26 Elementary Schools to Implement Intelligent Adaptive Learning Technology to Support Opportunity21 San Jose Unified’s 2012-17 Strategic Plan
BELLEVUE, Wash., June 7, 2012 – DreamBox Learning® (www.dreambox.com), the leading intelligent adaptive learning™ company, announced today that San Jose Unified School District will implement the award-winning DreamBox Learning Math program district-wide in its 26 elementary schools beginning in the 2012-2013 school year. The multi-year contract is part of the district’s OPPORTUNITY21 program dedicated to close the opportunity gap and provide all students with the finest 21st century education.
“There is a gravitational pull to blended learning environments that combine the best technology with live instruction to deliver positive results,” said Jessie Woolley-Wilson, President and CEO of DreamBox Learning. “We worked closely with San Jose Unified to demonstrate that our intelligent adaptive learning technology was unmatched as a supplement to the district’s curriculum, particularly in the areas of instruction, assessment and engagement. Together, we are cultivating a future generation of mathematicians, an investment that will pay out for a lifetime of learning.”
“We are very excited to bring DreamBox Learning Math into our program and see the technology playing a pivotal role in the district’s ability to achieve its OPPORTUNITY21 strategy objectives, specifically in the area of students meeting Key Performance Measures for mathematics as defined by the Common Core State Standards,” said Jodi Lax, Manager of Elementary Education at San Jose Unified School District.
Following a 90-day pilot program, DreamBox Learning Math was selected against other competitors based on meeting the following OPPORTUNITY21 criteria:
- Ensures opportunities and successes for all students;
- Accelerates and enriches learning for every student;
- Implements a systematic instructional framework;
- Implements a comprehensive assessment system that drives instruction; and
- Implements a rigorous and relevant 21st Century curriculum.
Ms. Lax continued, “Students were immediately engaged and motivated to progress through the DreamBox Learning Math curriculum while teachers instantly witnessed the power of the intelligent adaptive learning technology to foster critical thinking.”
San Jose Unified School District plans to fully deploy DreamBox Learning Math in its Kindergarten through Grade Five classrooms starting in August 2012.
About San Jose Unified School District:
San Jose Unified School District (SJUSD) is an award-winning, urban school district that serves a diverse group of 32,500 students in California’s Silicon Valley. SJUSD has more than 3,000 staff members who serve students in 42 schools that stretch from the Almaden Valley to downtown San Jose.
About DreamBox Learning:
DreamBox Learning was founded in 2006 in Bellevue, Washington and launched its first online learning product in January 2009. The platform has won more than 20 top education and technology industry awards and is in use in all 50 states. DreamBox Learning Math offers a groundbreaking combination of intelligent adaptive learning™, rigorous elementary mathematics curriculum, and motivating learning environment. The innovative DreamBox platform captures every decision a student makes while working in the program and adjusts the student’s learning path appropriately, providing millions of individualized learning paths, each one tailored to a student’s unique needs.
DreamBox Learning closed its Series A round of funding in December 2011 led by private investors Reed Hastings, John Doerr and Deborah Quazzo, as well as GSV Capital Corp. (NASDAQ: GSVC).
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