| By Gale Staff |
ccAdvisor just published its review on Gale’s Testing and Education Reference Center (TERC). A valuable online tool, Testing and Education Reference Center is used by library patrons of all ages for standardized test preparation, researching undergraduate and graduate programs, finding tuition assistance, and exploring careers.
Read below to see why this resource is recommended for public, K12, and academic libraries:
The accessibility of the product is a substantial benefit. As the materials are Digital Rights Management (DRM) free, content can be downloaded and printed. Materials can also be embedded electronically in courses via learning management systems, such as Canvas or Moodle, or via electronic reserves. The site is also mobile device-friendly, so users can take practice tests or read e-books on smart devices.
Testing and Education Reference Center’s (TERC) breadth of coverage, accessibility, and moderate pricing make it an appealing addition to public, K–2, and academic libraries. The site’s content is undoubtedly rich, offering materials in a variety of formats. The titles in the collection are all up-to-date relative to the latest update to the corresponding standardized test. Users can access tutorials in the form of modules, online courses, and streaming videos. Online practice tests are interactive in providing feedback to the user regarding the correct answer for each item.
The cost of the product is relatively modest in comparison to such competitors as PrepSTEP. The availability of a broad range of up-to-date content is an advantage for libraries who struggle with the cost of replacing print materials regularly. Given that the product can accommodate an unlimited number of simultaneous users, the materials are therefore accessible to many more patrons than the single print copy model of old.