Pikes Peak Early College Teams with Fuel Education to Help Students Earn College Credit and Professional Certifications during High School

Students across Colorado can apply to enroll for the 2016-2017 school
year now to get a free community college education

August 08, 2016 08:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

HERNDON, Va.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–According to a
report
from the Georgetown
Center on Education and the Workforce
, by 2020, 65 percent of all
jobs in the economy will require post-secondary education or training
beyond high school. Therefore, students who still experience barriers to
achieving this level of education will have limited workforce options.
To help students overcome these barriers, Pikes
Peak Early College
(PPEC) helps students start working toward
post-secondary degrees and certifications in high school.

“A college degree or a professional certification doesn’t have to be
this elusive thing students can’t grasp”

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PPEC provides students online core, elective and career technical
education courses from Fuel
Education
™ (FuelEd™). The program uses the personalized learning
platform PEAK™, in combination with personalized college and career
counseling, to create a customized degree plan based on each student’s
interests, strengths, and goals for the future. PPEC works with both
FuelEd online teachers, as well as district-employed teachers, to
facilitate a blended learning model.

“Many of our students are first-generation college students or are part
of populations that are under-represented in post-secondary
institutions,” said Dave Knoche, Executive Principal at PPEC. “PPEC
provides these students with the monetary, academic, and emotional
support they need to achieve their goals after high school. If we didn’t
help these students, it would be an enormous disservice to our youth and
our society.”

PPEC students focus on getting more than just a high school diploma.
They are working toward an associate’s degree, 60 credits to transfer to
a four-year college or a professional certification all while completing
their high school requirements. To determine what route is best for each
student, PPEC’s college and career counseling staff members conduct
individual meetings to determine each student’s interests and then
create an appropriate degree plan. This individualized degree plan takes
into account their current college and career readiness skills, their
passions, and their plans for the future. Throughout their four to six
years at PPEC, students receive personalized advisory services to make
sure they are on track with their degree plan, that their plan continues
to fit their skill level and future interests, and that their credits
will transfer to the post-secondary institution or certification program
of their choice.

Once their degree plans are made, students begin working on their high
school coursework using FuelEd
Online Courses
. Students take a combination of online core classes
to meet graduation requirements and online elective courses to help them
hone their interests for college study or their future career. The
school also plans on using FuelEd’s Career
Readiness Pathways™
for students interested in a career technical
education. Courses center around one of four Career Clusters: business
management and administration, manufacturing, health science, and
information technology.

Because they can complete their coursework online, students only attend
a physical school three days a week. When students are on campus,
teachers lead project-based learning activities to compliment the FuelEd
Online Courses. The remaining two days are open for students to study at
home, participate in internships or shadowing opportunities, or attend
classes on college campuses. In addition to being the only early college
with a blended model in Colorado, what makes PPEC so unique is that each
student can take up to 15 credits per semester at no cost to them, thus
greatly alleviating the financial burden of attending college for
students and their families.

However, not every student is ready to start taking college courses as a
freshman. For students who need remediation prior to taking
college-level courses, PPEC creates custom skill-enhancement classes.
Using PEAK, PPEC determines which skills each student is missing and
designs a custom course by piecing together units and lessons from
various FuelEd Online Courses to ensure each student learns the concepts
they need prior to taking college-level courses . Traditionally, any
college student who needs remediation must pay for and take remedial
courses, which do not count for credit. By completing remedial courses
during high school, PPEC is, once again, helping students save money and
streamline the college experience.

“A college degree or a professional certification doesn’t have to be
this elusive thing students can’t grasp,” said Knoche. “In addition to
our personalized counseling and flexible learning environment, we are
guiding students in the direction of a four-year college, but in a
fiscally responsible way so students aren’t riddled with debt. We’re not
just educating, we’re changing lives.”

To learn more about PPEC, visit d49.org/ppec.
Students from all over the state of Colorado are eligible to apply. To
learn more about the enrollment process for the 2016-17 school year,
click here.

