HOSTS Learning showcased the success stories of districts using its Mentoring and Intervention solution, a customizable learning and assessment program that helps educators target instruction by tracking students' individual strengths and weaknesses. For example, at the Natomas Unified School District in a high-growth sector of Sacramento, Calif., district superintendent Steve Farrar had a problem: As many as 57 of his students had failed to pass California's new statewide high school exit exam. He knew that, despite having passing grades, these students--most of whom hailed from disadvantaged backgrounds--would not be allowed to graduate unless they improved their scores on the state's...

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