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For Immediate Release

Back to School – SAS® Curriculum Pathways® Now Available to All icurio Subscribers

Free digital content in core academic subjects helps schools transform from print to digital curriculum

Cincinnati, OHAugust 15, 2012 – Knovation, the leader in personalized learning solutions, announced today that it has expanded its collaboration with SAS to help schools as they transform from print to digital curriculum. Under the new agreement, SAS’ extensive, award-winning interactive curriculum product SAS Curriculum Pathways will be available via icurio, Knovation’s digital curriculum content solution for personalized learning. Available to icurio subscribers at no additional cost, SAS Curriculum Pathways provides interactive, standards-based resources featuring hundreds of interactive tools, inquiries, web lessons and audio tutorials in every core subject for grades 6-12 in traditional, virtual and home schools.

With the addition of SAS Curriculum Pathways, icurio subscribers will gain access to a greater depth and breadth of interactive content. SAS Curriculum Pathways focuses on topics where doing, seeing and listening provide information and encourage insights in ways conventional methods cannot. Aligned to state and Common Core standards, SAS Curriculum Pathways targets higher-order thinking skills and engages students with quality content that can be differentiated to meet their varied needs.

“As the transformation from print to digital content in the classroom takes hold, we believe that SAS Curriculum Pathways content, combined with Knovation’s icurio solution, will not only help schools in their efforts to incorporate digital curriculum, but also better enable teachers to personalize lessons to the individual needs of every student,” said Scott McQuiggan, director of SAS Curriculum Pathways. “SAS Curriculum Pathways has a reputation for making learning more profound and efficient and we are thrilled to make this award-winning content available to Knovation’s network of educators through icurio.”

Knovation’s icurio enables districts to bridge from fixed traditional content to flexible digital content that can be targeted to meet the unique needs of learners across the learning continuum. The only digital curriculum content solution that delivers a comprehensive collection of 330,000 digital learning resources aligned to state and Common Core standards, icurio provides teachers more time and flexibility to engage students and address their individual needs and gives students the content and tools they need to take charge of their own learning.

Available at no cost to all U.S. educators, SAS Curriculum Pathways features over 200 Interactive Tools, 200 Inquiries, 600 Web Lessons and 70 Audio Tutorials. With that content, icurio will now have an even broader variety of instructional strategies as well as supplemental curriculum resources to augment existing curriculum. Using unique personalized learning tools such as the Read Aloud text-to-speech feature for auditory support and the dictionary/translation tool, icurio enables students to become independent learners, improve comprehension and attain a higher level of success.

“SAS’ learner-centered approach focuses on measurable outcomes and targets higher-order thinking skills. This aligns perfectly with our commitment to empower teachers as they transform their classrooms to engaging, learner-centered environments,” said Randy Wilhelm, CEO of Knovation. “Our complimentary offerings will allow us to work together to reduce barriers to learning and improve student achievement – a win-win.”

SAS in Education

In addition to SAS Curriculum Pathways online resources, SAS analytics and business intelligence software is used at more than 3,000 educational institutions worldwide for teaching, research and administration. SAS has more than three decades of experience working with education institutions.

About SAS

SAS is the leader in business analytics software and services, and the largest independent vendor in the business intelligence market. Through innovative solutions, SAS helps customers at more than 60,000 sites improve performance and deliver value by making better decisions faster. Since 1976 SAS has been giving customers around the world THE POWER TO KNOW®. SAS and all other SAS Institute Inc. product or service names are registered trademarks or trademarks of SAS Institute Inc. in the USA and other countries. ® indicates USA registration.

About Knovation

Knovation designs and implements advanced personalized learning solutions that reduce barriers to learning and allow districts to realize meaningful outcomes from their technology investment. The company’s portfolio includes netTrekker, the trusted solution for delivering hundreds of thousands of educator-curated, state and Common Core standards aligned learning-ready digital resources; and icurio, the learning engagement solution for 21st century blended learning that helps districts implement their digital conversions. These two solutions are backed by a fully curated learning resource library built from tens of millions of online resources that pass a rigorous 127-point process. Knovation provides professional learning and consulting services, resource management and delivery services, and a curriculum service solution that aligns digital content to each district’s curriculum. Since 1999, the company has impacted more than 32 million students and over 1.2 million teachers in schools nationwide. For more information, visit www.knovationlearning.com.