The Maryville City Schools Foundation announced recently that Kevin and Kimberly Proffitt have donated $2,200 to purchase the Study Island Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program Achievement Tests preparation program for Maryville Intermediate School.
The program is designed specifically to help students master the skills and knowledge described in the Tennessee Curriculum standards. The user-friendly interface enables students to move through the program step-by-step. Each section has a pre-test and a post-test along with topics that cover each of the indicators outlined in the Curriculum of Standards.
Topics consist of questions, answers, explanations and lessons that address the specific skills for the Curriculum Standards.
Kevin and Kimberly Proffitt became familiar with the program when their son was in a pilot phase at MIS. They said they were so impressed with the ease of the program and the impact it made on their son that they offered to fund it for all M.I.S. students.
Kevin, a former Maryville City Schools Foundation board member, contacted Barbara Jenkins; executive director of the foundation to make a designated contribution to purchase the Study Island program for M.I.S. Jenkins met with Beth Fain, assistant principal, Maryville Intermediate School and awarded the school with a check for the program. According to Fain, Study Island requires no software installation and is accessible simultaneously to all students.
“They can use it at school, home or anywhere with an Internet connection,” Fain said.
The program includes questions similar in style to the actual TCAP Achievement Test. Fain said this format helps provide teachers and administrators with an accurate benchmark of student progress. Additionally, it provides immediate feedback and remediation for the student. The program allows students to learn at their own pace.
“The Maryville City Schools Foundation is pleased to work with individuals, families and businesses to assist in granting designated funding to specific programs and schools in the Maryville City Schools system,” Jenkins said. “Our foundation’s mission is to provide educational opportunities above and beyond public funding; to benefit students of all ages and all levels of ability and to involve the entire community in a partnership of excellence.”