About Fuel Education

Fuel Education™ partners with school districts to fuel personalized
learning and transform the education experience inside and outside the
classroom. The company provides innovative solutions for pre-K through
12th grade that empower districts to implement successful online and
blended learning programs. Its open, easy-to-use Personalized Learning
Platform, PEAK™, enables teachers to customize courses using their own
content, FuelEd courses and titles, third-party content, and open
educational resources. Fuel Education offers one of the industry’s
largest catalogs of K–12 digital curriculum, certified instruction,
professional development, and educational services. FuelEd has helped
2,000 school districts to improve student outcomes and better serve
diverse student populations. To learn more, visit getfueled.com and Twitter.

©2016 Fuel Education LLC. All rights reserved. Fuel Education, PEAK,
and FuelEd are trademarks of Fuel Education LLC or its affiliates. All
other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

Contacts

Fuel EducationBeth Halloran, 703.436.3263bhalloran@getfueled.comorRachael
Ballard, 410.975.9638Rachael@kehcomm.com

Blended and Online Learning Solutions from Fuel Education Recognized by Education Industry’s Leading Awards Programs

PEAK™ and LearnBop® chosen in 2016 BESSIE, CODiE, Cool Tool, International Distance Learning, and Revere awards programs

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HERNDON, Va., May 26, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Personalized learning solutions provider Fuel Education™ (FuelEd™) has won two education industry awards and was named a finalist by three additional award programs for online and blended learning solutions PEAK™, its personalized learning platform, and LearnBop®, its interactive math learning system.

“Our school and district partners have seen tremendous success as they have implemented our solutions and technology to create innovative instructional models,” said Gregg Levin, General Manager of Fuel Education. “We are honored to be recognized by these award programs and look to further the use of digital learning to meet the individual needs of more students.”

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PEAK, FuelEd’s personalized learning platform, won a 2016 BESSIE Award for Best Teacher Tools from ComputED Gazette. The BESSIE Awards, now in its 22nd year, target innovative and content-rich programs, apps, and websites that provide parents and teachers with the technology to foster educational excellence. PEAK was also a finalist in SIIA’s 2016 CODiE Awards for Best Cross-Curricular Solution, which recognizes the best software tools for students, educators, or administrators that can be used in multiple curriculum areas in the preK–12 or postsecondary market.

LearnBop, FuelEd’s interactive math program, won a Platinum 2016 International Distance Learning Award from the United States Distance Learning Association (USDLA) for Best Distance Learning Programming. This prestigious award is presented to organizations and individuals engaged in the development and delivery of distance learning programs. In addition to the company winning a platinum award, the founder of LearnBop, Bharani Rajakumar, won USDLA’s Outstanding Leadership by an Individual in the Field of Distance Learning Award for 2016.

LearnBop is also a current finalist in the Association of American Publishers’ 2016 Revere Awards in the Supplemental Resources for Mathematics category.  The REVERE Awards, which will be announced June 8, 2016, honor high quality resources that educate learners of all ages, in all media, and in all educational environments, both in and beyond the classroom.

In addition, both PEAK and LearnBop were recognized as finalists in EdTech Digest’s 2016 Cool Tool Awards for Best e-Learning, Blended, or Flipped Solution. EdTech Digest recognizes the best tools, people, and trendsetters in and around education for transforming education through technology to enrich the lives of learners everywhere. 

PEAK is FuelEd’s open technology platform featuring personalized dashboards that provide a unified view of online program metrics for administrators, teachers, and students, including single click access to teacher and learner tools, and an interactive display of student progress and performance. Using PEAK Library, the platform’s course customization tool, teachers can incorporate self-authored content, as well as third-party content from Khan Academy® and YouTube® Education, to quickly develop or customize assessments, lessons, or courses.

