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Pearson Adds Interactive Elements, Reporting Options to SuccessMaker
updated SuccessMaker, its personalized digital math and reading
for kindergarten through eighth grade, releasing its seventh
version of the
and enhancement include:
to state standards for college and career readiness;
make it more interactive and focus on reading and math skills;
for course and reporting options for teachers;
additional learning resources in reading, math, science and social
improved math content; and
partnership with Java designed to streamline upgrades.
Pearson officials, SuccessMaker adapts to the learning needs of each
individual student, analyzing performance and identifying areas for
or acceleration. At the same time, it estimates the amount of time
for students to reach achievement levels.
its success with remediation efforts, Pearson pointed to the experience
the Killeen Independent School District in Killeen, TX, particularly in
schools around the Fort Hood Army Post.
50 percent of the students in the Killeen district are the children of
military personnel. Because of the frequency of military transfers, the
district experiences a nearly 30-percent turnover in students each year.
is especially challenging for special education teachers.
a special education resource teacher at Manor Middle School, said the
Pearson learning system has helped.
came to me in the sixth grade and was basically a beginning reader,"
Roberts said. "He is now leaving for high school and has made almost
of growth and has developed the skills he needs to function in high
Michael Hart is a Los Angeles-based freelance writer and the former executive editor of THE Journal.