Magazine article Internet@Schools

Ascend Math

Magazine article Internet@Schools

Ascend Math

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***** REPORT CARD

Installation A

Content/Features A

Ease of Use A

Product Support A

Company: Ascend Math, 302 Albany Avenue, Shreveport, LA 71105, 318-865-8232; ascendmath.com

Price: Contact Ascend Math for a price quote in your specific situation.

Audience: Ascend Math is most useful in grades 3-12. Ascend Math is useful for tier 2/tier 3 math students (gaps in math skills), special education, blended learning, elementary school, algebra readiness, ELL/ESOL, summer school, and in other settings.

Format: Ascend Math is a web-based service with some resources that can be printed and used to provide intensive math intervention and help students who are behind in math get caught up.

System Requirements: While Ascend Math will work with other configurations, the recommended configurations include Windows 8 (PC) or Mac OS 10.9 (Mac), IE 11.x or higher (PC), Google Chrome 24 (PC), Safari 9 (Mac), or Google Chrome 50 (Mac). Check on the site for specific memory recommendations. Ascend Math also works on iPads with iOS8 or higher, Nook Tablets with Android 4.0 or higher, most tablets running Android 5.0 or higher, and Chrome Book.

Description: Ascend Math is a cloudbased intensive math intervention tool that assesses and instructs students based on state academic standards for each grade level. Ascend is designed to meet students at their level so students may work at a lower grade level, fill in gaps, and catch up. Ascend gives each student a short assessment to recommend the level at which the student is best prepared to start work. Students follow the same sequence of study, video, exploration, practice, and post-assessment for each objective.

Reviewer Comments:

Installation: Be sure student and teacher technology and internet connections are adequate before contacting Ascend Math to arrange a subscription. Teachers or administrators then enter students who are tested and the program begins. Installation Rating: A

Content/Features: Ascend Math is intended to bring math students who are behind up to grade level through multimodal learning. Students can progress one to two grade levels in a few months.

Students' skill gaps are diagnosed based on specific state and Common Core standards. After pre-testing, students are assigned individual learning paths automatically, regardless of grade level. …

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