Sep 22, 2009

ConnectEDU Partners With Kaplan to Offer Best in Class College Planning Tools

Provides Test Prep Programs for High-Stakes Exams From Global Educational Services Provider to the ConnectEDU National Network™; Expands ConnectEDU’s “One-Stop” College Planning Platform for Students, Counselors, and Parents

(Boston, MA) September 22, 2009 – ConnectEDU ( the Web-based leader in empowering students to manage their education and launch their career, today announced it will be partnering with global test prep leader Kaplan Test Prep and Admissions ( to make Kaplan’s industry-leading test preparation offerings for SAT®, ACT®, PSAT® and AP® courses available to students whose schools are in the ConnectEDU National Network through its new ‘Standardized Test and Course Preparation Module’.

“Our partnering with Kaplan marks another step in ConnectEDU’s effort to provide our 2 million students and more than 2,000 high schools with affordable, best in class solutions designed to maximize their education and career potential,” said Craig Powell, President and CEO, ConnectEDU. “As high school students return to their classrooms nationwide, we look forward to offering them, their counselors and parents, informed test preparation recommendations and solutions.”

ConnectEDU’s Standardized Test and Course Preparation Module features new interactive tools, videos, learning games, practice tests, and articles designed to help students understand and plan for the standardized tests required for college admission. Of particular interest is the module’s ability to provide test preparation recommendations to students based on their stated collegiate goals and standardized test performance in comparison to their applicant pool. In addition, counselors and parents can track their student’s preparation, performance and recommendations.

"Kaplan and ConnectEDU share a common goal of empowering students to achieve both their educational and career goals,” said Brad Sockloff, Vice President, Kaplan Test Prep and Admissions. “ConnectEDU is a leader in providing solutions to high schools to help students manage the college admissions process. Teaming up allows us to provide Kaplan’s industry leading test preparation services to the nation’s largest “going-to-college” Purpose Network™, creating access and opportunities for a broader population of students and their families.”

The ConnectEDU National Network currently represents 20% of the college-bound student population in 48 of the 50 states. For more information on ConnectEDU or Kaplan’s offerings, visit or call 617-532-3000.

About Kaplan
Kaplan Test Prep and Admissions ( is a division of Kaplan, Inc. ( a leading international provider of educational and career services for individuals, schools and businesses. Kaplan serves students of all ages through a wide array of offerings including higher education, test preparation, professional training and programs for kids and schools. Kaplan is a subsidiary of The Washington Post Company (NYSE:WPO - News) and its largest and fastest-growing division.

About ConnectEDU, Inc.
ConnectEDU is devoted to helping students find and enroll in the right college, get a degree, and launch their career. Created, developed and run by people who have worked in every area of college counseling, admissions, and career development, ConnectEDU uses information technology to connect real students and real data with real colleges, and real career opportunities. We make the college admissions process simpler, more efficient, more reliable and more effective. ConnectEDU’s approach gives every student, from every neighborhood across the country, the best opportunity to achieve their dream of a college education and promising career.

*SAT is a registered trademark of the College Board, which was not involved in the production of, and does not endorse, this product. ACT is a registered trademark of ACT, Inc.


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