Edmentum: Driving Interaction in Academics

Rob Rueckl, President & CEO
Being “educators’ most trusted partner,” Edmentum often takes the role of a teacher and therefore stands committed to drive the holistic progress of students in academics. To achieve this, the company blends the inclusive approaches of traditional methodologies with the benefits of modern day technology to enhance the effectiveness of learning. “We are proud of our long history of serving K–12 and post-secondary schools by providing the technology solutions they need to create a 21st century learning experience for their students,” says Rob Rueckl, President and CEO, Edmentum. With a rich experience of over 50 years and an illustrious track record in supporting insightful academics, Edmentum has designed its courseware for online learning that offers adequate support for student engagement. With sufficient scope for pedagogical participation, the company’s offerings also meet the individual needs of students.

Edmentum offers products and engaging tools to connect teaching and learning processes, using simple technology, high-quality content, and actionable data to optimize individualized learning and create successful student outcomes. Study Island is a formative assessment solution designed to help K-12 students master the content specified in state and Common Core standards and improve performance in core skill areas. It is ideal for self-paced, individualized learning or teacher-led, whole-class instruction and provides quality academic support, practice, and real-time assessment data. Study Island also helps in offering immediate feedback to the students for improvement. Further, the built-in remediation features enable educators to monitor student progress so as to provide suggestions and instructions regularly. Plato Courseware—a standards-based online learning program developed through solid research, sound pedagogy, and applied innovation—helps in engaging students through interactive and media-rich content. It can be used for lab setting to employ a blended model wherein online courses supplement the traditional classroom, or through a completely virtual experience to offer courses in myriad core subjects, electives, and world languages. A third offering, EducationCity connects teaching and learning by pairing time-saving teacher tools with standards-aligned student activities for a seamless learning experience.


Edmentum is committed to providing simple technology, high-quality content, and actionable data to optimize individualized learning and creating successful student outcomes


It is a vivid animation and a dynamic online interface transform learning for pre-K through 6th grade students across six different subjects.

The firm has helped many institutions like the Tatum Elementary School and Wilson Elementary School among others to overcome challenges in bridging background knowledge gaps, lack of supplemental educational programs and lower literacy skills. For instance, Taylor School District, a suburban community southwest of Detroit, MI, had multiple issues including students failing to graduate, losing students to virtual schools that offered online classes from home and not meeting the state’s average pass percentage. Partnering with Edmentum, the students had access to Plato Courseware’s online instruction through the district’s credit recovery program in the classroom. This enabled the district to help graduate students who were on the verge of dropping out. In a year’s time the district increased its graduation rate by nearly 8 percent, bringing it in line with the state average.

The firm also invests in research and third-party studies to ensure effectiveness and improve programs to better serve the educational institutions. Going ahead, Edmentum seeks to improve its own solutions and services in order to take online learning to more customers. Through this, the company wishes to make learning easy and blissful for more students. With all the right plans in place, the Edmentum ensures that students and teachers will have a more productive and fruitful engagement.

Company
Edmentum

Headquarters
Bloomington, MN

Management
Rob Rueckl, President & CEO

Description
Makes it easier for educators to individualize learning for every student through simple technology, high-quality content, actionable data, and customer success