Edgenuity Releases UpSmart – A Personalized Teaching Assistant for Middle School ELA and Math

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Highly Adaptive Tool that Complements Core Curriculum is Now Available to Schools and Districts

By combining technology-enhanced assessments with high-quality adaptive instruction grounded in rigorous academic research, UpSmart gives every student the practice and support they need to master important concepts and skills.

Edgenuity, a leading provider of online and blended learning, today announced the release of UpSmart™, a supplemental solution designed to ensure all middle school students achieve proficiency in grade-level English language arts (ELA) and math skills. Schools and districts can now equip their students with the right level of instruction and practice using UpSmart’s adaptive learning engine and technology-enhanced assessment items.

“UpSmart empowers students and teachers to work smarter,” said Sari Factor, CEO of Edgenuity. “By combining technology-enhanced assessments with high-quality adaptive instruction grounded in rigorous academic research, UpSmart gives every student the practice and support they need to master important concepts and skills.”

“I am looking forward to UpSmart making a big difference for on-grade level students at Seneca Valley. The use of UpSmart will help ensure that all of our students are reaching a proficient level on an ongoing basis,” said Matt Pournaras, Cyber Teacher at Seneca Valley Academy of Choice. “Unfortunately, on-grade level students are often overlooked. UpSmart will greatly assist us by monitoring every student’s progress and providing the opportunity to enhance their skills each week.”

How it Works

UpSmart personalizes the learning environment for every student and can be used in variety of settings – as a companion to the core curriculum, as part of a blended learning program, in a study skills class, or as homework.

UpSmart drives proficiency of grade-level English language arts and math through:

  • Targeted assessment: Places students into the optimal academic level through short, targeted screeners for each topic, then continuously evaluates what each student is ready to learn.
  • Adaptive practice and instruction: Features highly adaptive technology-enhanced tasks to ensure students’ mastery of skills and uses data to deliver appropriate support and instruction on each level as students proceed through topics.
  • Just-in-time instruction: Provides scaffolds such as introduction videos, hints, answer-specific feedback, and direct instruction and modeling when needed to help students complete tasks and develop a deeper understanding of each concept and skill.
  • Motivation and rewards: Encourages students through a dashboard and digital badging system to monitor their own progress and celebrate their successful mastery of skills.

With UpSmart, students get meaningful practice on the topics they are studying and teachers get detailed data to assess the effectiveness of instruction. Teachers can easily add UpSmart as a supplement to their classroom lessons and assign, reorder and prioritize topics in the way they prefer. Real-time reporting on student progress helps teachers understand the skills and standards students have mastered, which students may be struggling and where, and how students can be grouped for re-teaching.

To learn more about UpSmart, please click here.

About Edgenuity

Edgenuity is a leading provider of online curriculum, supplemental material and instructional services for the K-12 market. Our solutions are in use in 9 of the top 15 school districts in the U.S., helping schools meet their academic goals and improving student outcomes. Our rigorous, standards-aligned digital content is fully flexible for use in any online or blended learning model to support a personalized learning environment – from elementary through high school. We offer honors and Advanced Placement courses, credit recovery, intervention and test readiness. Edgenuity’s Instructional Services and Professional Development offerings, as well as intervention programs such as Edgenuity MyPath® and Pathblazer®, help students, educators and districts achieve success in their online learning programs. For more information, visit Edgenuity.com.

Hayley Milbourn
Sloane & Company

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