Case Studies

How an Innovative Indiana District Found Success with Reading Intervention

  New Albany Floyd County Consolidated School Corporation (NAFCS) in Indiana uses Waterford Early Learning as a reading intervention tool in its K-2 classrooms. Research shows the adaptive curriculum is helping to close early literacy gaps for struggling readers across all student populations. The district is also piloting Waterford’s at-home kindergarten readiness program with about […]

2017.02.03

In Hillsborough County, Preschoolers Using Waterford “Significantly Outperform” Control Group

During the 2014-2015 school year, Hillsborough County Public Schools in Florida turned to Waterford for an early learning curriculum developmentally appropriate for preschoolers. The district also needed a proven solution to incorporate teacher professional development in a meaningful way for early educators. CHALLENGE As the eighth largest school district in the United States, Hillsborough County […]

2016.03.25

Waterford Gets Best Results for Students in State Intervention Program

  The Utah State Legislature created an early intervention program to help at-risk students catch up to their peers before critical early learning gaps widen. The program funds schools’ choice of one adaptive learning curriculum and assessment tool for early intervention students. Of the five available curriculum providers, Waterford’s curriculum resulted in the largest gains […]

2016.03.14

Waterford Partners with Project Hope Alliance to Help Homeless Children

  The Project Hope Alliance organization in Orange County, California is using Waterford Early Learning to help homeless children maintain consistent curriculum and learning as they move around among motels, shelters and homes of relatives. The Challenge Project Hope leaders say one of the greatest impediments for homeless children to succeed academically is the frequency […]

2016.02.23

At-Home Kindergarten Readiness Program Teaches English Language Learner Reading, Math & Science

UPSTART, an at-home preschool reading, math and science program sponsored by states and school districts and free to families, played a major role in teaching Altagracia Garcia’s son English and preparing him for kindergarten.

2015.12.15

Digital Education Effort in Nepal Helps English Language Learners, Supports Girls’ Education

Students at the LMV school in Nepal had limited access to English language education, and because of their own lack of English skills, teachers at the school felt uncomfortable teaching students. There were also no technology resources for students. But at a school where most students are low-income, HIO realized English and technology access could mean opportunity.