BACK OFFICE BUSINESS: Austin Independent School District Adopts DreamBox Learning® Adaptive Math Platform

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DreamBox Learning® has announced a five-year agreement with the Austin Independent School District to deliver its adaptive online K-8 math platform to every elementary and middle school in the district. The partnership means thousands of students across 83 elementary and 18 middle schools will have access to software that adapts to their ability and comprehension in real time, both during and between lessons. For teachers, DreamBox provides ways to personalize lessons, monitor student growth and receive job-embedded professional development.

Austin ISD completed a six-month pilot of DreamBox before deciding to implement the platform across the district. Results from the pilot showed that students who completed an average of 153 lessons over 19 weeks, experienced 82 percent growth. These results are in line with an earlier study from Harvard University conducted by the Center for Education Policy Research (CEPR) that demonstrated students who spent more time on DreamBox saw larger gains in achievement.

DreamBox offers lessons in both English and Spanish, and the ability to switch easily between them.