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Provider

Classworks

Contact Information

Primary

Jan Dierkes
1735 North Brown Rd., Suite 400
Lawrenceville, GA 30043

Phone: (615) 957-4038
Email: jdierkes@classworks.com

Secondary

Kellan Huntley
1735 North Brown Rd., Suite 400
Lawrenceville, GA 30043

Phone: (770) 325-6716
Email: khuntley@classworks.com

General Information

Website: www.classworks.com
Screenshots / Demo: www.classworks.com/index.cfm/states/classworks-in-action/
Effectiveness Data: www.classworks.com/index.cfm/success/achievement-studies/
Type of Organization: For Profit Company
Organization is best described as: For-Profit
Age of Firm / Number of Years in Operation: 8 years
Level(s) services may be provided: - Elementary
- Middle
- High School
- District
Provides performance guarantees in contract: NO
Educational Services Provided Assessment
Comprehensive & Effective Planning
Content Curriculum Programs
Curriculum Alignment
Dropout Prevention and Intervention Services
Instruction
Professional Development
Program Evaluation Services
School and District Improvement
Technology
Specific Content Area :
Reading/Language Arts, Math, Elementary Science

Name of Schools/ Districts that this organization has served in Colorado:

N/A

Recent References:

Dr. Cheryl Meeker
Senior Director-Elementary Education-District
Manteca Unified School District,CA
(209) 825-3200
cmeeker@musd.net

Tammy Dunbar
Technology Director- Lincoln Elementary
Manteca Unified School District, CA
(209) 825-3200
tdunbar@musd.net

Dr. Mike Mattingly
Assistant Superintendent
Denton Independent School District, TX
(940) 369-0699
mmattingly@dentonisd.org

Mr. Jamie Wilson, M. Ed.
Deputy Superintendent
Denton Independent School District, TX
(940) 369-0030
jwilson@dentonisd.org

Name of Schools/ Districts that this organization has served in other states:

Mona Haynes
Director of Instruction
Commerce City School District, GA
(706) 335-5594
mhaynes@commerce-city.k12.ga.us

Dr. Mac McCoy
Superintendent
Commerce City School District, GA
(706) 335-5500
mmccoy@commerce-city.k12.ga.us

Dr. Dan Lawson
Superintendent
Tullahoma City School District, TN
(931) 454-2600
lawsond2@k12tn.net

Dean Holland
Director of Curriculum
Tullahoma City School District, TN
(931) 454-2600
hollandd@k12tn.net

Qualifications of this Organization (licensure, trademark, etc.):

Curriculum Advantage is incorporated in Delaware with its corporate offices in Lawrenceville, Georgia. Classworks is available only through Curriculum Advantage and is not otherwise available anywhere in the world. Curriculum Advantage owns all rights to Classworks®, including all copyrights, trademarks and trade secrets.

Qualifications of Instructors/ Staff that Provide Services:

Curriculum Advantage, based in Lawrenceville, GA, is comprised of curriculum design, research, development, QA, managed services, and implementation teams. Decisions are made locally, quickly and efficiently in order to be responsive to individual customer needs. Implementation managers are located in the regions they serve in order to provide direct services to their customer base.
Curriculum Advantage provides customized implementation services to meet each customer's unique assessment as well as curriculum needs. The Curriculum Advantage Managed Services team rolls out customized implementations for urban, suburban as well as rural school districts.

Curriculum Advantage Implementation Managers are educators holding teaching certificates in a variety of elementary and secondary education fields.
- 1 team member holds a PhD
- 8 team members hold Master's Degrees
- 2 are Nationally Board Certified
- Most hold advanced education certificates: ESL, Special Ed, Technology integration
- Altogether they have more than 150 years of teaching experience

Classworks job-embedded professional learning meets adult learning needs through targeted training, ongoing coaching and mentoring, opportunities for group discussion, dialogue and feedback. Best practices indicate that when professional learning integrates training with the teacher's workday, the likelihood of increased student achievement is far greater.

The Classworks Professional Development model aligns to the National Staff Development Standards (NSDS) and includes staff development sessions that highlight successes and growth of all students. The Classworks Implementation Manager utilizes strategies to ensure that best practices and high levels of motivation are implemented with leadership and teachers so that students see Classworks as a supportive learning environment that celebrates their individual successes.

Classworks also adheres to the research and best practices in professional development as described by Erica J. Keeps and Harold D. Stolovitch. Basing our professional development model on results and outcomes derived from what we know about the human learner, we give teachers and leaders the tools to be successful and achieve positive results.

