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Renaissance Learning introduces Accelerated Math Live

Custom built for the Common Core, now students can work online or on paper.

WISCONSIN RAPIDS, Wis., Jan. 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Renaissance Learning announced today the newest version of Accelerated Math—the most widely used math program in K12 schools. The new Accelerated Math Live will be available for the 2013-2014 school year.

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At the heart of Accelerated Math Live is the Core Progress learning progression. New content has been built from the ground up specifically designed to meet the spirit and intent of the Common Core State Standards, with new content libraries from kindergarten through high school. Custom content also aligns to state standards, including the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) test.

With Accelerated Math Live's new online program, students can view and answer math problems using computers, laptops, or touch-screen tablets—or use paper and pencil. Working online, students' work is scored instantly, and teachers can monitor progress and guide instruction more quickly than ever.

According to Jack Lynch, CEO of Renaissance Learning, Accelerated Math Live is a quantum leap forward in tailoring instruction for the common core. "With the rapid adoption of mobile technology in schools, Accelerated Math Live helps educators get more value from that investment. Students will become more self-directed with Accelerated Math Live's instructional resources at their fingertips—worked examples, related math glossary terms, and other tools linked to the problems they are working. Teachers will have more options to teach in an interactive, engaging classroom environment—peer-assisted learning, think-alouds, small group discussions, one-on-one instruction—even a flipped classroom. With Accelerated Math Live, teachers can easily tailor their instruction to the personal needs of each student. They'll have more options than ever to help propel students to college and career readiness."

From the earliest days of the Common Core State Standards Initiative, Renaissance Learning has worked closely with leaders in the movement to strongly align its assessment and practice tools with the CCSS. "Accelerated Math Live is the culmination of years of study, rigorous development and empirical validation. The new Accelerated Math libraries and Core Progress learning progression represent an enormous step forward based on best practices in the industry," said Lynch.

For more information about Accelerated Math Live, or to view a short video demonstration, visit www.renlearn.com/am

About Renaissance Learning, Inc.

Renaissance Learning is a leading provider of technology-based school improvement and student assessment programs for K12 schools. Renaissance Learning's tools provide daily formative assessment and periodic progress-monitoring technology to enhance core curriculum, support differentiated instruction, and personalize practice in reading, writing and math. Renaissance Learning products help educators make the practice component of their existing curriculum more effective by providing tools to personalize practice and easily manage the daily activities for students of all levels. As a result, teachers using Renaissance Learning products accelerate learning, get more satisfaction from teaching, and help students achieve higher test scores on state and national tests.

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