Orange Unified Expands 24/7 Academic Support: From 194 Students to 10,000 to 16,000
Orange Unified School District expands partnership with Paper. The expansion grants students across grades 4 to 12 unlimited access to 24/7 online tutoring, in any subject.
The partnership initially began last year with 194 students at Orange High School and turned into a district-wide partnership with over 10,000 students this fall.
Now, 5591 students in grades 4-6 are also granted Paper access, bringing the total number of students to over 16,000.
Orange Unified School District is a highly diverse district in Orange County, CA, serving approximately 28,000 students in K-12.
Lisa Green, Executive Director, K-12 Curriculum, Instruction, and School Support said:
“We always say when a student keeps working on an assignment and they don't understand it fully, it imprints the incorrect information on their brain. So if they're doing a math problem wrong—and they don't know how to do it right but they know they have to complete that math homework ... and they keep doing [the problems] in the wrong way—it's imprinting in their mind the wrong way to do something.”
The second that [students] realize that they're struggling and they're not sure what they're doing is correct, by having that access to a tutor right then and there … they can get steered onto the correct path. We felt [it] would be beneficial to our students.
I really like how the Paper program ... uses that Socratic method to really get students to come to the answer themselves. It's almost modeling for them how they should be thinking things through ... when they struggle.
"So hopefully, even beyond using the program, it will help build that ability within them to rethink things through their mind."
“We've been really excited about getting Paper into our schools, and we've been receiving some really positive feedback from parents that this is what their kids needed.”