INDIANAPOLIS— Castle Rock Research Corporation, a developer of educational resources that support academic achievement, has entered into an agreement with the National Federation of State High School Associations as an NFHS Corporate Partner.
Recognized for its ability to simultaneously serve content across print, online and mobile platforms, Castle Rock serves students, teachers, parents, schools and libraries with an array of print products and online services.
Castle Rock’s most successful educational undertaking is SOLARO – Student Oriented Learning, Assessment and Reporting Online, which is available for grades 3-12 in print or digital format. SOLARO is 100-percent aligned to state standards for English Language Arts (ELA), mathematics and science, as well as Common Core State Standards for ELA and math.
SOLARO provides age-appropriate educational content consisting of lessons, activities, practice exercises, quizzes and detailed solutions. Content, in the form of text, graphics or multimedia (including audio, video and animation), is available 24 hours a day in a well-organized, searchable and highly engaging system.
“We look forward to working with Castle Rock as an NFHS corporate partner,” said Bob Gardner, NFHS executive director. “The learning resources provided by Castle Rock will be beneficial to all students, including the more than 11 million young people involved in athletics and performing arts programs.”
“We have designed SOLARO to help students study independently or to work with a teacher or tutor,” said Gautam Rao, president and chief executive officer of Castle Rock. “Students use SOLARO to assist with homework assignments, review lessons, create notes and flashcards, take practice tests, prepare for classroom assessments, participate in academic discussions, view progress reports, review their achievements, and earn rewards through a built-in incentive program.
“In addition to complete access to all content on their desktop or laptop computer, students have the same functionality on Android, iOS and Windows 8.1-based tablets and phones. We are proud to say that over one million students have used our study resources to help improve their academic performance.
“Castle Rock is honored to partner with NFHS to support the academic growth and achievement of students participating in athletic and performing arts activities.”