FuelEd’s exclusive partner LearnBop is an online math program that provides students in grades K–12 with instant step-by-step tutoring via guided hints, video, and adaptive feedback to teach students how to solve problems on their own. Because every step of each program is tagged with a core concept, teachers can immediately detect a student’s missing prerequisites.

About Fuel Education

Fuel Education™ partners with school districts to fuel personalized learning and transform the education experience inside and outside the classroom. The company provides innovative solutions for pre-K through 12th grade that empower districts to implement successful online and blended learning programs. Its open, easy-to-use Personalized Learning Platform, PEAK™, enables teachers to customize courses using their own content, FuelEd courses and titles, third-party content, and open educational resources. Fuel Education offers the industry’s largest catalog of K–12 digital curriculum, certified instruction, professional development, and educational services. FuelEd has helped 2,000 school districts to improve student outcomes and better serve diverse student populations. To learn more, visit getfueled.com and Twitter.

©2016 Fuel Education LLC. All rights reserved. Fuel Education, FuelEd, LearnBop and PEAK are trademarks of Fuel Education LLC or its affiliates. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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Gaming

FuelEd Partners with LTS for Game Based Learning Integration

Fuel Education (FuelEd) has partnered with LTS Education Systems to integrate LTS’s adaptive, game-based supplemental learning system, Stride, into FuelEd’s PEAK personalized learning platform.

Stride
is designed for students in grades preK-11, covers all core subjects
and is aligned to state and national standards, according to
information from the company. Teachers can assign Stride modules to
individual students or a whole class, and students can complete the
modules at home or at school. Students earn virtual coins for answering
questions correctly and can redeem their coins for gaming time within
Stride. The system’s questions are adaptive, automatically increasing
or decreasing in difficulty based on student performance. The system
also allows teachers to generate real-time reports to monitor student
progress and inform their instruction.

With this partnership,
administrators, teachers and students can access Stride through
FuelEd’s PEAK personalized learning platform, giving them a unified
view of online and blended learning activities across both systems. LTS
Education Systems is the latest company to partner with Fuel Education.
Other FuelED content and technology partners include
K12,
Middlebury Interactive,
eDynamic Learning,
YouTube,
Britannica School,
Khan Academy,
LearnBop,
Clever and
Blackboard Learn.

Further information about Stride can be found on the LTS Education Systems’ site.

About the Author


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

Fuel Education and LTS Education Systems Partner to Deliver Personalized, Game-Based Digital Learning Solution to Schools and Districts

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HERNDON, Va., April 27, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Personalized learning solutions provider Fuel Education™ (FuelEd™) today announced that it has formed an exclusive partnership with LTS Education Systems® (LTS), a provider of proven adaptive, game-based learning solutions for students in pre-K–11th grade. The partnership enables FuelEd to deliver schools and districts more robust supplemental options for skills practice, assessment, and test readiness across all core subjects, in a highly engaging format that motivates students and inspires persistence.

LTS offers Stride™, an award-winning supplemental learning solution that is aligned to state and national standards. Through Stride, teachers easily assign modules to students, either as a class or individually, and students can complete the modules at school or at home. As students answer questions, they earn ‘coins’ which can be redeemed for gaming time within Stride. The more questions that students answer correctly, the more coins they earn. Additionally, the Stride question engine is adaptive. Questions cycle up or down in difficulty, depending on how the student is doing.  Teachers can generate real-time reports to monitor progress and inform instructional decisions.

FuelEd to Provide LTS Education System’s Stride(TM) Game-Based Digital Learning

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LTS was founded in 2001, and has grown to provide Stride at 1,500 schools and afterschool sites in 37 states, serving more than 350,000 students. In a 2014 independent study by the Public Affairs Research Council of Alabama, student test results in grades 3–8 were 10 to 14 percent higher in reading, and 13 percent higher in math, as a result of using Stride to support learning. In addition, the results were strong across subgroups, indicating that the solution helps close the achievement gap.

