New York, NY- A new review of Common Core Support Coach, a targeted instruction curriculum for students who require intervention or additional foundational support with Common Core standards, shows the curriculum provides effective research-based tools in math and English language arts (ELA) for students in grade 3–8. Developed by Triumph Learning, producer of critically acclaimed K-12 texts and interactive digital tools, Support Coach helps teachers identify gaps in student understanding and supports their areas of need in key foundational skills.
“More than ever, educators need materials for an increasingly diverse group of students,” said Mike Morley, publisher at Triumph Learning. “Support Coach provides an efficient, strategic and cohesive set of tools to support educators committed to providing all children with the opportunity to achieve their goals in math and ELA.”
Maureen McSparran Ruby, English language arts specialist for the Norwalk Public Schools in Connecticut and professor for the University of Connecticut's Teacher Certification Program for College Graduates, compiled a review of Common Core Support Coach ELA. Ruby’s report confirms the curriculum provides an efficient, strategic and cohesive set of instructional tools designed to meet distinct challenges for at-risk readers. Using the gradual release of responsibility (GRR) model, an instructional framework designed to gradually transfer the responsibility of learning from teachers to students, Support Coach for ELA encourages meaningful instruction and practice through recurring opportunities for “close reading” of complex texts.
Dr. Paul Gray, curriculum developer and member of the Texas Council of Teachers of Mathematics, provides a thorough review of Common Core Support Coach for Foundational Mathematics. The evaluation concludes that math programs designed within a framework of the GRR model, such as Support Coach for Math, incorporate instructional strategies that are known to be successful with non-traditional and at-risk learners.
More information about the Common Core Support Coach findings is available in new white papers for Common Core Support Coach for Math, “Instructional Supports in Mathematics for an Age of Rigorous Standards,” and Common Core Support Coach ELA, “Providing Instruction and Practice Opportunities for Close Reading of Complex Text.”
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, visithttp://www.triumphlearning.com.