The Pilot program…
Beginning on September 8, 2010, four school districts in California embarked on a partnership with Houghton Mifflin Harcourt designed to revolutionize the way students access their core curriculum. Approximately 400 students in San Francisco, Long Beach, Riverside, and Fresno school districts will access their entire Algebra 1 course on a touchscreen, handheld device. HMH Fuse: Algebra 1 features the award-winning core content of the Holt McDougal Algebra 1 configured for mobile devices.
A control group of students in the districts is using the traditional Holt McDougal Algebra 1 textbook. The pilot will compare the two groups in the areas of student achievement and attitudes about learning.
We’ll keep up with their progress here and use the results in the launch of HMH Fuse: Algebra 1 in January 2011. Check back to see how they are doing!