LAKEWOOD, N.J. – September 16, 2015 – Achieve3000 donated a one-year, school-wide subscription of its patented literacy solution, KidBiz3000, as a prize for the North Carolina Department of Education’s Give Five – Read Five summer reading campaign. This statewide book drive aims to collect books for students to take home and read during the summer in order to prevent summer learning loss. Achieve3000 was one of four Give Five – Read Five partners offering prizes for the schools that collected the largest number of books.
Achieve3000 specializes in cloud-based, differentiated learning solutions for school-aged youth as well as adult learners. It has helped millions of students worldwide to improve their reading and writing skills, master increasingly rigorous academic standards, and prepare for high-stakes assessments. Their solutions include Smarty Ants (grades PreK-2), KidBiz3000 (grades 2-5), TeenBiz3000 (grades 6-8), Empower3000 (grades 9-12), eScience3000 (grades 6-8), Spark3000 (adult education), and AchieveSummer (summer literacy).
This year, the Give Five – Read Five campaign gathered more than 546,000 books, almost double the number collected in 2014. More than 270 schools and organizations participated in the effort to help students maintain literacy skills during the summer break. Prizes were awarded to schools in four categories based on total student attendance. The winner of the KidBiz3000 subscription, Aberdeen Primary, collected more books than any other school in the “fewer than 400 students” category: 10,589. Aberdeen Primary serves approximately 350 students in Aberdeen, N.C., as part of the Moore County Schools district.
We’re thrilled to award a school-wide KidBiz3000 subscription to one of the book drive winners,” said Saki Dodelson, CEO and founder of Achieve3000. “We share Aberdeen’s Primary commitment to improving literacy achievement for all learners, especially during the summer, and are very excited to partner with them for the coming school year. By meeting kids at their precise reading levels, our differentiated instruction solutions help all students accelerate their reading growth and become college and career ready. In fact, students who use our solutions make double to triple the expected reading gains in one school year. We look forward to helping Aberdeen Primary meet and exceed their literacy goals for every student.
Aberdeen Primary will be receiving the new KidBiz3000 North Carolina Edition, released earlier this year. For students, this means that they will be improving their literacy skills with a strategic curriculum that’s aligned to the Common Core State Standards and includes built-in practice for the READY assessments. For teachers, the N.C. Edition features robust lesson plans and point-of-use resources to support learning without adding to their workload. A data dashboard called Leadership Edition is included for administrators, so they can easily monitor the Achieve3000 implementation and measure student reading gains. Families of Achieve3000 students will receive free access to the Home Edition, where they can view their child’s progress and access resources in 19 languages to support learning at home. Finally, because all of Achieve3000’s solutions are cloud-based, KidBiz3000 can be accessed anytime, anywhere, and on any device – even without an Internet connection.
For districts, schools, or families interested in encouraging summer learning, Achieve3000 also offers a solution specifically designed to transform summer learning loss into summer learning gains. AchieveSummer adapts Achieve3000’s patented method of online differentiated instruction for the summer months to prevent the “summer slide” and better prepare students to return to school in the fall. This cloud-based program allows for a flexible implementation: it can be used as a summer school literacy program, a core summer ELA program, or a course of independent study to accelerate student learning gains throughout summer break. With access to more than 10,000 engaging nonfiction articles, it ensures students never run out of material to read during the summer.
For more information about how North Carolina’s Department of Public Instruction is supporting summer learning through the Give Five – Read Five campaign, please visit www.dpi.state.nc.us/give5read5.
About Achieve3000, Inc.
Achieve3000 is the leader in online differentiated literacy instruction, serving over two million students worldwide. Over 15 years, the company has been reaching students at their individual reading levels to deliver significant learning gains, with many making double to triple the expected gains in a single school year. Based on decades of scientific research, Achieve3000’s solutions – Smarty Ants® (for grades PreK-2), KidBiz3000® (for grades 2-5), TeenBiz3000® (for grades 6-8), Empower3000™ (for grades 9-12), Spark3000® (for adult learners), and eScience3000® (for grades 6-8) – support core curriculum, Response to Intervention, English language learner, and special education instructional models as well as 21st-century education initiatives. From learning how to read to workforce readiness, Achieve3000 empowers all learners to develop the college and career literacy skills needed for academic, professional, and personal success. The company is based in Lakewood, N.J. Learn more about Achieve3000 online at www.achieve3000.com or by calling 888-968-6822.
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