Archipelago Learning Releases New ‘End of Instruction’ Courses in Oklahoma as Part of Study Island Program for K-12

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New Study Island Oklahoma, online EOI courses improve student performance and provide data to improve teacher quality

Archipelago Learning (NASDAQ:ARCL), a leading subscription-based online education company, today announced the release of End of Instruction (EOI) courses for Algebra II, Geometry, and U.S. History for the state of Oklahoma. An easy-to-use and affordable online solution, the newest addition to the Study Island OCCT Preparation and PASS Mastery Program is specifically designed to help students improve their knowledge and understanding of the content specified in the Oklahoma High School EOI. Performance on this exam determines advancement, graduation status, and a school’s AYP status.

States, districts, schools, teachers, parents, and students will benefit from the integration of Study Island EOI programs into course curriculum by exposing students to the specific content and design of Oklahoma’s EOI exam. Overall, one can expect improved student performance, feedback for teachers and students to provide opportunities for targeted teaching, and data to improve teacher quality.

“With the emphasis on America’s children to be college-ready as well as the importance of being able to compete with the education of children globally from the Obama Administration, it is critical for high school students to be prepared for the content and style of the Oklahoma EOI exam,” stated Becky Wofford, vice president of Marketing at Archipelago Learning. “Utilizing Study Island programs is a cost-effective way for teachers to reinforce classroom lessons and concentrate on the areas the program identifies as student weaknesses, allow their students to practice for their exam to increase graduation rates, and improve overall AYP status for their school and district.”    

Designed with dynamic content, built-in remediation, real-time reporting, engaging content, and an interactive game mode, Study Island EOI Algebra II, Geometry, and U.S. History joins Study Island’s existing library of EOI programs for the state of Oklahoma which includes:

  •     EOI – English II
  •     EOI – English III
  •     EOI – Algebra I
  •     EOI - Biology

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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