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DreamBox Learning® Launches Predictive Analytics to Fill the Void Created by State Test Cancellations

DreamBox Predictive Insights provides spring 2020 grade level math performance predictions to provide actionable data for educators during nationwide school closures.

BELLEVUE, Wash. — May 12, 2020 — DreamBox Learning®, the K-8 digital math company that pioneered Intelligent Adaptive Learning™ technology, announced today the early access release of DreamBox Predictive Insights for district administrators. Using existing data and without additional testing, DreamBox Predictive Insights empowers educators with grade level spring math test performance predictions that are 85% accurate and reported every month.

With schools closed and state tests canceled due to COVID-19, district administrators won’t have access to spring test data that they rely on to make decisions about curriculum, intervention and summer school. DreamBox has stepped in to fill the data void by giving administrators early access to predictive reporting that shows which elementary students would have been proficient on the state test if they had been able to take it this spring. Whether district administrators want to use these insights right now for remote learning support and summer school planning, or just want to know where each student is when school resumes, district leaders can rely on DreamBox’s predictions without the stress and time burdens that additional testing places on students, teachers and parents.

“This is an unexpected new chapter for schools and their personalized learning initiatives. As schools transition to remote learning, educational technology has proven to be an invaluable resource for delivering quality learning experiences at home,” said Jessie Woolley-Wilson, CEO of DreamBox Learning. “But the reality is that right now teachers have very limited data, if any, about where students are in their learning. DreamBox has always been focused on reporting real-time and actionable insights, and we’re proud to be able to bring this innovative predictive solution to our district partners.  Whenever schools are ready to safely re-open, learning guardians will need to quickly ascertain how to support each student after a semester and summer of potential learning loss. DreamBox’s Predictive Insights provides a snapshot view into where each student is, allowing district administrators to make important decisions based on clear and accurate predictions.”

Predictive Model Offers Highly Accurate Assessments

Available today on the DreamBox administrator dashboard, these new monthly predictive reports enable administrators using DreamBox Learning K-5 Math to access historical reports showing how student predictions have changed each month since the start of the 2019-20 school year. This includes insights showing how students, classes and schools would have performed on their grade level math test if they were taking it today. The proprietary predictive models were developed over the past three years in partnership with dozens of early partner school districts, using years of in-product data and scores from major state tests and benchmark exams.

“As a former superintendent and someone who speaks frequently with district leaders, it’s clear that there is a critical gap in understanding where students are in their learning progression as schools have closed,” said Arne Duncan, former U.S. Education Secretary. “These unprecedented times call for us to reimagine education and to think differently. Through innovative use of data and cutting edge technology, DreamBox Predictive Insights is a true catalyst for district-wide action by empowering administrators and educators with information on where students are in their learning and what steps are needed to ensure no student falls behind in this ‘new normal.’”

Predictions provided by DreamBox are highly accurate and relevant to each state’s standardized test, leveraging data from the past several weeks on a rolling basis. Additionally, students using DreamBox continue to develop conceptual understanding, strategic thinking, and procedural fluency with no additional testing required. Later this year, DreamBox will expand DreamBox Predictive Insights to include principal and teacher reporting as well as suggestions for how teachers can differentiate for students.

“Access to data is critical for ensuring growth and success for every student,” said Lisa Kotowski, Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction at Lodi Unified School District and a participant in the DreamBox Early Feedback Program. “Educators are constantly searching for ways to best address the learning needs of their individual students. They are further challenged now that typical data collection approaches aren’t occurring in schools. DreamBox Predictive Insights and the information available provides tangible insights that teachers can use to help their students make proficiency gains earlier in the learning cycle, address gaps, and put all students on the right path for learning and achievement.”

DreamBox Predictive Insights Builds on Intelligent Adaptive Learning™ Technology

DreamBox’s Intelligent Adaptive Learning technology personalizes the learning experience for students by adapting to students’ learning both within and between math lessons, offering students the right lesson at the right time. Educators using DreamBox Learning K-8 Math can access other reports along with the predictions for a full view of students’ comprehension in math.

By using DreamBox for just one hour a week, independent research conducted by Harvard’s Center for Education Policy Research shows that students improve their math scores by nearly 60 percent more than expected growth norms on benchmark and state tests. DreamBox is also the only elementary online math program with the highest rating of “Strong” from Johns Hopkins’ EvidenceforESSA.org.

DreamBox Learning Math is currently used by nearly 5 million students and 200,000 educators in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Canada and Mexico.

To learn more about DreamBox Predictive Insights, visit https://www.dreambox.com/predictive-insights.

About DreamBox Learning

DreamBox Learning, founded in 2006 in Bellevue, Washington, is the only K-8 digital math program powered by students, built by and for educators, and independently proven to positively impact student achievement. DreamBox dynamically adapts and differentiates in real time based not only on students’ answers, but also on how they solve problems. Along with actionable reporting and tools that empower differentiation for all learners, DreamBox gives teachers content-specific professional development and provides administrators with insights about how all students are progressing. The company’s pioneering platform has won more than 40 top education and technology industry awards and is used by 200,000 teachers and nearly 5 million students in all 50 states and throughout Canada and Mexico. For more information, visit https://www.dreambox.com/.


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RH Strategic for DreamBox Learning
Holly Zuluaga Noland

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