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READ 180® and System 44® from Scholastic Receive ROE (Return on Education) Innovation Award at ASU/GSV Education Innovation



  READ 180® and System 44® from Scholastic Receive ROE (Return on Education)
           Innovation Award at ASU/GSV Education Innovation Summit

Award recognizes READ 180 and System 44 as proven to raise student achievement
and reduce per pupil costs for districts

PR Newswire

NEW YORK, April 19, 2013

NEW YORK, April 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Scholastic (NASDAQ: SCHL), the global
children's publishing, education and media company, accepted the ROE (Return
on Education) Innovation Award  at the ASU/GSV Education Innovation Summit on
April 17^th for its breakthrough education technology programs, READ 180^® and
System 44^®. The Award was given in the Next Generation Content category in
recognition of research that shows READ 180 and System 44 can significantly
reduce the costs of interventions that districts and schools need to raise the
reading achievement of their students performing below the proficient level
and to allow them to graduate college and career ready. 

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Scholastic presented a case study from the Napa Valley Unified School
District, in which students who were referred for special education services
were enrolled in READ 180 and System 44 in grades three, four, and/or five. By
the time these students entered the middle grades fewer were identified for
special education services, resulting in a significant cost savings in per
pupil costs and special education staff totaling over $1 million in savings. 
In addition to reductions in referrals to special education by middle grades,
institutional savings also included significant reductions in suspensions and
expulsions.  Suspensions dropped from about 4,900 to about 2,100 from 2010 to
2012, representing approximately $84,000 that the district would otherwise
have lost.  In 2009, the district recorded 58 expulsions.  That figure dropped
to 26 expulsions in 2012, which represents approximately $189,000 captured in
the district.  In all cases, these captured funds were reinvested back into
the district's program.

Margery Mayer, President of Scholastic Education, commented, "We are proud to
have READ 180 and System 44 recognized for not only turning around the
academic lives of these students but also proving to be cost effective for the
districts at a time when everyone is looking to control costs. We are thankful
to ASU and GSV for establishing this award and putting a spotlight on the
importance of delivering return on investment in education."

One of the most thoroughly researched educational technology programs ever,
READ 180 is now used by more than 1.5 million students across the country
every day.  Twenty-three studies of READ 180 have been completed by
third-party firms (about half of which were independently funded), proving
that the program works to raise student achievement and close gaps.

For more information about Scholastic Education's innovative new programs,
visit: www.scholastic.com/innovation.

For more information about Scholastic, visit our Media Room at
http://mediaroom.scholastic.com.

 

SOURCE Scholastic Inc.

Website: http://www.scholastic.com
Contact: Alex Wladich, awladich@scholastic.com, 212.965.7353, or Kyle Good,
kgood@scholastic.com, 212.343.4563
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