Out on Business Wire this morning. Lots more news coming out from Ballard & Tighe in the next few weeks. We have three more news releases in the queue (mostly for CA education news).

Case Study Examines Effectiveness of Ballard & Tighe Materials for English Language Learners in Florida Schools

INVERNESS, Florida – February 11, 2009 – Ballard & Tighe, Publishers (www.ballard-tighe.com) announced today that it has published a case study about the use of the IPT® Testing System to evaluate and place English language learners in Florida schools.

The case study, about Citrus County School District (www.citrus.k12.fl.us), examines how the district is using assessment data to give teachers more information about the learning needs of their ESOL students (English for Speakers of Other Languages). Citrus County School District uses IPT tests for placement and progress evaluation of English learners as well as in their three-pronged exit assessment that includes the FCAT (Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test) and the state-mandated CELLA (Comprehensive English Language Learning Assessment).

The case study along with others that discuss the use of Ballard & Tighe instructional materials can be found at: www.ballard-tighe.com/resources/MarketingResources/successStories.asp.