“The addition of LTS Education Systems’ Stride product to Fuel Education’s portfolio of personalized learning solutions means our school and district partners have yet another proven, innovative way to help boost student achievement,” said Gregg Levin, General Manager of Fuel Education. “The Stride supplemental learning solution for all core subjects uses gamification to deliver meaningful experiences to students, who become motivated to move up the learning continuum. We are very pleased to be able to offer this highly engaging, game-based digital learning solution to schools and districts.”

“Like Fuel Education, LTS Education Systems has always been committed to enabling schools to provide students highly personalized learning experiences. With game-based digital learning, students want to continue their learning after school hours, which, as studies show, can result in significantly improved outcomes,” said Brian Shulman, Founder of LTS Education Systems. “We look forward to offering FuelEd’s innovative district partners our standards-aligned, supplemental learning solution.”  

Fuel Education will integrate Stride with its award-winning Personalized Learning Platform, PEAK™, an open, easy-to-use technology platform that provides a single, unified view of online and blended learning activities across multiple solutions for administrators, teachers, and students. PEAK provides intelligent reporting and analytics to help districts reduce system complexity and simplify administration as they adopt more digital and online learning solutions.

For more information about LTS and Stride, visit the company’s website at ltseducation.com and strideacademy.com.

About Fuel Education
Fuel Education™ partners with school districts to fuel personalized learning and transform the education experience inside and outside the classroom. The company provides innovative solutions for pre-K through12th grade that empower districts to implement successful online and blended learning programs. Its open, easy-to-use Personalized Learning Platform, PEAK™, enables teachers to customize courses using their own content, FuelEd courses and titles, third-party content, and open educational resources. Fuel Education offers the industry’s largest catalog of digital K–12 curriculum, certified instruction, professional development, and educational services. FuelEd has helped 2,000 school districts to improve student outcomes and better serve diverse student populations. To learn more, visit getfueled.com and Twitter.

©2016 Fuel Education LLC. All rights reserved.  Fuel Education, FuelEd, and PEAK are trademarks of Fuel Education LLC or its affiliates.  All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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Fuel Education’s PEAK™ Named a Finalist in 2016 SIIA CODiE Awards

The SIIA CODiE Awards have been recognizing product excellence for 30 years. PEAK was named as one of the 160 finalists across 29 education technology categories. This year’s Education winners will be announced during a special live web announcement on May 18, 2016. The top honor of best overall educational product will be presented at Education Industry Symposium on July 26.

PEAK is FuelEd’s open technology platform that features personalized dashboards with a unified view of each user’s online program metrics, single click access to teacher and learner tools, and an interactive display of student progress and performance. Students can access and view all of their classes, as well as check their progress, their current grade average, recent assignments, and communicate with their teachers. When logging in as a teacher, administrator or mentor, the dashboard shows a snapshot of the entire school’s or district’s online program or courses. Users can see which students need attention, determine how many are on target and keep track of how they are performing. The platform also highlights data trends by class, student, or groups of students, thus allowing teachers and administrators to make data-driven decisions to benefit each individual student.   

Further, PEAK Library, the platform’s course customization tool, empowers teachers to differentiate instruction and improve student outcomes. FuelEd has integrated highly recognized and respected education content providers such as Khan Academy® and YouTube® Education into the PEAK Library. Teachers can use content from these third-party providers, FuelEd™ content, or teacher-authored content to quickly develop or customize assessments, lessons, or courses through a single, easy-to-use interface. In addition, PEAK enables teachers to conduct graded activities and to track student progress and engagement with the customized content, regardless of the source of the content.

“Every year the list of CODIE finalists is a case study of how the ed tech industry is using new technologies in combination with knowledge about how people learn to respond to customer needs. They’re opening doors for learners of all ages,” said Karen Billings, vice president and managing director of ETIN.

PEAK received the eSchool News 2014–2015 Readers’ Choice Award—an honor given to 50 of the best programs and services in educational technology as chosen by the publication’s readers each year.

