BACK OFFICE BUSINESS: ThinkCERCA Adopted by Texas State Board of Education

ThinkCERCA today announced that the Texas State Board of Education has approved its core curriculum for English language arts and reading for grades 6-8. ThinkCERCA
is designed by veteran teachers, National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) authors, and nationally recognized literacy experts, and reaesrch suggests that it can help students achieve two years of reading growth in one school year. 

Designed to support Texas districts and schools in meeting 100 percent of the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) and English Language Proficiency Standards (ELPS), ThinkCERCA includes differentiated close reading and academic writing lessons that were built upon research-based methods for developing students’ language and literacy skills. 

ThinkCERCA’s personalized literacy platform offers:

ThinkCERCA’s applied practice lessons are centered around debatable topics that get students thinking critically about real-world issues. These lessons are differentiated for 10 levels to fuel engaging discussions among students of varying readiness levels. 

“ThinkCERCA has been a great partner for the Galena Park Independent School District,” said Jason Bollich, Executive Director for Secondary Curriculum & Instruction for Galena Park Independent School District. “We were looking for a solution to help us enhance our preparations for college and career readiness levels of reading and writing, while also aligning with the rigorous TEKS standards. Not only has ThinkCERCA supported us in professional learning, it meets the needs of our diverse students. Our teachers love how engaging the platform is for learners and how easy it is to use.”

A controlled study of 26 ed-tech products by LEAP Innovations showed ThinkCERCA helped students achieve an extra year’s worth of reading growth in one school year.