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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania — July 27, 2004 — Quantum Adaptive Learning, LLC., a developer of artificial intelligence (AI) tutoring software for chemistry and mathematics, was invited by the U.S. Department of Education as a national expert to demonstrate its Quantum Tutors® to NCLB policy makers as an example of leading-edge technology that is transforming education in the classroom and at home. The Summit, "Increasing Options Through e-Learning," was held July 12-13, 2004 in Orlando, Florida and was attended by a national audience that included governors, legislators, state chiefs, board of education members, educational technology directors and other NCLB policy makers.

Dr. Benny Johnson, President and CEO of Quantum Adaptive Learning, LLC., participated on the leadership panel titled, "Engaging e-Learning and Science Standards for Student Achievement" along with representatives from the National Science Teachers Association and TERC, a leading education and research development organization. The panel explored technology solutions focused on helping children improve performance in the sciences.

"NCLB is critical for the future of America's education. We are pleased that Quantum® was asked to take a leadership role at this conference and demonstrate best practices in student learning and teacher training utilizing our artificial intelligence Tutors," stated Dr. Johnson.

Teacher and classroom tested, Quantum's Chemistry and Applied Mathematics Tutors are proven to increase test scores by as much as 50%, specifically benefiting those students who are having the most difficulty understanding science concepts and problems. Students can enter any problem into the Tutor, making it compatible with any state school standards and curricula. Most importantly, because the Tutors are available over the Internet, students can get help when they need it most — during the evening hours when a teacher is not readily available to assist with homework.

Along with achieving significant results in student comprehension and test performance, Quantum® is expanding its software to include assessment capabilities in support of NCLB, which will begin science assessments in 2007. With a recent $1.5 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education, Quantum® will develop automated grading and assessment reports for its Tutors that provide comparative performance analysis at the student, classroom, school, district and state levels.

"We are delighted to be associated as the evaluators of the grant received by Dr. Johnson and Quantum Adaptive Learning," comments Selma Sax, Senior Evaluator at Wexford, Inc. "We have been working with Quantum Adaptive Learning this year evaluating the pilot program in Balancing Chemical Equations and our preliminary findings are most exciting. Students report that they found the AI programs far better than 'traditional' tutorial software; they like the option of 'just in time' help, and over 90% of the respondents indicated they would use the program again and recommend it to their friends who needed help in Chemistry. Teachers and students reported they felt the Assessment program was a great way to quiz and review as it gave them instant reporting and the opportunity to see just where student error occurred as well as tutorial help if requested. Teachers also commented favorably about the time saved. We are excited to have the opportunity to continue to work with Quantum® on this new grant."

About Quantum®
Quantum Adaptive Learning, LLC. develops artificial intelligence (AI) tutoring, assessment and professional development software that empowers teachers and inspires students from middle school through college to improve their knowledge and appreciation for the sciences. Teacher tested and approved by educators across the United States, Quantum's AI software is proven in research studies to improve comprehension, problem solving skills and test scores by as much as 50%. Quantum's intelligent tutoring engines are integrated with existing web-based learning products, providing a strong competitive edge for distributing partners. A "technology think tank," Quantum® is funded and supported by the U.S. Department of Education, the National Science Foundation and the National Institutes of Health. For more information, please visit www.quantumal.com.

About Selma Sax, Senior Evaluator at Wexford, Inc.
Selma L. Sax has more than twenty years of experience in evaluation, strategic planning, policy initiatives and public service. Previously a teacher and counselor in California. Ms. Sax was also a school board member for eight years, twice serving as president of the San Marino Unified School District board. She has worked with policy, legislative and educational leaders to assist them in planning and implementing educational technology in K-12 public education to improve teaching and learning. Governor Wilson of California appointed her for two terms to the Education Council for Technology in Learning where she served for two years as the Chairperson of the Council. Ms. Sax has also served as one of President George W. Bush's advisors on policy initiatives in educational technology to improve teaching and learning. Currently she is the Director of the Center for Quality Teachers at the Wexford Institute, and was Co-Director of PT3*L3 "Learning, Linking and Leading," Wexford's 2001 Catalyst Grant funded through the Preparing Tomorrow's Teachers to Use Technology grant program at the United States Department of Education. She is the lead evaluator for three other PT3 projects and for the High Plains Regional Technology Consortium all of whom contract with Wexford, Inc. as the evaluation agency. Ms. Sax also serves as the consulting evaluator on the MathSTAR and TEAMS-Impact Star Schools Projects administered by the Los Angeles County Office of Education. For more information about Wexford, Inc., visit www.wexford.org.


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