To learn more about the 2016 SIIA CODiE Awards, visit www.siia.net/codie/About-the-Awards. To learn more about PEAK, visit getfueled.com/peak.

About SIIA

SIIA is an umbrella association representing 800+ technology, data and media companies globally. Industry leaders work through SIIA’s divisions to address issues and challenges that impact their industry segments with the goal of driving innovation and growth for the industry and each member company.  This is accomplished through in-person and online business development opportunities, peer networking, corporate education, intellectual property protection and government relations. For more information, visit siia.net.

About ETIN

ETIN (the Education Technology Industry Network of SIIA) is the leading voice for 200+ companies that provide software applications, digital content, online learning services and related technologies across the PK-20 sector. ETIN drives growth and innovation within the industry by providing leadership, advocacy, business development opportunities, government relations and critical ed tech market information. For more information, visit siia.net/etin.

About Fuel Education

Fuel Education™ partners with school districts to fuel personalized learning and transform the education experience inside and outside the classroom. The company provides innovative solutions for pre-K through 12th grade that empower districts to implement successful online and blended learning programs. Its open, easy-to-use Personalized Learning Platform, PEAK™, enables teachers to customize courses using their own content, FuelEd courses and titles, third-party content, and open educational resources. Fuel Education offers the industry’s largest catalog of K-12 digital curriculum, certified instruction, professional development, and educational services. FuelEd has helped more than 2,000 school districts to improve student outcomes and better serve diverse student populations. To learn more, visitgetfueled.com and Twitter.

©2016 Fuel Education LLC. All rights reserved. Fuel Education, FuelEd, and PEAK are trademarks of Fuel Education LLC or its affiliates. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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Florida district deploys new math tool

September 25th, 2015

Jackson County implements LearnBop to help students master math skills, computer-based testing

Florida’s Jackson County School District will deploy LearnBop, a math learning system, to students across the school district.

Following the rollout of Digital Jackson, a one-to-one initiative providing Windows 8 tablets to students in grades K-8, the district next focused on interactive learning content.

“With all of the digital programs, the curriculum training, and integrating tablets, teachers are jumping in head first,” said Missy Rogers, Jackson County School District’s math coordinator. “LearnBop is fabulous for remediation, as it helps teachers assign the standards we are focusing on, and then track and monitor each student’s progress toward those standards.”

The previous math program in the district didn’t allow teachers to assign work to students by specific standards, which made it difficult to identify students’ gaps. Rogers says the district hopes LearnBop will help educators make the shift to the new Florida Standards Assessments (FSA), because it allows teachers to assign specific standards and track data on student progress in mastering those standards. The tool previously provided by the state for FCAT assessment practice no longer exists, and the district needed something to replace it.

The LearnBop platform leverages the interactivity and personalization of the tablet and uses a step-by-step approach to learning math, mirroring the personalized support that a student would receive in a one-on-one tutoring session. Each step covers a concept students need to understand in order to solve a problem, which means that data on student performance regarding fundamental concepts is collected as they learn.

Every step in LearnBop’s system is tagged with a mathematical concept, specifically aligned with state and national standards, including Florida standards. This data is presented to teachers in dashboard reports immediately available at the end of each session, and is incredibly valuable for teachers, who would otherwise have to administer time-consuming diagnostics to know where their students’ knowledge gaps lie.

“In the past,” Rogers said, “if a student scored a 70 on a chapter test, all we knew was that they didn’t understand 30 percent of the content. We didn’t know what the specific gaps were. Now that everything in LearnBop is aligned to the Florida standards, our assessments show specifically what students do and don’t know, standard by standard.”

Like many new state assessments, the FSA use computer-based testing, eliminating multiple choice questions and offering fill-in-the-blank, drag-and-drop, graph drawing, and other interactive features. Because of this new interactive assessment model, students are struggling to adjust to the new standards, as well as to this new mode of test-taking. LearnBop mirrors the FSA by providing grade-appropriate content to help students prepare for new, interactive test-taking.

