When we say we’re Going Beyond for Back to School 2023, it means providing you with powerful, new tools and resources, so you can accomplish more without doing more. It means giving your students more equitable access, greater voice and choice, a wider selection of culturally relevant content, and a clear path to growth and success.
The redesigned student My Lessons page will help students take greater ownership of their own learning. This valuable new page will allow them to view due dates, progress on lessons, scores and grades, details like whether a lesson was teacher-assigned or optional, and more. Available now
For the 2023-2024 school year, students’ ratings on lessons will enable the platform to select content for them that will match their preferences and extend their reading journey. These recommended lessons will display on the student home page in a personal lesson tray. Available now
The Content Team is working hard to deliver compelling content that will keep students engaged, including:
Students can gain a real-world understanding of why literacy is important by visiting the My Future section of the student home page. The Career Center will allow students to complete a research-based, student-friendly career assessment to support them in identifying careers that are based on their personality type and interests. They will also be offered the opportunity to sort on and explore hundreds of potential jobs in deep detail and their related Lexile levels. Then, the Lexile Tracker will help students start to work toward their career goals. Available now
We’re expanding the popularWordStudio collection to support your elementary students. These engaging, differentiated, lessons build foundational literacy skills for students who need additional instruction. Features include fun videos, guided and extended practice opportunities, and rich educator supports.
For Back to School 2023, educators will be able to monitor and lead student growth in real-time with expanded tools and data, including:
Teachers can create their own questions to include in ALEKS assignments to address precise skills or standards, assign higher DoK or thought questions, and deliver common exams. Questions can be multiple choice, matching, numeric entry, or free response format and are auto-graded and included in the Assignment Report item analysis for at-a-glance performance monitoring.
To address students’ unique learning needs, teachers can now set pacing goal assignments for an individual student or group of students. Goals can be assigned for time in ALEKS, topics learned, or Pie Progress achieved to motivate students to continue moving forward in their personalized path.
Educators can ensure that students make progress toward standards proficiency with automatic standards-aligned courses for all 50 states and expanded standards reporting.
The new Activity Time Breakdown report shows teachers overall student time spent in Learning Mode, Knowledge Checks, Assignments, and QuickTables, so they can determine if students’ time in ALEKS aligns with implementation and learning goals. Check the dashboard tile on the home page for a quick look or view the full report for details on each class and student.
New student guides offer skill-based instruction in key ELA concepts in a student-friendly voice and provide strategies and rich practice opportunities through a variety of question formats. Plus, educators can access student responses and performance in real-time to lead targeted instruction.
A new placement test gets the school year off to a great start. Students can embark on their personalized learning paths as soon as they complete the test. This assessment will provide an opportunity for students to be measured and placed at the beginning of each school year.