Catapult Learning Pilots Innovative Reading Technology Academy in Camden’s Catto Community School

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At-risk sixth grade students afforded opportunity to strengthen learning skills

Catapult Learning announced the pilot implementation of its AchieveReading™ blended learning system in the Octavius V. Catto Community School, based in Camden, NJ. The pilot, which is being rolled out to 35 sixth grade students needing extra assistance in reading and language arts, also includes the use of refurbished laptop computers and headsets.

The AchieveReading™ system, which blends Catapult Learning’s teacher-led and computer-based instruction, is designed to supplement Catto’s traditional language arts classes. Qualified students will have the opportunity to participate in the pilot program outside of their regular classroom twice a week.

“The goal of the AchieveReading pilot is twofold: prepare Catto students for the New Jersey ASK (Assessment of Skills and Knowledge test), and provide strategies that will strengthen their reading aptitude over the long term,” said Christine Hayes, Catapult Learning’s Director of Public School Operations.

The AchieveReading™ Pilot started on Febuary 8th and runs through the end of April.

About Catapult Learning
Catapult Learning has helped struggling K-12 schools and students achieve higher results for nearly 35 years. The Company offers a blend of teacher-led instructional intervention services, custom support and professional development programs — all designed for flexibility in order to align with each school’s unique culture. Today, Catapult Learning employs 3,000 teachers and staff and provides support to nearly 1,500 schools.

About Catto Community School
Catto Community School is dedicated to educating students in an urban area with diverse cultures and a wide range of educational levels and abilities. We care and continue to provide an environment that fosters opportunities to learn and enhance relationships between the school and community. Our ultimate goal is to shape better citizens, create good thinkers, and provide proficiency in the fundamental skills for grade equivalents in order to successfully function in the 21st Century.
http://www.cattocommunityschool.com

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