SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., and RICHARDSON, Texas, Sept. 22, 2006–Riverdeep’s Destination Math courseware, designed to help students improve their math skills, has been adopted by Richardson Independent School District (RISD) in Texas.
Destination Math was selected by RISD after the district spent months investigating and comparing numerous math software products. “We looked carefully at a lot of different materials for math instruction that were not only developmentally appropriate and taught concepts, but also robust and interactive,” said Kay Frantz, elementary mathematics director for Richardson. “We felt Destination Math truly taught concepts and didn’t just provide a lot of math problems. We are excited about the courseware and look forward to implementing it this year.”
RISD, located in northern Dallas County, encompasses most of the city of Richardson, as well as portions of Dallas and Garland. “Because of a high percentage of economically disadvantaged students–now at approximately 50 percent–RISD also needed programs that could help at-risk children get up to speed quickly,” added Frantz.
The Destination Math courseware, both English and Spanish versions, will be used district-wide in all 41 elementary schools to help make math more engaging and improve comprehension. The district has approximately 18,000 students in grades K-6.
Teachers and administrators also will utilize the Riverdeep Learning Management System to help track student achievement and determine progress within the guidelines of district benchmarks as well as Texas and federally mandated standards.
Riverdeep’s Destination Math delivers:
*award-winning math courseware based on sound pedagogical research;
*powerful learning management tools to target each student’s individual needs;
*customized service offerings including training and professional development.
The web-based courseware also allows students to access lessons from their home computers via the Internet, giving them a greater home-school connection.
“Working closely with education customers like Richardson, our primary goal is to identify and provide the education technology solutions that best meet their needs and that give them the tools to individualize instruction and help students succeed,” said Riverdeep Chief Education Officer Gail Elizabeth Pierson. “We’re especially pleased they have selected Riverdeep’s Destination Math to support their efforts to enrich the education experience and prepare students for the future.”
About Destination Success®
Destination Success is a critically needed solution for bringing a diverse student population to the same high level of academic achievement – in as little as 90 days. The Destination Success solution consists of Riverdeep’s award winning courseware, Destination Math® and Destination Reading®, learning management system and professional services. Destination Success empowers educators with both the tools and the training necessary to provide effective, standards-based instruction as well as assessment. Destination Success provides teachers with the tools they need to effectively individualize instruction in a real-world classroom.
Riverdeep Inc., A Limited Liability Company, with offices in San Francisco, California, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Dublin (Ireland) and Manchester (United Kingdom) is a leading publisher of interactive products focusing on education and personal productivity for the consumer and school markets. Riverdeep’s rich portfolio of interactive award-winning products feature such well-known brands as the Destination Success® solution, which includes Destination Math® and Destination Reading®; The Print Shop®; Reader Rabbit® and Kid Pix®. For more information, call toll free 888-242-6747 or visit www.riverdeep.net