NEW YORK, NY – August 19, 2014 – New evaluations of Common Core Coach, an inclusive learning program that adds depth, understanding, and practice to Common Core standards and skills instruction, find the program creates a comprehensive instructional program for math and English language arts (ELA) classes, backed by research. Created by Triumph Learning, producer of critically acclaimed K-12 texts and interactive digital tools, Common Core Coach for Math and Common Core Coach ELA enable meaningful instruction and practice through rich and rigorous tools that support student assessment in grades three through eight.
“The changing K-12 landscape can make it difficult for teachers to find standards-based resources that are built for and fit their curriculum,” said Mike Morley, publisher at Triumph Learning. “Common Core Coach is an efficient and comprehensive solution built from the ground up that provides teachers with the tools they need to prepare students for the Common Core standards and skills.”
Maureen McSparran Ruby, supervisor of professional learning and career management for New London Public Schools in Connecticut, compiled a review of Common Core Coach ELA. It confirmed the program creates a formative assessment system for teachers and prepares students for college and career readiness benchmarks as described by the Common Core State Standards. By utilizing the gradual release of responsibility (GRR) model, an instructional framework designed to gradually transfer the responsibility of learning from teachers to students, Common Core Coach ELA helps teachers deliver reading, writing and vocabulary lessons, and guide, engage and motivate students to become independent learners.
Dr. Paul Gray, a member of the Texas Council of Teachers of Mathematics, compiled an evaluation of Common Core Coach for Math. The findings determined it offers specific instructional strategies teachers can implement to help students learn important math concepts and skills. With Common Core Coach for Math, students are given performance tasks and fluency and problem solving lessons that build math proficiency.
More information regarding the findings from the Common Core Coach evaluations is available in new whitepapers for Common Core Coach for Math, “Instructional Strategies that Build Mathematical Proficiencies,” and Common Core Coach ELA, “Providing Assessment-Driven Differentiated Instruction in Reading and Writing.” Common Core Coach is also integrated into the differentiated instruction toolset for teachers in Triumph Learning’s new Waggle personalized, smart practice solution.
About Triumph Learning
Triumph Learning, LLC, is a leading educational content company and publisher of print and digital K-12 resources, standards-aligned instructional materials and effective literacy programs. Its state-customized products increased student achievement and raise scores on high-stakes exams for more than 6 million students in 36,000 schools in 2013. Triumph Learning offers unique student solutions, robust teacher support, and professional development opportunities. Triumph Learning is committed to serving all students with a mix of interactive digital tools and innovative student texts with products such as Coach and Waggle. For more information, visit www.triumphlearning.com.