Lakewood, NJ — March 31, 2011
Achieve3000® announces World of Biology, a breakthrough in differentiated science curriculum. World of Biology is a standards-based biology curriculum that uses differentiated science content and vocabulary to help students develop the literacy skills needed to succeed in biology. The program is an add-on module sold with the Empower3000 platform (formerly TeenBiz3000®).
"We are very excited to deliver biology content to ninth-graders at their individual reading levels," says Achieve3000 CEO Saki Dodelson. "Students using the World of Biology program can experience a higher level of engagement when learning about biology and participate in classroom discussions regardless of reading level. Achieve3000 is proud to be the first provider of leveled biology curriculum."
The World of Biology program helps students use and further develop key reading strategies through differentiated biology lessons at four different reading levels. A placement test properly assesses each student's literacy aptitude and understanding of key biology concepts to determine their correct reading level.
In addition, non-fiction content creates an easy-to-use, student-friendly program that aligns to the textbooks being used in the classroom. The World of Biology taps into different main topics including: Cell Biology; Molecular Basis of Heredity; Interdependence of Organisms; Matter, Energy and Organization in Living Systems; Biological Evolutions; and Human Systems.
Achieve3000's technology-driven solutions integrate best practices of inquiry-based, problem-based, and/or project-based science. They address STEM literacy initiatives by providing opportunities for students and teachers to integrate STEM into curricula via topical, differentiated science and math content, hands-on learning experiences, recommendations for authentic laboratory experiences, debate, and informal learning in order to increase interest and academic performance in STEM disciplines.
Additional features such as professional teacher materials, unit reviews, and a parental take-home component make World of Biology an excellent fit for any science classroom. Each implementation of the program includes: A student routine designed to facilitate best practices in science literacy; Unit Reviews to assess understanding of key vocabulary and concepts; Pre- and Post-assessments that track student progress; Teacher materials to reinforce the concepts students are learning; and a Parental component that engages parents and leverages their support.
Schools interested in learning more about World of Biology or other differentiated reading programs from Achieve3000 can visit http://www.achieve3000.com or contact the corporate office at 888-968-6822.
Achieve3000 is the leader in online differentiated instruction, serving over one million students across the United States. Our Web-based literacy solutions are proven to increase reading comprehension and fluency, vocabulary, and writing proficiency for students in grades 2 to 12, and also for adult learners. Based on decades of scientific research, Achieve3000 solutions deliver engaging, non-fiction content that supports core curriculum, Response to Intervention, Special Education, and other instructional models. KidBiz3000® (grades 2-5), TeenBiz3000® (grades 6-8), Empower3000™ (grades 9-12), and Spark3000® (for adult learners) are aligned with Common Core State Standards for English language arts as well as individual state standards. Achieve3000 supports 21st century education initiatives across content areas and is raising student performance across the country. The company is based in Lakewood, N.J. Learn more about Achieve3000 online at http://www.achieve3000.com or call 888-968-6822.