Edmentum Courses Receive Utah State Office of Education Approval

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Edmentum Courses Receive Utah State Office of Education Approval

Edmentum online courses are now approved by the Utah State Office of Education

July 28, 2016 - Minneapolis

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Edmentum, a leading provider of online and mobile learning solutions, announces new online course approvals from the Utah State Board of Education as a Recommended Instructional Materials Publisher for the 2016–17 school year. This approval marks the first time Edmentum has been approved as a recommended course provider by the Utah State Board of Education, with 22 full-semester courses approved. These courses cover a broad range of subject areas from Edmentum’s comprehensive collection, including core curriculum, career and technical education, and courses for use with the Advanced Placement® exams.

“We’re honored to receive these course approvals for the 2016–17 school year,” said Dr. Shannan LaMalfa, senior product manager, Edmentum Courseware. “This approval further emphasizes our curriculum alignment to state standards, ensuring that we’re continually evolving our curricula to meet the needs of today’s learners in Utah.”

This approval by the Utah State Instructional Materials Commission recognizes Edmentum's alignment to curriculum content standards that are set forth by the Utah State Board of Education. This approval certifies that instructors will have access to the very best available instructional materials. It also ensures that the online curriculum exceeds Utah standards that provide a foundation for ensuring learning within the classroom.

Edmentum is committed to putting the best resources in students’ hands by providing solid, research-based curriculum built from the ground up to align with state-specific academic standards. Edmentum’s online courses provide an effective and engaging learning solution designed to meet each student at his or her proficiency level through the use of media-rich and interactive experiences. Whether students are at grade level, in need of intervention, or advanced, courses are customizable to any environment. In total, Edmentum has over 1,100 approved courses by agencies in 21 states, including Academic Benchmarks, Quality Matters, NCAA, and ISTE.

About the Recommended Instructional Materials Program
The purpose of state recommendation of instructional material is to provide the schools of the state the very best available core-related materials and to eliminate instructional materials that violate Utah Code or State Board rules. The major focus of course review is for the core of the designated course, but the review addresses issues such as equity, material quality and construction, adherence to Utah law, and other appropriate issues. The Utah Core Standards are aligned to scientifically based content standards. They drive high-quality instruction through statewide comprehensive expectations for all students. The standards outline essential knowledge, concepts, and skills to be mastered at each grade level or within a critical content area. The standards provide a foundation for ensuring learning within the classroom.

About Edmentum, Inc.
Edmentum, Inc. is a leading provider of online learning solutions designed to drive learner achievement for academic and career success. With more than 50 years of experience driving significant advances in the industry, Edmentum offers a wide variety of innovative solutions spanning a multitude of program areas to move education forward. For more information, visit edmentum.com.

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