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173 ReadsMarch 9, 2022 | Janis Effner
Three Ways to Inspire Summer School Success
It’s the time of year when schools and districts start planning for summer instruction. In addition to covering areas students struggled with this year, many educators are also working to overcome learning deficits from previous years. Fortunately, Summer School provides us with a great opportunity to support and nurture student growth.
7082 ReadsNov. 3, 2021 | John M. Nelson III, Ed.D.
“Focused Simplicity” to Recover Learning Loss
This fear of learning loss has prompted educators to seek immediate solutions. Many districts are developing elaborate models to address learning loss by focusing on structural changes including extended school year, extended school periods and days; and instructional solutions such as prioritizing key standards and reteaching standards previously taught from the grade below. Schools are using district and commercial products to assess student achievement, however in some cases, the frequent monitoring is creating a deficit mindset about students. Education companies and professional organizations are rushing to provide professional development academies and resources for teachers to address these deficits.
9080 ReadsOct. 6, 2021 | Dr. Gabi Bell
The Science of Reading: 5 Steps to Literacy Success for All Students
While there’s a huge body of research—referred to as “the science of reading”—that can guide educators on how to teach literacy effectively and improve outcomes, many educators aren’t aware of it, nor can they easily access it. In this article, I’ll share with you five steps you can take to improve literacy outcomes for your students, guided by the science of reading.
15298 ReadsMarch 17, 2021 | Rob Bruno, Chief Technology Officer, Achieve3000
Delivering Seamless Remote Instruction
Before the pandemic, many school districts were slow to adopt online learning, but as the coronavirus continues to disrupt conventional instructional methods, edtech solutions that deliver effective, engaging remote and hybrid learning...
12337 ReadsOct. 15, 2020 | Danielle Murray, Teacher Leader, Gilbert Spruance Elementary School, PA
Differentiated Virtual Literacy Instruction for Students Learning English
In order to meet the needs of our school population, I work with staff to differentiate literacy instruction in the classroom and in virtual learning environments to ensure that our English Language Learners (ELL) are receiving appropriate...
10761 ReadsAug. 20, 2020 | Dimitres Pantelidis, Principal P.S. 171 Patrick Henry, NYC, New York
Our Journey to a Data-Informed School Culture
National education policy over the last decade has emphasized college- and career-ready standards. This translated to states and school systems exploring new ways to support students while reporting on accountability measures...
15348 ReadsFeb. 25, 2020 | Steve Tardrew, Vice President of Assessment and Research
Texas District Boosts STAAR Reading Scores
In the spring of 2017-2018, Achieve3000 analyzed the performance of students in the Fort Worth Independent School District (FWISD) on the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) and how that performance was impacted...
13251 ReadsFeb. 25, 2020 | Steve Tardrew, Vice President of Assessment and Research
Florida District Boosts Student Performance on NWEA Map and FSA ELA
District leaders felt these solutions were a great fit, because they are proven to accelerate reading comprehension, fluency, writing proficiency, and vocabulary development. They used Smarty Ants for students in grades...
10561 ReadsFeb. 10, 2020 | Andrew Ordover, VP Product, Achieve3000
Reading Practice: Preparing Students for Success
How do you prepare for an important challenge you’re about to face? Whether it’s running in a race, acting in a play, or taking a test, preparation usually involves honing your skills and then applying them in practice simulations...