Discovery Education’s DreamBox Learning (“DreamBox”), the pioneer of intelligent adaptive learning technology, today announced a new partnership with the Montana Office of Public Instruction (Montana OPI) to provide DreamBox Math and DreamBox Reading Plus to nearly 30,000 students (grades 3-8) across the state. DreamBox, which was recently acquired by Discovery Education, is the only provider of digital solutions rated “Strong” by Johns Hopkins’ EvidenceforESSA.org in both mathematics and reading.
Montana OPI will offer Discovery Education’s DreamBox solutions to the 53 school districts participating in the second year of the state’s “Montana Alternative Student Testing” (MAST) Pilot program, and then expand to all educators and students the following school year. MAST is an initiative designed to improve learning achievement by implementing “Through-Year Assessments,” a formative approach to assessment that provides teachers with actionable data that can inform instruction throughout the academic school year compared to relying on end-of-year assessment data. With more data insights throughout the year, teachers can quickly identify students’ target areas for growth and acceleration.
“This partnership emphasizes innovative solutions that accelerate student success,” said Montana State Superintendent Elsie Arntzen. “Discovery Education’s DreamBox focuses on student-based teaching and learning, which reflects our MAST program. I am confident that teachers, students, and families will benefit from these programs that increase academic achievement.”
As a result of this partnership, students will have access to award-winning and highly efficacious learning platforms, DreamBox Math and DreamBox Reading Plus. Both programs are designed to adapt problems and questions based on how each student learns. While DreamBox personalizes the learning experience for students, district administrators, and educators will have access to tools and resources that save them time and increase productivity as they support student success, including recommendations for specific activities and lessons. Parents and caregivers can also view their students’ learning growth through a family dashboard.
The participation of DreamBox in Montana’s MAST initiative is the latest phase of a multiyear statewide initiative launched by Discovery Education in June of this year. In the latest phase of the collaboration, DreamBox’s services complement educators’ use of Discovery Education Experience, a curated collection of high-quality, grade-level appropriate, digital content aligned to Montana’s rigorous K-12 Content Standards, which is made available to public schools statewide by Montana OPI.
Together, Discovery Education Experiences’ and DreamBox’s compelling content, research-proven designs, and adaptive technologies empower educators to deeply engage students and improve student achievement. To learn more about this partnership, visit Discovery Education’s Montana Partnership Resources center.
“Discovery Education believes every student deserves a high-quality, personalized learning experience, so we’re thrilled to expand our collaboration with Montana OPI to support even more Montana students and educators,” said Dr. Tim Hudson, Chief Learning Officer at Discovery Education. “Both Montana OPI and Discovery Education share a commitment to supporting teachers with effective resources and tools that align with education standards and improve intervention and remediation during the whole school year.”
Montana OPI selected Discovery Education’s DreamBox solutions because of the company’s proven impact on learning achievement. A recent statewide student-level analysis of more than 77,000 South Carolina students in the 2021-22 school year found that DreamBox Math accelerates learning with only five DreamBox Math lessons per week (about one hour each week). Likewise, in Missouri, targeted middle school students in Pattonville R-III School District using DreamBox Reading Plus during the 2021-22 school year averaged 2.7 reading level gains.
“We’re inspired by Montana OPI’s leadership and commitment to learning innovation,” said Dr. Jason Sinquefield, Senior Vice President of Educational Partnerships at Discovery Education. “Our team looks forward to working alongside district leaders, educators, parents and caregivers, and community members across Montana to accelerate learning for all students and improve student skill development.”
DreamBox Math and DreamBox Reading Plus will be available by the beginning of October 2023 at no additional costs for schools. For Montana district leaders and educators interested in learning more about DreamBox, please visit DreamBox.com/MAST. To learn more about DreamBox’s efficacy studies and recent school district success, visit DreamBox Resources.
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