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April 8, 2015

LearningExpress Library: Common Core, AP Exams, and Responsive Design

LearningExpress Library’s (LEL) interface was updated to better accommodate use on mobile devices. Also, many new Common Core resources for middle and high school levels were added to the School Center in LEL. For a full list of content updates, review this PDF from LearningExpress. See the email below for more info.

Recall that each LEL user creates a personal account. For a document that outlines how to do that, check out the attachment included in this prior OSLIST posting.

Also, the Advanced Placement (AP) US History materials available in LEL were updated last December. The AP Psychology resources were just updated, and those for AP Statistics will be updated no later than early 2016. All of the updates are in response to the timeline of revisions to the official AP exams.  

Questions? Please ask.


Jennifer Maurer
School Library Consultant
Oregon State Library


From: Libs-Or on behalf Of Arlene Weible
Sent: Wednesday, April 08, 2015 8:18 AM
To: libs-or
Subject: [Libs-Or] New Content and Responsive Design upgrade for LearningExpress Library

LearningExpress Library helps students and adult learners improve the skills required for academic and career success. It includes popular software tutorials, as well as practice tests, tutorials, and ebooks that assist in preparation for standardized education, college preparation, and career certification tests. Plus, there are practice sets and tutorials to develop skills in math, reading, writing, and basic sciences.

LearningExpress Library is available to public, academic, tribal, and school libraries as part of the Statewide Database Licensing Program from the Oregon State Library.

LearningExpress Library recently upgraded its interface to more optimally view content from any type of device, including tablets and smartphones. In addition, it has added the following additional content:

New Practice Tests
Thirteen (13) new practice tests to the Career Center, including newly updated electrician's licensing practice tests, three (3) sets of Praxis Core® practice tests (marking the complete replacement of Praxis I resources), and updated practice tests for the Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) exam. In addition, the College Preparation Center now has two (2) Advanced Placement (AP) Psychology practice exams.

New eBooks
Four (4) new Flash Review guides for the GED®  test and new editions of ASVAB Success, ASVAB Power Practice, Police Officer Exam, and Critical Thinking Skills in 20 Minutes a Day are the latest additions to its growing eBook collection.

New Common Core Resources
Thirty-six (36) new resources, aligned to the Common Core State Standards, have been added to the School Center. They include tutorials for middle school students and parents, and tutorials and practice tests for high school students.

More details about the updates can be found in the latest product update.


Arlene Weible
Electronic Services Consultant
Oregon State Library