Questions to Ask When Selecting a Common Core Literacy Program
Pat La Morte, Assistant Principal of
Curriculum, Technology and
PD at Bishop Moore Catholic
High School in Orlando,
Florida, recommends asking
the following questions when
selecting a program that meets
• Is the product flexible
enough to differentiate
instruction, respond to intervention,
and promote student achievement
against the Common Core standards
while being Web-based for anytime,
anywhere accessibility on any device?
• Does the solution offer a staircase
of increasingly complex and authentic
digital text for improved reading comprehension and the close reading of texts?
• Does the product offer a holistic approach to rigorous, cross-curricular, textbased
writing skills development?
• Does the tool engage students with content like video lessons that model
appropriate, academic discussion and collaboration?
• Does the solution provide a means for multiple assessments according to the
Common Core objectives?