Archipelago Learning Selects Rio Calaveras Elementary School as a Study Island School of Excellence Recipient

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Archipelago Learning Selects Rio Calaveras Elementary School as a Study Island School of Excellence Recipient

Archipelago Learning, (NASDAQ:ARCL) a leading subscription-based online education company and developer of Study Island, has selected Stockton’s Rio Calaveras Elementary School as the recipient of the Study Island School of Excellence award.

Gina Hall, principal of Rio Calaveras Elementary School, and the faculty of Rio Calaveras Elementary will receive the award at a reception held at the school Oct. 19. Tiffany Alewel, regional sales director for Study Island and Lesley Rials, California account executive for Study Island, will present the award.

The Study Island School of Excellence award recognizes schools that have improved their state Academic Performance Index (API) while using Study Island programs. These schools use a comprehensive strategy to lead them above and beyond their achievement goals and individual student success.

“Rio staff and students work very hard throughout the school year and consistently prove that the goals we set for ourselves can be achieved,” said Principal Hall. “Study Island is a big part of our program. We are very excited about our double-digit raise in our API to reach 844, and we’re proud to be receiving this award from Study Island. It is very exciting to work at a school where the staff and students are so committed to learning. The teachers and students deserve recognition.”

“We are thrilled to honor Rio Calaveras Elementary School with the Study Island School of Excellence award,” said Tiffany Alewel, Study Island West Regional Sales Manager. “Study Island and Rio Calaveras Elementary have partnered together since 2008 to create measurable improvements in student achievement, and we are proud to honor Ms. Hall, her dedicated staff, and the families of the Rio Calaveras Elementary School for their dedication to educational excellence.”

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.

Rio Calaveras has consistently been considered a model school in the Stockton Unified School District based on their rate of improvement. This year the school’s results show that Rio Calaveras, with an API of 844, is the highest-ranking school in Stockton Unified School District.

About Rio Calaveras Elementary School
Rio Calaveras Elementary School serves nearly 960 kindergarten through 8th grade students in the Stockton Unified School District in Stockton, California. For more information, please visit http://rces-susd-ca.schoolloop.com/.

About Archipelago Learning
Archipelago Learning is a leading subscription-based online education company that provides standards-based instruction, practice, assessments, productivity and reporting tools that improve the performance of educators and students. Study Island, its flagship product line, helps students in kindergarten through 12th grade master grade-level academic standards in a fun and engaging manner and is utilized by over 10 million students in approximately 22,800 schools in the United States and Canada. Reading Eggs, an online early literacy program for students ages three to eight, offers skills, strategies and leveled eBooks essential for sustained reading success. EducationCity provides online K-6 instructional content and assessments for reading, mathematics and science and is used by 8,500 schools in the United Kingdom and 4,500 schools in the United States. For the post-secondary market, Northstar Learning offers online instructional content and exam preparation products across a variety of core college curriculum and career licensure areas. Archipelago Learning is headquartered in Dallas, Texas. For more information, please visit http://www.archipelagolearning.com.

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