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Broadening our Horizons with Versan

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Hello, everyone!
Exciting news from EduFocal! Our students will be pleased to know that EduFocal is now partnering with Versan Educational Services to bring you SAT prep questions. Anyone looking to apply to college abroad will now have the edge of using EduFocal and Versan to study for their SATs!
Versan Educational Services is a company that has been operating in Jamaica for over 20 years, helping students in the Caribbean and all over the world to achieve their goals of getting to some of the top Universities in the United States. They have a strong history of guiding and supporting students on the road to Ivy League Education. Their specialized team of SAT tutors will provide the questions that students need in order to prepare. Their reputation and experience with SAT preparation coupled with EduFocal’s fun and challenging programme will give you the ultimate advantage.
Look out for more info on the EduFocal-Versan partnership soon. We’ll be ready for you in the new school year!

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Introducing the EduFocal Report Card

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It can be extremely challenging for busy parents to stay on top of their child’s exam preparation progress, an almost impossible task when the preparation only involves the use of a pen and paper.

Imagine coming home from work and not knowing if your child did any work or being unaware of how  they’ve been progressing in a specific subject or topic area. With so many things to distract your child, it’s important that parents have useful tools at their disposal to keep on top of their child’s progress.

EduFocal’s reporting feature seeks to solve these problems.

As your child uses EduFocal to practice for their exams we generate detailed  reports to give you valuable insight into their performance.

Our reports are designed to give you the information you need to help your child reach their full potential. With EduFocal, you can identify your child’s  strengths and pinpoint areas that give your child trouble, view improvement over time, and monitor their progress over a specified period.

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Date picker: Parents/teachers can see a child’s performance over a specific period.  Let’s say you’re interested in seeing your child’s activity on EduFocal for the month of October, the date picker would make this easy

Average score: You will be able to see your child’s average score over the specified period on a subject by subject basis and also on a topic by topic basis.

Lowest/Highest Score: You can see your child’s lowest or highest score over the specified period.

Tests taken: A parent can see the number of tests taken on a subject by subject or topic by topic basis over a specified period.

Full report:  The full report link shows all your test information from the first time you started using EduFocal.

Our reporting feature will only be available to our scholar ($1,500) and genius ($4,200) subscribers.

This is just the beginning and we will be rolling out additional features soon!

Email us at: or Call us at: 1876-545-6316 between the hours of 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Mondays to Fridays if you have any questions


EduFocal and The West Indies Cricket team join forces

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ORLANDO, Florida – Members of the West Indies cricket team utilised a customised version of EduFocal, the innovative social learning platform, in one of their team building sessions on Wednesday, October 24, 2013

During the week, the team will be involved in several team building exercises – indoors and outdoors – as well as interaction with Dr. Jason Scott Hamilton, the Jamaican Elite Sports Psychologist, who has worked with the team for the last six months.

Members of the team congregated in one room and battled for the top spot. With 4 levels, players were quizzed with simple questions ranging from general knowledge to music; answering questions correctly was a requirement to advance to subsequent levels. Correct answers carried points which allowed the players to rank on the publicly displayed scoreboard. With 44 points, fast bowler Tino Best seemed like the likely victor, but Team Captain Darren Sammy took victory from him in the last minute with 48 points.


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EduFocal + The Jamaica Observer: The Details!

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A few weeks ago, we announced that EduFocal would be partnering with the Jamaica Observer, but the specifics of the deal were not disclosed. We’ve always wanted to make it easy for people to access our service, but many don’t have access to credit cards which hindered a great deal from joining our service.

The Partnership

With that said, starting January 10, 2013, you will be able to access EduFocal with the purchase of a Sunday Observer.  You will find an EduFocal voucher in each Sunday Observer, every Sunday! The voucher will grant you a week’s access to EduFocal. You can always find a new voucher every Sunday that you can use to renew your account on EduFocal.

 We will also be hosting The Observer’s GSAT and CSEC Study Centre material on EduFocal. This will be rolled out over the next 2 months or so. I think this is a great partnership – a partnership that will be beneficial to the many students sitting their CSEC and GSAT exams in 2013. This will help to make educational content more accessible to everyone.

Look out for an announcement from the Jamaica Observer soon!



Hundreds benefit from EduFocal partnership with Fun4Kidz Sanya Richards Fast Track Program

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The Fun4Kidz Sanya Richards Fast Track program, sponsored by USAID Jamaica, has partnered with EduFocal, the new online interactive learning platform for GSAT and CSEC students, to provide full EduFocal membership to hundreds of students spanning five schools. These schools include Holy Trinity High, Tarrant High, Penwood High, Bridgeport High and Waterford High.

The Sanya Richards Fast Track Program is the brainchild of Sanya Richards Ross, Jamaican American Olympic gold medallist, and Andrew Post of the Fun 4 Kidz Foundation. Since its inception in 2007, the program seeks to combine sports with literacy and numeracy in a dynamic and outstanding initiative enjoyed by youth in Richards Ross’ native island home of Jamaica.

EduFocal’s main objective of changing the way GSAT and CSEC students see learning by presenting it in a fun, interactive environment is a great match for the objectives of the Fast Track program. Launched in March 2012, EduFocal has already received endorsement by the Minister of Education, the Honourable Ronald Thwaites who states that ‘Persons in the education industry are tired of the same conventional, ineffective methods of getting information across to students,’ and believes that ‘EduFocal presents a refreshing method of incorporating learning with play.’

The partnership hopes to foster a fruitful relationship between both entities by endorsing and furthering their objectives and assisting in the educational development of the students of the five benefitting schools.


EduFocal is an online interactive learning community offers preparatory questions for the GSAT and CSEC programmes, presented in a manner akin to popular role-playing games (RPG). It is focused on using technology to enrich the learning experience outside of the classroom as well as to help ideate and innovate the way we move forward with technology in education.

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