At the 2016 ISTE Conference & Expo in Denver, Colorado, Achieve3000® will showcase an array of new and enhanced literacy solutions. The updates include customized state-specific editions for all products; new products for intervention, ELL, and bilingual programs; a new foundational literacy program; new high-stakes state assessment readiness courses; a redesigned Teacher’s Edition homepage; textbook alignment courses; new rostering and data integration options; and an upcoming LevelSet™ Writing assessment.
To support schools and districts across the country and around the world, the company has created state-customized editions of its nonfiction blended learning literacy solutions:
- KidBizPro®, TeenBizPro®, and EmpowerPro® for English language arts, science and social studies in grades two through 12
- KidBizBoost®, TeenBizBoost®, and EmpowerBoost® for Tier 2 and 3 Response to Intervention and special education in grades two through 12
- KidBizAccess®, TeenBizAccess®, and EmpowerAccess® for English language learners in grades two through 12
- KidBizEspañol®, TeenBizEspañol®, and EmpowerEspañol® for Spanish immersion, bilingual, and dual language models in grades two through 12
Smarty Ants® Foundational Literacy Program
Smarty Ants is a research-driven solution for students in grades PreK-1 that differentiates instruction in foundational reading skills and provides an interactive online learning environment.
ELA Test Challenge Courses
Built for each grade level and customized for each high-stakes state assessment, the ELA Test Challenge courses help students develop strength and stamina for reading complex informational texts and practice with technology-enhanced items, including drag-and-drop sequencing, click-to-highlight evidence tasks, multi-part items, and multi-select multiple-choice questions.
New Teacher’s Edition Homepage
Teachers can access lessons via a new lesson carousel that allows them to quickly leaf through assigned instructional content, while lesson cards contain key information such as state standards. A new Key Insights panel displays class progress and performance metrics, so teachers can celebrate students’ successes and find opportunities for new challenges.
Textbook Alignment Courses
Each Achieve3000 textbook alignment course provides a customized set of lessons designed to reinforce and extend the topics and themes in the most popular basal textbook programs.
Rostering and Data Integration
The company now offers flexible rostering options, from one-time uploads to automated imports to nightly updates, to meet educators’ specific data needs.
Upcoming LevelSet Writing Assessments
Coming in 2017, Achieve3000’s LevelSet Writing assessment will feature immediate, automatic scoring of students’ writing on pre-, interim and post-tests.
For more information, visit http://www.achieve3000.com/bts2016. Educators attending the ISTE Conference can find Achieve3000 at Booth 1315 in the Expo Hall.