic fresh sliced/fresh grilled subs on in-store freshly baked bread — the same recipe it started with in 1956. Passion for giving in Jersey Mike’s local communities is reflected in its mission statement “Giving…making a difference in someone’s life.” For more information, please visit jerseymikes.com or follow us on Facebook (facebook.com/jerseymikes), Instagram (instagram.com/jerseymikes), and Twitter (twitter.com/jerseymikes.com). ABOUT THE HARLEM GLOBETROTTERS The World-Famous Harlem Globetrotters are THE originators of basketball style, captured by dynamic athletes with unmatched skills and influencers of today’s game. The team has showcased their iconic brand of basketball in over 124 countries and territories across six continents since 1926. Proud inductees into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, their mission continues to advance the game of basketball and deliver exciting and interactive entertainment to the world. If you have ever seen a jump shot, slam dunk or a half-court hook shot, you have witnessed the creative moves made famous by the Globetrotters.The Harlem Globetrotters International, Inc. is a subsidiary of Herschend Enterprises, the largest family-owned themed entertainment company in the U.S. Contact Details Eric Nemeth nemeth@ericpr.com Company Website https://www.courtofcreativity.com/

January 05, 2024 07:55 AM Eastern Standard Time

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The Top 5 Press Release Agencies for Startups to Boost Online Visibility

Spark Metro PR

Startup companies require effective strategies to establish their brand presence and reach a broad audience. A well-drafted press release can be a powerful tool to achieve this goal. It helps announce essential updates, events, or product launches worldwide. In order to get the maximum impact out of the press release, choosing the best distribution agency becomes crucial. Thus, in this article, we shall present the top 5 press release agencies that cater their services specifically to startups and help them achieve maximum online visibility. 1. Spark Metro: Spark Metro is one of the best press release agencies for the startup. It is famous for its distribution network and robust relationship with the media outlets. With the Spark metro, you can get your work featured on top sites such as Yahoo, Nasdaq, Market Insider, Business Insider, Bloomberg, etc. According to the testimonials, its services are quick and reliable, and users are delighted with the 24/7 support via chat and email. They have three different plans to cater to the varying needs of users. All of them are affordable and come with justifiable resources in the package. Why to choose Spark metro: Many of you might have a question regarding why to choose Spark metro? Well read the following features and answer yourself why not Spark Metro! No word count limitations Lowest guaranteed price Fastest delivery within 2 hours Get SEO Optimised content. 24/7 chat support via mail and chat section. Get the press release for client acquisition, branding, e-commerce and sales Get targeted audience Strategic campaign development Measure the performance through analytics reports Serves a wide range of industries such as healthcare, technology, fintech, consumer products, non profit organization and much more. Get the informational, educational and promotional content for promoting your product or service worldwide. Connect directly with them on the WhatsApp chat application. 2. PR Newswire: PR Newswire is a reputable press release agency in Chicago known for its vast distribution network and strong relationships with various media outlets. PR Newswire offers a comprehensive distribution platform for startups looking to reach a broad audience that can increase visibility and engagement. They provide targeted distribution based on industry, region, and audience, ensuring that your press release reaches the right eyes and you achieve your goal. 3. Business Wire: Business Wire is another prominent press release distribution service that offers extensive reach to over 160+ countries and excellent targeting options. Startups benefit from their global distribution network, which spans 200+ industries and geographical regions. Business Wire also provides analytics and tracking tools to track the effectiveness of your press release, allowing you to optimize your strategy for future campaigns. You can book a demo to check how they work to fulfill your press release requirement. 4. GlobeNewswire: GlobeNewswire is well-suited for startups seeking a platform to distribute press releases globally. It provides distribution to media, financial investors, corporations and other stakeholders, helping startups generate interest and drive traffic to their websites from 158 countries and in 35 local languages. GlobeNewswire offers a user-friendly interface and supports AI-generated multimedia content within press releases, enhancing engagement and brand visibility with a 24/7/365 support system. 5. eReleases: eReleases with 23 years of industry experience stands out for its personalized and cost-effective press release distribution services, making it an excellent choice for startups on a budget. They offer a hands-on approach to press release distribution, guiding startups through the process and optimizing their releases for maximum impact. eReleases ensures that your press release is sent to relevant journalists, bloggers, influencers, radio television and news websites. You can choose the custom plan according to your content, relevant audience and required reach. In conclusion, selecting the right press release agency is critical for startups looking to enhance their visibility and create a strong brand image. These top 5 press release agencies provide startups with the tools and reach needed to ensure their press releases are seen by the right audience, helping them achieve their communication goals effectively. Carefully evaluate your specific needs and budget to determine which agency aligns best with your startup's objectives and reach for success. Contact Details Shaurya Infosoft Anoj Kumar +1 302-597-6768 info@shauryainfosoft.com

