Instructional Materials

Strategies for Reviewing Adaptive Materials

Over the last year, many of our subscribing districts requested reviews of adaptive materials. The concept behind adaptive materials is admirable: different content is presented to each student based upon the student’s performance on each task or assessment. In essence, these products offer the promise of an individualized instruction for each student.

However, districts should not assume that “adaptive” means “aligned to standards.” Many adaptive materials assign content based on skill mastery rather than mastery of the standards. Based on our experience, districts would be advised to carefully review the alignment of adaptive materials to the standards they are needed to support before using them.

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Alignment: Intervention & Test Prep Materials

As we near the end of the school year, your focus may be on intervention and testing. We offer three suggestions to help you prepare your students for end-of-year success.
Make sure your intervention materials are aligned to the standards you are reteaching. Using tightly aligned materials will reduce your workload and make intervention more effective. Many intervention materials are not designed to align to 100% of state standards. Make sure the material(s) you are using for intervention are aligned to the standards you are re-teaching. Verify that the citations (e.g., lessons, activities, assessments) you plan to use address both the content and rigor of the standards your students need to learn.
 

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New Product: USATestprep U.S. History

New Product: USATestprep U.S. History

Are your teachers requesting materials to help students prepare for the U.S. History End-of-Course Exam? Take a look at Learning List’s review of USATestprep U.S. History.

USATestprep provides a supplemental program that includes online test preparation and digital instructional resources for Texas STAAR End of Course (EOC) exams, national exams, such as ACT or SAT, Advanced Placement Exams, as well as others. Learning List recently reviewed the content intended to support student learning specific to the U.S. History TEKS and preparation for the State of Texas U.S. History End of Course exam.

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New Product: IXL Learning for Social Studies

New Product: IXL Learning for Social Studies

Is your district looking for a digital program to provide personalized social studies practice? Take a look at Learning List’s reviews of IXL Learning’s 6th Grade Social Studies.

IXL Learning is a supplemental online program providing content for grades PK-12 that includes language arts, math, social studies, and science. Learning List recently reviewed the social studies content for grade 6, which provides social studies practice problems and explanations. The program intends to offer a personalized learning experience to meet students’ individual learning needs.

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New Product: Accelerate Learning’s STEMscopes Math for CCSS

New Product: Accelerate Learning’s STEMscopes Math for CCSS

Are your teachers looking for new materials for elementary math instruction? Take a look at Learning List’s review of Accelerate Learning’s STEMscopes Math.

Accelerate Learning’s STEMscopes Math is a comprehensive mathematics program for grades K-5. Learning List recently reviewed the content for grades 3-5. The materials are digital, with the option of printing PDF documents for most program components.

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New Product: USATestprep Biology

New Product: USATestprep Biology

Are your teachers requesting materials to help students prepare for the Biology End-of-Course Exam? Take a look at Learning List’s review of USATestprep Biology.

USATestprep provides a supplemental program that includes online test preparation and digital instructional resources for Texas STAAR End of Course (EOC) exams, national exams, such as ACT or SAT, Advanced Placement Exams, as well as others. Learning List recently reviewed the content intended to support student learning specific to the Biology TEKS and preparation for the State of Texas Biology End of Course exam.

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