Archipelago Learning Releases New High School Courses in Oregon as Part of Study Island Program for K-12

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New Oregon, online high school courses designed for teachers to help improve student performance and advance academic careers

Archipelago Learning (NASDAQ:ARCL), a leading subscription-based online education company, today announced the release of High School Math and High School English Language Arts courses for the state of Oregon. These courses are the newest addition to the Study Island Oregon Content Standards Mastery program.

Study Island programs are subscription-based online products that provide standards-based instruction, practice, assessment, and productivity tools for teachers and students. Each of Study Island’s programs is specifically built from the requirements for a subject area and grade level in a particular state, provides real-time reporting on student achievement, and offers students immediate feedback and explanations, and when required, remediation content. By engaging students and providing them with the tools they need to succeed, Study Island enables them to take control of their own learning, boost their confidence, and keep them interested in learning.

“We’ve had such an overwhelming response from principals, teachers, and students in Oregon over the past few years with our elementary level programs. Teachers in particular have told us how their students, especially struggling students, have been able to improve their scores by several percentage points. What is particularly gratifying is hearing that their students love working in Study Island,” stated Cathy Caldwell, vice president of Publishing, Math and Science at Archipelago Learning. “Developing programs at the high school level was a natural next step for us. Our clients are interested in having them and we know the program will continue to help students succeed as they move on in their academic career.”

Designed with dynamic content, built-in remediation, real-time reporting, engaging content, and an interactive game mode, Study Island High School Math and High School English Language Arts joins Study Island’s extensive library of programs for the state of Oregon which includes:

  •     Oregon standard-specific courses for grades 2-8
  •     Spanish Extended Learning Curriculum
  •     Extended Learning Curriculum
  •     Study Island AP Programs
  •     Study Island Graphic Novels
  •     Study Island SAT
  •     Study Island GED

About Archipelago Learning
Archipelago Learning is a leading subscription-based online education company that provides standards-based instruction, practice, assessments and productivity tools that improve the performance of educators and students via proprietary web-based platforms. Study Island, the core product line, helps students in kindergarten through 12th grade master grade-level academic standards in a fun and engaging manner. Study Island products are utilized by approximately 9 million students in more than 21,500 schools in 50 states and Canada. For more information, please visit http://www.archipelagolearning.com. Archipelago Learning is headquartered in Dallas, Texas.

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