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The goal of any ELD/ESOL program is to accelerate literacy and language gains for ELLs through targeted instruction in general classrooms or specialized classrooms. Achieve3000®’s family of Access solutions (KidBizAccess® for grades 2-5, TeenBizAccess® for grades 6-8, and EmpowerAccess® for grades 9-12) is proven more than double the expected reading gains for ELLs – all in a single school year.
Access accelerates results because it is built with Achieve3000’s patented methodology and world-class technology to deliver the same grade-appropriate lesson to the entire class, differentiated to the precise needs of each student. Access further supports language growth with a standards-aligned custom curriculum that integrates phonics and fluency practice. Students experience success with a suite of classroom-tested, linguistic scaffolds available and teachers have the point-of-use instructional supports needed to enable learning in a wide variety of classroom models. Plus, given Achieve3000’s focus on nonfiction science and social studies content as well as academic vocabulary, ELL students do not miss out on essential grade-level, standards-aligned instruction while increasing their literacy and language skills.
One of the greatest challenges faced by ELLs is the college and career demand to learn grade-level content written with grade-appropriate text complexity. With Achieve3000’s patented technology, students are always moving toward those grade-level demands. It starts with LevelSet™, the only Lexile® assessment available for establishing a student’s comprehension of nonfiction text. Available in English and in Spanish, LevelSet scores are automatically input into the system so students are matched appropriately to text. As students work through the 5-Step Literacy Routine, the proprietary system monitors to detect when students are ready for greater text complexity and automatically adapts their levels. Additionally, through this routine, the system is gathering performance data, which teachers can use to identify skills deficits that can be targeted for small-group instruction.
A solution for English language learners must be able to accommodate the diverse models of instruction in school districts. Achieve3000’s English immersion (12 levels of differentiation), Spanish immersion (7 levels of differentiation), English with native language supports (12 levels of differentiation), and dual language options fit seamlessly into any district model and into any classroom implementation. Keeping in mind the need for instruction to reinforce specific gaps in reading comprehension, vocabulary, writing, language, and listening/speaking, Achieve3000 has customized rotation models, which highlight the role of individual work, as well as whole- and small-group instruction. Exceptional learning and teaching scaffolds are incorporated into every lesson to address the varying proficiency needs of ELLs.
Through the power of Achieve3000’s patented methodology and proprietary technology, English language learners using Achieve3000’s literacy solutions regularly exceeded their expected Lexile reading growth by an average of 100 points, or more than 2x the expected reading gains.