Best Practices and News about
Effective Literacy Instruction
Stay connected to news and ideas about the most impacful and innovative strategies for literacy instruction happening in classrooms around the country today.
1951 ReadsMarch 17, 2021 | Rob Bruno, Chief Technology Officer, Achieve3000
Delivering Seamless Remote Instruction
Before the pandemic, many school districts were slow to adopt online learning, but as the coronavirus continues to disrupt conventional instructional methods, edtech solutions that deliver effective, engaging remote and hybrid learning...
1835 ReadsOct. 15, 2020 | Danielle Murray, Teacher Leader, Gilbert Spruance Elementary School, PA
Differentiated Virtual Literacy Instruction for Students Learning English
In order to meet the needs of our school population, I work with staff to differentiate literacy instruction in the classroom and in virtual learning environments to ensure that our English Language Learners (ELL) are receiving appropriate...
149 ReadsAug. 20, 2020 | Dimitres Pantelidis, Principal P.S. 171 Patrick Henry, NYC, New York
Our Journey to a Data-Informed School Culture
National education policy over the last decade has emphasized college- and career-ready standards. This translated to states and school systems exploring new ways to support students while reporting on accountability measures...
777 ReadsFeb. 25, 2020 | Steve Tardrew, Vice President of Assessment and Research
Texas District Boosts STAAR Reading Scores
In the spring of 2017-2018, Achieve3000 analyzed the performance of students in the Fort Worth Independent School District (FWISD) on the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) and how that performance was impacted...
153 ReadsFeb. 25, 2020 | Steve Tardrew, Vice President of Assessment and Research
Florida District Boosts Student Performance on NWEA Map and FSA ELA
District leaders felt these solutions were a great fit, because they are proven to accelerate reading comprehension, fluency, writing proficiency, and vocabulary development. They used Smarty Ants for students in grades...
131 ReadsFeb. 10, 2020 | Andrew Ordover, VP Product, Achieve3000
Reading Practice: Preparing Students for Success
How do you prepare for an important challenge you’re about to face? Whether it’s running in a race, acting in a play, or taking a test, preparation usually involves honing your skills and then applying them in practice simulations...
147 ReadsOct. 24, 2019 | By Oscar Corrigan, History Teacher, Health Sciences High and Middle College, CA
Collaborative Classroom Practices Build a Winning Combination of Trust, Accountability and Achievement
Students benefit from hearing their classmates’ ideas. In my experience, they are more likely to be honest about what they do and don’t know, and to be engaged when discussing an assignment with peers compared to speaking with a teacher...
142 ReadsSept. 12, 2019 | Lee Anne Houlsey, Regional Vice President of Professional Services
Building Walls that Teach: Thinking Made Visible
As educators, we know that environment influences learning, and in particular, that classroom environments influence literacy development (Wolfersberger, Reutzel, Sudweeks, & Fawson, 2004). We also know this to be true for grades Pre-K to12...
140 ReadsSept. 4, 2019 | Dr. Mary Riordan-Karlsson Curriculum and Implementation Manager, North West Region
Swimming and Reading Go Together Like Cookies and Ice Cream
I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream! Swimming and reading are not just summer indulgences. Learning to swim and learning to read require the same amount of patience, endurance, and curiosity...