Four Texas School Districts Approve Archipelago Learning's Study Island as a Resource for Teachers and Students

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Clear Creek, Socorro, Richardson, and Schertz-Cibolo-Universal City Independent School Districts use web-based Study Island for standards-based instruction, practice and assessment

Archipelago Learning (NASDAQ:ARCL), a leading subscription-based online education company and developer of Study Island, today announced that four Texas school districts have named Study Island as an approved resource for their schools, teachers, and students. 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.

Located in El Paso in western Texas, Socorro ISD has approved Study Island as a “TAKS Preparation Materials” resource. Moving east toward the Gulf Coast, Clear Creek ISD in League City has named the solution as an approved “Library Resource,” while Richardson ISD north of Dallas now includes Study Island on its approved “Teaching Aids and Instructional Materials” list. Finally, Schertz-Cibolo-Universal City ISD outside San Antonio has named Study Island an approved vendor of “Instructional Supplies.”

“We are pleased these districts are joining their colleagues from across the state in making Study Island available to help their teachers differentiate instruction to address the individual needs of each student,” said Tim McEwen, CEO of Archipelago Learning. “Texas should be proud of the many innovative educational leaders who are taking a thoughtful, forward-thinking approach to assisting teachers 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 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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