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Online instruction, assessment program adopted by multiple districts

Several school districts nationwide have recently implemented or expanded use of Curriculum Advantage's Classworks online instruction and assessment.

Clark County School District in Las Vegas, Nevada, the fifth largest district in the nation, has expanded its use of Classworks because of evidence that the targeted students had stronger academic growth than students not using Classworks.

Tuscaloosa City Schools in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, recently purchased Classworks for 22 schools. They are starting with a Response to Intervention focus but plan to expand to more students after completing a successful summer school intervention.

Muscogee County Schools in Columbus, Georgia, which purchased Classworks district-wide, is also focused on a strong return on investment. They instituted a semester-long analysis before they fully rolled out Classworks to all 50 schools. “We wanted to ensure we had a strong implementation, so we started out with approximately 22 schools doing a full rollout. In only one semester, we were able to see measurable gains in the students who used Classworks, ” said Ronie Collins, Chief Academic Officer of Muscogee Schools.

Superintendent Dr. Gearl Loden of Tupelo Public School District in Tupelo, Mississippi, purchased Classworks for 10 schools after a successful implementation at his previous district, Amory School District. “Classworks was one of the great tools we had to increase student achievement. I am looking forward to getting the same results in Tupelo,” said Dr. Loden.

Ector County Independent School District in Ector, Texas also required a demonstrable return on investment prior to expansion. Starting with six schools and one subject, they did an eight-month review before purchasing Classworks for 27 schools, all subjects. They cite Classworks strong implementation plan and measurable student achievement as key reasons they expanded to more schools.

A recent, year-long study of 20,000 students in Georgia demonstrated that students working in Classworks have a higher percentage of increase in students who Met/Exceeded on the state-wide CRCT compared to their peers from 2011 to 2012. Visit www.classworks.com to download the full report.

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