A few months ago, Amy Boyd of Holabird STEM program in Baltimore County Schools spoke to a group of math educators attending the NCTM regional conference in Richmond, VA. Holabird STEM program is an Ascend Math Gold Medal leader for 2014.
Prior to using Ascend, 97% of their students tested at least one grade below grade level, with about 70% of those students testing three or more grades below their current academic grade. The math intervention program they ran last year using Ascend Math helped these students make tremendous gains. More than 60% of students gained two or more grade levels in math.
Please watch this brief video.