Play2Prep: ACT, SAT + PSAT prep

Play2Prep is designed to prepare users for the SAT, ACT, and PSAT tests. Users must first register with the app before accessing its content and then select a test. At this point, Play2Prep requires users to complete a diagnostic assessment that pinpoints their areas of strength and places for improvement. After completing the assessment, users are provided a report of their performance that can be emailed. From there, Play2Prep customizes a study plan for users that includes Daily Practice exercises. Additionally, users can tap the “Lined Button” to access practice tests, view their progress and past tests, and…

Review Overview

A. Instruction
B. Design
C. Engagement

Play2Prep: A Personalized App for Test Prep

Summary : Need Test Prep Help?

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Play2Prep is designed to prepare users for the SAT, ACT, and PSAT tests. Users must first register with the app before accessing its content and then select a test. At this point, Play2Prep requires users to complete a diagnostic assessment that pinpoints their areas of strength and places for improvement. After completing the assessment, users are provided a report of their performance that can be emailed. From there, Play2Prep customizes a study plan for users that includes Daily Practice exercises. Additionally, users can tap the “Lined Button” to access practice tests, view their progress and past tests, and ask and answer questions. Users can also tap the “Leaderboards” option to play test-preparation games and view their rankings. Lastly, there is a social aspect of Play2Prep that links to users’ Facebook accounts, so they can invite their friends to play test-preparation games with them.

Please note: This app only allows users to access a certain amount of content per day. Users have to wait a day before being allowed to access more content, or they can upgrade.

Instructional Ideas

  1. As a pre-assessment, teachers can have students take a diagnostic test for the ACT, PSAT, or SAT, and then email them their results. Teachers can then analyze the results and create specific lessons to strengthen areas in which students need to improve.
  2. As a bell-ringer, teachers can have students complete the “Daily Practice” exercise. Teachers can have students take a screen shot of their results and email it to them for accountability.
  3. Teachers can have students take a practice test once every two weeks for a period of time (e.g., a month, two months, semester), and students can analyze their progress using the “My Progress” feature in this app. Students can then write a reflective analysis of their ability that identifies their areas of strength and where they still need to improve.
  4. After becoming familiar with the app’s content, teachers can present students a text or mathematical scenario. Next, students can write multiple questions for the text or scenario using the UX Documents, Office Offline, or WPS Office apps that model the questions included in this app. Students can then email their questions to their teacher, and the teacher can post the questions and text or scenario to a class website. Other students can then access the materials from the website and complete the questions.
A1. Rigor
A2. 21st Century Skills
A3. Conn. to Future Learning
A4. Value of Errors
A5. Feedback to Teacher
A6. Level of Material
A7. Cooperative Learning
A8. Accom. of Individual Diff.
B1. Ability to Save Progress
B2. Platform Integration
B3. Screen Design
B4. Ease of Use
B5. Navigation
B6. Goal Orientation
B7. Information Presentation
B8. Media Integration
B9. Cultural Sensitivity
C1. Learner Control
C2. Interactivity
C3. Pace
C4. Flexibility
C5. Interest
C6. Aesthetics
C7. Utility

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  • play2prep: ACT, SAT, Math, English prep Screenshot
  • play2prep: ACT, SAT, Math, English prep Screenshot
  • play2prep: ACT, SAT, Math, English prep Screenshot
  • play2prep: ACT, SAT, Math, English prep Screenshot
  • play2prep: ACT, SAT, Math, English prep Screenshot
  • play2prep: ACT, SAT, Math, English prep Screenshot
  • play2prep: ACT, SAT, Math, English prep Screenshot
  • play2prep: ACT, SAT, Math, English prep Screenshot