ECS Learning Systems’ CEO David Cumberbatch To Present at ASU GSV Summit
Shares Company’s Successes and Plans for Continued Growth
SAN ANTONIO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--ECS Learning Systems, the leading Integrated Standards Prep™ company and developer of STAAR MASTER®, announced today its CEO David Cumberbatch is speaking at the ASU GSV Summit this week in San Diego. Mr. Cumberbatch is speaking during the Global Silicon Alley session at 10:00 am PT on Wednesday, April 10, 2019 in Coronado A of the Manchester Grand Hyatt on the Fourth Floor.
In January 2018, Asteria Education acquired ECS Learning Systems and has grown the company over the past year through partnerships, product expansion, and acquisition. The goal for the 2020-2021 school year is to reach one million students served including focused expansion in underserved communities. In addition to Texas, California and Florida are key growth markets for ECS Learning Systems.
ECS Learning Systems introduced the concept of Age-Appropriate Blended Learning™ for elementary, middle, and high schools with Score Guarantees. These comprehensive offerings will ultimately use a unique mix of artificial intelligence (AI) powered, digital-adaptive learning solutions and paper-based instructional material for each grade level from K to 12 to maximize effectiveness. Through its brands, STAAR MASTER®, TESTSMART®, and PREPWORKS®, ECS Learning Systems offers a diverse portfolio of high quality supplementary educational products.
Mr. Cumberbatch began as an Assistant Teacher in the public school system of his native Trinidad and Tobago and remains passionate about the potential for technology to transform global education. He is driven by a core belief that ALL children can be successful if they are given access to a high-quality personalized education regardless of socioeconomic status. Asteria Education was founded with the mission to help ALL students achieve academic success and hopes to make a game-changing impact in the K-12 space.
Previously, Mr. Cumberbatch served as the Chief Strategy Officer and Executive Vice President at K12, and served as the Chief Strategy and Marketing Officer of ACT as well as holding leadership positions with Microsoft, Procter & Gamble, and start-ups such as Imagitas and SimpleTuition. Mr. Cumberbatch earned a B.A. in Computing and Economics (Hons, First Class) from the University of Kent at Canterbury as a first-generation college student, and an MPhil in Management Studies from the University of Oxford where he attended as a Rhodes Scholar.
About ECS Learning Systems
ECS Learning Systems, headquartered in San Antonio Texas, pioneered the Integrated Standards Prep™ approach in its quality education solutions that build core knowledge, are fully-aligned to state standards and work to ensure students complete tests with confidence. Founded in 1982 in San Antonio, Texas, ECS Learning Systems is the Integrated Standards Prep company that helps over half a million students annually with STAAR MASTER®, TEST SMART®, NOVEL UNITS®, and PREPWORKS®. Building on its strong presence in Texas with STAAR MASTER, the Company operates a line of Learning Centers under the TEST SMART brand and literature guides under the NOVEL UNITS brand. ECS Learning Systems announced the acquisition of PREPWORKS in May 2018.
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