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Back to school marketing letter for Ascend Education

By Susan McLester, September 2009

Dear Principal:

Welcome back! It’s the start of a new school year, and with it, a host of new opportunities and challenges for administrators. Front and center, of course, is the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act, which provides unprecedented financial assistance for schools and students in need. On the broader landscape, continued federal initiatives include the Enhancing Education Through Technology, and NCLB School Improvement programs. And while key to your school’s and students’ success, these opportunities can add layers of complexity and time-consuming administrative tasks to your day.

Simplify

Ascend can help. We do the leg work with a single solution allowing you to maximize current funding opportunities, maintain compliance with state and federal requirements, and meet annual performance goals---all without the burden of extra hours of data collection and reporting work.

One Solution for Special Populations

Research- and web-based, Ascend’s proven supplemental courseware diagnoses student skill deficiencies and prescribes individual learning plans tailored specifically to your state’s standards. From Elementary Math through Algebra I, Ascend can fill the gaps and get your students on the road to achievement.

  • Special Education—Ascend ‘s adaptive test prescribes customized instructional activities and detailed IEP reports for each student.
  • Tier II Intervention---Ascend’s NCTM-compliant intervention program creates individualized student study plans, and a structured environment that meets differentiation guidelines.
  • ELL---Ascend’s audio and visual support ensure students at all reading levels comprehend math concepts. Resources include audio and captioning En Español, as well as:

    • Video-based lessons and directions
    • Explorations to reinforce learning
    • Interactive activities and practice
    • Continual assessments to track progress
    • Ongoing instructional feedback

 

One Solution for Professional Development

Ascend brings a range of time- and money-saving efficiencies to you and your staff.

  • Teachers and tutors of Remedial Math, Special Education, ELL and Tier II Intervention programs all benefit from sharing a common training program
  • Teachers are trained in the 21st century skill of data collection and analysis which can be applied to all courses
  • Built-in assessments, progress reports and IEP generation save individual staff members hours of preparation each week
  • Communication among parents, teachers and administrators is facilitated through timely ongoing assessments and progress reports
  • Professional development options are flexible to meet the needs of your staff

One Solution for School-Wide Improvement

The Ascend Solution gives you the power to meet your entire school’s needs. With both Internet and server-based options, Ascend is accessible to students and teachers 24/7 and supports learning in the computer lab, after school programs or at home. Flexible, scalable and easy to implement, Ascend generates reports by student, class and school, and accelerates the progress of gifted students as well those at or below grade level. Ascend also addresses federal program and NCLB accountability requirements.

We look forward to helping you assist students and streamline your administrative processes in the 2009-2010 school year.

Sincerely, Kevin Briley

CEO, Ascend Education

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