L.A.-Area Adult School Students Receive MathScore.com, High-Tech Math Practice Tool, With Second Chance to Succeed in Math
PALO ALTO, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- June 30, 2006 -- Accurate Learning Systems Corporation today
announced the Harbor Community Adult School, part of the Los Angeles
Unified School District, has adopted MathScore.com to help returning adult
students learn math. MathScore.com
is an Internet-based, adaptive mathematics practice environment for
grade-levels 2-8 which enables self-paced learning.
Many Harbor Community Adult School students are former high school dropouts
returning to earn their high school diploma. The primary objective of the
Harbor MathScore.com program is to help their students become competent in
Algebra I, which would thus enable passing the math portion of the
California High School Exit Exam (CAHSEE).
Since previously Algebra I was not a graduation requirement, school
districts across California are struggling to help students catch up with
the new CAHSEE requirements. In most cases, students who fail in Algebra I
do so, due to a lack of a strong mathematical foundation, including skills
like multiplication. MathScore.com automatically adjusts to the individual
level of the student, from basic number recognition all the way up to the
Algebra 1 level.
"We are excited by the prospect of so many adults using MathScore.com to
raise their proficiency by several grade levels in months rather than
years," explained Steven Yang, founder and CEO of Accurate Learning Systems
Corporation. "The MathScore.com interface, while employing 'levels' like
most computer games, is results-oriented, and as such works well for adults
remedially striving toward a strong math foundation."
MathScore.com usage during a 2005 pilot program in Northern California
resulted in proven effectiveness. Students at all proficiency levels who
participated in that pilot program showed impressive improvement on the
2005 California Department of Education Standardized Testing and Reporting
(STAR) test. The STAR test results demonstrated an average raw score
increase of 39 points, outperforming the control group by 49%. The program
showed the increase in scores at all proficiency levels, with some students
achieving perfect scores.
MathScore is an Internet-based, measurable, adaptive mathematics practice
environment for grades 2-8 that enables self-paced learning. Students can
use MathScore.com to do math exercises over the Internet at a pace that
keeps them motivated. MathScore is the only math practice environment that
adapts to the student, is available with any Internet connection and can
provide a never-ending supply of math problems. MathScore's patent-pending
math program provides a math practice environment with instantaneous
feedback and attainable goals that motivate students to become better at
math. Students can access MathScore.com from the school lab, home, or even
the local library via the Internet. Teachers can consult system-provided
feedback for immediate indication of improvement and course correct as
necessary. Teachers and parents interested in MathScore can find additional
information at http://www.mathscore.com.
About Accurate Learning Systems Corporation
Headquartered in Palo Alto, California, Accurate Learning Systems Corporation
provides superior learning environments to improve the education of millions of students. Its
flagship product, MathScore.com, is a patent-pending, Internet-based math
practice environment for helping students raise math achievement and teachers raise
standardized test scores. MathScore.com extends beyond classic individual
math software to provide an unlimited supply of practice problems which
constantly adjust to a student's capabilities. Additional information can
be found at http://www.mathscore.com.
MathScore and mathscore.com are trademarks of Accurate Learning Systems
Corporation. All other brands and products referenced herein are the
trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders.