The NROC Project is committed to making effective, high-quality educational experiences accessible to all students, especially first-generation college goers, low-income learners, and students of color. To achieve our mission, NROC depends on different types of partnerships, including members, educational resource creators, and strategic partners. Explore how we work with a rotating cast of educational institutions, systems, and states, subject matter experts, designers, technologists, philanthropists, and business leaders. View our current partner roster.
If you are interested in working with NROC, contact us.
Texas College Bridge is a personalized, self-paced college math and English readiness program powered by EdReady. Students who successfully complete the Texas College Bridge program earn a TSIA (Texas Success Initiative Assessment) exemption accepted at nearly 60 partnering colleges and universities across the state. The exemption allows students to immediately enroll in credit-bearing courses without having to take a high-stakes placement test.
Looking at entry-level college English and math courses, students who enrolled in Dallas College after successfully completing Texas College Bridge had a higher overall passing percentage than college students who did not participate in Texas College Bridge.
English 1301 | English Composition I
Math 1314 | College Algebra (Algebraic Pathway)
Math 1324 | Mathematics for Business and Social Sciences (Algebraic Pathway)
Math 1332 | Quantitative Reasoning (Non-Algebraic Pathway)
Math 1342 | Elementary Statistical Methods (Non-Algebraic Pathway)
Earning an A, B, or C
76.5% Texas College Bridge
52.5% All Students
Earning an A, B, or C
89.1% Texas College Bridge
59.7% (1314) All Students
53.1% (1324) All Students
Earning an A, B, or C
64% Texas College Bridge
62.8% (1332) All Students
58.2% (1342) All Students
This comprehensive platform prepares students for college-level work. If we have an avenue to help our students reach their end goals faster, then why not try it. I highly encourage and recommend others to participate in Texas College Bridge.
— Dr. Alla Kelman, Dallas College, Mathematics Professor
Texas College Bridge (TCB) has been such a great addition to Rains High School as a supplement to help our college-bound students. For those who struggled to pass the TSIA, we used TCB as remediation. We also had students that used the TCB completion as a TSIA exemption. Rains High School's CCMR (College, Career, or Military Readiness) accountability jumped from 35% in 20-21 to 93% in 21-22! We will most definitely continue to use Texas College Bridge for our students.
— Jeana Penny, Rains High School, Counselor
Montana Digital Academy launched EdReady Montana in 2014. Since then, the program, supported by the Dennis and Phyllis Washington Foundation, which recently awarded our partners $3.5M to continue to expand the effort, has offered free, digital math and English curricula customized for upper elementary, postsecondary, and adult students.
EdReady Montana, powered by EdReady technology, is designed to support credit recovery, grade-to-grade transitions, and college readiness. To date, ~180,000 students have been served.
For more information about EdReady Montana, check out the Improving College Readiness at Scale: Practical Insights From the State of Montana whitepaper.
Ivy Tech Community College (Ivy Tech) is the singly accredited community college in the state of Indiana (45 campuses and sites). To date, greater than 45,000 Ivy Tech students have used EdReady to support their academic trajectories and tens of thousands of students who otherwise would have been deemed underprepared have placed into credit-bearing math and English courses. In fact, Ivy Tech recently won an award recognizing the institution's critical college readiness work.
Career and College Ready Graduates (CCRG) aims to reduce and ultimately eliminate the need for developmental education among high school graduates. It is grounded in a partnership between the North Carolina Community College System (NCCCS) and the North Carolina Department of Instruction (NCDPI).
The NROC Project is facilitating the implementation of CCRG with EdReady, an adaptive math and English learning platform that personalizes learning.
Jacksonville State University (JSU) was an early EdReady adopter. Notably, the four-year public institution replaced their high-stakes placement instrument with the platform—an innovation that has ensured more students enroll in credit-bearing math courses in less time, at a lower cost, and with significantly higher success rates in their subsequent math courses.
For additional information, check out Jacksonville State University's Journal of the National College Testing Association article, "Low-Stakes Mathematics Placement and Preparation Using EdReady."
Benetech is a nonprofit organization dedicated to information inclusivity. The firm’s software solutions transform how people with disabilities learn. The NROC Project has partnered with Benetech to assess and improve the accessibility of our courses and tools. Recently, we began testing the integration of Benetech’s Mathshare and our EdReady application (a personalized learning platform).
The Mathshare application empowers students to incrementally solve equations and explain their reasoning. Once our piloting concludes, we hope to formally integrate Mathshare into EdReady.
Kentucky Educational Television (KET) is a leader in adult education resources offering innovative curriculum methods for learners, from FastForward GED preparation courses to products that support workforce efforts. For more than 50 years, Kentucky Educational Television has worked to make education equitable and accessible for all.
KET’s Workplace Essential Skills is a series of online courses and resources concentrating on the basic math and language arts skills demanded by different industries in the economy, along with the soft skills employers expect. The curriculum is contextualized to seven industries: Manufacturing; Healthcare; Transportation / Logistics; Information Technology; Construction; Hospitality and Tourism; and Marketing, Sales, and Service.
KET has partnered with NROC to use video instruction from the NROC Developmental Math class to support learners with various learning styles in the Workplace Essential Skills courses.