December 28, 2023 07:02 AM Eastern Standard Time

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New Survey Reveals 77% of American High School Students Feel Overwhelmed by Tests

Bespoke Education

Bespoke Education Inc., which for more than 20 years has provided the highest quality tutoring, test preparation, and academic support to students from elementary through graduate school in both New York and France, today released a survey of parents of American high school students (n=600) in the wake of the last paper-and-pencil SAT exam earlier this month. Ahead of the nearly 100-year old paper test giving way to the future, all-new digital SAT coming in March, the survey showed that: Parents are taking the SAT very seriously with nearly 70% saying their students will take the test; only a small minority of parents say their kids will not take the SAT. Students start SAT preparations early–a majority have started by the end of the previous school year. Students prepare mainly through either self-study, or through SAT preparation and tutoring programs. About three-quarters of all parents report that their children “sometimes” to “always” feel overwhelmed or stressed about an upcoming test. Here is a detailed breakdown of the more important findings: Notwithstanding the decision of more than 2,000 higher education institutes to put test-optional admissions policies in place, parents and students continue to attach great importance to SAT results. A large majority (67.6%) of parents report that they are certain their child(ren) will take the new SAT this year. Q2: Will one of your children be taking the new SAT this year? ““Parents are clearly taking the SAT very seriously.” They intuitively know that the SAT test scores will continue to be important in later life for most American high school students,” said Bespoke Education CEO Tim Levin. Asked when their student(s) will begin preparing for the new SAT, a majority of parents (64.31%) reported that their student(s) either started this past summer or began preparing when school started. Q3: When will your student(s) begin preparing for the new SAT? “I was positively surprised by these answers. We will always recommend that students start preparing for the tests no later than when school starts. Starting after December significantly decreases the odds of posting a good test score,” said Levin. Students prepare for the SATs through self-study using books and online resources (34.46%), enrolling in an SAT preparatory course or tutoring program (28.69%), or participating in school-offered SAT preparatory sessions or workshops (26.76%). Q4: How exactly is/are your student(s) preparing or planning to prepare for the new SAT? “The most important thing is not how students prepare, but that they prepare. Fortunately, parents can choose from a number of options to help their student test takers develop the skills and confidence needed to perform at their best on test day. And of course, digital resources have made self-study much more valuable,” added Levin. The minority of parents with students who will not take the test were asked why these students would not take the SAT test. The number one answer to this question was that their student(s) is/are taking an alternative test (e.g. ACT) instead. Coming in second place, under “other,” a plethora of answers followed that seem to indicate that there is uncertainty with some parents on whether SAT tests are actually still taken. Third comes the answer that the colleges where parents are considering applying have test-optional admissions policies in place. Significantly, 8.05% of students will not take the SAT test because of stress or anxiety. Q7: Why will your student(s) not take the SAT? Parents were also asked to which degree their children feel overwhelmed by tests. 77.26% of parents report that their children feel “sometimes,” “often,” or “always” overwhelmed or stressed about an upcoming test. 40.19% feel either often or always overwhelmed. Q8: How often have one or more of your children expressed feeling overwhelmed or stressed about an upcoming test? On the question of how parents normally help their child(ren) cope with test anxiety, a large majority (65.01%) answered that they counsel their children themselves. “Test-related stress is a very real problem for many students but it can be addressed. That means teachers, counselors, tutors, and parents must get involved in supporting students as they prepare,” said Levin. “We expect stress levels to diminish as students become more comfortable with the new digital format, which is more accessible and less intimidating than the 100-year old paper version it replaces.” On the survey The survey was run on October 25, 2023. A total of 600 parents of American high school children were surveyed. 65.83% of all respondents were between 34 and 44 years old. 24.33% were between 45 and 55 and 9.83% were older than 54. All respondents lived in the United States. 49.17% were male, 50.83% were female. About Bespoke Education With offices in New York and Paris, France, Bespoke Education's mission is to provide exceptional educational support for students throughout their schooling. For over two decades, Bespoke's team of tutors, proctors, and full-time staff have offered the highest quality tutoring, test preparation, and academic support to students from elementary through graduate school. Bespoke has worked with more than 50,000 students in the Tri-State area and around the world. Knowing the schools, administrators, and curricula in the areas where it serves, Bespoke builds long-term relationships with students, families, counselors, and administrators to provide the most comprehensive services. Bespoke believes the mentor-student relationship is fundamental to guiding students in acquiring new habits and skills. Once this trusting relationship is established and students meet with newfound success, they become increasingly confident and motivated to take on new challenges. Contact Details Razor Sharp PR Ray Young +1 512-694-6097 ray@razorsharppr.com Company Website https://www.bespokeeducation.com/

December 14, 2023 08:00 AM Eastern Standard Time

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