September 2, 2008
Tennessee Organization of School Superintendents Selects Classworks
Curriculum Advantage, Inc. announced today that the Tennessee Organization of School Superintendents (TOSS) has selected Classworks as one of the premier curriculum and remediation tools of choice for Tennessee's elementary, middle and high schools. TOSS leaders cited Classworks' history of raising student test scores in math and reading and its correlation to state standards and TCAP objectives as reasons for selecting the system.
Classworks (www.curriculumadvantage.com) gives teachers a single technology-based source for over 10,800 learning activities and lessons that are built from 180 different software products. Classworks is the only curriculum solution of its kind that can import data directly from state-mandated assessment tests and then uses that data to automatically assign individualized learning paths based on student deficiencies. The Tennessee Edition of Classworks is correlated with the newly released Tennessee Mathematics and English Language Arts standards.
"Classworks not only brings a variety of teaching resources to the classroom, it also offers differentiated instruction for all learners while addressing reading and mathematics deficiencies," said Dr. Keith Brewer, executive director of TOSS. "We are pleased to have an agreement with Curriculum Advantage that will bring to the attention of educational leaders the Classworks product that is closely integrated with Tennessee's education goals while making it more accessible for teachers."
"Curriculum Advantage is proud to be a partner with TOSS and pleased that Classworks will be such an integral part of reaching the state's goal for improved achievement in mathematics and reading," said Mr. Lindsey Cook, president of Curriculum Advantage.
A Tennessee Edition with import features has been created that allows teachers to import TCAP scores with one simple step and immediately see prescribed, individualized lessons for each student from Classworks' vast library of 10,800 learning activities. After completing the assigned activities, Classworks then tests the students and give reports to the teacher to evaluate progress and prescribe additional work if necessary.
The Tennessee Edition with import features is important to helping the state reach its goals for adequate yearly progress (AYP). Because Tennessee uses data from the TCAP combined with achievement goals from the state standards to measure adequate yearly progress, the Tennessee Edition of Classworks allows teachers to spend more time on task and make significant strides to meeting AYP goals.
About Curriculum Advantage
Curriculum Advantage, Inc. (www.curriculumadvantage.com) is based in Duluth, Ga. Curriculum Advantage's flagship product is Classworks, a network-based system of K-12 reading and mathematics curriculum and learning tools that currently comprise over 5,000 hours of curriculum. Its activities are correlated to national and state learning standards and state tests, and include prescriptive and summative assessment, remediation and reporting tools. Classworks Language Learner Series, another part of the program, addresses English as a Second Language learning with content that focuses on auditory, visual and tactile/kinesthetic components.
About the Tennessee Organization of School Superintendents
The Tennessee Organization of School Superintendents (TOSS) is the leading advocate organization for public education in the State of Tennessee. Since 1975, TOSS has been progressing public education and addressing the needs of its administrators. To learn more about the organization, please go to http://www.tnsupts.org/
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