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Florida Virtual School Adopts Adaptive Learning Math Program

Teachers and students with the Florida Virtual School (FLVS) will now have access to an online adaptive learning math program.

The FLVS has announced a strategic alliance with DreamBox Learning, a provider of adaptive learning solutions. The alliance was forged after a decision by the state of Florida to allow students in kindergarten through grade 5 to access part-time online coursework through FLVS. FLVS is the first virtual institution to provide its teachers and students with access to the DreamBox Learning math program as part of an online or blended learning environment, according the company.

DreamBox Learning's math program offers more than 720 lessons at the K-5 level. The program provides lessons and hints, and the level of difficulty, pace, and sequence adapt to each student, with potentially millions of unique paths through the curriculum, according to the company. It aligns with the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) in counting and cardinality; comparing; operations and algebraic thinking; number and operations in base ten; and number and operations in fractions. DreamBox also provides academic progress reports measured against the CCSS.

"DreamBox Learning goes to the core of our mission, which is to provide high quality, technology-based, individualized education to every student so they may academically thrive and succeed," said Julie Young, President and CEO of Florida Virtual School. "This alliance provides Florida teachers and students with access to DreamBox Learning Math to help build a strong foundational understanding of elementary mathematics within a robust online blended learning environment."

FLVS is a Florida-based public school district that serves students throughout the United States and in 57 countries. It was founded in 1997, and according to FLVS, it was the first online public school district in the United States and is currently the largest in the country. In the 2011-2012 school year, it served more than 148,000 students.

Further information about the DreamBox math program is available on the DreamBox Learning site.

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Leila Meyer is a technology writer based in British Columbia. She can be reached at leilameyer@gmail.com.

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