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An Interview with David Cumberbatch, ECS Learning Systems’ CEO

SAN ANTONIO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--ECS Learning Systems, the leading Integrated Standards Prep™ company and developer of STAAR MASTER®, announced today that the Company won six BESSIE awards from ComputED Gazette including the first one for its new STAAR MASTER Digital powered by PREPWORKS. For 2019, ECS Learning Systems won a Best Educational Software Awards (BESSIE) for PREPWORKS Algebra 1 (CCSS), STAAR MASTER Digital Algebra 1, PREPWORKS Civics and PREPWORKS Geometry, PREPWORKS SAT and PREPWORKS ACT. This brings the total number of awards to 50 over the past eight years.

“STAAR MASTER Digital is the first new product from ECS Learning Systems built on the PREPWORKS platform and progresses our Age-Appropriate Blended Learningstrategy. It is also backed by our industry leading Score Guarantees,” said David Cumberbatch, CEO of ECS Learning Systems. “It’s an honor to be recognized and supports the company’s core belief that ALL children can be successful if they are given access to a high-quality personalized education regardless of socioeconomic status.”

ECS Learning Systems introduced the concept of Age-Appropriate Blended Learningfor elementary, middle, and high schools in 2018 and backs its products with Score Guarantees. These comprehensive offerings use a unique mix of artificial intelligence (AI) powered, digital-adaptive learning solutions and paper-based instructional material for each grade level from K to 12 to maximize effectiveness. Through its brands, STAAR MASTER®, TESTSMART®, NOVEL UNITS® and PREPWORKS®, ECS Learning Systems offers a diverse portfolio of high quality supplementary educational products. To learn more about ECS Learning and its line of PREPWORKS solutions, call 855-365-7737.

The STAAR MASTER Digital computer adaptive solution complements STAAR MASTER’s paper-based offerings to enable offline, blended, and fully online instructional models. Leveraging the award-winning PREPWORKS Learning Positioning System® (LPS) computer adaptive learning platform, the solution seamlessly fuses together assessment, reporting, and instruction. STAAR MASTER Digital initially has offerings for grades five through nine Math, including Algebra 1. Additional grades and subjects are in development.

ComputED is one of the premier computer education resources in California sponsoring The Best Educational Software Awards (BESSIES) in the spring, and the Education Software Review Awards (EDDIES) in the summer.

About ECS Learning Systems

ECS Learning Systems, headquartered in San Antonio Texas, pioneered the Integrated Standards Prep™ approach in its quality education solutions that build core knowledge, are fully-aligned to state standards and work to ensure students complete tests with confidence. Founded in 1982 in San Antonio, Texas, ECS Learning Systems is the Integrated Standards Prep company that helps over half a million students annually with STAAR MASTER®, TEST SMART®, NOVEL UNITS®, and PREPWORKS®. Building on its strong presence in Texas with STAAR MASTER, the Company operates a line of Learning Centers under the TEST SMART brand and literature guides under the NOVEL UNITS brand. ECS Learning Systems announced the acquisition of PREPWORKS in May 2018.

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