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Have any school districts adopted the First in Math system?

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The School District of Philadelphia implemented the First In Math online program during its 2003-2004 school year, including more than 2,600 third- through eighth-grade classrooms. The results of the 2004 Pennsylvania State Standard Assessment showed a significant increase in overall math performance in the district.

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Since implementing the First In Math program, the School District of Philadelphia has increased its math scores by 37.4 percentage points, according to data supplied by the state of Pennsylvania and the U.S. Department of Education. As of 2015, the school district has the eighth-largest enrollment in the nation, serving an ethnically and racially diverse population of more than 146,000 students.

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