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Grades K-5 blended literacy intervention
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Grades 4-12 literacy intervention
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TransMath® Third Edition is a comprehensive math intervention curriculum that targets middle and high school students who lack the foundational skills necessary for entry into algebra and/or who are two or more years below grade level in
A targeted math intervention program for struggling students in grades 2–8 that provides additional opportunities to master critical math concepts and skills.
Empowers students in grades K–8 to master math content at their own pace in a motivating online environment.
Inside Algebra engages at-risk students in grades 8–12 through explicit, conceptually based instruction to ensure mastery of algebraic skills.
Developed by renowned literacy experts Dr. Louisa Moats and Dr. Carol Tolman,
LETRS® is a flexible literacy professional development solution for preK–5 educators. LETRS earned the International Dyslexia Association's Accreditation and provides teachers with the skills they need to master the fundamentals
of reading instruction—phonological awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, comprehension, writing, and language.
Online professional development event is designed for preK to college educators interested in improving student success in reading and writing
Literacy solutions guided by LETRS’ science of reading pedagogy, the Structured Literacy approach, and explicit teaching of sound-letter relationships for effective reading instruction.
NUMBERS is an interactive, hands-on mathematics professional development offering for elementary and middle school math teachers.
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Look to ClearSight to measure student mastery of state standards with items previously used on state high-stakes assessments. ClearSight Interim and Checkpoint Assessments include multiple forms of tests for grades K–high school.
Reliable, Research-Based Assessment Solutions to Support Literacy and Math
Enhance early reading success and identify students experiencing difficulty acquiring foundational literacy skills.
A companion tool for use with Acadience Reading K–6 to determine instructional level and progress monitoring.
Assess critical reading skills for students in grades K–6 and older students with very low skills.
Assess essential pre-literacy and oral language skills needed for kindergarten.
Predict early mathematics success and identify students experiencing difficulty acquiring foundational math skills.
Give educators a fast and accurate way to enter results online and receive a variety of reports that facilitate instructional decision making.
A brief assessment that can be used with Acadience Reading K–6 to screen students for reading difficulties such as dyslexia.
A new, online touch-enabled test administration and data system that allows educators to assess students and immediately see results, providing robust reporting at the student, class, school, and district levels.
Research-based, computer-adaptive reading and language assessment for grades K-12.
Unparalleled support for our educator partners
We work with schools and districts to customize an implementation and ongoing support plan.
Grades 5-12 blended literacy intervention
Flexible literacy professional development solution for preK–12 educators.
Focused on engaging students with age-appropriate instruction and content that supports and enhances instruction.
Reading intervention for grades K–5.
At Voyager Sopris Learning®, our mission is to work with educators to help them meet and surpass their goals for student achievement.
Step Up to Writing®
by Sally Valenzuela on Aug 19, 2020
Developing scientific-thinking skills is more important today than ever. Current events show us that the ability to evaluate scientific facts and think critically about them is critical. As a former science teacher, I was thrilled when science assessment became part of ESSA in 2015. Many adults remember their science instruction as a series of facts to memorize or experiments with plants, but today the Next Generation Science Standards describe science as multidimensional learning, including concepts such as cause and effect and science and engineering practices as well as core ideas from the science disciplines. In today’s global context, thinking analytically, evaluating information, and making reasonable decisions based on data must be part of every child's learning.
Science assessments have been developed to reflect these standards and innovative item types make it easier to obtain evidence of student's scientific thinking. States are now required to assess science once in elementary school, once in middle school, and once in high school. Districts should have an ongoing, periodic assessment program to ensure students are continually developing the skills and critical thinking practices that will be assessed at the end of the year.
The advent of technology-enhanced item types has allowed science assessment to move beyond the rote to focus on scientific thinking and analysis. ClearSight uses multiple item types, including simulations, to give students an opportunity to interact with science content. Using ClearSight throughout the year can help ensure students are building key scientific-thinking skills and understanding of science concepts across the years.
Grades 3–5 Sample ClearSight Science Item
Writing effectively has always been important, and the Common Core State Writing Standards emphasize all aspects of language use, from vocabulary and syntax to the development and organization of ideas using increasingly demanding content and sources. Students should show increasing sophistication in their writing from grade to grade.
The assessment of these writing skills encompasses multiple modes.
Evaluating writing samples can be time consuming, but feedback to fledgling writers is critical. The development of rubrics to evaluate student writing provides not only direction and guidance to the writer, but also facilitates grading of student essays by both peers and teachers.
Online periodic assessment systems that provide automated scoring of writing samples can provide teachers and students with immediate feedback using a predefined rubric. These systems save grading time for teachers and provide students with timely feedback about their work. ClearSight Interim Assessments provide machine-scored writing assessments for tracking student progress toward the mastery of writing standards.
Sample Writing Rubric (Opinion)
Grades 3–5: Purpose/Organization
When selecting and planning for periodic assessments throughout the year as part of a balanced assessment system, don't forget science and writing.
Sally Valenzuela has more than 30 years’ experience in K–12 education, including 17 years with a focus on large-scale assessment, K–12 summative and interim assessments, and professional licensure and certification programs. She has worked in product management and assessment development, with specific interests in defining development procedures for technology-enhanced item types and designing and implementing tagging procedures to support accessibility tagging.
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