Helping your advanced learners go even farther, faster.
One of the benefits of differentiated instruction is helping gifted and talented students reach beyond grade-level content and push toward higher levels of rigor. With Achieve3000’s patented technology, advanced students can push beyond grade-level demands. It starts with LevelSet™, the only Lexile® assessment available for establishing a student’s comprehension for nonfiction text in English and Spanish. LevelSet scores are automatically input into the system so gifted and talented students are matched appropriately to challenging 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. Students can accelerate at their speed of engagement!
Daily use of Achieve3000 helps gifted and talented students build stamina by working with nonfiction text precisely matched to their Lexile level. In the same lesson, students build strength by reading more complex text at “Stretch” level—this text can be at or above expected grade level text. Under teacher direction, students interact with targeted portions of this “Stretch” text for an explicit purpose: responding to a written prompt. Repeated readings with the Stretch texts help students build strength with complex text and develop close reading to use when they encounter text that is beyond their comprehension level.
And, all Achieve3000 lessons revolve around topics in science, social studies, arts, humanities, careers, and current events, ensuring that students in English language arts build discipline specific and cross-disciplinary vocabulary in every lesson.
Students need daily practice with text at their independent reading level to develop reading strategies and to accelerate beyond grade-level content. Achieve3000’s exclusive 5-Step Literacy Routine is designed to build the skills for close reading of informational text with the explicit purpose of finding the evidence necessary to respond to a written prompt. Students begin the routine by working with text at their independent reading level. While reading, they identify and incorporate evidence needed for a response to a Thought Question using Achieve3000’s Reading Connections and digital highlighting tool to annotate text. Research shows that when gifted and talented students complete on average two lessons per week, they can expect to more than three times their expected Lexile gains, accelerating their progress toward college and career.
Achieve3000 content is directly aligned to College and Career Ready reading levels. Advanced students who use Achieve3000’s Five-Step inquiry-based process at least twice per week are expected to improve their reading skills by 350% or more, placing them on tract to reach College and Career Ready levels.
Achieve3000’s patented technology is designed to monitor student progress and automatically adjust a student’s Lexile level when the system detects that the student is ready for greater text complexity. At the same time, as students move through their Five-Step Literacy Routine, the system is gathering performance data, which teachers can use to identify skill deficits and to target for small-group instruction. Using this data, Achieve3000’s College and Career Readiness reports are uniquely designed to help students reach for advanced learning goals and automatically convey that information. With minimal effort and time, administrators and educators have immediate access to the data that provides clear information to help advanced learners stay on track for their college or career goals.