LANGUAGE! Live offers more for struggling readers than any other product. Proven foundational and advanced reading intervention. Peer-to-peer instruction. Literacy brain science. A captivating modern, digital platform for grades 5–12. All
in one affordable solution. More is possible
Literacy solutions guided by the Science of Reading pedagogy, the Structured Literacy approach, and explicit teaching of sound-letter relationships for effective reading instruction.
Grades K-5 blended literacy intervention
Grades K-5 online reading practice
Grades 4-12 print literacy program
Grades K-12 writing program
Grades 4-12 literacy intervention
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.
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
Assess essential pre-literacy and oral language skills needed for kindergarten.
Enhance early reading success and identify students experiencing difficulty acquiring foundational literacy skills.
A universal screening and progress monitoring assessment that measures the acquisition of content-area literacy skills for 7th and 8th grade students.
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.
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.
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 Dr. Julie Klingerman on May 6, 2021
Learn More About Voyager Passport®
Learn More About Reading Rangers®
Although much is now known about the reading brain and what can (and should) be done to help all students reach their potential as readers and writers, the chasm between research and practice remains wide (Moats, 2014; Seidenburg, 2017). Among the barriers
impeding progress is the challenge of creating change in educational systems. In order to create significant and sustainable change in any system, a well-planned, long-term effort by knowledgeable leaders is an absolute. Because educational systems
are complex, the need for informed educational leaders is even more critical.
Non-negotiables in creating high-quality systems change
At the very heart of school transformation is solid Tier 1 instruction with commensurate professional development based on high-quality, research-based curricula. Well-chosen screening, benchmark, and progress monitoring assessments should drive data
teams’ decision-making and subsequent placement of students in appropriate interventions, and the resultant informed decisions should lead to effective and structured universal instruction based on the essential components of literacy.
Voyager Sopris Learning’s Reading Rangers® is designed to
work at all tiers to improve the essential skills of reading instruction through individualized and independent work. For students requiring more targeted intervention and feedback, Voyager Passport® K–5 literacy intervention provides increasing amounts of explicit and systematic
instruction, including writing—all while students embark on a fun adventure!
Universal instruction and informed interventions are just two of the major components of rebuilding a school system to align with best practices. But where to begin?
First things first: Get the leadership team on board!
Perhaps you are a classroom teacher who understands the power of professional development and a well-chosen curriculum based on the science of reading. You clearly see the potential that exists in your students, and you are beginning to understand the
kinds of decisions that need to be made in order to create a transformation within your classroom. You may be aware that your leadership team must be heavily involved in this transformation, but how can you even begin to talk with administrators about
this kind of major systems change?
Suggested resources for opening conversations
As noted in the first part of this series, today’s school leaders must navigate high-stakes testing, shifting legislation, and, most recently, COVID—so these superheroes among us are likely quite busy and overwhelmed! With that in mind, you
might consider using the resources outlined in the table below to help get the conversation started by presenting time-efficient yet powerful information to create a sense of urgency and excitement.
Additional in-depth resources for leadership teams will be discussed in an upcoming Edview 360 webinar with Melody Ilk, co-author of LETRS® for Administrators, and me.
The road to sustainable change is rarely an easy one. However, meaningful change can accelerate exponentially with informed decision-making at the leadership level. Now more than ever, teachers, students, and the communities in which they live are worth
the commitment—in fact, for many subgroups of students, this commitment is an absolute lifeline. For a deeper dive, join us on Thursday, May 13, for the webinar “Help! How Do I Get My District Administrator or School Principal on Board
With the Science of Reading?”
Moats, L. (2014). What teachers don't know and why they aren't learning it: Addressing the need for content and pedagogy in teacher education. Australian Journal of Learning Difficulties, 19(2), 75-91, doi:10.1080/19404158.2014.941093
Seidenburg, M. (2017). Language at the speed of sight: How we read, why so many can’t, and what can be done about it. New York, NY: Basic Books.
Julie Klingerman has worked in education for more than 34 years, during which she has been a classroom teacher, literacy coach, and reading specialist for primary and secondary students. She earned her doctorate in reading and literacy in 2016 and is
an adjunct instructor of literacy for graduate students at Liberty University and Wilson College. Dr. Klingerman also is a national LETRS® (Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling) trainer
and an enthusiastic advocate for research-based professional development for all teachers.
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