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Learn about best practices from Naviance users, read customer success stories, and discover new ways to extend the reach of your college and career readiness efforts from a wide-variety of third-party experts.

Hobsons Introduces Naviance Test Prep to Help Students Perform Their Best on Test Day

By Stephen M. Smith, President, Advising and Admissions, Hobsons

Filed under: Academic & College Planning, News & Events, Student Engagement, Test Prep

In response to customer feedback, we have developed Naviance Test Prep to deliver top content from leading publishers, a more engaging student experience, and in-depth institutional reporting. The new personalized learning platform uses a game-based approach to help students prepare for SAT and ACT. Plus, Naviance Test Prep now offers additional content for ACT Aspire and 18 Advanced Placement courses, helping you to expand your college and career readiness efforts.

Want students to be ready for college and the workforce? Give them hope.

By Dan Obregon, Vice President, Marketing & User Experience, Hobsons

Filed under: Academic & College Planning, Education Policy & Advocacy

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As educators around the country prepare for “back to school,” the national dialogue will once again turn to college and career readiness. With elections coming up in the fall, federal education policy will be a hot topic, so it's time to get serious about how proposed changes will affect students' futures.

Quick Guide to ACT Aspire™

By Nicole Howard, Content Development Specialist, Hobsons

Filed under: Academic & College Planning, Marketplace, News & Events, Student Engagement, Test Prep

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In 2014, ACT introduced ACT Aspire™, the first digital, longitudinal assessment system that allows for tracking of student progress from elementary school to early high school. With more schools and districts adopting ACT Aspire™, it’s important to understand the test and what it means for students and educators.

Congratulations to the 2015 Naviance Summer Institute Award Winners!

By Emily Goebel, Online Community Manager, Hobsons

On the final day of Naviance Summer Institute 2015, Hobsons was pleased to recognize leaders from Cincinnati Public Schools, Charleston County School District, and Adams 12 Five Star Schools, as the 2015 Naviance Summer Institute Award winners. Stephen Smith, President of Advising and Admissions at Hobsons and co-founder of Naviance, announced the award winners during the closing ceremony of the weeklong Naviance Summer Institute, held July 6-9 in Tucson, Arizona.

NSI 2015 Product Forum: Connecting Learning to Life from Start to Finish

By Dan Obregon, Vice President, Marketing & User Experience, Hobsons

Filed under: Naviance Summer Institute

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​This year's product forum at Naviance Summer Institute highlighted our commitment to bridging the divide between college eligibility and college readiness. As part of our commitment at this year's Clinton Global Initiative, we are partnering with AASA to foster a dialogue between K-12 administrators and community college presidents to help students transition from high school to a post-secondary environment.

NSI Daily Recap: Day 3

By Emily Goebel, Online Community Manager, Hobsons

Filed under: Naviance Summer Institute

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​The 2015 Naviance Summer Institute wrapped up yesterday, with another round of sessions led by clients, partners, colleges, and Hobsons staff, plus an informative College Roundtable discussion with a panel of college admissions administrators, and our closing lunch and NSI Awards presentation that ended the event on a high note. Here's a quick recap of the final day of NSI 2015.

NSI 2015 Daily Recap: Day 2

By Emily Goebel, Online Community Manager, Hobsons

Filed under: Naviance Summer Institute

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Craig Heldman, CEO of Hobsons, and Stephen Smith, Naviance co-founder and Hobsons’ President of Advising and Admissions, kicked off Wednesday of the 8th annual Naviance Summer Institute by challenging Naviance users to answer the question “Why are you here?” Not here at NSI or here in Tucson, Arizona, but here in the education field.

NSI 2015 Daily Recap: Day 1

By Emily Goebel, Online Community Manager, Hobsons

Filed under: Naviance Summer Institute

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​The 2015 Naviance Summer Institute was in full swing on Tuesday with educators, college sponsors, and Naviance partners gathering from around the world in beautiful Tucson, Arizona. Here’s a quick recap of everything that happened on Day 1 of NSI.

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