Vivendi Universal Publishing subsidiary Curriculum Advantage announced today that it is tailoring its math and language arts software system
in “state editions” designed specifically for all 50 states. The company plans to have ClassWorks state editions available by the end of January 2002.
Six ClassWorks state editions are planned to be ready this fall: California, Illinois, Pennsylvania, Arizona, New York and Virginia. The rest of the ClassWorks state editions will be released as they’re done. Currently, ClassWorks state editions are only available for Texas, Florida and Mississippi.
The state editions will be offered to schools as an add-on for ClassWorks Gold Edition 2, an open learning system that delivers teachers’ favorite software within a K -12 math and language arts curriculum, according to Curriculum Advantage.
ClassWorks Gold Edition 2 itself is comprised of more than 180 educational software titles culled from nearly 20 publishers, including companies like Davidson & Associates, Great Wave, Knowledge Adventure, Learningways, Scholastic Software, Tom Snyder Productions and others.
All ClassWorks state editions will feature:
Alignment of state standards to “ClassWorks Gold Edition 2”
Ability to search the “ClassWorks” curriculum by skill
Ability to generate reports by skill
Student results report by skill
The state editions provide sequences of spiraling curriculum that are correlated to each state’s standards. Each sequence represents one grade and one subject.
ClassWorks state editions are available for various flavors of Windows and Power Macintosh. Users interested in the software are encouraged to call the ClassWorks team at 888.221.0802 — more details are available from the
ClassWorks Web site, as well.