Newark Public Schools Expands Use of Lexia Core5 and PowerUp to All of its Elementary Schools

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We were using Core5 in just six of our elementary schools prior to the pandemic,” said Dr. Mary Ann Reilly, assistant superintendent for Teaching and Learning. When COVID-19 hit and our schools transitioned to remote learning, we were able to quickly expand Core5 to all our elementary schools.

Consistent Use of Lexia Reading Core5 Leads to Surge in Charter Schools USA Elementary Students Literacy Gains

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BOSTON (March 12, 2018) – An analysis of more than 22,600 K–5 students within the Charter Schools USA (CSUSA) network found that incorporating recommended use levels of the Lexia Reading Core5® program into instruction resulted in substantial growth in reading skills during the 2016/17 school year, over and above that achieved with non-Core5 instruction.

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Student seeks to create the ‘Netflix of online learning’

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Joffe’s database answered a pandemic-era demand: About a quarter of families and teachers want more online instructions and resources to help them use online learning tools, according to a recent NewSchools Venture Fund-Gallup poll.

Want to Boost Reading Scores? Build Silent Reading Stamina.

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When the 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders at Golden Grove Elementary School in Palm Beach County, FL pad around the classroom in their (possibly) smelly socks, everyone cheers. Linda Edgecomb is the principal of Golden Grove Elementary and a huge fan of Stinky Feet Day. This assessment, which measures the amount of progress a student makes between two points in time, ideally falls between 1.5 Flashlight reading at Golden Grove Elementary School.

OPINION: Struggling readers need standards and structure based on the science of reading

The Hechinger Report

As students return to the classroom this fall — many for the first time since the beginning of the pandemic that upended their access to quality, in-person learning — we have an opportunity to enact standards to ensure that teachers’ instruction methods are effective and backed by science.

Lexia Nationwide Report Finds 80% of Students Using Lexia Core5 Reading Did Not Experience Literacy Learning Loss During Remote and Hybrid Learning in the 2020-21 Academic Year

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The study examines the literacy impact of elementary students using Lexia® Core5® Reading (Core5) in fully remote and hybrid instructional environments during the 2020-21 school year. BOSTON ( Sept.

Florida Department of Education Approves Lexia Learning for ELA Intervention Courses

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BOSTON (June 8, 2021) – Lexia Learning, a Cambium Learning® Group company, announced today that Florida’s Commissioner of Education has approved Lexia® Core5® Reading (Core5) as curriculum in elementary intervention courses. Michael Conley Elementary School, Tallahassee.

Twig Education Launches Twig Science Next Gen for Middle School

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October 28, 2021 — Twig Education , creators of the leading elementary level science program Twig Science, today announced the launch of Twig Science Next Gen for grades 6–8. (Los Angeles, Calif.)

Four Classroom-Ready Tips to Boost Reading Engagement and Drive Learning

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This diverse, engaging approach to content selection is apparent whether teachers are using material to support core curriculum, inform independent reading—or something in between. Natalie Franzi, Director of Curriculum and Instruction, Middletown Township Schools 2. Empower teachers to personalize instruction Ultimately, it comes down to the teacher. Kenneth McKee, Literacy and Instructional Coach, Buncombe County Schools 3. What leads to reading success?

3 steps to implementing an ecosystem of phonics-based learning

eSchool News

When Florida State Assessment scores revealed that our third-graders were under-performing in reading, my colleagues and I analyzed the data to determine the root cause of performance. Unless they develop foundational reading skills early, students will experience literacy deficits across all subjects, and phonics instruction embedded in comprehensive reading instruction is the most effective way to teach them how to read.

#AskExcelinEd: Amid COVID-19, how can states prepare exiting 3rd graders to ‘read to learn’ in 4th grade?

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Missing State End-of-year Assessment Data. Department of Education approved state assessment waivers for all 50 states and D.C. Approximately 16 states rely on students’ performance data from these assessments to determine whether students advance to fourth-grade.

A Shopping List for Mathematics in the Digital Age

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Rubrics to assess qualitative learning: While all work might not be graded, both students and teachers need to be working toward the same goals. By Stacey Pusey. WATCH THE EDLEADER PANEL RECORDING.

Rediscovering @CK12Foundation Flexbooks And More!

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There are Flexbooks for middle school and even some for Elementary Math. More Instructional Materials-In additional to all this there are flashcards, lesson plans, assessments and other materials that can truly make your digital learning a complete experience. You can create your materials and share them instantly to your Google Classroom classes.

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How Districts Can Develop a Comprehensive Plan for Remote Learning Come Fall

Edsurge

The United States ranked 36th in math and 13th in reading among 79 countries and regions that took the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) in 2018. Students will attend school in a blended model with two days of face-to-face instruction and three days online.

St. Lucie Public Schools Purchases Reading Horizons to Improve Reading Performance

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Lucie Public Schools in Florida has purchased Reading Horizons , a leading provider of literacy solutions, for all 26 of its elementary schools for this school year. The decision came after the Florida Senate passed a bill that requires instructional materials to incorporate evidence-based strategies, including a phonics-based approach to acquiring literacy skills, which improve reading performance for all students. (Port St. Lucie, FL) September 11, 2018 — St.

