Council of Administrators of Special Education (CASE) Endorses School Specialty’s Academy of MATH as a Comprehensive Intervention Tool

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EPS’s Online Intervention Programs for Math and Reading Have Both Earned Prestigious Recognition

We are proud to have the Academy of MATH join the Academy of READING and the other high-quality educational products that have earned CASE endorsement.

EPS, School Specialty’s Literacy and Intervention division, announced today that its Academy of MATH® online intervention program is now endorsed by the Council of Administrators of Special Education (CASE) as a comprehensive intervention software tool designed to supplement existing math curriculum. This prestigious recognition signifies that the program meets or exceeds all of the criteria in CASE’s rubric for math intervention software.

Proven to deliver significant gains, the award-winning Academy of MATH is a systematic and completely web-based intervention solution that helps at-risk elementary, middle and high school students develop computational fluency and achieve significant gains in math proficiency. The Academy of MATH builds math skills for beginner through algebra-ready students in 10 skill areas that align to the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics standards.

The company earned endorsement for the Academy of MATH from CASE after participating in a rigorous evaluation that included review by teachers and students as well as an in-depth examination of its research base. The program’s sister product – the Academy of READING – earned CASE endorsement earlier in 2011. Both programs use a patented methodology to deliver individualized, web-based instruction with an adaptive intervention engine, skill mastery based on automaticity and motivational principles.     

“RTI is particularly useful when students are struggling with the development of math skills. A strong intervention program can identify gaps in learning, and teachers can use its tools to intervene quickly and successfully to get learners back on track,” said Dr. Luann L. Purcell, executive director, CASE. “The Academy of MATH provides the personalized, research-based learning environment that can facilitate this process for special-education students. We are proud to have the Academy of MATH join the Academy of READING and the other high-quality educational products that have earned CASE endorsement.”

About the Council of Administrators of Special Education (CASE)
The Council of Administrators of Special Education (CASE) is an international professional educational organization, affiliated with the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC), whose members are dedicated to the enhancement of the worth, dignity, potential and uniqueness of each individual in society. Those who receive special-education services are individuals who possess basic rights and responsibilities, and who command respect at all times. Special education embraces the right to a free, appropriate public education. The mission of the Council of Administrators of Special Education, Inc., is to provide leadership and support to members by shaping policies and practices that impact the quality of education. For more information, visit http://www.casecec.org.

About School Specialty
School Specialty is a leading education company that provides innovative and proprietary products, programs and services to help educators engage and inspire students of all ages and abilities to learn. The company designs, develops and provides preK-12 educators with the latest and very best curriculum, supplemental learning resources and school supplies. Working in collaboration with educators, School Specialty reaches beyond the scope of textbooks to help educators, guidance counselors and school administrators ensure that every student reaches his or her full potential. EPS, School Specialty’s Literacy and Intervention division, delivers comprehensive reading, math and Response to Intervention (RTI) solutions to help K-12 schools close the achievement gap and make a measurable difference in the outcomes for 30 million struggling students who fall below proficiency benchmarks. Trusted brands from EPS include Academy of READING®, Academy of MATH®, S.P.I.R.E.®, MCI, Wordly Wise 3000® and Explode The Code®. For more information about EPS (School Specialty Literacy and Intervention), visit eps.schoolspecialty.com or http://www.schoolspecialty.com.

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