DreamBox has been carefully evaluated by Spanish student focus groups and undergone lengthy consultation with Spanish-speaking teachers to provide students with the best possible Spanish math experience.
At Aldeane Comito Ries Elementary School, where 96 percent of students are English Language Learners, students using DreamBox for 60 minutes per week on average, progressed an ENTIRE YEAR within the DreamBox curriculum. Students in 1st grade saw an average of two years’ growth!
We have used DreamBox, specifically in Spanish, to close those gaps, and make grade level content both accessible in and comprehensible. These students have absolutely soared. Within one semester they have grown two grade levels, and are officially able to take part in whole group instruction with ESL support, all thanks to DreamBox.
Amy Oats, Principal
Megan Leff, ESL
New Hanover County Schools, NC
DreamBox is particularly effective in our diverse, multi-lingual school due to its’ game-based, highly motivating and visual environment. We have found that it strongly supports the new (TEKS) state standards and is very effective at building early numeracy and fluency skills. Because it’s so visually rich, DreamBox keeps ELL students highly engaged. Our teachers particularly like how it spirals instruction for our students.
Yolanda Rodriguez, Principal
Houston ISD, TX
1Encourage persistence, practice, and exploration of new concepts.
2Ongoing assessment and reporting to ensure teachers have detailed insights on student comprehension to inform instruction.
3Curriculum that ensures students are working at an appropriate level of difficulty.
4Engaging manipulative and visuals.
When math is taught effectively, all students learn important vocabulary and language skills. For Spanish-speaking students, an equitable math education is a pathway to help them grow into English-proficient learners and successful bilingual students.
Our white paper, Six Strategies to Close Math Gaps for ELLs, suggests classroom strategies that can create a dynamic shift in each student’s confidence and improve their math performance.