Offers Thousands of Questions in Key Subjects; Features Analytical Tools For Parents To Monitor Children’s Performance
Singapore, 19 April 2002 – StarHub Internet today announced that it has enhanced its online learning portal at http://learning.starhub.net.sg with Smartscore™, Singapore’s first diagnostic Internet assessment programme. This programme, developed by Abacada.com, is specially designed for Primary One to Six students to test their knowledge of English, Chinese, Mathematics and Science. Smartscore™ will also allow parents to monitor their children’s PSLE exam studies with powerful analytical tools such as report cards, ranking and performance evaluations.
" We are always on the lookout for ways to enrich our online learning portal and we believe Smartscore™ by Abacada.com will do just that," said Mr David Ho, Assistant Vice President, Product Marketing, StarHub Internet. "Through Smartscore™'s excellent supplementary tests, students will be able to obtain exceptional support materials to complement their in-school learning. Ultimately, these courses - and other quality content on our online learning portal - are intended to help students build greater confidence and obtain superior grades in their examinations."
Smartscore™ allows school students to gain unlimited access to thousands of practice, revision and test questions, based on Singapore’s current primary school curriculum. The programme is divided into three sections:
- "Practice Planet" allows students to attempt fixed sets of assessment papers that have been specially created to help them learn at a suitable pace;
- "Revision Planet" is for students who have already made several visits to ‘Practice Planet" and want to create their own assessment paper on a specific topic to reinforce their understanding;
- "Test Planet" is an exams-preparation tool for students to test their knowledge on important subject areas. It also allows students to compare their results against top scores within the SmartScore™ community.
Added Mr Ho, "Smartscore™ leverages on the power of the Internet to provide dynamic content updates and instant feedback on all tests and assessments. This truly represents a key difference from traditional packaged software."
Smartscore™ is available at StarHub Internet’s online learning portal at http://learning.starhub.net.sg. The monthly subscription for accessing the database is S$20.60. Existing StarHub Internet Access/Mail Plan subscribers will only pay a monthly subscription of S$15.45. The minimum subscription period is three months. Hardware requirements for Smartscore™ are as follows: Pentium 200MMX or faster, 56K modem or faster Internet connection, Microsoft IE 5.0 browser and above.
Smartscore™ is created by Abacada.com, an e-business company dedicated to the development of e-learning services for the education market.