Principals' Memo No. 1004-14

COMMONWEALTH of VIRGINIA
Department of Education

May 6, 2014

TO:  Principals

FROM:  Anne D. Wescott, Assistant Superintendent for Policy & Communications

SUBJECT:  No-Cost Opportunity to Address Summer Learning Loss in Mathematics through TenMarks

The purpose of this communication is to notify you of a no-cost opportunity for students, parents, and educators to combat summer learning loss in mathematics and to provide information about a webinar on the program on May 14, 2014, at 7:30 a.m.

TenMarks, an Amazon company, is partnering with states and school divisions to offer its 3-month summer program to families at no cost. The TenMarks Summer Math Program guides students through a personalized curriculum that meets their specific needs, beginning with a diagnostic assessment and using built-in instruction and real-time interventions. The program provides reports and drill-down insights, so families and schools/divisions can monitor usage, proficiency, and performance for each student, and at school and division levels. The program reviews concepts from the past school year and introduces concepts for the year ahead.  The attached flyers provide additional information about the program as does the following link:  http://summermath.tenmarks.com.

The Office of School Improvement will offer a live, voluntary webinar on Wednesday, May 14, 2014, at 7:30 a.m. for division leaders and principals interested in the program.  Instructions for joining the webinar follow.

To connect to the webinar:

Click here: https://connect20.uc.att.com/vait/meet/?ExEventID=82016482.

To connect with your telephone only (no computer):

  1. Choose one of the following numbers to dial:

       * Caller-Paid number: (213) 270-2124

       * Toll-Free Number (in USA): (888) 273-3658.

       * Blackberry (Caller-Paid): 2132702124x2016482#

  2. When prompted, enter the Meeting Access Code: 2016482#

To prepare in advance for the conference (for all devices): https://connect20.uc.att.com/vait/Prepare/.

To view supported Operating Systems and devices: http://www.corp.att.com/attconnectsupport/supporteddevices.

If you have questions regarding the webinar, please contact Dr. Susan FitzPatrick, grants and program manager, at (804) 225-2897, or e-mail susan.fitzpatrick@doe.virginia.gov.  If you have questions regarding the TenMarks Summer Math Program, please e-mail summermath@tenmarkseducation.com.  The Department of Education does not endorse this product over similar products available and is providing the product information to divisions for informational purposes only.

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Attachments:

  1. TenMarks 2014 Summer Math Program (Administrators) (PDF)
  2. TenMarks 2014 Summer Math Program (Teachers) (PDF)
  3. TenMarks 2014 Summer Math Program (Families) (PDF)
  4. TenMarks 2014 Summer Math Program (Families – Spanish) (PDF)