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Success with Everyday Mathematics

Backed by years of research and experience, Everyday Mathematics is dedicated to helping children learn mathematics. Our success has been proven through the actual stories listed on this page. To read more detail about each success story, select the school name.



Legacy of Success in Greensburg Salem Schools
Greensburg Salem School District, Pennsylvania
With increasing importance placed on state assessments like the PSSA, the Greensburg Salem School District relies on content from Everyday Mathematics to prepare students for the PSSA.

Schools in New Jersey District Reach 100% Proficiency with Everyday Mathematics
Woodbridge Township School District, New Jersey
Since implementing Everyday Mathematics, the Woodbridge Township School District's percentage of students passing math has consistently outperformed the state average.

Everyday Mathematics Helps Hawaii Elementary Scores More Than Double in Two Years
Ka`ala Elementary School, Hawaii
Math scores are soaring at Ka`ala Elementary School in Wahiawa, a military town near the center of the island of Oahu, thanks to a group of dedicated teachers using Everyday Mathematics in Grades K-5.

Orange County Elementary Schools Improve Test Scores with Everyday Mathematics
Orange County Public Schools, Florida
The scores add up at Florida's Orange County Public Schools, where approximately 96% of the elementary schools use Everyday Mathematics as the core math program in Grades K-5.

Everyday Mathematics Helps Indiana District Improve Math Scores, Meet AYP
Michigan City Area Schools, Indiana
Michigan City Area Schools' math scores on ISTEP+ have increased most years since implementing Everyday Mathematics, bringing averages closer to the state average than ever before.

More Oklahoma Students Scoring Advanced in Math with Everyday Mathematics
Norman Public Schools, Oklahoma
Elementary math scores on the rise in the Norman Public Schools, and teachers credit Everyday Mathematics.

Oklahoma School District Earns High Test Scores with Everyday Mathematics
Union Public Schools; Tulsa, Oklahoma
Since implementing Everyday Mathematics, students at Union Public Schools have scored well in math on the Criterion-reference Test. For example, 84% of Grade 5 students scored Satisfactory or Advanced in 2004 prior to exposure to Everyday Mathematics. After four years with the research-based program, that number increased to an impressive 92%.

Kentucky Students Double Math Scores with Everyday Mathematics
Daviess County, Kentucky
Daviess County is home to two 2008 Blue Ribbon schools, both of which improved their mathematics scores on the state's standardized test by 55% in just one year after Everyday Mathematics was implemented in Grades K-5.

Florida District's Math Scores Steadily Improve with Everyday Mathematics
Orange County Public Schools, Florida
At Orange County, the combined Grades 3-5 test scores have increased 8 percentage points since the adoption of Everyday Mathematics in 2004.


Improving on Success in Winchester Public Schools
Winchester Public School, Massachusetts
Students in Winchester Public Schools have consistently outperformed the state average on the Grade 4 MCAS test in mathematics.

Raising Mathematics Performance in Citrus County School
Citrus County School District, Florida
In 2006 at Grade 4, 75% of Citrus County students met mathematics standards compared to 67% of the state total. The 2006 results represent a significant 19 percentage point increase over 2003 FCAT scores.

Making Progress in the School District of Philadelphia
School District of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
The share of students in Philadelphia schools who score in the Advanced and Proficient categories on PSSA mathematics tests has doubled since 2002.

Horry County Students Lead Way in Mathematics
Horry County Schools, South Carolina
The share of Horry County third graders who scored at the Basic, Proficient or Advanced Levels on the PACT increased from 54% in 1999 to 91% in 2005.

Burnsville-Eagan-Savage District 191 Proves Effectiveness of Professional Development Training
Burnsville-Eagan-Savage District 191, Minnesota
After deciding to adopt Everyday Mathematics as the district's elementary math curriculum, District 191 administrators were committed to providing professional development to ensure a strong foundation for a successful adoption.

