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KIPP LA's Success Story

"[eSpark] has afforded us much more freedom to spend time one-on-one with students as we try to help them meet their academic goals."

Alice Lai & Elizabeth Petrey, Intervention Teachers at KIPP: LA College Prep

Since we have introduced eSpark into our enrichment program, student productivity, engagement, and focus during our two-hour period have drastically improved. At any given time, ten students are working on their eSpark missions while five students are receiving small-group instruction in math and five others are receiving small-group instruction in reading. We love how engaged, focused, and productive the students are while using eSpark with minimal adult supervision.

eSpark is a particularly good match for our visual, kinesthetic, and auditory learners. As we walk around the classroom, students are blending words, reading interactive books at their level, and practicing basic math facts. Students are always excited to work with eSpark because they enjoy the freedom of choosing applications within a mission while still making progress towards their reading or math goal. It also provides a consistently engaging amount of review of previously covered material in both subjects. The students get to keep practicing, increasing their opportunities to achieve mastery.

…We are ultimately thrilled with this addition to our intervention resources. It has afforded us much more freedom to spend time one-on-one with students as we try to help them meet their academic goals. Because of this freedom, and the guided practice our students receive through eSpark, we feel that our students are thriving.

For the full story, read Alice and Elizabeth's blog post here.