In 1982, teachers Sam and Lori Mammen started ECS Learning Systems at their living room coffee table in Bulverde, Texas. From the beginning, our company mission has been to create quality, innovative K-12 resources that make teaching easier. As a leading publisher of state-specific test-prep materials, ECS is pioneering the concept of Integrated Test Prep. This approach encompasses six essential stages of test preparation: diagnose, teach, practice, evaluate, remediate, and reinforce. Traditional test-prep programs focus solely on targeted test practice, creating an imbalance that compromises sound teaching practices. With the TestSMART® and TAKS MASTER® series, teachers can embark on a path to Integrated Test Prep. This balanced approach supports a strong curriculum, varied instructional methods, and targeted test practice. We have also compiled the best resources available for Spanish/English and Special Education teachers and students. Our comprehensive product catalog includes thousands of activity books, workbooks, test-preparation materials, and other resources for reading, writing, and thinking skills.