Scholastic has always been a company dedicated to helping children read. Beginning in the early 1960s, when Scholastic began to produce supplementary books and teaching texts, to the current explosion of technology and digital learning, the Company has stood out as a true partner to teachers and administrators. Today, Scholastic is harnessing the power of adaptive technology with programs that are grounded in research to help students achieve significant growth in reading and math, and through Scholastic Achievement Partners, serves as a solutions partner with school districts across the country.
Technology plays a central role in reaching today's kids in today's classrooms. Programs like READ 180® and System 44™ are proven-effective reading intervention programs that have cemented Scholastic as a valued resource and helped transform school districts. Additional innovative products like Expert 21™, Expert Space, Read About, Timeliner® XE, FASTT Math™, Do the Math®, Scholastic Zip Zoom™ English, Wiggleworks®, BookFlix™, and Fraction Nation™ all target the hardest-to-reach children and support the development of core skills for a wide range of age groups and skill levels.
Scholastic also offers tools for assessment and data management, such as Scholastic Reading Inventory and Scholastic Reading Counts!, which help educators measure reading levels and provide customized instruction. And, teachers receive valuable support with the professional development resources of Scholastic U.
System 44™ is a foundational reading program for older struggling readers in Grades 3-12. System 44 helps students who never mastered basic phonics and decoding skills in the primary grades to learn the 44 sounds and 26 letters of the English language and get back on track as readers and learners. The program was developed by Scholastic with the help of a team of the country's leading experts in education—led by Dr. Marilyn Adams, America's premiere authority on phonics instruction, who wrote the scope and sequence of the program.
The most comprehensive technology program of its kind, System 44 provides systematic, research-based phonics instruction through state-of-the-art software that delivers direct personalized instruction to older students who struggle with foundational reading skills like phonics. The program’s adaptive software presents phonics in a unique way, specifically designed for older students who are able to grasp complex systems even as they struggle with reading
Adolescent illiteracy has become a national crisis. Scholastic has been at the forefront of responding to this crisis and is an established leader with its flagship program READ 180® Next Generation.®.
READ 180 is a comprehensive system of curriculum, instruction, assessment and professional development proven to raise reading achievement for struggling readers in Grades 4–12+. READ 180 is designed to maximize student engagement, teacher effectiveness, and leader empowerment.
READ 180 is used in more than 40,000 classrooms serving over one million students per day in all 50 states. Districts of all sizes have experienced gains so large that they have been the subject of hundreds of national and local news stories. The READ 180 Compendium of Research is a compilation of more than a decade of scientific research conducted on READ 180 in school districts across the country.
Scholastic Education also offers supplemental intervention products designed to help close the reading achievement gap. These products include: Read XL®, Scholastic Sprint Reading™, Scholastic Summer School Reading Program, and Scholastic Action™ Book Collections.
Scholastic Guided Reading Programs support comprehensive reading by integrating guided instruction, assessment, and independent practice into the classroom. The programs are an instructional approach that involves a teacher working with a small group of students who demonstrate similar reading behaviors and can all read similar levels of texts. The text is grade-level appropriate and with skillful support from teachers, offers challenges and opportunities for problem solving but allows for fluency and growth.
Scholastic ReadAbout,™ is an exciting new reading achievement program for students in grades 3-8 designed to improve vocabulary and comprehension skills and increase content-area knowledge through motivational nonfiction reading materials. ReadAbout builds upon the research of distinguished educational experts, using state-of-the-art, adaptive software to provide continuous assessment and differentiated reading instruction for every child, whether they require intervention, instruction or enrichment.
With more than 5 million English Language Learners (ELLs) enrolled in public schools across the country, Scholastic is launching new programs (in January 2006) specifically designed to address their unique learning needs.
Scholastic Zip Zoom™ English is a research-validated technology-based program for ELL students in grades K-3 designed to accelerate English language and literacy by combining the power of technology with “critical word” readers to build strong vocabulary, increase word recognition, and develop oral language and syntax, as well as improve reading comprehension.