As an exclusive partner to Fuel Education, LearnBop is also available through FuelEd’s Personalized Learning Platform, PEAK, a technology platform that provides a single, unified view of online and blended learning activities across multiple solutions for administrators, teachers, and students.

Jackson County School District also Fuel Education solutions in multiple online and blended learning programs throughout the district, including the FuelEd Full-Time School Comprehensive Program, Anywhere Learning System (ALS), Online Courses, and Credit Recovery.

Material from a press release was used in this report.

Florida district deploys new math tool

September 25th, 2015

Jackson County implements LearnBop to help students master math skills, computer-based testing

Florida’s Jackson County School District will deploy LearnBop, a math learning system, to students across the school district.

Following the rollout of Digital Jackson, a one-to-one initiative providing Windows 8 tablets to students in grades K-8, the district next focused on interactive learning content.

“With all of the digital programs, the curriculum training, and integrating tablets, teachers are jumping in head first,” said Missy Rogers, Jackson County School District’s math coordinator. “LearnBop is fabulous for remediation, as it helps teachers assign the standards we are focusing on, and then track and monitor each student’s progress toward those standards.”

The previous math program in the district didn’t allow teachers to assign work to students by specific standards, which made it difficult to identify students’ gaps. Rogers says the district hopes LearnBop will help educators make the shift to the new Florida Standards Assessments (FSA), because it allows teachers to assign specific standards and track data on student progress in mastering those standards. The tool previously provided by the state for FCAT assessment practice no longer exists, and the district needed something to replace it.

The LearnBop platform leverages the interactivity and personalization of the tablet and uses a step-by-step approach to learning math, mirroring the personalized support that a student would receive in a one-on-one tutoring session. Each step covers a concept students need to understand in order to solve a problem, which means that data on student performance regarding fundamental concepts is collected as they learn.

Every step in LearnBop’s system is tagged with a mathematical concept, specifically aligned with state and national standards, including Florida standards. This data is presented to teachers in dashboard reports immediately available at the end of each session, and is incredibly valuable for teachers, who would otherwise have to administer time-consuming diagnostics to know where their students’ knowledge gaps lie.

“In the past,” Rogers said, “if a student scored a 70 on a chapter test, all we knew was that they didn’t understand 30 percent of the content. We didn’t know what the specific gaps were. Now that everything in LearnBop is aligned to the Florida standards, our assessments show specifically what students do and don’t know, standard by standard.”

Like many new state assessments, the FSA use computer-based testing, eliminating multiple choice questions and offering fill-in-the-blank, drag-and-drop, graph drawing, and other interactive features. Because of this new interactive assessment model, students are struggling to adjust to the new standards, as well as to this new mode of test-taking. LearnBop mirrors the FSA by providing grade-appropriate content to help students prepare for new, interactive test-taking.

As an exclusive partner to Fuel Education, LearnBop is also available through FuelEd’s Personalized Learning Platform, PEAK, a technology platform that provides a single, unified view of online and blended learning activities across multiple solutions for administrators, teachers, and students.

Jackson County School District also Fuel Education solutions in multiple online and blended learning programs throughout the district, including the FuelEd Full-Time School Comprehensive Program, Anywhere Learning System (ALS), Online Courses, and Credit Recovery.

Material from a press release was used in this report.

Florida district deploys new math tool

September 25th, 2015

Jackson County implements LearnBop to help students master math skills, computer-based testing

Florida’s Jackson County School District will deploy LearnBop, a math learning system, to students across the school district.

Following the rollout of Digital Jackson, a one-to-one initiative providing Windows 8 tablets to students in grades K-8, the district next focused on interactive learning content.

“With all of the digital programs, the curriculum training, and integrating tablets, teachers are jumping in head first,” said Missy Rogers, Jackson County School District’s math coordinator. “LearnBop is fabulous for remediation, as it helps teachers assign the standards we are focusing on, and then track and monitor each student’s progress toward those standards.”