Lapwai Students Excel in Mathematics
Lapwai School District #341, Idaho
Student performance on the mathematics ISAT at Grade 4 has dramatically increased over the last few years. In 2005, 100% of all Lapwai students scored in the Advanced and Proficient ranges on the mathematics ISAT. Furthermore, approximately 70% of Lapwai students scored at the Advanced level in 2005, compared to 19% at this level in 2003.

Kent School District Preparing All Students for Success in Mathematics
Kent School District, Washington
Since the adoption of Everyday Mathematics, the percentage of Kent School District students meeting or exceeding the Washington State mathematics standards at Grade 4 has climbed to 68%, compared to 38% in 1999.

Staff Development Gets Results in Plainfield Community Consolidated SD 202
Plainfield Community Consolidated School District 202, Illinois
In 2005, 86% of Plainfield CCSD 202 students in Grade 3 met or exceeded state standards in mathematics on the ISAT exam.

No Child Left Behind in Montgomery Area School District
Montgomery Area School District, Pennsylvania
In 2005, 96.8% of Grade 5 students in Montgomery Area schools, including special education students, demonstrated proficiency on the math portion of the Pennsylvania System of School Assessment (PSSA), compared to 69% statewide.

Standards-Based Mathematics Goal Realized in Fayetteville
Fayetteville Public Schools, Arkansas
In 2009, 85% of Grade 4 students in Fayetteville Public Schools performed at or above the proficient level on the Arkansas Benchmark Exam.

Committed to Excellence in Glendale Unified
Glendale Unified School District, California
"The rigor of the mathematical content in Everyday Mathematics is so much more than what was traditionally expected. Teachers are surprised to see the level of mathematics at which elementary students are performing."

New Traditions in Aurora East School District 131
Aurora East School District 131, Illinois
In 2004, 82% of Aurora East students in Grade 3 met or exceeded state standards in mathematics on the ISAT exam.

District-wide Success in Hamilton County Schools
Hamilton County Public Schools, Tennessee
The latest TCAP Mathematics results from the 2001-2002 school year show an encouraging trend: the highest scores in the history of the merged school system. A Grade 6 teacher remarked that students who have followed the Everyday Mathematics curriculum are so much more able to think mathematically and in the abstract.

Committed to Staff Development in Montgomery County Public Schools
Montgomery County Public Schools, Virginia
"The commitment to staff development tremendously benefited the implementation of Everyday Mathematics in Montgomery County Public Schools." Consequently, the results of the Grade 3 and Grade 5 SOL mathematics assessments have steadily improved in Montgomery County Public Schools.

Committed to the Best in Virginia Beach City Public Schools
Virginia Beach City Public Schools, Virginia
"After our first year of implementing Everyday Mathematics, our scores on the Virginia SOL tests increased significantly." In spring 2002, 85% of Grade 3 students passed the Mathematics SOL Assessment, and 78% of Grade 5 students passed.

Anchorage School District Earns Council of Great City Schools Honor
Anchorage School District, Alaska
In the Anchorage School District, 75% of Grade 3 students are performing at the Advanced and Proficient levels of the state Mathematics Benchmark Evaluation.

Pike Township Schools Participate in Indiana Mathematics Initiative Pilot
Pike Township Schools, Indiana
Grade 5 classrooms that had piloted Everyday Mathematics achieved a score of 218.7 on the NWEA Assessment, 2-3 points greater that the typical normal score.

A Record of Success in Penn-Harris-Madison Schools
Penn-Harris-Madison Schools, Indiana
"Our experience over the past 6 years confirms that Everyday Mathematics presents more math content in a conceptual way that the children understand. Our school corporation's decision to adopt a radically different math program like Everyday Mathematics has been confirmed conclusively. The results are clear as measured by the ISTEP+ and the NWEA, as well as the strong conceptual understanding of mathematics developed by our students."

