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Kentucky School Improves Math Proficiency with Triumph Learning’s Coach

By Abi Mandelbaum
September 15th, 2014

NEW YORK, NY – (Sept. 15, 2014) – Lee County Middle School in Beattyville, Kent. improved student math proficiency after implementing Common Core Coach from Triumph Learning, producer of critically acclaimed K-12 texts and interactive digital tools. Lee County Middle School used the program to help students master Common Core math skills.

“With Common Core Coach, we were able to prepare our teachers and students for the rigors of Common Core assessments,” said Karen Angel, principal at Lee County Middle School. “The results speak for themselves, with noticeable gains in student achievement from year to year.”

Lee County Middle School math teachers wanted to increase math proficiency scores on the end-of-grade Kentucky Performance Rating for Education Progress (K-PREP). The percentage of students performing at Novice level, Kentucky’s lowest achievement level, was approximately 30 percent in grades six and eight, and 45 percent for grade seven. Faced with the more rigorous standards of the Common Core, teachers also felt the need to provide students additional practice with higher-level math questions. After using Common Core Coach Mathematics, Lee County Middle School sixth, seventh and eighth grade students experienced a significant increase in math achievement. Between 2011-2012 and 2012-2013, the percentage of students performing at Novice level dropped by 13 percent in sixth grade, 25 percent in seventh and 16 percent in eighth. In the seventh and eighth grade, there was also a significant increase in the top two achievement levels, going from 18 percent to 44 percent and 26 percent to 43 percent respectively.

“Triumph Learning is committed to providing schools with the tools and resources they need to succeed under the Common Core State Standards,” said Mike Morley, publisher for Triumph Learning. “The improvements these schools have experienced using Common Core Coach speaks to the effectiveness of the program.”

Common Core Coach is an inclusive program that adds depth, understanding, and practice to Common Core standards and skills instruction. Teachers guide students to master skills with structured lessons. Concepts are introduced in multiple ways, and the program provides ample time for assessment, student collaboration, and independent practice of all concepts and skills.

Common Core Coach is also integrated with Waggle, Triumph Learning’s new personalized, smart practice solution. To learn more about the success Lee County Middle School has experienced with Common Core Coach, download the case study.

About Triumph Learning
Triumph Learning, LLC, is a leading educational content company and publisher of print and digital K-12 resources, standards-aligned instructional materials and effective literacy programs. Triumph Learning serves more than 6 million students in 36,000 schools with unique student solutions, robust teacher support, and professional development opportunities. Triumph Learning is committed to serving all students with a mix of interactive digital tools and innovative student texts with products such as Coach, Buckle Down, and Waggle. For more information, visit www.triumphlearning.com.

About the Author:

Abi Mandelbaum

Abi Mandelbaum is CEO of YouVisit.