The previous math program in the district didn’t allow teachers to assign work to students by specific standards, which made it difficult to identify students’ gaps. Rogers says the district hopes LearnBop will help educators make the shift to the new Florida Standards Assessments (FSA), because it allows teachers to assign specific standards and track data on student progress in mastering those standards. The tool previously provided by the state for FCAT assessment practice no longer exists, and the district needed something to replace it.

The LearnBop platform leverages the interactivity and personalization of the tablet and uses a step-by-step approach to learning math, mirroring the personalized support that a student would receive in a one-on-one tutoring session. Each step covers a concept students need to understand in order to solve a problem, which means that data on student performance regarding fundamental concepts is collected as they learn.

Every step in LearnBop’s system is tagged with a mathematical concept, specifically aligned with state and national standards, including Florida standards. This data is presented to teachers in dashboard reports immediately available at the end of each session, and is incredibly valuable for teachers, who would otherwise have to administer time-consuming diagnostics to know where their students’ knowledge gaps lie.

“In the past,” Rogers said, “if a student scored a 70 on a chapter test, all we knew was that they didn’t understand 30 percent of the content. We didn’t know what the specific gaps were. Now that everything in LearnBop is aligned to the Florida standards, our assessments show specifically what students do and don’t know, standard by standard.”

Like many new state assessments, the FSA use computer-based testing, eliminating multiple choice questions and offering fill-in-the-blank, drag-and-drop, graph drawing, and other interactive features. Because of this new interactive assessment model, students are struggling to adjust to the new standards, as well as to this new mode of test-taking. LearnBop mirrors the FSA by providing grade-appropriate content to help students prepare for new, interactive test-taking.

As an exclusive partner to Fuel Education, LearnBop is also available through FuelEd’s Personalized Learning Platform, PEAK, a technology platform that provides a single, unified view of online and blended learning activities across multiple solutions for administrators, teachers, and students.

Jackson County School District also Fuel Education solutions in multiple online and blended learning programs throughout the district, including the FuelEd Full-Time School Comprehensive Program, Anywhere Learning System (ALS), Online Courses, and Credit Recovery.

Material from a press release was used in this report.

Florida district deploys new math tool

September 25th, 2015

Jackson County implements LearnBop to help students master math skills, computer-based testing

Florida’s Jackson County School District will deploy LearnBop, a math learning system, to students across the school district.

Following the rollout of Digital Jackson, a one-to-one initiative providing Windows 8 tablets to students in grades K-8, the district next focused on interactive learning content.

“With all of the digital programs, the curriculum training, and integrating tablets, teachers are jumping in head first,” said Missy Rogers, Jackson County School District’s math coordinator. “LearnBop is fabulous for remediation, as it helps teachers assign the standards we are focusing on, and then track and monitor each student’s progress toward those standards.”

The previous math program in the district didn’t allow teachers to assign work to students by specific standards, which made it difficult to identify students’ gaps. Rogers says the district hopes LearnBop will help educators make the shift to the new Florida Standards Assessments (FSA), because it allows teachers to assign specific standards and track data on student progress in mastering those standards. The tool previously provided by the state for FCAT assessment practice no longer exists, and the district needed something to replace it.

The LearnBop platform leverages the interactivity and personalization of the tablet and uses a step-by-step approach to learning math, mirroring the personalized support that a student would receive in a one-on-one tutoring session. Each step covers a concept students need to understand in order to solve a problem, which means that data on student performance regarding fundamental concepts is collected as they learn.

Every step in LearnBop’s system is tagged with a mathematical concept, specifically aligned with state and national standards, including Florida standards. This data is presented to teachers in dashboard reports immediately available at the end of each session, and is incredibly valuable for teachers, who would otherwise have to administer time-consuming diagnostics to know where their students’ knowledge gaps lie.

