MINNEAPOLIS, August 24, 2021 (Newswire.com) - Edmentum, a global pioneer in education technology, is proud to partner with Reflection Sciences, the executive function company, to offer an integrated online learning experience that honors the needs of the whole child. Edmentum Exact Path, focused on academic acceleration, is expanding to address fundamental brain processes known as executive function (EF) skills through Reflection Sciences' EFgoPRO™ assessment and aligned activities, initially for K-2 learners.
Executive function, by definition, includes the mental processes that allow young learners to filter distractions, prioritize tasks, set and achieve goals, and control impulses. These critical skills have especially been put to the test as so many students attended schools virtually and pivoted learning models over the course of the last 18 months.
"Executive function skills are the foundation for supporting and developing the whole child," said Jamie Candee, Edmentum's chief executive officer. "How students persist, use critical-thinking skills, and problem-solve are essential durable skills which ensure that learning can occur throughout the student's lifetime. This partnership represents our deep commitment to supporting teaching and learning in the formative years, and we are thrilled to offer our partners a research-based solution to assessing and developing EF skills."
"Research consistently shows that executive function skills are the roots of academic and social-emotional skill development," said Jeff Shelstad, Reflection Sciences' chief executive officer. "The launch of EFgoPRO™ inside Edmentum's leading Exact Path platform brings our innovative diagnostic assessment and classroom activities to a broader audience of educators. We built EFgoPRO™ to be a core educator resource used frequently in the early childhood classroom setting to inform and impact instruction and provide detailed and helpful reporting. Exact Path and Edmentum open up this opportunity, and we are excited to provide this integrated solution to the marketplace."
Edmentum Exact Path, a K-12 diagnostic-driven, direct-instruction program, continues to provide students with diagnostic-driven direct instruction in math, reading, and language arts, ensuring that all students can achieve growth goals aligned to their specific learning needs. Now, the adaptive learning experience in Exact Path includes the option to integrate executive function.
The research-based EFgoPRO™ allows educators to quickly assess each student's executive function skills using a valid and reliable game-like assessment tool that provides individualized reports and personalized interventions with nationally normed data. Edmentum educators can roster students once from Exact Path and use single sign-on (SSO) to access EFgoPRO™, bringing academics and executive function together for a cohesive experience.
Edmentum, Inc., a global leader in education technology, is committed to helping educators individualize learning for every student through simple technology, high-quality content, and actionable data. Edmentum is committed to being educators' most trusted partner in creating successful student outcomes everywhere learning occurs. Built on over 60 years of experience in education, Edmentum solutions like Courseware, Exact Path, Study Island, and EdOptions Academy currently support educators and students in more than 40,000 schools nationwide and internationally. For more information, visit edmentum.com.
About Reflection Sciences
Reflection Sciences, Inc., is the culmination of 20 years of groundbreaking research and unwavering passion for executive function and its effects on improving early childhood education. EFgoPRO™ is the best measure of executive function available today, as a direct behavioral assessment of the neurocognitive skills that are most vital to academic and life success. Reflection Sciences assessments and related products are now being used around the world to accurately measure executive function in preschools, K-12 schools, after-school programs, Head Start programs, pediatric clinics, and research universities. For more information, visit reflectionsciences.com.
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