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Accelerated Math

PO Box 8036
Wisconsin Rapids, WI 54495
Contact Information


Program Specifications


Prevention, Intervention

Age/Grade Level:

Elementary, Middle School, High School





Target Settings:

Rural, Urban, Suburban, Inner City, Tribal

Target Groups:

Individuals, Clusters/Groups, Grade Level, School Wide

Other Participation Criteria:



Renaissance Learning's Accelerated Math is a computerized formative assessment tool for efficient progress monitoring and management of personalized daily math practice for students in grades 1 - 12. In diagnostic mode, Accelerated Math helps teachers analyze individual skills deficiencies and fill in gaps in learning progressions as well as increase student practice of specific standards-linked skills. As described by the National Math Panel, Accelerated Math is a "mathematics program with assessment of skill level, tailoring of the instruction to match skill level, individual pacing and goal setting, ample practice, and immediate feedback to student and teacher on performance" (2008, p. 160).

Program Descriptors Include:

Academic Improvement

Program Rating:

Strong Evidence

Starting Year:


Students Served Per Year:


Last Verified:

July 27th, 2010

Strategies for Locating Students:


Reenrolled Students with Disabilities:


Risk Factors

Program addresses the following:

Individual Factors

  • Low achievement

Family Factors

  • Low socioeconomic status

School Factors

  • School math achievement
  • Student engagement

Protective Factors

Program promotes the following:


  • Involvement with positive peer activities


  • Self efficacy


  • Problem-solving skills


  • Comprehensive diagnostic systems
  • Early warning systems
  • Personalized instruction and learning
  • Teach self-determination and self-advocacy skills including student/person-centered planning

Program Resources

Annual Cost:

The annual cost range of the program is less than $25,000 or less than $500 per student.

Funding Sources Include:

Federal, State, Local/City/County, District, Donations, Foundations, Faith Based, Service Clubs

Program Staff Includes:


Materials Used:

Computer/Internet Based

Supporting/Partner Organizations:

Evaluation Information

Description of Program Impact:
The large evidence base supporting Accelerated Math consists of a number of experimental and quasi-experimental research studies including 75 independent studies and 17 articles that have been published in peer-reviewed journals. Accelerated Math has been proven effective with a variety of students including those in Title I classrooms, in free and reduced-price lunch programs, and in special education, as well as with students with learning disabilities, at-risk or with low-achievement, and learning English as a second language. Accelerated Math continues to receive accolades about its reliability and validity from key federal groups. Most recently, the National Center on Response to Intervention (2009) found Accelerated Math to be the first progress-monitoring mastery measurement tool to meet all quality standards, and in 2007, the National Center on Student Progress Monitoring determined the software met all criteria for a scientifically based progress-monitoring tool.

How Evaluation Data Was Collected:
Data collected and analyzed at school/district level
Outside experimental studies

Additional Evaluation Information:
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