February 2010 - GoToLearn continues with its teacher/principal/administrator appreciation program by delivering Valentine goodie baskets to teachers, principals and administrators in the area.
January 2010 - Sally Philipp, John Pankratz and Tim McCord are judges for the Dallas ISD Secondary Science Fair. This is the 5th consecutive year that they have been judges for this event.
January 2010 - Sally Philipp and Randy Wright participate as judges for the Memorial Elementary Science Fair in Plano, Texas.
December 2009 - In line with their teacher/principal/administrator appreciation program, GoToLearn delivers holiday goodies/treats to various campuses and district headquarters.
December 2009 - GoToLearn exhibits at the 2009 TASA event in Austin, Texas. During the event, GoToLearn hosts two luncheons to ask teachers, principals, and administrators to identify their biggest challenges and wish lists for the future. This type of information is the driving force behind GoToLearn's product development.
November 2009 - Houston high school expands usage of Diagnostic Plus (adds 9th grade products) citing their 48 point increase in scores in April 2009 as the rationale.
October 2009 - East Texas district (currently using the GoToLearn high school products - with success) adds the middle school products and implements the web-based Diagnostic Plus products for both the middle and high schools.
September 2009 - Charter school organization currently using GoToLearn, upgrades to Diagnostic Plus for all campuses.
September 2009 - District northwest of Dallas chooses GoToLearn for district wide implementation of the GoToLearn dual-language Math, Science and Social Studies. They will be using the assessments and tutorials to help raise scores on standardized tests.
August 2009 - UNT (University of North Texas) and GoToLearn embark on their 5th consecutive year of research together. Once again, the interns will be using the GoToLearn diagnostic tool (Diagnostic Plus), to plan their instruction. They are looking forward to continued success with the research program.
June 2009 - East Texas high school using GoToLearn, raises rating from 'unacceptable' to 'acceptable'.
June 2009 - Houston high school, with high-risk population, reports 48 percent increase in passing
scores on the TAKS after using GoToLearn for only 4 months. Campus rating goes from 'unacceptable'
in 2008 to 'recognized' in 2009.
May 2009 - Dallas inner-city high school reports 95.8 percent pass rate on TAKS and an Exemplary
rating from TEA. Using GoToLearn, this school has progressed every year and hopes to achieve 100%
passing next year.
February 2009 - Sally Philipp, Dr. John Pankratz and Tim McCord were invited to participate as judges
in the North Dallas Regional Elementary Science Fair. Ms. Philipp, Dr. Pankratz and Mr. McCord have
all been judges in the past for the DISD Secondary Science Fairs. The Science Fair will be held at
the Garland Special Events Center.
December 2008 - GoToLearn participated as an exhibitor at the TASA Conference in Austin where they
sponsored two lunches to meet with Superintendents, Asst. Superintendents, Curriculum Coordinators,
Testing Coordinators and Principals to learn of the challenges faced throughout the state on a daily
August 2008 - UNT to use Diagnostic Plus. UNT (University of North Texas) and GoToLearn agree on plans
for their 4th cooperative research project. UNT interns will be using Diagnostic Plus to identify areas
of weakness in students (in elementary and middle school math). The interns will differentiate and
direct their instruction based on the results of the diagnostic.
June 2008 - GoToLearn announced the release of the 3rd grade science diagnostic assessment and tutorials.
Taken from national standards, and mapped to the state standards, 3rd grade science is also available in
the dual-language format.
May 2008 - GoToLearn is pleased to announce that Mr. Christopher Corder has joined the GoToLearn team as
Director of School Partnerships. Christopher brings a wealth of experience providing solutions to districts
all over Texas and other states.
April 2008 - GoToLearn announced plans to provide End-Of-Course assessments and tutorials for Algebra I,
Algebra II, Geometry, Biology, Physics and Chemistry. Scheduled release is Fall 2008.
March 2008 - GoToLearn and UNT (University of North Texas) release results of their third research project.
UNT interns used GoToLearn as a diagnostic - to identify the areas of weaknesses in students.
The interns then differentiated and directed their instruction to those weaknesses.
When retested - every student had improved.
February 2008 - GoToLearn unveiled their new Diagnostic Plus product at the TCEA (Texas Computer Education
Association) conference in Austin, Texas. Diagnostic Plus offers a variety of assessment creation options.
Teachers and/or administrators can create assessments for district, campus, class, teacher, or students.
Assessments can be created at the concept, skill or sub-skill level. Diagnostic Plus also offers reporting
for district, campus, class teacher or student - at the concept, skill or sub-skill level. Diagnostic Plus
utilizes the same great content (both questions and tutorials) that is available in the CD product(s).