Bellevue-based education technology provider DreamBox Learning this week announced new expansions and partnerships with school districts in Florida, Louisiana, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Texas. The company now delivers personalized and adaptive math and reading learning experiences to almost 6 million students, it said in a news release.
DreamBox, a K-8 digital math program, expanded into the K-12 English language arts market earlier this year with its acquisitions of Reading Plus and Squiggle Park, fueling record growth and expansion for the Eastside company founded in 2006.
Independent research conducted by Harvard’s Center for Education Policy Research shows students who use DreamBox for one hour a week improve their math scores by nearly 60 percent more than expected growth norms on benchmark and state tests, the release said. Reading Plus produces two to two and a half years of proficiency grade-level reading gains for striving students when implemented as the program is designed, despite nationwide school closures due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Additionally, Dreambox’s advanced data and analytics solutions provide predictions about how students will perform on state tests, plus recommended math concepts and skills for each student that teachers can use for one-on-one or small-group lessons. Data insights are updated throughout the school year.
“DreamBox Learning is the right choice to best support our teachers and serve the diverse needs of our students,” Dr. Sito Narcisse, superintendent of East Baton Rouge Parish School System in Louisiana, said in a news release. “… We are excited to offer our teachers an evidence-based solution proven to increase student achievement. In addition to impressive adaptive learning technology and real-time predictive analytics, DreamBox also provides our teachers actionable professional development — a necessary resource as we adapt to another uncertain school year.”
Jessie Woolley-Wilson, president and CEO of DreamBox Learning, said, “We’ve entered a new age of personalized learning. This school year, more students have access to devices and broadband, educators are more comfortable and excited about using education technology, and district leaders are bending towards trusted brands with proven results.”