Archipelago Learning Releases New Study Island Courses To Help Texas Students Improve Performance on "End of Course" Exams

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New, online courses align to Texas state standards for Algebra II and English I; designed to 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 new courses for its Study Island TEKS Mastery and TAKS Preparation Program for Texas schools. Covering the subjects of Algebra II and English I, the new courses are designed to help students improve their knowledge and understanding of content specified in the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) standards, thus improving performance on end-of-course exams.

An easy-to-use and affordable online solution, Study Island offers real-time reporting that can be used by teachers to differentiate instruction to address learning gaps and help students prepare for end of course exams. The integration of Study Island’s programs into daily course curriculum has been shown to increase student performance in a wide variety of subjects, including math, English language arts, science, and others. And because Study Island’s TEKS Mastery and TAKS Preparation Program presents content specific to the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) test style and design, students experience an increase in confidence in their test-taking abilities.

“Study Island is a cost-effective way for teachers to reinforce classroom lessons and focus on skills that the program identifies as needing improvement. It also enables students to practice for the TAKS, which can increase graduation rates and improve overall AYP status for schools and districts,” stated Allison Duquette, chief marketing officer at Archipelago Learning.        

Designed with dynamic content, built-in remediation, real-time reporting, engaging content, and an interactive game mode, Study Island EOC Algebra II and English I programs join Study Island’s existing library of EOC programs for the state of Texas which include:

  •     EOC Algebra I
  •     EOC Geometry
  •     EOC Biology
  •     EOC U.S. History

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 9.5 million students in more than 21,700 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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