Special Education Students in U.S. Virgin Islands to Receive Customized Instruction in Mathematics and English Language Arts

Portland, ME, June 27, 2008 --(PR.com)-- Walch Education, a leading publisher of educational materials, has announced that it has signed an agreement with the St. Croix School District of the U.S. Virgin Islands. The agreement calls for Walch to develop and provide customized Academic Support Programs (ASPs) for approximately 700 special education students in the district.

“Each of the ASPs contains approximately 60 hours of instruction,” notes Walch Education’s Director of Standards and Assessment, Jill Rosenblum. “They’re complete programs with a variety of teaching tools and strategies, something the instructor can use to review core concepts, assess students’ needs, and—maybe most important—provide remediation and support for the skills identified as needing special attention.”

Walch Education is designing the following four ASPs for the St. Croix School District:

Junior High School Mathematics
Junior High School Language Arts
High School Mathematics
High School Language Arts

Each ASP will be developed according to NCTM and NCTE standards and correlated to the Virgin Islands’ Academic Content Standards. The ASPs will also include implementation guides keyed to the basal series being used in various classrooms.

Walch Education’s ASP series has been widely used in both national, standards-based versions and state-specific versions in Maryland, Florida, and Georgia. The Florida Academic Support Program for English Language Arts, Grades 9-12, was recently adopted by the Florida State Instructional Materials Committee for its K–12 Supplemental Intervention Reading Program. And the national Algebra and English Language Arts versions of the ASP were recently given Distinguished Achievement Awards “For Excellence in Educational Publishing” at the annual meeting of the Association of Educational Publishers.

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