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February 25, 2009 08:00 ET

Brightstorm Guarantees 200 Point Increase on SAT Scores

Online Learning Network Proves There's a Better Way to Improve Your SAT Scores

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - February 25, 2009) - Brightstorm, an online learning network that helps teens do better in school, today announced a new 200 point increase guarantee for students who sign up for its video-based SAT Prep Package, taught by expert teachers.

Since its launch in October 2008, Brightstorm's network has offered teens access to a diverse selection of video-based courses, broken down into short (10 to 20 minute), easily digestible lessons. On Brightstorm, teens are able to study at their own pace and benefit from helpful materials including interactive quizzes, flash cards and study guides.

A recent survey conducted by the company of teen users suggests that Brightstorm's SAT prep courses are invaluable for preparing for the exam. Teens said:

"I enjoyed the ability to stop or resume the video whenever I wanted to. Also, it was easy and clear to understand what was being taught. In addition, the skills I have recently learned are already applicable to my current math class, not just for the SAT."

"It's a helpful online course to practice for the SAT and teaches you things that you normally wouldn't know going into the test."

"Take it, it really helped me pass the math portion of the SATs!"

The company offers a video-based SAT Prep Package that covers the Critical Reading, Math and Writing portions of the course. By purchasing the SAT Prep Package, teens will get access to more than 120 supplementary materials and links, more than 5,000 SAT vocabulary flashcards, a self- diagnostic test, practice tests, study guides and 14+ hours of expert instructional video covering all sections of the test.

The company's hand-selected teachers develop original curricula that capture the most critical elements of test prep and respective subjects in ways that teens can relate to. As a result of the growing acclaim for the effectiveness of its courses, the company is confident that teens will raise their SAT scores by 200 points after enrolling in its online SAT Prep Package -- or it will refund their money.

"Brightstorm's experienced teachers provide students with the tools and tips to bring their SAT studying and scores to another level," said Jeff Marshall, co-founder & CEO, Brightstorm. "We're confident that students will raise their scores by at least 200 points after taking our SAT prep course and we continue to develop high-quality courses that speak to teens in a way that books and other online offerings simply don't."

In addition to its SAT offerings, Brightstorm offers courses to prepare students for AP tests as well instruction in key high school subjects including Geometry, Algebra II and Writing. Most recently, the company announced a new AP Biology course and Literature courses. To get on Brightstorm and sign up for a course, log on at www.Brightstorm.com.

About Brightstorm

Brightstorm is advancing the learning economy through an online learning network that empowers teens, teachers and parents to shape the future of education. Brightstorm helps teens do better in school through video-based classes, taught by expert teachers and offered in short, personalized formats. Brightstorm's online learning network gives great classroom teachers a new channel to reach and inspire millions of teens, while providing teens with anytime/anywhere access to outstanding learning experiences that map to their interests and increasingly savvy digital consumption behavior. The net result is a powerful network where teens learn more, expert teachers are able to reach more students, and parents can play a more active role in building their kids' confidence in school. Brightstorm is a venture-backed company based in San Francisco, CA. For more information, please visit www.brightstorm.com.

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