Major Updates Make "Mastering the TEKS Online" Even More Powerful Resource for Texas Teachers

3/21/2013 12:00:00 AM

New Content, Instructional Tools and Functionality Allow Teachers to Differentiate Instruction for Grades 3-8

NEW YORK – March 21, 2013 Triumph Learning today announced major updates to Mastering the TEKS Online, its comprehensive online library of resources designed to support Texas schools and districts as they prepare students for the state assessments. The newly added instructional content, enhanced functionality, and real-time reporting make Mastering the TEKS Online an even more powerful tool for differentiating instruction for grades 3-8.

Now Texas educators have access to every lesson in Triumph Learning's best-selling series for grades 3-8, including proven Coach and Buckle Down resources, giving instructors multiple selections to support individual learning needs—all indexed by TEKS standard, academic topic, and keyword. In addition, new graphic organizers, glossaries, and video tutorials offer further support for instruction.

With its robust data and reporting tools, Mastering the TEKS Online allows teachers to identify individual learning needs easily and, using the new Bookshelf feature, quickly access and assign any lesson from the print texts–regardless of the lesson’s standards alignment. Newly refined alerts and updates to the Teacher Dashboard significantly improve workflow, making it easy to monitor student and class progress, and to search for and assign resources from their home screen.

“When Texas teachers logon to Mastering the TEKS Online, they will discover all of the resources that they need to prepare their students for success," said Rick Noble, President and CEO of Triumph Learning. "These updates to Mastering the TEKS Online demonstrate our ongoing commitment to developing standard-specific programs and to making all of Triumph Learning’s acclaimed print resources available online in an easy to use, teacher-driven environment."

Other enhancements to Mastering the TEKS Online add flexibility to the program’s assessment features, allowing teachers to re-assign and re-grade past assignments, change assignment deadlines, generate assessment comparison reports to demonstrate progress, and export data for analysis and reporting. Ready-made tests are included and a build-a-test feature allows teachers to create original assessments. The Mastering the TEKS Online item bank features thousands of questions—a minimum of 10 per standard, and real-time data allows educators to analyze items and sort results in meaningful ways—by lesson, assessment, class, or student—providing educators the capability to track growth and proficiency.

For more information about Mastering the TEKS Online, visit: http://www.triumphlearning.com/MTO

About Triumph Learning:

Triumph Learning, LCC, is a leading educational content company and publisher of print and digital K–12 standards-aligned resources, standards-aligned instructional materials, and effective literacy programs. Its state-customized products increase student achievement and raise scores on high-stakes exams. Triumph Learning offers unique student solutions, robust teacher support, and professional development opportunities. Imprints include Triumph Online, Coach, Buckle Down, Options, Plugged-in to Reading, and The BookJam. Triumph Learning is committed to serving all students with a mix of interactive digital tools and innovative student texts.

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