OUR COURSES

This online course features a math and verbal diagnostic test, a personalized learning path with lessons and quizzes, practice sets and a post-assessment, with detailed answer explanations for each question. Scoring is provided by content area and overall score. The course’s subject areas include high-school-level reading comprehension, vocabulary and math. The self-paced online course features interactive games, exercises and flashcards.

This course is based on Peterson’s online course development philosophy and approach:

  • Individualized learning: every individual is unique
  • Strategic learning: focus on achievable goals
  • Pedagogical soundness: diagnosis-remediation-assessment model
  • Comprehensiveness

Here's how it works:

  • An initial diagnostic pre-assessment determines the student’s strengths and weaknesses.
  • Based on pre-assessment results, a personalized study plan is created for each student. The study plan includes lessons that target exactly what the student needs to study.
  • Short, medium, and full-length options enable the student to get the most out of the course.
  • Practice sets allow the student to apply learning and gauge progress.
  • The course is available 24/7 from any Internet-connected device.

This course covers a wide range of knowledge, providing a review for high school students and a bridge between middle school and high school.

This online course features diagnostic tests, a personalized learning path with lessons and quizzes, and three full-length practice tests with detailed answer explanations for each question. Scoring is broken down by content area and overall score. Subject areas include Math, College-Level Math, English and Writing.  The course prepares students for scoring well on college placement exams and taking college-level course work. The self-paced online course features interactive games, exercises and flashcards.

This course is based on Peterson’s online course development philosophy and approach:

  • Individualized learning: every individual is unique
  • Strategic learning: focus on achievable goals
  • Pedagogical soundness: diagnosis-remediation-assessment model
  • Comprehensiveness

Here's how it works:

  • An initial diagnostic pre-assessment determines the student’s strengths and weaknesses.
  • Based on pre-assessment results, a personalized study plan is created for each student. The study plan includes lessons that target exactly what the student needs to study.
  • Short, medium, and full-length options enable the student to get the most out of the course.
  • Practice sets allow the student to apply learning and gauge progress.
  • The course is available 24/7 from any Internet-connected device

This course covers material found in high school curricula and provides a bridge between high school and college.

The science hub features practice test questions and lessons on science subjects covered in high school – Earth Science, Biology, Chemistry and Physics. Detailed answer explanations for each question and content broken down by subject area.

Biology lessons and question banks include material on cellular structure and processes, structure of DNA and replication, DNA translation and mutation, taxonomy, and living systems.

Physics lessons and question banks include material on Newton’s law and mechanical efficiency, wave phenomena, the movement of heat energy, impact of energy sources, and calculation questions.

Chemistry lessons and question banks include material on fluids, the periodic table, physical and chemical changes in matter, conservation of mass and energy, and solution chemistry.

Earth Science lessons and question banks include material on bacteria and viruses, evolution and natural selection, matter and energy cycles, interactions in an ecosystem, and plants.

7 full-length practice tests, updated for the NEW 2016 SAT - Peterson’s SAT practice tests mimic the structure and timing of the actual SAT exam. Additionally, each section within the practice tests can be reviewed after the section is scored. While reviewing the sections, students will be presented with their results along with the correct answer and a detailed explanation of the problem.

Effective January 2016, the SAT has changed! The redesigned SAT allows students to showcase their best work to colleges and universities by focusing on skills that matter most for college readiness and success. Test topics include:

  • Reading – you will be reading passages and interpreting informational graphics. Then you’ll use what you’ve read to answer questions, measuring your ability in the following areas: command of evidence, words in context, and analysis in history/social studies,
  • Writing and Language – Uses a variety of passages to assess your ability to revise and edit a wide range of texts for expression of ideas and comprehension of standard conventions of written English grammar, usage, and punctuation.
  • Math – is constructed of two parts: one allowing the use of a calculator, and one which does not allow the use of a calculator. Topics tested include numbers and operations, arithmetic, algebra, geometry, and data analysis.
  • SAT Essay (optional) – requires you to read an authentic text and respond with an analysis of the author’s use of evidence, reasoning, stylistic and persuasive elements, and/or other features the students identify themselves.

The SAT scoring rubrics have also been redesigned, with the optional Essay being scored separately. For more information about the updated SAT test, please visit the College Board’s website, https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/sat?navid=gh-nsat.

 

7 full-length practice tests for the ACT - Peterson’s ACT practice tests mimic the structure and timing of the actual ACT exam. Additionally, each section within the practice tests can be reviewed after the section is scored. While reviewing the sections, students will be presented with their results along with the correct answer and a detailed explanation of the problem.

