Accelerated Math Students at Darlington County Middle School Excel with Apex Learning Tutorials

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One-hundred percent of accelerated eighth graders pass Algebra I end-of-course exam

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Impressed by the unique instructional approach and the access to real-time progress and performance data, the district selected Apex Learning Tutorials for the new program.

The Darlington County School District in Darlington, South Carolina, was looking for digital curriculum to use in an accelerated math program for eighth graders. Impressed by the unique instructional approach and the access to real-time progress and performance data, the district selected Apex Learning Tutorials for the new program. Of the eighth graders participating, 100 percent passed the state Algebra I end-of-course exam, typically administered to 9th graders.

The accelerated math program covers the content of both Mathematics 8 and Algebra I in the span of one year. Apex Learning Tutorials are used in the classroom and as homework to enable rapid content mastery. Students access content through self-directed study or individual learning plans developed from assessment results. Immediate access to progress and performance data allows teachers to make informed instructional decisions.

“The rigor of the Tutorials coupled with the freedom for students to direct their own study efforts combine to help my students succeed,” said Darlington County middle school teacher Jaime Conner. “These students are now one year ahead of their cohort, enabling them to enter high school at a 10th grade math level.”

About Apex Learning

Nearly two decades ago Apex Learning emerged as a leader in digital learning for secondary education, developing online Advanced Placement courses to provide students who would otherwise not have access the opportunity to take rigorous, college-level courses. Recognizing the challenges schools face in meeting the needs of every student — from those struggling to stay on track for graduation to those capable of accelerating their learning — the company continues to develop innovative, digital learning solutions to support teachers and provide every student with the opportunity to excel beyond his or her expectations.

Today Apex Learning offers a comprehensive catalog of rigorous, standards-based online courses that meet high school graduation requirements. Apex Learning Comprehensive Courses are used by schools nationwide for both initial credit and credit recovery. The company’s latest digital learning solution —Tutorials — are a key component of effective blended learning, providing classroom teachers with the critical resources they need to meet the needs of all students including preparation for high stakes assessments, targeted intervention and just-in-time remediation and enhanced instruction for all students.

Apex Learning, headquartered in Seattle, is accredited by AdvancED and its courses are approved for National Collegiate Athletic Association eligibility. For more information, visit http://www.apexlearning.com or call 1.800.453.1454.

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