DULUTH, Ga.--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--Curriculum Advantage Inc.’s Classworks® comprehensive K-12 instructional software has received an official endorsement from the Council of Administrators of Special Education (CASE). A division of the Council for Exceptional Children, CASE is an international professional educational organization that provides leadership and support to its members by shaping policies and practices which impact the quality of education.
“The depth and breadth of the content is wonderful”
CASE bases its endorsements on a rigorous evaluation of criteria such as a product’s performance in field tests, the research on which it is based, marketability and feasibility, customer satisfaction, company reputation, enhancement of professional practices advocated by CASE, and the ability to meet the needs of CASE members.
“The CASE Executive Committee unanimously agreed to endorse Classworks,” said Luann Purcell, Ed.D., executive director of CASE. “There is no question that Classworks helps educators successfully address the inherent challenges of special education. Its depth, flexibility, and customization features give teachers access to targeted instruction for struggling learners, thereby helping to raise achievement at all levels.” The Product Review Committee specifically noted that Curriculum Advantage’s body of research and its ability to individualize instruction were instrumental factors in its approval.
Winnfield Middle School in Winn Parish implements Classworks to provide individualized instruction for its special education students. “It can sometimes be hard to motivate these students,” said Rhonda Howell, a special education math teacher at Winnfield Middle School. “After just a few days of Classworks, my classroom became one of joy and excitement. It has really helped to build their confidence.
“The depth and breadth of the content is wonderful,” she said. “The evidence is in their academic growth. Although they are learning the same material, their achievement is improving rapidly due to the exciting ways Classworks presents the content, addressing multiple learning styles,” Howell said.
“Districts have used Classworks for years to help close the achievement gap and move their special education students toward grade level proficiency,” said Melissa Sinunu, chief operations officer for Curriculum Advantage “Districts such as Barrow County and Commerce City in Georgia, Winn Parish School District in Louisiana and Laurens 56 in South Carolina have implemented Classworks to effectively teach students with learning disabilities, including Autism Spectrum Disorder and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. We are pleased to have this recognition formalized by such an august organization as CASE.”
With more than 17,000 activities drawn from 265 top software titles, Classworks provides individualized instruction in math, reading, language arts and science, serving as a supplemental program for special needs students, English language learners, Response to Intervention (RtI) programs and more. Classworks is aligned to local, state, and national standards.
Classworks is sold on an unlimited site license basis. Because of this, district leaders report that the product’s use is frequently expanded beyond the originally targeted populations and purpose, thereby extending its value and eliminating the need for many “specialized” tools and solutions.
About the Council of Administrators of Special Education
The Council of Administrators of Special Education (CASE) is an international professional educational organization which is affiliated with the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) whose members are dedicated to the enhancement of the worth, dignity, potential, and uniqueness of each individual in society. The mission of CASE is to provide leadership and support to members by shaping policies and practices that impact the quality of education. For more information, visit http://www.casecec.org.
About Curriculum Advantage
Curriculum Advantage Inc. (www.curriculumadvantage.com) is the developer of the award-winning Classworks® system of K-12 reading and mathematics instruction and learning tools. Available as a web-based or networked solution, Classworks’ activities are correlated to national and state learning standards and state tests, and include prescriptive and summative assessment, remediation and reporting tools. Classworks Language Learner Series addresses English as Second Language learning with content that focuses on auditory, visual and tactile/kinesthetic components.