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SOURCE TenMarks Education
More than 25,000 K-12 Schools across 7,000 districts nationwide choose TenMarks for its depth of alignment, embedded instruction, and easy differentiation
BURLINGAME, Calif., Sept. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- TenMarks Education today announced the addition of more than 20,000 new questions to its web-based adaptive math program, helping K-12 students, teachers, schools and districts meet new Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for math, which will deepen millions of students' conceptual understanding and improve their math skills. With the new content, TenMarks has the most complete and rigorous bank of CCSS-ready math items available today. The CCSS Initiative is a voluntary program that sets education standards to ensure students are prepared for college and careers (more info here).
TenMarks has spent more than a year creating the new CCSS-aligned content. This depth makes TenMarks Math the most comprehensive practice, instruction, assessment, and intervention program for reinforcing classroom teaching based on Common Core learning trajectories.
With the largest CCSS-aligned question bank available, TenMarks Math fully addresses the eight Mathematical Practice standards students are expected to master. Complete with conceptual and procedural questions that vary in answer types and difficulty, TenMarks Math is able to engage learners at different depths of knowledge.
TenMarks Math is free for teachers to use for practice and instruction, with an available premium version that provides actionable diagnostic assessments at the grade and standard levels, as well as automated recommendations for additional assignments that directly address areas of need and enrichment.
Darren Burris, a math teacher, math coach, and member of the Massachusetts PARCC Educator Leader Cadre, said, "The Common Core State Standards in math require teachers to instruct at new levels that demand a host of instructional tools to ensure that all students are meeting these new expectations. TenMarks' ability to personalize learning, to offer immediate feedback, and to create an interactive digital learning environment, combined with its deep alignment to the common core standards, provides teachers an excellent resource to meet the demands of the new standards."
The Kingman Unified School District (USD), a Title I district with more than 7,000 students, is implementing TenMarks Math to provide students with a supplemental education program that complements in-class instruction. After rigorous testing of several math programs last year, Jeri Wolsey, the executive director of academic services, chose TenMarks to help the district better align with the Common Core State Standards and drive improved student outcomes.
"In our selection of TenMarks, we found that the adaptive program empowers students and teachers to take more control of the learning process and makes classrooms more energetic and productive," said Ms. Wolsey. "Using TenMarks, students can move at their own pace to get at conceptual understanding of mathematics, and improve their procedural skills. But, equally important, teachers are able to quickly identify students' learning needs and intervene at the most optimal time."
The TenMarks Approach
Educators and curriculum developers at TenMarks have unpacked each Common Core standard to create the largest available database of CCSS-aligned problems, each with the intent to engage students and help them master concepts. The problems are accompanied by hints that scaffold learning and video lessons that prompt further engagement. When a student demonstrates lack of understanding, the TenMarks program automatically intervenes with unique interactive lessons called "Amplifiers" that diagnose the root cause and deliver foundational instruction to fill the skill gap. The targeted interventions and assessments support each student's individual learning path, and in-depth reports and insights deliver real-time information about the performance and progress of each student, helping schools and districts make informed decisions about the needs of their students.
"The Common Core State Standards focus on providing each student with the in-depth understanding of the core math concepts, which are critical to their college and career readiness," said Rohit Agarwal, co-founder of TenMarks. "At TenMarks, our focus is on providing teachers the support they need to succeed in their classrooms as they transition to Common Core, and students the curriculum they need to build a strong foundation in math."
About TenMarks Education
TenMarks' web-based math program is used by millions of students across 25,000 schools and 7,000 districts. Each day, students in all 50 states use TenMarks to solve millions of math problems, improving their math skills and confidence. TenMarks believes that students learn best when they are individually engaged, nurtured, and motivated. TenMarks aims to positively impact the lives of over 20 million students by 2016.
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