BOOST is the only intervention solution aligned to South Dakota’s grade-level standards that leverages a patented method of online differentiated instruction to accelerate literacy gains. Available for grades 2-12!
Differentiated Intervention Designed for South Dakota
With the BOOST South Dakota Edition, Tier II and Tier III intervention and special education students get the targeted and intensive instruction they need to meet grade-level goals without missing out on standards-aligned instruction, with:
Grade-appropriate content differentiated to each student’s individual reading level, with 12 levels in English and 8 in Spanish
Robust scaffolds integrated throughout every lesson to further differentiate instruction and help each student reach reading, vocabulary, comprehension, writing, and discussion goals
Point-of-use teacher recommendations, lesson plans, and on-demand professional learning tailored to the instructional needs of intervention and special education programs
A strategic curriculum aligned to South Dakota’s grade-level standards for language arts, science, and social studies
Additional courses with accompanying teacher resources that focus on foundational reading skills, including phonics and fluency
BOOST SBAC Smart courses that engage all students, including struggling readers, in targeted practice for the SBAC and build proficiency with technology-enhanced items
Scaffolding and Intervention Supports at Every Step
BOOST supports key literacy skills with learning scaffolds and instructional resources designed just for intervention:
Vocabulary to help students build their academic and cross-disciplinary word bank, using graphic organizers, animated songs and videos, flashcards, and picture dictionaries
Fluency, using Read Aloud lessons and other activities to improve students’ reading and speaking skills, monthly assessments, oral reading rubrics, and system-generated reporting
Comprehension, using Just for Me lessons with unit overviews to target language and phonics skills, vocabulary flashcards and songs, prereading activities, a highlighting tool to aid in close reading, Reading Connections for summarizing and generating questions, and Setting the Purpose to aid in close reading and capturing evidence
Academic discussion, using sentence frames to indicate agreement, disagreement, or mixed agreement, listening and speaking rubrics, social feeds, and ideas and talking points found in the Teacher Edition, all with a goal to encourage students to share their thoughts about the readings and use new vocabulary, integrating our new research-based Read-Discuss-Read model, created in partnership with Dr. Douglas Fisher
Writing, using sentence and paragraph frames, online writing practice, text-editing tools, “include in your answer” prompts, and rubrics to guide students to put their thoughts in words and create shared meaning around a topic as part of the peer review process
Ensuring More Time on Task with Blended Learning
One of the biggest challenges for intervention and special education students is getting the extra time on task they need to close the gap between where their reading level is and where it needs to be to meet the South Dakota Learning Standards. BOOST is a flexible blended learning solution that empowers students to practice their literacy skills anytime, anywhere, and on any device. With BOOST, students can:
Access lessons online or offline with Achieve3000’s mobile apps for iPad®, Android™, and Chrome™
Engage in any blended learning model—or BOOST’s custom rotation model designed specifically for intervention classrooms
Balance independent student work with teacher-led instruction
Involve their families using the Home Edition, with helpful resources in 23 languages
For teachers, BOOST’s on-demand resources and customized, blended professional learning services reduce planning and resource-gathering time so they have more time to focus on providing the targeted instruction required in Tier II and Tier III models.
Assessments for Initial Placement and Ongoing Progress Monitoring
Students start BOOST by taking the built-in LevelSet™ pre-test, which quickly establishes their baseline Lexile® reading levels in English or Spanish and helps educators place them in the appropriate tier of intervention or special education program. LevelSet is the only universal screener for the reading comprehension of nonfiction text in both English and Spanish with interim tests and a post-test to provide a summative measure of student growth for the semester or school year.
Throughout the year, BOOST’s embedded assessments continually monitor student progress so educators can be sure their intervention and special education students are experiencing accelerated growth. The formative Lexile assessment is embedded within the instructional routine. This allows the adaptive content system to automatically adjust text complexity to meet students’ evolving abilities while pinpointing skill gaps and recommending lessons for additional practice so educators can reteach or reinforce them without taking away from instructional time.
We also encourage BOOSTeducators to take advantage of the ability to activateNWEA™ MAP® Informed Learning Paths to combine the power of Lexile levels and RIT scores for even more targeted intervention instruction.
Actionable Data for More Effective Intervention
BOOST provides all educators—from classroom teachers to district superintendents—with the critical data they need to ensure that their intervention and special education programs are successful. Fueled by real-time student data, these powerful reports in the BOOST Teacher Edition empower teachers to track the progress of every student and take immediate action steps if an individual is struggling or falling behind:
Detailed month-by month Lexile score data show changes inshow students’ reading ability over time
South Dakota Content Standards report tracks mastery of individual standards and drives assignment of standards-aligned lessons to address skill gaps
Forecasting reports identify students who are likely to be prepared to meet college and career readiness standards at the time of the SBAC
Skills progression report pinpoints essential reading comprehension and vocabulary skill gaps with data to inform instruction and resources for additional practice on each skill
Charts and graphs in theLeadership Editiongive school and district leaders a clear overview of theirBOOST implementation with:
21 key metrics so administrators can focus on the most impactful data, along with specific action steps to maximize results
Powerful filters for organizing data by district, school, teacher, or class with helpful comparison and trends charts to aid in recognizing patterns
Proven to Accelerate Intervention Gains
As the Leader in Differentiated Instruction® for more than 17 years, Achieve3000 is committed to opening a path to college and career literacy for all students. In fact, a nationwide study measured intervention students’ reading gains over the course of the 2016-2017 school year and found that:
With standard instruction, intervention students were expected to gain 82 Lexile points.
Using Achieve3000 just twice per week, intervention students gained 260 points, over triple their expected growth!
In addition, an independent, gold-standard randomized controlled trial study found that:
Learning gains for students who used Achieve3000 were statistically significant and substantively important on the GMRT-4 Vocabulary, Reading Comprehension, and Total Reading tests.
Our platform is significantly more effective in increasing student reading gains than standard English language arts programs.
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