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We put the edge in education to improve student outcomes, make educators more effective, and disrupt the educational-industrial complex.



Gain an edge in the game of life—at least school-life.

  • ACT®, SAT®, and AP® test prep (and more)
  • Online courses
  • Free study guides, videos, and articles
  • Planning for college and beyond


Stop baking all your lesson plans from scratch.

  • Teaching guides
  • Courses for your classroom
  • Classroom tools
  • Shmoop for homeschool

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You’re focused on the bottom line. We’re focused on outcomes.

  • Award-winning test prep
  • State-specific solutions
  • PBIS and social-emotional learning

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The best of test prep

Standardized tests are a blood sport. Prepare for game day with our award-winning SAT, ACT, and AP Exam prep.

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Prolific study guides

Want to know what the heck happened in that story or what that poem really means? We've got more insight than Freud analyzing Oedipus.

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Robust online courses

From Algebra to Poetry, Kafka to Zola, and everything in between, we’ve got a course for that.

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Create your own classrooms, use ready-made gradebooks and course curricula, and engage your students without consulting Urban Dictionary.

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PBIS and social-emotional learning

Think we only help students increase IQ? Develop MENSA-level expertise in emotional intelligence too.

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"Your mom goes to college!" You can too! Earn college credits online with our ACE-approved courses.

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What is Shmoop?

Yes, it is a real word! Shmoop is a verb that means “to move things forward a little bit.”

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