“In the past,” Rogers said, “if a student scored a 70 on a chapter test, all we knew was that they didn’t understand 30 percent of the content. We didn’t know what the specific gaps were. Now that everything in LearnBop is aligned to the Florida standards, our assessments show specifically what students do and don’t know, standard by standard.”

Like many new state assessments, the FSA use computer-based testing, eliminating multiple choice questions and offering fill-in-the-blank, drag-and-drop, graph drawing, and other interactive features. Because of this new interactive assessment model, students are struggling to adjust to the new standards, as well as to this new mode of test-taking. LearnBop mirrors the FSA by providing grade-appropriate content to help students prepare for new, interactive test-taking.

As an exclusive partner to Fuel Education, LearnBop is also available through FuelEd’s Personalized Learning Platform, PEAK, a technology platform that provides a single, unified view of online and blended learning activities across multiple solutions for administrators, teachers, and students.

Jackson County School District also Fuel Education solutions in multiple online and blended learning programs throughout the district, including the FuelEd Full-Time School Comprehensive Program, Anywhere Learning System (ALS), Online Courses, and Credit Recovery.

Material from a press release was used in this report.

Florida district deploys new math tool

September 25th, 2015

Jackson County implements LearnBop to help students master math skills, computer-based testing

Florida’s Jackson County School District will deploy LearnBop, a math learning system, to students across the school district.

Following the rollout of Digital Jackson, a one-to-one initiative providing Windows 8 tablets to students in grades K-8, the district next focused on interactive learning content.

“With all of the digital programs, the curriculum training, and integrating tablets, teachers are jumping in head first,” said Missy Rogers, Jackson County School District’s math coordinator. “LearnBop is fabulous for remediation, as it helps teachers assign the standards we are focusing on, and then track and monitor each student’s progress toward those standards.”

The previous math program in the district didn’t allow teachers to assign work to students by specific standards, which made it difficult to identify students’ gaps. Rogers says the district hopes LearnBop will help educators make the shift to the new Florida Standards Assessments (FSA), because it allows teachers to assign specific standards and track data on student progress in mastering those standards. The tool previously provided by the state for FCAT assessment practice no longer exists, and the district needed something to replace it.

The LearnBop platform leverages the interactivity and personalization of the tablet and uses a step-by-step approach to learning math, mirroring the personalized support that a student would receive in a one-on-one tutoring session. Each step covers a concept students need to understand in order to solve a problem, which means that data on student performance regarding fundamental concepts is collected as they learn.

Every step in LearnBop’s system is tagged with a mathematical concept, specifically aligned with state and national standards, including Florida standards. This data is presented to teachers in dashboard reports immediately available at the end of each session, and is incredibly valuable for teachers, who would otherwise have to administer time-consuming diagnostics to know where their students’ knowledge gaps lie.

“In the past,” Rogers said, “if a student scored a 70 on a chapter test, all we knew was that they didn’t understand 30 percent of the content. We didn’t know what the specific gaps were. Now that everything in LearnBop is aligned to the Florida standards, our assessments show specifically what students do and don’t know, standard by standard.”

Like many new state assessments, the FSA use computer-based testing, eliminating multiple choice questions and offering fill-in-the-blank, drag-and-drop, graph drawing, and other interactive features. Because of this new interactive assessment model, students are struggling to adjust to the new standards, as well as to this new mode of test-taking. LearnBop mirrors the FSA by providing grade-appropriate content to help students prepare for new, interactive test-taking.

As an exclusive partner to Fuel Education, LearnBop is also available through FuelEd’s Personalized Learning Platform, PEAK, a technology platform that provides a single, unified view of online and blended learning activities across multiple solutions for administrators, teachers, and students.

Jackson County School District also Fuel Education solutions in multiple online and blended learning programs throughout the district, including the FuelEd Full-Time School Comprehensive Program, Anywhere Learning System (ALS), Online Courses, and Credit Recovery.

Material from a press release was used in this report.