Region 5 Education Service Center In Texas Approves Study Island As A Resource For Special Education Teachers And Students

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The Southeast Texas Cooperative Purchasing Organization has named Study Island as an “Awarded Vendor”

Archipelago Learning, (NASDAQ:ARCL) a leading subscription-based online education company and developer of Study Island, today announced that the Southeast Texas Cooperative Purchasing Organization has named Study Island as an “Awarded Vendor” for the Region 5 Education Service Center (ESC) in the “Special Education Teaching & Assessment Materials, Equipment & Supplies” category. The web-based Study Island educational program provides standards-based instruction, practice, assessment and productivity tools that improve the performance of K-12 students and their teachers.

“We are excited that Region 5 has selected Study Island as a provider to supplement school’s efforts to close the achievement gap and help all students achieve their potential,” said Tim McEwen, CEO of Archipelago Learning. “They are truly innovative educators who are taking a thoughtful, forward-thinking approach to assisting districts in their quests to help every student succeed.”

Used by millions of students in schools across the United States, Study Island combines rigorous content in math, reading, writing, science and social studies with engaging, interactive features that reinforce and reward student accomplishments. With real-time reporting on student achievement, teachers can easily differentiate instruction to address learning gaps and help students prepare for state assessments. Study Island’s educational programs are built directly from state standards and create a fun, engaging experience for students and teachers alike.

The latest version of Study Island also includes a Writing Assignment module that gives teachers and students a paperless way to develop writing skills across the curriculum; text-to-speech functionality that enables students to have text read aloud to them; and a collection of standards-based plans, lessons, instructional videos, and supplemental resources that provides teacher with “just-in-time” classroom best practices.

About Region 5 Education Service Center
Region 5 Education Service Center consists of 35 Southeast Texas districts and serves more than 80,000 students. For more information, please visit https://www.esc5.net/default.aspx.

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 over 10 million students in approximately 21,800 schools in all 50 states, Washington D.C. and Canada. For more information, please visit http://www.archipelagolearning.com. Archipelago Learning is headquartered in Dallas, Texas.

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