Building on Success of 1:1 Tablet Initiative, Proven Interactive Math Learning System Helps Students to Master Skills and New Computer-Based Testing
Herndon, Virginia, September 1, 2015 – Marking its first districtwide deployment, leading interactive math learning system LearnBop®, an exclusive partner of Fuel Education™ (FuelEd™), today announced that Florida’s Jackson County School District will provide its product to students across the school district. Following the successful rollout of Digital Jackson, a 1:1 initiative providing Windows 8 tablets to students in grades K-8, the district required best-in-class interactive learning content.
“With all of the digital programs, the curriculum training, and integrating tablets, teachers are jumping in head first,” explains Missy Rogers, Jackson County School District’s math coordinator. She adds, “LearnBop is fabulous for remediation, as it helps teachers assign the standards we are focusing on, and then track and monitor each student’s progress toward those standards.”
Until LearnBop, the math program in the district didn’t allow teachers to assign work to students by specific standards, which made it difficult to identify students’ gaps. Ms. Rogers says that LearnBop will be a great asset in making the shift to the new Florida Standards Assessments (FSA), since it allows teachers to assign specific standards and track data on student progress in mastering those standards. The tool previously provided by the state for FCAT assessment practice no longer exists, and the district needed something to replace it.
“Districts across Florida–as well as other states–are looking for proven education solutions that meet evolving state standards,” says LearnBop founder and CEO Bharanidharan Rajakumar. “Through our recently released efficacy tests, we’ve seen LearnBop make a remarkable impact on student success as we have quantified the improvement in test scores. Students in Jackson County now have an advantage in meeting Florida state standards.”
The LearnBop platform leverages the interactivity and personalization of the tablet and uses a unique step-by-step approach to learning math, mirroring the personalized support that a student would receive in a one-on-one tutoring session. Each step covers a concept students need to understand in order to solve a problem, which means that data on student performance regarding fundamental concepts is collected as they learn.
Every step in LearnBop’s system is tagged with a mathematical concept, specifically aligned with state and national standards, including Florida standards. This data is presented to teachers in dashboard reports immediately available at the end of each session, and is incredibly valuable for teachers, who would otherwise have to administer time-consuming diagnostics to know where their students’ knowledge gaps lie.
“In the past,” Ms. Rogers continues, “if a student scored a 70 on a chapter test, all we knew was that they didn’t understand 30 percent of the content. We didn’t know what the specific gaps were. Now that everything in LearnBop is aligned to the Florida standards, our assessments show specifically what students do and don’t know, standard by standard.”
Like many new state assessments, the FSA use computer-based testing, eliminating multiple choice questions and offering fill-in-the-blank, drag-and-drop, graph drawing, and other interactive features. Because of this new interactive assessment model, students are struggling to adjust to the new standards, as well as to this new mode of test-taking. LearnBop mirrors the FSA by providing grade-appropriate content to help students prepare for new, interactive test-taking.
Interested educators and administrators are invited to join a webinar with Ms. Rogers and Mr. Rajakumar on Wednesday, September 2, 2015 from 3:30-4:00 p.m. EST to learn more about how LearnBop is supporting math learning in the state of Florida. The webinar registration page can be found online at go.learnbop.com/fl-webinar.
As an exclusive partner to Fuel Education, LearnBop is also available through FuelEd’s award-winning Personalized Learning Platform, PEAK™, an open, easy-to-use technology platform that provides a single, unified view of online and blended learning activities across multiple solutions for administrators, teachers, and students.
Jackson County School District also Fuel Education solutions in multiple online and blended learning programs throughout the district, including the FuelEd Full-Time School Comprehensive Program, Anywhere Learning System (ALS), Online Courses, and Credit Recovery.
About LearnBop (http://www.LearnBop.com)
LearnBop, an exclusive partner of Fuel Education, is an award-winning interactive learning system based in New York City. The LearnBop platform uses a unique step-by-step approach to learning math, mimicking the kind of support a student would get in a tutoring session. Each step covers a concept students need to understand in order to solve the original problem they were assigned, which means that data on student performance is collected as students learn. Data are organized into intuitive dashboards that provide teachers with a dynamic view of class performance, down to each individual student. This means teachers can provide both individualized instruction and better-informed group instruction based on the unique learning contours and performance of their own classroom.
About Fuel Education
Fuel Education™ partners with school districts to fuel personalized learning and transform the education experience inside and outside the classroom. The company provides innovative solutions for pre-K through 12th grade that empower districts to implement successful online and blended learning programs. Its open, easy-to-use Personalized Learning Platform, PEAK™, enables teachers to customize courses using their own content, FuelEd courses and titles, third-party content, and open educational resources. Fuel Education offers the industry’s largest catalog of digital curriculum, certified instruction, professional development, and educational services. FuelEd has helped 2,000 school districts to improve student outcomes and better serve diverse student populations. To learn more, visit getfueled.com and Twitter.
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