|By PR Newswire||
|September 9, 2013 04:05 PM EDT||
DALLAS, Sept. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Voyager/Sopris Learning announced today that The School District of Palm Beach County named two of its programs, Passport Reading Journeys® with Edplicity and LANGUAGE!® The Comprehensive Literacy Curriculum: 4th Edition as finalists in the 6-12 Comprehensive Intervention Reading Program (CIRP) category of Florida's 6-12 Comprehensive Literacy Intervention Adoption.
Florida's 2013-2014 Reading/Language Arts Adoption focuses on choosing the most effective instructional materials for raising student achievement in grades 6-12. Each district evaluates the programs against a predetermined set of criteria identified by the Florida Department of Education. Once adopted, the effective date of the contract is from April 1, 2014 to March 31, 2019.
The School District of Palm Beach County has named the following Voyager/Sopris Learning programs as category finalists in the 2013-2014 Secondary Reading Adoption:
Reading/Language Arts Grades 6-8: Comprehensive Intervention Reading Program
- Passport Reading Journeys with Edplicity
Reading/Language Arts Grades 9-12: Comprehensive Intervention Reading Program
- LANGUAGE! 4th Edition, Passport Reading Journeys with Edplicity
"We are thrilled that Palm Beach County has named Passport Reading Journeys with Edplicity and LANGUAGE! 4th Edition as finalists in Florida's 2013-2014 Secondary Reading Adoption," says George Logue, president Voyager/Sopris Learning. "This is a testament to our company's commitment to provide innovative research-based curriculum in order to significantly enhance student literacy and achievement in Florida and across the country."
Passport Reading Journeys with Edplicity is a powerful reading/language arts intervention for struggling adolescent readers in grades 6-12. The research-based program captures the attention of adolescent students with relevant, action-packed expeditions that capture student interest while accelerating reading achievement and academic performance. Instruction can be delivered digitally using Edplicity, an advanced cloud-based solution that creates an interactive online learning community where teachers can assign student work, track participation and performance, provide targeted feedback, and collaborate with other teachers and share best practices, all online and in real-time.
LANGUAGE! 4th Edition is an intensive, mastery-based language arts intervention that targets the needs of non-readers, struggling readers, and English learners. The program is proven to accelerate students to grade-level proficiency through a sequential, cumulative, skill-based instructional format that addresses all learning styles. In one study on the impact of LANGUAGE! in Lee County Public Schools, students in every grade level outperformed the state as measured by Developmental Scale Score (DSS) gains on the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT).
Both programs meet the Common Core State Standards (CCSS).
About Cambium Learning Group
Cambium Learning Group is a leading educational solutions and services company that is committed to helping all students reach their full potential by providing evidence-based solutions and expert professional services to empower educators and raise the achievement levels of all students. Cambium Learning Group is composed of four business units: Voyager/Sopris Learning (www.voyagerlearning.com| www.soprislearning.com), Learning A–Z® (www.learninga-z.com), ExploreLearning® (www.explorelearning.com), and Kurzweil Educational Systems® (www.kurzweiledu.com) and IntelliTools® (www.intellitools.com). Together, these business units provide best-in-class intervention and supplemental instructional materials; gold-standard professional development and school-improvement services; breakthrough technology solutions for online learning and professional support; valid and reliable assessments; and proven materials to support a positive and safe school environment. For more information, visit www.cambiumlearning.com.
About Voyager/Sopris Learning
Dedicated to the success of every student, Voyager/Sopris Learning provides research-based education solutions and online learning tools—including curriculum products, personalized professional development, assessment, and school improvement/turnaround services. With the ultimate goal of advancing student achievement, Voyager/Sopris Learning partners with preK–12 schools to build teaching and leadership capacity, keep students on track, and accelerate struggling students to grade-level proficiency. We are proud to represent the life's work of world-renowned researchers and education leaders and have a steadfast commitment to translating research into practice, with a proven track record of helping schools and districts boost student participation, improve test scores, and increase graduation rates. For more information, please visit www.voyagerlearning.com or www.soprislearning.com.
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