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NetSchools Corporation and eduTest.com Announce Strategic Alliance.

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ATLANTA and RICHMOND, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 7, 2000

Today, NetSchools Corporation and eduTest.com announced an exciting new partnership to deliver the most comprehensive educational solution online.

This new relationship combines the power of eduTest.com's standards-based content and test engine with NetSchools' one-to-one Internet-based educational solution.

The technology developed by eduTest.com couples customized, state-specific content with immediate assessment through the Internet. NetSchools' Academic Information System (AIS) already enables teachers to access a Curriculum Browser capable of searching 24,000+ URLS that are aligned with local, state and national curriculum guidelines. The combination will allow teachers and administrators to go one step further in assessing students' progress. Using the eduTest.com real-time performance features such as, immediate results for students and aggregated reporting, educators are able to make more informed decisions.

&uot;The NetSchools/eduTest.com alliance allows educators to quickly assess the progress of their students day-by-day. By combining our strengths, this union not only helps teachers plan better, but also allows them to diagnose, report and remediate students in need immediately--thanks to the Internet component,&uot; stated NetSchools President &CEO, Scott Redd.

Dr. Susan Hardwicke, eduTest.com President &CEO agreed, &uot;The Internet is an important conduit for educational progress. It is by far the easiest, fastest and best vehicle to use for testing and assessment. EduTest.com is thrilled to be a part of NetSchools' quality product offering and agrees with the company's approach to teaching the students of the 21st century. Part of that approach is to equip teachers with the tools they need to maximize their teaching time making them more efficient and effective educators.&uot;

About eduTest.com

All states are developing new educational standards and new tests, creating a critical need for school systems to help teachers and students adjust appropriately. EduTest.com delivers real-time information on the performance and progress of students against state benchmarks and grade-level expectations. EduTest.com, founded in 1995 and based in Richmond, Virginia; has customers nationwide.

About NetSchools

Founded in 1996 and headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia; NetSchools Corporation offers schools total educational solutions for the K-12 community. NetSchools provides a rugged laptop computer for every student, a high-speed infrared local area network, Internet access, technical and instructional support, curriculum and productivity software, and long-term professional staff development.
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