ORADELL, NJ - (Marketwired - Jul 29, 2013) - In the wake of the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP)'s recently released Nation's Report Card: Trends in Academic Progress 2012, Huntington Learning Center, a leading national supplemental education services provider, affirmed its commitment to helping students of all ages make greater gains in reading and math.
Since the early 1970s, the NAEP has tracked academic performance of students at ages 9, 13 and 17, releasing assessment reports to the public every four years. The 2012 Nation's Report Card shared results of the performance of more than 50,000 public and private school students (nearly 9,000 for each age group in each subject[MEC1]). Some trends show insignificant improvement among students over the past four years, while others are more positive. Highlights include:
Dr. Raymond Huntington, chairman and founder of Huntington Learning Center, noted that while even minor gains are great news, educators must continue to work together to make greater educational improvements. "The future of our country lies in the hands of today's students, and the Nation's Report Card provides us all a barometer of student performance that we must pay attention to," said Dr. Huntington. "We consider these results a call to teachers, parents and educators to investigate new ways to help students do better in school."
Dr. Huntington added that in the last 36 years, Huntington Learning Center has had great success elevating student performance through its customized, one-to-one programs of instruction delivered by certified Huntington tutors. The company was also one of the country's first approved supplemental education services providers under the No Child Left Behind Act and has helped hundreds of schools around the country increase students' academic performance.
"We know the monumental job of today's teachers, and we congratulate them on the excellent work they do with students in the face of many challenges," said Dr. Huntington. "But let these results be a reminder to all of us that our work is far from finished. Huntington is committed to collaborating with parents, schools and teachers to raise student performance in the four years to come -- and always."
Founded in 1977, Huntington is a pioneer and leader in the tutoring industry. For over 35 years, Huntington has provided quality instruction to hundreds of thousands of students. Huntington prides itself on being "Your Tutoring Solution" for students in all grades and subjects. They tutor in academic skills, such as reading, phonics, math and study skills; and in advanced math and science subjects ranging from algebra through calculus and general science through physics. They also prepare students for state and standardized entrance exams, such as high school entrance exams and the SAT and ACT and provide free school tutoring to eligible schools. Learn more about Huntington at www.huntingtonhelps.com. For information on franchise opportunities, visit www.huntingtonfranchise.com.
[MEC1]Came from the commissioner's letter: http://nces.ed.gov/whatsnew/commissioner/remarks2013/06_27_2013.asp
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Huntington Learning Centers, Inc.