NEW YORK, Sept. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Mosaica Education, Inc. has issued its annual report of student achievement for the 1999-2000 academic year. Across all grades, test scores for Mosaica charter school students increased more than the amount of growth students on average experience nationwide. The overall growth in Language Arts was 30% more than students nationwide, while in Mathematics it was 23% more than the average. As has been the case each year since the Company's founding, students in every Mosaica-managed school are achieving more today than when the school opened. "We are proud of these results and we continue to refine both our curriculum design and our on-going professional development in an endeavor to ensure the highest quality in student achievement and performance," said Dr. Dawn D. Eidelman, co-founder of Mosaica Education, Inc. and its Director of the Curriculum Design. "To this end, we use multiple assessments to ascertain how well we are doing in serving our students and we take very seriously the high degree of accountability to which we are held in managing charter schools." Mosaica assesses all of its schools using the Iowa Test of Basic Skills ("ITBS"), which is administered in both the Fall and Spring to determine academic growth of students as measured on a nationally standardized assessment. Mosaica Education, Inc. opened its first school in September 1997, and has more than doubled the number of students in every subsequent year. This year, Mosaica will manage 20 public charter school programs in five states, with an enrollment of approximately 5,000 students. All of the Mosaica-managed charter schools are tuition-free public schools. Each school is governed by a Board of Trustees comprised of parents and local residents. The schools feature one computer for every three students; an extended school day and school year; full-day kindergarten and foreign languages starting in kindergarten. Mosaica schools emphasize basic skills with real world applications and multi-disciplinary curriculum, in a safe and secure environment. "The increased enrollment at existing Mosaica-managed schools is a sign of the continued appreciation by parents and the community of our educational model and of the commitment to student achievement represented by our teachers and administrators," stated Michael Connelly, President and Chief Executive Officer of Mosaica Education, Inc. "The ITBS results further validate the effectiveness of our enhanced academic program and the dedication of our school staff. It is genuinely gratifying to see the kind of student achievement that Team Mosaica has been able to produce in diverse communities across this country."
SOURCE Mosaica Education, Inc.