CSM: It's not about test-preparation, it's about success-preparation
CSM is a free web-based course that builds and deepens core math and literacy skills
and ties these skills to real-world problem solving. More importantly, CSM is the only
adaptive learning system with personalized instruction that also builds better learners with effective learning strategies
and powerful academic traits and habits -- persistence, carefulness, self-reliance,
confidence and intrinsic motivation. CSM helps all students with the everyday skills they will use through their lives
for success in school, college and their career.
Check out our short 6-minute animated video that tells CSM's story: its goals, curriculum, instruction, and more.
The CSM Course
is unique in many ways,
including: the curriculum, who it's appropriate for,
its next-generation adaptive learning system, its new approach to
college and career readiness, and that it is completely free (yes, free!).
Once students complete the CSM Course, they become eligible for the
, which certifies
and provides a lifelong record that the
student has mastered core workforce academic and decision-making skills --
that is, essential skills for work and college success.
Every 10 minutes,
- Which students most need teacher intervention
- Summaries of student progress, effort, learning decisions and reading effectiveness over the last 2 hours
- Strengths and concerns for every student, including targeted intervention suggestions
Teaching with CSM
Teachers and CSM
work together to
strengthen students' ability to learn on their own. CSM's Teacher Toolkit
provides new types of real-time information about students, and teachers have access to
free innovative professional development.
Services and Pricing
CSM provides a range of education services. The CSM Course,
the Teacher Toolkit, and professional development for instructors are free
. The CSM Certificate,
CSM-provided instructors, and even customization of some of the advanced curriculum are available for a fee.
Check out the full list of services and pricing
to learn more. Revenue provided
by these services support our company's mission and ability to provide the CSM Course for free to all.
CSM offers comprehensive free implementation assistance
covering best practices for use, how to fit CSM into a broader curriculum, and which
students CSM is appropriate for.
"The consistent feedback from the teachers has been that CSM makes the students work hard - it doesn't let them off, and it doesn't let them guess.
Yet instead of frustrating the students, they appear to enjoy working with it... The unanimous feelings of the math teachers involved in the
program is that students are learning in ways they haven't before."
-- Haidee Halvorson, math facilitator at a turnaround high school in Colorado
30-minute webinar introduction
The 30-minute video
that introduces CSM curriculum,
instruction, teacher role, and more, is a useful starting point for educational