Believing That All Students Can Achieve in Geary County Schools
Geary County Unified School District, Kansas
In 2009, 93% of Grade 3 students in Geary County Schools scored at the Proficient level or higher on the 2009 Kansas Math Assessment, compared to 88% of the state total.

Building on a Strong Implementation in Ann Arbor Public Schools
Ann Arbor Public Schools, Michigan
In 2003, 80% of Ann Arbor students in Grade 4 scored in the Proficient ranges of the MEAP Mathematics exam, meaning that they met or exceeded state standards.

Public School District Deepens Mathematical Understanding
Birmingham Public Schools, Michigan
"Fifth graders . . . have become better mathematical thinkers and can communicate mathematically both in writing and in discussion."

Edina Public Schools Continues Long-Term Partnership with Everyday Mathematics
Edina Public Schools, Minnesota
The most recent 2009 MCA results placed 82% of Grade 3 students at Level III or higher, while 85% of Grade 5 students scored at Level III or higher. "It is our experience that the Everyday Mathematics curriculum has students performing about one year ahead of the traditional grade-level expectations."

Implementing Standards-Based Mathematics in Nashua Schools
Nashua School District, New Hampshire
In 2003, 46% of Grade 3 students and 43% of Grade 6 students achieved at the Advanced and Proficient Ranges of the NHEIAP in mathematics.

Meriting Distinction on North Carolina's ABCs Accountability Model
Wingate Elementary School, North Carolina
The share of Grade 3 students at Wingate Elementary who scored at the Proficient level or above in mathematics rose from 51% in 1999 to 80% in 2002. In addition, 95 % of the Grade 4 students scored at the Proficient level or above, compared to 58% in 1999.

Success on Many Measures
Abington School District, Pennsylvania
An early adopter of the Everyday Mathematics program, the school district has received numerous awards and honors. Four teachers have won Presidential Awards for Excellence in Teaching Elementary Mathematics, and three elementary schools have earned National Blue Ribbon of Excellence Awards.

North Penn School District Trusts Standards-Based Mathematics
North Penn School District, Pennsylvania
North Penn's elementary students have scored consistently high on the Pennsylvania System of School Assessment, with an all-time high passing in 2009: 91.6%.

Matching the State Standards at Green Gables Elementary
Green Gables Elementary, Washington
"The Washington state standards represent high expectations of achievement for the students. Everyday Mathematics helps schools meet those high expectations." Since the adoption of Everyday Mathematics in 2000, the percentage of Green Gables Elementary students meeting or exceeding the Washington state mathematics standards at Grade 4 has climbed to 67%, compared to 52% in 2000.

Outstanding Results at The Lexington School
The Lexington School, Kentucky
"Teachers at The Lexington School appreciate that Everyday Mathematics delivers more mathematical content, as well as the hands-on approach and extensions for students with differing abilities. Among the keys to our success with Everyday Mathematics is the program's spiraling curriculum and consistent vocabulary."

Carroll County Students Becoming Mathematicians
Carroll County Public Schools, Kentucky
In 2002, Carroll County Public Schools Achieved a score of 73 on the Grade 5 KCCT in Mathematics, up 14 points from the benchmark of 59 established in 1999. "It's so true about raising expectations. If you expect the students to learn more math, they will."

Focusing on Student Achievement at Arlie Boggs Elementary
Arlie Boggs Elementary, Kentucky
On the Grade 5 Kentucky Core Content Test (KCCT) in Mathematics, students at Arlie Boggs Elementary have increased their average score from a baseline of 31 in 1991 to 64 in 2002. "The Everyday Mathematics program has given us content and process, and has resulted in progress for our students; we want that same kind of progress to continue in every content area."

District Implements a Challenging Mathematics Curriculum
Lexington-Richland School District 5 Adopts Everyday Mathematics
Lexington-Richland School District 5, South Carolina
At fifth grade, 28% of students scored at the Advanced level, compared to 11% in 1999.

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