Leadership Public Schools and CK-12 College Access Readers
Leadership Public Schools (LPS) is a network of four urban charter high schools in the California Bay Area. The majority of our students enter 9th grade reading far below grade level but all participate in college preparatory courses. Given this reality, LPS leverages CK-12 not only to develop low-cost, tailored textbooks, but also to scaffold these to provide better access for our students. Specifically, we are embedding literacy scaffolds directly into CK-12 Algebra, Geometry, and Biology materials to create flexbooks we call College Access Readers. Students with higher-level literacy skills use the original CK-12 content flexed to our scope and sequence. The lowest readers will soon access the materials through text-to-speech versions or Spanish translations.
Flexmath Todd McPeak, CK-12 Math Specialist and former LPS Math Curriculum Specialist, DeveloperA highly successful, web-based, interactive Algebra program with individualized practice and backfill numeracy skills (see chapter 5 from the CAR Introduction, above).
Michael Fauteux and Rosamaria Zapata, LPS-Hayward math teachers, authors.
A structured Geometry program of daily lesson plans and teacher supports (see chapter 5 from CAR introduction above). To obtain the version of the Lesson Plans and Exams with embedded answers as well as additional Quizzes, please complete the teacher request form.