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MobyMax Enhances Special Education Instruction at Arkansas School

Potomac, MD (April 7, 2016) – MobyMax, the most widely adopted personalized learning curriculum in the United States, is partnering with Yerger Middle School in Hope, Ark., to target instruction and improve learning in special education. “MobyMax’s built-in assessment tool helps to evaluate students and give lessons specific to their ability,” said Karen Townsend, a special education instructional specialist from the school. “I don’t have to create several different lesson plans to target the different levels and abilities of my students.” The personalized learning curriculum includes math, reading, writing, science, social studies and state test prep for grades K-8. When multiple teachers at the school became interested in using MobyMax in their classrooms, the district decided to purchase a license for the entire campus to be used in regular and special education classrooms.
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Potomac, MD (April 7, 2016) – MobyMax, the most widely adopted personalized learning curriculum in the United States, is partnering with Yerger Middle School in Hope, Ark., to target instruction and improve learning in special education.

“MobyMax’s built-in assessment tool helps to evaluate students and give lessons specific to their ability,” said Karen Townsend, a special education instructional specialist from the school. “I don’t have to create several different lesson plans to target the different levels and abilities of my students.”

The personalized learning curriculum includes math, reading, writing, science, social studies and state test prep for grades K-8. When multiple teachers at the school became interested in using MobyMax in their classrooms, the district decided to purchase a license for the entire campus to be used in regular and special education classrooms.

According to Townsend, using the tool in both settings supports the integration of special education students into regular education classrooms. The self-guided learning and built-in motivators help students gain confidence in their abilities.

Since using the program school wide, the learning pace among students in special education has significantly accelerated. The students in special education climbed two grade levels in language in the first half of the school year.

One of Townsend’s students who was below grade level in math was able to transition from a special education resource to a general education classroom after using the program.

“MobyMax filled in all those gaps to make him truly believe he could do the work,” said Townsend. “Through that newfound confidence, self-led education and motivation, he mastered the skills he needed to advance to the regular classroom.”

Townsend said the program’s data reporting tool informs her Individualized Education Plans, leading to the academic gains the school has seen in special education.

“The individual needs of my students are met with much less stress. That allows me to spend more time working with students one-on-one, building on their specific strengths and working to bolster any weaknesses,” said Townsend.

To learn more about the school’s use of MobyMax, download the Yerger Middle School Spotlight. For more information about MobyMax, visit www.mobymax.com.

About MobyMax

MobyMax unlocks the power of personalized and blended learning to help students learn twice as fast. The company offers the only complete K-8 curriculum covering English language arts, math, science, and social studies. MobyMax identifies skill gaps with find-and-fix technology that targets instruction and helps students increase one full grade level in just 40 hours. Moby’s comprehensive system includes multiple motivation tools, test prep, assessments, messaging, parent portal, classroom clicker, and progress monitoring. MobyMax is used in more than half of all K-8 schools in the United States and has more than 15 million students registered. For more information, visit www.mobymax.com.

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Media Contacts:

-Amy Harich, MobyMax, amy.harich@mobymax.com, 813-603-4128
-Quinn Buchanan, C. Blohm & Associates, quinn@cblohm.com, 608-216-7300 ext. 21

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