Scholastic has introduced New Connection: Classroom Libraries for English Language Learners, a collection of authentic books carefully selected by ELL and book experts to help teachers further extend students’ language at different levels of proficiency. Each 100-book library provides the right level of challenge and support for students as well as an array of teacher Read-Alouds. Available for grades K-2, 3-5, and 6-8, each engaging collection supports students in oral language development, silent reading, and speech emergence.
WiggleWorks® has become the gold standard in beginning reading technology for grades K-2. Legions of WiggleWorks fans were delighted when Scholastic introduced the WiggleWorks: Guided Reading Edition in the spring of 2004 - marrying the motivational software of WiggleWorks with the best-selling leveled reading program,
Scholastic develops research-based, classroom-tested programs that emphasize the development of core reading skills: Phonemic Awareness, Phonics, Fluency, Vocabulary, and Comprehension. Recognizing that all readers are developing readers, Scholastic has created products that meet readers wherever they are on the reading continuum, with materials designed to raise achievement including Scholastic Guided Reading Program, Scholastic Early Childhood Program, Fluency Formula®, Text Talk, Trio and other Scholastic Phonics products.
Math Solutions®, is a leader in K-12 mathematics instruction and professional development for educators. Marilyn Burns, a leader in teacher advocacy and one of today’s preeminent math educators, founded Math Solutions in 1984 which quickly became the foremost authority on transforming math instruction to ensure that all students achieve academic excellence and has served school districts in 48 states and Canada. Marilyn Burns is also the lead developer of Do The Math®, the award-winning math intervention program that gives students who have fallen behind the chance to catch up and keep up.
Developed by Dr. Ted Hasselbring, creator of READ 180, ® the innovative FASTT Math™, software uses research-validated methods to help struggling students in grades 2 and up develop fluency with basic math facts in addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. Using the FASTT system (Fluency and Automaticity through Systematic Teaching with Technology), the software assesses students and then provides a continuously adaptive instruction and practice. From Tom Snyder Productions
Helping students in grades 3-6 become better problem-solvers, GO Solve™ Word Problems gives students step-by-step instruction in using graphic organizers to understand mathematical situations for addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division.From Tom Snyder Productions.
An engaging read-aloud collection of classic, contemporary, and award-winning children’s books that enable teachers to introduce and reinforce important math concepts and skills in grades K-6, The Marilyn Burns Classroom Math Libraryoffers grade level libraries that motivate children to think and reason mathematically. A teacher handbook provides classroom-tested lesson activities and identifies the national math standard, topic and math curriculum connection found in each book.
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Tom Snyder Productions, Inc., is a leading developer and publisher of interactive educational software for K-12 classrooms. The company was founded over 25 years ago by Tom Snyder, a former science and music teacher who pioneered the utilization of technology in the classroom to improve student understanding and performance. Today, Tom Snyder Productions has received over 150 prestigious industry awards and its products are used in over 400,000 classrooms. The company's software titles cover each curriculum area, and its professional development team has helped more than 175,000 teachers learn to integrate technology effectively into their curricula.
Scholastic Achievement Manager™ (SAM) is a groundbreaking new system for managing reading achievement that offers differentiated data-driven instruction. SAM enables educators to view student performance at the classroom, building, and district levels, and disaggregates data to report adequate yearly progress (AYP) by custom groupings. The program offers links to teacher resources that address individual students’ needs that correlate to State standards.
The Scholastic Reading Inventory (SRI) is a computer-adaptive reading assessment for students in grades 1-12 that accurately matches readers to text. SRI is the only classroom-based assessment program that provides a Lexile measure, enabling teachers to match students to text at their exact reading levels.
Scholastic Reading Counts!™ is another highly regarded, technology-based assessment program that enables schools and districts to amass a database of quizzes to accompany age-appropriate literature.
Districts across the country are struggling to meet the No Child Left Behind mandate to provide highly qualified teachers of reading by the end of the 2005-2006 school year. Scholastic RED® is an innovative answer to this challenge. Combining the best of in-person, live workshops with the convenience and scale of online, distance learning, RED helps hundreds of districts build their capacity of skilled teachers of reading.