Reading Public Schools Recognized for K-6 Math Curriculum
Reading Public Schools has been selected as a 2022-2023 District of Distinction for its use of Imagine Learning Illustrative Mathematics. Illustrative Mathematics is Reading’s core curriculum resource utilized by grades K-6. Reading Public Schools is one of only 18 districts nationwide recognized as a District of Distinction for their use of Illustrative Math curriculum resources
Reading Public Schools STEM Coordinator, Heather Leonard celebrated the distinction, “This recognition is well deserved, as a way to celebrate the significant efforts our educators have undertaken to adopt and implement our Illustrative Mathematics curriculum. Our RPS math classrooms are full of excitement and shared learning, student engagement, rigorous problem solving, and rich dialogue. It is exciting to see the joy of mathematics in our learning spaces.”
The recognition is granted by Imagine Learning who uses multiple measures, including usage and implementation data, to designate top schools and districts for the Imagine Nation Awards. The Imagine Nation Award is presented to schools and districts that demonstrate outstanding commitment to effective implementation of an Imagine Learning program throughout the year. Based on rigorous research, Imagine Learning has found that meeting program usage and implementation goals is directly associated with increased student success and academic growth. The Imagine Nation Awards are part of the Imagine Learning motivational program, igniting engagement and strengthening confidence for all learners. More than 21,000 schools and districts throughout the U.S. were eligible for the Imagine Nation Award.
Usage was reviewed for the current school year, and our district met the rigorous usage standards required for a District of Distinction designation. Imagine Learning shared their recognition; “We congratulate you on achieving this high honor through your consistent use of Imagine Learning Illustrative Mathematics and welcome you as a citizen of Imagine Nation. The entire Imagine Learning family congratulates you on your high level of commitment, enthusiasm, and perseverance.”
Superintendent Thomas Milaschewski shared; “This recognition reflects the hard work and dedication of our many administrators, teachers, staff, and students. We are excited about how these efforts are translating to improved student outcomes and successes in math classrooms across our district.”
About Illustrative Mathematics
IM K–12 Math is a problem-based core curriculum built on the principle that all students are capable learners of grade-level mathematics. Students learn math by doing math. They are encouraged to use their current understanding of math, their lived experiences, and the world around them as resources for problem solving. By starting with what students already know, teachers invite all students to contribute to mathematical learning, centering student thinking, and being responsive as students develop conceptual understanding.
About Imagine Learning
Imagine Learning provides digital-first PreK–12 solutions for core instruction, supplemental and intervention, online courses, and virtual instruction. Our mission is to ignite learning breakthroughs with forward-thinking solutions at the intersection of people, curricula, and technology. We serve over 15 million students — partnering with over half of districts nationwide. Imagine Edgenuity™ is our flagship courseware solution, complemented by Imagine Instructional Services’ virtual teachers. Our core portfolio includes Imagine Learning Twig Science®, Illustrative Mathematics®, and EL Education®. Additionally, a robust supplemental and intervention suite provides personalized instruction for ELA, SLA, math, coding, and more.
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