Succeed in: Math! Provides Online Math Help for Students
January 12, 2007 (PRLEAP.COM) Education NewsSince 2004, Succeed in: Math! bilingual math tutorial software has been licensed exclusively to districts and schools, providing math help to thousands of students preparing for high stakes exams required for high school graduation.
Succeed in: Math! assessment and remediation math tutoring software is now available for students through individual web-based subscriptions.
Succeed in: Math! software was developed using a unique, patent-pending methodology for presenting information for its users. It creates a Personal Instruction Plan based on each user’s needs. The program has been proven to increase student learning and achievement and will change the way in which educators use technology to enhance teaching strategies.
“Our exclusive, patent-pending methodology is able in pinpoint a student’s weaknesses and create a remediation plan based on that student’s specific needs”, said Joel Rector, Chief Operations Officer. “In addition, the software identifies student problems and actually knows what they’re thinking, based on student input. Our smart system determines the root of the problem and provides appropriate math content, building a strong foundation of math skills.”
The program combines a pre-test assessment with a library of bilingual math content modules that incorporate text, graphics, animation and narration in both English and Spanish. Upon completion of the personalized plan, the student is given a post-test that measures success.
“We have seen up to a two letter grade increase in test scores among students using our program. The Spanish option for English Language Learners has made a dramatic difference in success rate among Spanish-speaking students.” Rector said.
With report after report showing U.S. students falling behind in math skills, parents, teachers, schools and districts have been searching for tools that will help students improve grades and increase test scores.
In the next two years, twenty-six (26) states will require some form of mandatory exit exam for high school graduation. By 2009, exit exams will affect over 70% of all public school students. In states with mandatory exit exams, 50% of all first time test takers fail; 32.4% fail the math portion on their first try. (State High School Exit Exams, A Maturing Reform, Center on Education Policy, August 2005). Current national remediation costs are estimated upwards of 5.5% of total school budgets and cost schools over $1 billion annually.
According to the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), 35% of all high school seniors nationwide are below basic mathematics achievement levels, 48% are at basic levels, 14% are considered proficient and only 2% are considered advanced. For incoming college freshmen, only 43% enroll with college-entry skills. (No One to Waste: A Report to Public Decision-Makers and Community College Leaders, Robert McCabe, American Association of Community Colleges, 2000)
One of the biggest issues facing districts and schools is funding for remediation. Budgets are stretched to the limit and cannot provide students with the help they need. Teachers simply do not have the time or resources required to give personalized attention to each student.
“There is overwhelming evidence that students need effective tools to prepare for and become successful in mathematics. Succeed in: Math! software provides a PROVEN solution that helps students become successful.” said Mr. Rector. “Our web-based solution provides anywhere, anytime access for all subscribers from any Internet-connected computer. Students can use the program at home, library or school; anywhere a computer and Internet access are available. We offer several packages that make our software affordable for just about anyone.”
The software is now available to students anywhere by Internet subscription at: www.succeedinmath.org.
About Succeed in: Math!
Founded in 1994, Interactive Technologies of Nevada (ITN), developers of Succeed in: Math! software have designed and delivered over 700 hours of computer based and web-based training programs for Fortune 500 clients in the following areas:
· Human Resources
· Information Management
For more information about ITN, go to www.interactive-technologies.net