Broward County Public Schools Selects Science A-Z As District-wide Supplement to K–5 Science Curriculum

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Florida’s second largest district partners with Learning A-Z to provide its elementary schools with professional learning and an award-winning curriculum resource that blends science and literacy TUCSON—Aug. 13, 2018—After a comprehensive review of instructional programs for science courses, Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) has chosen Science A-Z to be part of its instructional materials adoption in science for grades K–5.

New state versions of Waggle will conform to learning standards

eSchool News

We researched for months looking for a product that closely aligned with the format of the Florida Standards Assessment (FSA),” said Angela Whiddon, principal of W.E. Cherry Elementary in Clay County, Florida. “We All practice skills for math and ELA instruction are correlated to each state’s standards. The “Find Instructional Material” functionality recommends lessons and resources that are aligned to each state’s standards from Triumph Learning’s Coach curriculum.

With Budget Cuts Looming, Here’s How Districts Will Decide What to Keep or Cut

Edsurge

The federal Elementary and Secondary Education Act, for example, limits the use of school-improvement funds to interventions that benefit student learning as documented by at least one well-designed and well-implemented research study.

Mississippi Department of Education Approves i-Ready® as a Universal Screener for Grades K–3

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The state vetted universal screening assessments schools will administer to all students at least three times annually to provide an “especially critical ‘first look’ at individual students.” The online diagnostic and instruction program is currently used by districts across Mississippi and more than 7 million K–12 students nationwide. “ NORTH BILLERICA, Mass., August 8, 2018— approved universal reading screener for Mississippi students in Grades K–3.

Let’s Prepare Students for the World—Not Tests

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Spring means one thing to many elementary and middle schools across the country: test prep. Preparation can consume weeks or even months of classroom instruction. Materials are typically decontextualized, with multiple-choice items that mimic the format of standardized tests. Mathina Calliope of NWEA, which develops the widely used MAP assessment, answers the question of whether you can prepare students for the test: “Of course; it’s called good teaching.

How Edtech Can Help Build a Blueprint for Real Change in K-12

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Curriculum and instructional materials live on websites, in the cloud, on paper, in LMS’s, in Google Drive or OneDrive. A couple years ago, Van Ness Elementary in D.C. In addition to the actual curriculum and materials, the program impacted schedules, adult learning opportunities, the budget and many more system elements. That way schools like Van Ness Elementary can more easily try new things, consider their impact on the whole school, and learn from them.

Part 1: Tech Resources and Tools for Differentiated Learning … Reading

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

This included reading and instruction as it connects to content, research in relationship to inquiry, and student production and how it integrates with voice and choice. There are other areas that also come to mind including student grouping, assessment, and interest. any classroom, involves providing reading material for students that they can successfully read and understand.

29 K-12 edtech predictions for 2021

eSchool News

Greater focus on social-emotional learning (SEL) is one model of instructing the “whole child” or attending to more than just academic content. As we look to supporting the “whole adult” that students will become, instruction on life skills becomes more important.

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Utah State Board of Education Approves Lexia Reading Core5 as K–3 Reading Improvement Program

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NYSE: RST) Company, today announced that Lexia Reading Core5® has been named by the Utah State Board of Education (USBE) as an approved provider of early interactive reading software for literacy instruction and assessment for grades K–3. DIBELS Next is a set of procedures and measures for assessing the acquisition of early literacy skills for students in kindergarten through sixth grade. BOSTON (April 19, 2018) – Lexia Learning, a Rosetta Stone Inc.

Carolina Biological Supply Company Announces California Close to Adopting New School Science Teaching Materials

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The state is reviewing new science instructional materials for the first time in 12 years to help science teachers succeed in teaching students the latest standards. The California Department of Education (CDE) accepted submissions for science material adoption for grades K-8 this spring and will make recommendations for materials adoptions this month for formal adoption in the fall.

Teacher Bans Boys From Playing with Legos in Class

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Keller was aware of research that showed that having open-ended “trial and error” playtime with building materials is beneficial to kids. ” She said all students have access to all instruction and non-instructional materials. The OECD found that girls have better teacher assessments, while, on tests that are anonymous, boys do much better.

How Designing Accessible Curriculum For All Can Help Make Online Learning More Equitable

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While UDL can benefit students with disabilities, it’s a way of thinking about how to make instruction accessible for all,” said Kavita Rao , a professor in the department of special education at the University of Hawai‘i.

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What’s New: New Tools for Schools

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The tool is ideal for differentiated learning, literacy, English-language learners (ELL) or Special Needs instruction. DISCOVERY EDUCATION TECHBOOKS ( www.discoveryeducation.com ) Discovery Education announced enhancements to its Techbook series will help educators maximize instructional time by making engaging digital content even more accessible to teachers and students. Software & Online 3DBEAR AR INNOVATOR PROGRAM ( 3dbear.io/product/

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The Business of Education Technology

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In part, their struggles are a result of controversies surrounding the Common Core State Standards, which were supposed to streamline and procurement the development of curriculum and assessment. Pushback against Common Core tests specifically and against standardized testing more generally have also prompted states and districts to rethink the kind and frequency of assessments they buy. This is part three of my annual review of the year in ed-tech.