School Districts Nationwide Enlist DreamBox Learning to Bolster Students’ Math Profiency

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New York City Public Schools join districts in all 50 states to implement the DreamBox Learning iIntelligent adaptive learning platform. DreamBox Learning K-3 Math was also just honored with a prestigious BESSIE Award.

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“School districts throughout the country are recognizing that DreamBox Learning’s student-powered adaptive learning platform represents the next generation of technology that will be a game-changer in how we educate our kids.”

DreamBox Learning, the leading adaptive learning company, today announced that five prominent U.S. school districts have joined the movement to transform the way kids learn by purchasing DreamBox Learning K-3 Math, which delivers unparalleled formative math instruction to students at all learning levels. The latest deployment includes five New York City Public Schools rolling out the award-winning math program for both classroom and home use for every student in kindergarten through third grade as a supplemental tool to reinforce core math curriculum.

Additionally, DreamBox Learning K-3 Math was just honored with the Best Educational Software (BESSIE) Award for Math Website in the Early Elementary category. The BESSIE Awards target innovative and content-rich programs and websites that provide teachers and parents with the technology to foster educational excellence.

“School districts throughout the country are recognizing that DreamBox Learning’s student-powered adaptive learning platform represents the next generation of technology that will be a game-changer in how we educate our kids,” said Jessie Woolley-Wilson, Chief Executive Officer for DreamBox Learning. “Widespread school support combined with DreamBox Learning K-3 Math winning the prestigious BESSIE Award for a second consecutive year speaks volumes to the positive impact that we’re making on today’s and future generations of learners.”

In addition to New York City Public Schools, four other forward-thinking school districts have recently implemented DreamBox Learning K-3 Math to fulfill various math-related educational needs. With a strong focus on bringing learning technology into the classroom, Highline School District in Burien, Washington purchased DreamBox Learning K-3 Math for 10 elementary schools, primarily for classroom-based core math curriculum reinforcement.

“Highline Public Schools is very interested in utilizing adaptive, digital technologies to meet students’ individual needs, while at the same time making sure that every student is receiving quality core instruction,” said Rachel P. Klein, Director of Student Advancement, Highline School District. “In our search of available products, we found DreamBox Learning to be the most engaging product for the price. We are very eager to see what effect DreamBox Learning has on kids’ scores and their early love of math.”

Two other districts deploying DreamBox Learning K-3 Math are Kirkwood School District in Missouri, where every first grade student has been given access to the program as part of the district’s core math program. It also extended the use of DreamBox Learning K-3 Math for all math intervention students through third grade. In Connecticut, South Windsor Public School District is piloting DreamBox Learning K-3 Math district-wide after seeing success at its Philip R. Smith Elementary School, where all students in kindergarten through third grade have used the program to reinforce core math curriculum and where it’s been used for math intervention in grades 4-5.

In Pennsylvania, the Neshaminy School District is extending its use of DreamBox Learning K-3 Math to all first and second grade students after seeing strong results in two months with intervention students. “DreamBox Learning has arrived at the perfect time in the Neshaminy School District as we are beginning to transition to the Common Core Standards,” said Shelly Rosen, Elementary Math Specialist for the district. “DreamBox Learning lessons are a great resource for teaching number sense. In addition, the Teacher Dashboard provides progress reports on specific standards, allowing teachers an easy way to access evidence for our new Standards Based Report Cards. ‘Teacher Tools’, our educators’ favorite application to use on our new Interactive Smartboards, are used in the classroom for group instruction.”

DreamBox Learning K-3 Math, the company’s flagship product, is an award-winning adaptive learning program that builds conceptual understanding and fluency with key mathematical concepts through effective, individualized instruction in an engaging environment.

DreamBox Learning K-3 Math will be showcased at the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) Annual Meeting and Exposition in Indianapolis April 13 -16, 2011 at Booth #1428. For information on pricing and availability, as well as a free trial of DreamBox Learning K-3 Math, go to http://www.dreambox.com.

About DreamBox Learning
DreamBox Learning was founded in 2006 in Bellevue, Washington and acquired in April 2010 by the Charter Fund in partnership with Reed Hastings, a widely recognized educational philanthropist and CEO of Netflix, Inc. The adaptive learning company launched a Web-based platform and its first adventure-themed online learning product called DreamBox Learning K-2 Math in January 2009, and the program has won more than 20 top education and technology industry awards. DreamBox Learning K-2 Math was followed by the DreamBox Math Classroom in April 2009 and DreamBox Learning K-3 Math in April 2010. The products target young students in kindergarten through third grade and deliver more than 500 core lessons with unlimited variations based on the Common Core State Standards. DreamBox Learning software is designed to teach and reinforce key mathematical concepts through effective, individualized instruction in an engaging and fun manner. The products’ patented “engine” constantly assesses each student’s mathematical understanding, provides the most suitable hints and encouragement at the right pace for that child, and decides which next personally appropriate activities to offer for subsequent choices. More information is available at http://www.dreambox.com.

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