Reasoning Mind Teacher and Students Speak at West Virginia Board of Education Meeting

January 19, 2016

On Wednesday, January 13th, Reasoning Mind was invited to deliver a presentation at the monthly West Virginia Board of Education meeting.

Elementary students in West Virginia use Reasoning Mind's digital math program.
Elementary students in West Virginia use Reasoning Mind’s digital math program.

The presentation featured a program overview from Scott Darling, Senior Partnership Manager at Reasoning Mind, as well as testimonials from a teacher and group of enthusiastic students using Reasoning Mind in a Kanawha County elementary school. The board members heard directly from these Reasoning Mind users about the impact the program is having on student attitudes and achievement in mathematics – one parent even recounted how Reasoning Mind has helped improve her child’s grades and excitement for math.

Over 80 campuses in West Virginia now implement Reasoning Mind, thanks in large part to a major research study funded by the U.S. Department of Education. The West Virginia Mathematics Curriculum Impact Study, now in the second year of its implementation phase, is designed to examine how digital math curricula like Reasoning Mind can support teachers and improve student learning. SRI International, a nonprofit research firm, is conducting the study with support from McREL International and in collaboration with Reasoning Mind and approximately 50 participating West Virginia schools.

“We continue to be excited by the response to Reasoning Mind in West Virginia,” said Alex Khachatryan, President and CEO of Reasoning Mind. “We have heard from so many teachers that our program is engaging their students and helping them learn to love math, and it is wonderful that state board of education members were able to hear about this success first-hand.”

To learn more about Reasoning Mind’s work in West Virginia, visit past articles from the Charleston Gazette-Mail and Times West Virginian. In addition, you can hear directly from West Virginia teachers on the program’s impact in these Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation-produced video interviews.

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