Independent Study Shows Digital Curriculum Increases Student Achievement
Dorchester School District Two Increases Student Achievement on HSAP
SEATTLE, Nov. 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Apex Learning, the leading provider of blended and virtual learning solutions to the nation’s schools, is proud to announce the results of a two year, third-party evaluation which revealed that Apex Learning Comprehensive Courses are proven to increase learning gains made by credit recovery students on the South Carolina High School Assessment Program (HSAP) for both years.
The study in Dorchester School District Two in South Carolina spans the 2011-2012 and 2012-2013 school years revealed that credit recovery students achieved a 29 percentile point gain on the HSAP exam moving from the 50th percentile to the 79th percentile and achieved a 44 percentile gain on the HSAP exam moving from the 50th percentile to the 94 percentile respectively.
“We are thrilled to be a part of the success Dorchester School District and their students experienced,” says Cynthia Rogan, vice president at Apex Learning. “Our mission is to empower every student to master a rigorous, standards-based curriculum – whether they are struggling with literacy or are high performing and in need of enrichment.”
Apex Learning curriculum is self-paced allowing students to complete guided practice activities until they master the content. The curriculum is embedded with rigorous instruction, scaffolding, supports, and frequent assessment, all of which enable students to acquire a deeper understanding of the content they may have struggled with previously.
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 by providing every student with the opportunity to excel beyond 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 critical resources to ensure all students are prepared for success on high stakes assessments, provide targeted intervention and just-in-time remediation, and enhance instruction for all students. Apex Learning, headquartered in Seattle, is accredited by the Northwest Accreditation Commission and its courses are approved for National Collegiate Athletic Association eligibility. For more information, visit www.apexlearning.com or call 1.800.453.1454.
SOURCE Apex Learning