SOURCE: MetaMetrics

MetaMetrics

February 10, 2014 09:00 ET

XanEdu Delivers EdSphere to College Classrooms Nationwide

MetaMetrics and XanEdu Partner to Provide Effective, Personalized Learning Platform

DURHAM, NC--(Marketwired - Feb 10, 2014) - MetaMetrics®, developer of the widely adopted Lexile® Framework for Reading, is proud to announce their partnership with XanEdu, the leading innovator of custom course materials and textbooks. XanEdu is now offering MetaMetrics' personalized learning platform, EdSphere®, as part of its suite of college based literacy products. EdSphere is a student-centered, personalized literacy platform that provides learners with differentiated reading, writing and vocabulary activities. A certified distributor, XanEdu is now offering EdSphere to college classrooms as a way to enhance and improve the literacy skills of young adults.

With the 2012 national average for remediation at the community college level at 52%, XanEdu's offering is a welcome addition to college campuses. By making EdSphere available within its suite of solutions, XanEdu is able to offer college educators and instructors the opportunity to measure student reading and writing progress on the Lexile scale, as well as match students to targeted reading and writing activities. EdSphere also allows users access to millions of targeted articles across a wide range of topics.

"XanEdu recognizes the value of Lexile measures and is excited to partner with MetaMetrics to offer the EdSphere learning platform as part of our content and applications library," said John DeBoer, CEO of XanEdu. "Students are able to build the core skills needed to succeed in college at an affordable cost. This partnership fits with XanEdu's long-term strategy of continually improving technology in the classroom."

"We are thrilled to team up with XanEdu to introduce EdSphere to educators and students across the country," said Malbert Smith III, Ph.D., president and cofounder of MetaMetrics. "EdSphere is a proven learning program that blends assessment with instruction, and we are pleased that it is a part of XanEdu's mission to provide effective and innovative solutions for teachers."

EdSphere® is a Lexile-based, personalized learning platform for students in grades two and above. With a robust reporting suite, teachers can easily access and monitor their students' reading practice, writing activities and vocabulary development. EdSphere employs the research and technology of the Lexile Framework for Reading and The Lexile® Framework for Writing to differentiate students' reading and writing practice. The platform provides an engaging, online environment where students can assume control of their learning by completing self-directed reading and writing activities at the right level of challenge, supporting literacy growth.

About MetaMetrics

MetaMetrics is focused on improving education for learners of all ages and ability levels. The organization develops scientific measures of academic achievement and complementary technologies that link assessment results with real-world instruction. MetaMetrics' products and services for reading (The Lexile® Framework for Reading, El Sistema Lexile® para Leer), mathematics (The Quantile® Framework for Mathematics) and writing (The Lexile® Framework for Writing) provide unique insights about academic ability and the potential for growth, enabling individuals to achieve their goals at every stage of development. Connect with the organization at: http://blog.lexile.com.

About XanEdu

XanEdu is helping institutions change the course of learning and instruction with innovative solutions for creating, delivering and managing course materials. XanEdu helps educators and learners save money, improve efficiency, collaborate, engage more with content and improve learning outcomes. XanEdu course materials, including course packs, custom books, and lab manuals, are 100 percent copyright compliant and accessible on iPad and Android tablets. Visit www.xanedu.com.

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