Test topics include:

  • English-tests knowledge of grammar, usage, and organization
  • Math-includes topics such as arithmetic, algebra, geometry, data analysis, and trigonometry
  • Reading-assesses reading comprehension skills
  • Science-tests ability to analyze and interpret scientific information
  • Writing-requires student to write an essay that expresses his or her position on the issue presented
Math and Verbal flashcards help students prepare for the SAT and ACT by strengthening math skills and broadening vocabulary. March 2 Success has 20 sets of verbal cards and 5 sets of math cards along with interactive quizzes to help students measure their readiness and focus their studies.
Zero Hour Threat, created by i.d.e.a.s. at Disney-MGM, is an interactive action game designed to increase standardized test scores, as well as enhance general mathematics and vocabulary skills while having fun playing a state-of-the-art video game.

A proven effective interactive program that takes all the guesswork out of the college admission and financing process. It includes a special emphasis on scholarships and supplies hundreds of related web links.

The Student Planning Guide provides a month-by-month plan of important steps involved in the entire college preparation process beginning with the student’s freshman year and culminating with senior graduation. This guide takes the guesswork out of the college preparation process.

The social sciences hub provides important science content that meets STEM standards. Practice questions help students become familiar with the important skills and content included in STEM social science fields. Students will be presented with their results, the correct answer and a detailed explanation of the problem.

A total of 1,002 practice questions cover the following subjects:

  • Macroeconomics - broad-based economic systems, national income and price determination, financial sectors, inflation, unemployment, and international trade and finance
  • Microeconomics - consumer- and business-driven economic systems, product markets, factor markets, market failure, and the role of government
  • Financial Accounting - double-entry accounting, generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP), forms of business, income statements, balance sheets, cash flows, investments, and business ethics
  • Personal Finance - foundations, credit and debt, major purchases, taxes, insurance, investments, and retirement and estate planning. Topics include: financial goals and budgeting, consumer credit, bankruptcy, auto and home purchases, payroll deductions and income tax, multiple forms of insurance, stocks, bonds, and mutual funds, and social security.

Peterson’s online nursing hub features practice test questions covering important subjects needed to pass entrance exams for nursing and allied health programs.  Detailed answer explanations provided for each practice test question.

The content will provide preparation for the following entrance exams:

  • Pre-Admission Examination (PAX-RN), PSB-Registered Nursing School Aptitude Examination (RN),  Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS)
  • PSB-Health Occupations Aptitude Examination
  • Pre-Admission Examination (PAX-PN)

The technology hub includes practice questions to help students become familiar with the important skills and content included in STEM technology standards. Students will be presented with their results, the correct answer and a detailed explanation for each practice question.

A total of 1,200 practice questions cover the following subjects:

  • Information Systems and Computer Applications - computers, data, and information management
  • Introduction to Computing - history and technological generations, program development, connectivity and communications, hardware, software, data management
  • Management Information Systems - hardware/software, database management, systems theory, telecommunications, analysis and design of systems, and management of informational support
  • Technical Writing - theory and practice of technical writing, purpose, content, organizational patterns of common types of technical documents, elements of various technical reports, and technical editing

The pre-engineering hub includes practice questions to help students become familiar with the important skills and content included in STEM engineering standards. Students will be presented with their results, the correct answer and a detailed explanation for each practice question.

A total of 725 practice questions cover the following subjects:

  • Pre-Calculus - functions and their properties, algebra, analytic geometry, trigonometry, and mathematical modeling
  • Calculus - functions, limits, derivatives, and integrals
  • Physics – Calculus based and non-calculus electromagnetism and mechanics, fluid mechanics and thermal physics, waves and optics, and basic atomic physics

The math hub includes practice questions to help students become familiar with the important skills and content included in STEM math standards. Students will be presented with their results, the correct answer and a detailed explanation for each practice question.

A total of 1,194 practice questions cover the following subjects:

  • Algebra
  • College-Level Algebra
  • Data Analysis and Probability
  • Geometry
  • Numbers and Operations
  • Trigonometry
  • Pre-Calculus
  • Statistics
  • Business Math

Additional Math Learning Modules:
The additional math learning modules include interactive exercises that provide remediation for math subjects through the use of animation, drag and drop exercises and clickable steps to provide an engaging learning experience. In addition to the practice questions and detailed explanations, learning modules for the following math subjects are included:

  • Order of Operations
  • Arithmetic
  • Square Roots and Exponents
  • Algebra
  • Linear Functions
  • Geometry
  • Proportions, Probability and Statistics