Cost:

Available on a per student, per site, or per district basis. For pricing details, please contact Jan Dierkes at 615-957-4038 or jdierkes@classworks.com.

Explanation of how we are able to provide differentiated services to meet the individual needs of schools and districts.

Each Classworks implementation is custom tailored to the specific needs of each school district with close collaboration between the Classworks Implementation Manager and the key stakeholders at both district and site levels. Implementations are outcomes-based and focused on meeting the instructional, academic and achievement goals set by the district.
The implementation begins with collaborative planning, incorporating practical ways to integrate instruction and assessment to improve student learning, and offering ongoing support to advance teacher effectiveness for individualized instruction. Classworks Implementation Managers gather data to better understand the challenges facing administrators, teachers, and students. Recommendations are made to meet the needs of diverse student populations, as well as promote continuous learning for both staff and students that ultimately improves student achievement.

The flexibility of Classworks means it can be effectively used in a variety of settings and implementations, including:
- Standards-based Instruction and Mastery
- Individualized/Differentiated instruction and practice
- Intervention for Struggling Students - RTI
- Whole Class Instruction
- Remediation in building block skills
- Full Integration into Curriculum and Pacing Guides
- Special Education
- Self-Paced learning
- Ninth Grade Academy - Dropout Prevention
- In-School Suspension and Alternative learning environments
- Gifted and Talented - Extension and Enrichment
- Language Learner and Literacy Programs
- Before and After School Programs
- Summer School
- School Improvement and Turnaround Programs

Using the Needs Analysis and Action Plan, the Implementation Manager and school personnel determine the most effective way to match instruction to curriculum goals.

How will we evaluate our services and support to schools and districts and its effectiveness in school/ district/ student achievement?

The Classworks Implementation Manager works in close collaboration with school and district personnel to monitor and evaluate the efficacy and programmatic success of Classworks in each school and district. This information and data is used to inform decision-making, adjust and modify action plans when needed, and ensure that the implementation is moving toward district achievement targets and goals.

Our service offers districts a comprehensive evaluation of programmatic effectiveness through program management and ongoing progress reports. Included with these Managed Services are:
- Needs Analysis and Action Plan with a district and site analysis, defining goals and objectives and outlining a pathway to success
- Collaborative implementation that details the plan for student achievement
- Monthly evaluations of progress by school, based on student usage and mastery
- Annual Executive Summary customized to describe usage, progress and learning taking place through Classworks
- Additional on-site visits by Classworks Managed Services executives to analyze results and ensure successful implementations, along with the IM
- Communication with Board Members and the school community at mid-year or end-of-year board meetings, as needed by the district
- Celebration of successes at the site and district levels

A number of reports guide administrators in ensuring quality of instruction. First, with the Skills Summary report, administrators can view the rigor of the curriculum being assigned and whether the bulk of student work is below, on or above students' current grade level. Time on task on this report indicates at what level students are spending most of their engaged time. Instruction Results by State Standards and Growth reports also provide important data that can be viewed at the class, teacher, grade, or school level. These tools further guide administrators and the Classworks Implementation Manager in developing professional learning activities that provide needed support to ensure program effectiveness.

Curriculum Advantage also conducts student achievement studies on an annual basis. These studies include an analysis of time on task, mastery levels in Classworks instruction, and performance on Classworks assessments - all correlated to results on high-stakes tests. This gives administrators additional data required to evaluate program efficacy and adjust implementation plans moving forward.

Sample of services offered for a school or district:

Under 500 Students:

Instruction and Assessment Solution

Classworks instructional software includes 17,000+ searchable activities that are aligned to the Colorado Academic Standards, ACT, EXPLORE and PLAN, as well as Common Core State Standards. Instructional experts have manually aligned lessons to each standard. Classworks also has a full suite of assessments including Universal Screeners, Benchmark Assessments, and standards-based Custom Assessments.

