GLENCOE/McGRAW-HILL'S NEW CALIFORNIA LITERATURE PROGRAM OFFERS INNOVATIVE ASSESSMENT TOOLS TO INCREASE STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT


NEW YORK (December 16, 2008) – Glencoe/McGraw-Hill, the leading provider of print and digital educational materials for middle and secondary students, offers innovative assessment tools to guide instruction and ensure California state standards are mastered in its all-new literature and language arts program, Glencoe Literature: California Treasures.

Glencoe Literature: California Treasures is aligned to California Reading and Language Arts standards. Ongoing assessment to determine each student's strengths and needs helps teachers make decisions about instruction.

"Assessment is not simply testing," said author Beverly A. Chin, Ph.D., professor of English at the University of Montana. "It is about teaching – that is, making decisions and modifications in teaching in response to assessment results with the purpose of increasing student achievement."

"Glencoe's new program for California equips teachers with integrated digital and print assessment tools to direct instruction for California students while meeting state standards," she added.

The Online Progress Reporter helps California teachers evaluate individual student progress and determine if additional support is necessary. Progress Monitoring checks in the teacher's edition provide re-teaching suggestions with each lesson. In addition, interactive tools allow teachers to create lesson plans and tests correlated to state standards.

The program also includes practice opportunities for standardized tests and formative assessments in literary elements, reading skills, vocabulary, and writing.

For more information about Glencoe Literature: California Treasures, visit http://www.califtreasures.com.

About Glencoe/McGraw-Hill
Glencoe/McGraw-Hill is part of McGraw-Hill School Solutions Group (MHSSG). The group combines Macmillan/McGraw-Hill, which focuses on Grades PreK-6, and Glencoe/McGraw-Hill, which serves Grades 6-12. MHSSG is the only major educational publishing business to provide a comprehensive approach to the development of print and digital instructional materials from pre-kindergarten through high school. Additional information is available at http://www.glencoe.com.

About McGraw-Hill Education
McGraw-Hill Education, a division of The McGraw-Hill Companies, is a leading global provider of print and digital instructional, assessment and reference solutions that empower professionals and students of all ages. McGraw-Hill Education has offices in 33 countries and publishes in more than 60 languages. Additional information is available at http://www.mheducation.com.

Contacts:
Tom Stanton
McGraw-Hill Education
(212) 904-3214
tom_stanton@mcgraw-hill.com

Yvonne Pentz
Paul Werth Associates
(614) 224-8114
ypentz@paulwerth.com
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