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LearningExpress Library technical support

Hours: 24-hour support Monday through Friday
            9 am - 5 pm ET / 8 am - 4 pm CT Saturday and Sunday
Phone: 800.758.5995
Email: Use online support form at support.ebscohost.com/contact/askus.php

Review of ebooks

LearningExpress is currently in the process of reviewing their entire ebook library, to ensure that resources are current and accurate. The goal over the next year is to get the majority of ebooks updated by the LearningExpress review team. Once the project is complete, and the entire ebook catalog has been eviewed, LearningExpress team will curate and maintain the ebook library as follows:

  • For titles aligned with standardized tests and career certification and licensing exams, they will be updated whenever the specs for the official exams are revised, and will be updated at a minimum of every 3 years to ensure currency and accuracy.
  • For academic/vocational skill-building titles, such as the 20 Minutes a Day series, they will be reviewed for pedagogical and reference accuracy and currency at a minimum of every 5 years.

Review of exams and resources

All practice exams reflect the latest official test specifications. All resources are reviewed bi-annually to ensure accuracy and currency. When a test is identified as out of sync with latest official specifications, LearningExpress removes the test and updates it accordingly. Alerts are posted on respective topic and guidance pages during the update period. If a resource is deemed to still be valid for preparation, an alert is added to both the topic and guidance pages during the transition.

The COMPASS exam is no longer administered and will be removed from LearningExpress this month.

Common Core alignment and learning maps

How LEL content aligns to the Common Core State Standards
The Mathematics Skills Improvement and English Language Skills Improvement categories in the School Center are organized directly on the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). Users will find practice sets and tutorials aligned to the CCSS from 4th grade through high school:

  • The Mathematics Skills Improvement categories in the Elementary, Middle, and High School Learning Centers are organized by CCSS domains into subcategories. CCSS math domains are larger groups of related standards, for example, Geometry. Each of those CCSS domain-based subcategories contains, by grade-level, practice sets with questions aligned to a CCSS grade-specific standard. 
  • Every math tutorial is aligned to grade-specific Common Core State Standards. 
  • The English Language Arts Improvement categories in the Elementary, Middle, and High School Learning Centers are organized by CCSS strands into subcategories. Each of those CCSS strand-based subcategories contains, by grade-level, practice sets leveled according to CCSS text complexity, and each question is aligned to a College and Career Readiness (CCR) anchor standard.
  • Every ELA tutorial is aligned to grade-specific Common Core State Standards, as well as the College and Career Readiness Anchor Standards for Reading, Writing, and Language. 
  • Users can find links to maps of the alignments of the CCSS to the Math and ELA tutorials on the “Common Core Details” guidance page in the School Center, here: https://www.learningexpresshub.com/productengine/LELIndex.html#/school-center-ccss/two/guidance/ccss-details as well as on this page under CCSS Learning Maps.

NRS Educational Function Levels and more

How LEL content aligns to the latest NRS Educational Functioning Levels
Many of the resources in the GED® Test Prep Center and the School Center were developed and leveled to directly align to the CCSS, and the CCR Standards are the basis for the latest National Reporting System (NRS) Function Level Descriptors, so those resources can be very useful in adult education centers. See the alignment maps that correlate the relevant reading, writing, and math practice sets and tutorials in LearningExpress Library's GED® Test Prep Center and School Center to the EFLs.

  • LEL ELA Resources to EFL Alignment Map
  • LEL Math Resources to EFL Alignment Map

Coverage of GED® High Impact Indicators in GED® Test Prep Resources
GED® Test prep tutorials were evaluated and officially certified by the GED Testing Service as fully content aligned to the official GED® Test. That means that not only are the skills identified in the high impact indicators covered in the tutorials, so are all of the other GED indicators. See coverage chart that details each high impact indicator and where it is covered in the GED tutorials and GED Practice Tests. 

  • GED High Impact Indicators LEX Coverage Map

LearningExpres has TABE 9/10 practice tests in the GED® Test Prep Center that recommend a preparation path for users based on their performance. If a user scores poorly in a particular topic, the TABE practice tests (which LearningExpress calls Skills Checks) recommend a targeted “pre-GED” level practice set in the “Build Your Basic Skills” category. The user, based on performance, is guided through the three different topic levels until hopefully, their skills are strong enough to begin preparing for the GED with practice tests, tutorials, and eBooks. Each step of the program is detailed in the attached document, which will also be added to the guidance pages of GED Test Prep Center at the October launch:

  • GED Test Prep Step by Step Guide

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