Classworks allows Colorado schools to easily:
- Import CSAP scores to generate Individualized Learning Paths (ILPs) for every student based on their specific needs
- Assign Classworks instructional units that are aligned to both Colorado Academic Standards and Common Core standards
- Use Custom Assessments to measure student performance against Common core standards
- Differentiate by providing instruction specific to individual student learning styles and skill deficits
- Access and generate clear and meaningful data to demonstrate student growth and school improvement
Response to Intervention
Classworks provides instruction and assessment tools at all tiers of the RtI model. At Tier One, Classworks offers rich, standards-based instruction for all students. Universal Screeners track longitudinal growth for all students and identify struggling students for possible intervention. At Tier Two, students receive targeted instruction and additional practice focused on their areas of need. Assessments further identify deficit skills and allow teachers to monitor students' progress toward skill mastery. At Tier Three, students requiring more intensive intervention receive customized, individualized instruction. Curriculum-Based Measurement (CBM) probes are administered weekly to measure the effectiveness of the intervention. At each level, students are engaged in meaningful instruction, assessments measure growth and progress, and reporting provides formative and longitudinal data for informed decision-making.
Additional Benefits
A Classworks Implementation Manager supports districts and schools by designing an implementation plan tailored to specific needs, providing on-site coaching and mentoring, monitoring usage and progress, and developing next steps based on data. Classworks also includes technical and product support.

500-1000 Students:

Instruction and Assessment Solution

Classworks instructional software includes 17,000+ searchable activities that are aligned to the Colorado Academic Standards, ACT, EXPLORE and PLAN, as well as Common Core State Standards. Instructional experts have manually aligned lessons to each standard. Classworks also has a full suite of assessments including Universal Screeners, Benchmark Assessments, and standards-based Custom Assessments.

Classworks allows Colorado schools to easily:
- Import CSAP scores to generate Individualized Learning Paths (ILPs) for every student based on their specific needs
- Assign Classworks instructional units that are aligned to both Colorado Academic Standards and Common Core standards
- Use Custom Assessments to measure student performance against Common core standards
- Differentiate by providing instruction specific to individual student learning styles and skill deficits
- Access and generate clear and meaningful data to demonstrate student growth and school improvement
Response to Intervention
Classworks provides instruction and assessment tools at all tiers of the RtI model. At Tier One, Classworks offers rich, standards-based instruction for all students. Universal Screeners track longitudinal growth for all students and identify struggling students for possible intervention. At Tier Two, students receive targeted instruction and additional practice focused on their areas of need. Assessments further identify deficit skills and allow teachers to monitor students' progress toward skill mastery. At Tier Three, students requiring more intensive intervention receive customized, individualized instruction. Curriculum-Based Measurement (CBM) probes are administered weekly to measure the effectiveness of the intervention. At each level, students are engaged in meaningful instruction, assessments measure growth and progress, and reporting provides formative and longitudinal data for informed decision-making.
Additional Benefits
A Classworks Implementation Manager supports districts and schools by designing an implementation plan tailored to specific needs, providing on-site coaching and mentoring, monitoring usage and progress, and developing next steps based on data. Classworks also includes technical and product support.

1000+ Students:

Instruction and Assessment Solution

Classworks instructional software includes 17,000+ searchable activities that are aligned to the Colorado Academic Standards, ACT, EXPLORE and PLAN, as well as Common Core State Standards. Instructional experts have manually aligned lessons to each standard. Classworks also has a full suite of assessments including Universal Screeners, Benchmark Assessments, and standards-based Custom Assessments.

Classworks allows Colorado schools to easily:
- Import CSAP scores to generate Individualized Learning Paths (ILPs) for every student based on their specific needs
- Assign Classworks instructional units that are aligned to both Colorado Academic Standards and Common Core standards
- Use Custom Assessments to measure student performance against Common core standards
- Differentiate by providing instruction specific to individual student learning styles and skill deficits
- Access and generate clear and meaningful data to demonstrate student growth and school improvement
Response to Intervention
Classworks provides instruction and assessment tools at all tiers of the RtI model. At Tier One, Classworks offers rich, standards-based instruction for all students. Universal Screeners track longitudinal growth for all students and identify struggling students for possible intervention. At Tier Two, students receive targeted instruction and additional practice focused on their areas of need. Assessments further identify deficit skills and allow teachers to monitor students' progress toward skill mastery. At Tier Three, students requiring more intensive intervention receive customized, individualized instruction. Curriculum-Based Measurement (CBM) probes are administered weekly to measure the effectiveness of the intervention. At each level, students are engaged in meaningful instruction, assessments measure growth and progress, and reporting provides formative and longitudinal data for informed decision-making.
Additional Benefits
A Classworks Implementation Manager supports districts and schools by designing an implementation plan tailored to specific needs, providing on-site coaching and mentoring, monitoring usage and progress, and developing next steps based on data. Classworks also includes technical and product support.

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