Posts Tagged "Adaptive"

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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New Product: Dreambox

New Product: Dreambox

Dreambox is a supplemental online math program for grades K-8. Learning List recently reviewed Dreambox for grades K-5.  Dreambox is self-paced and adaptive to address multiple learning levels. The program is available in English and Spanish. It provides math lessons and practice in an engaging, fully adaptive, digital format. The digital lesson environments are age appropriate and can be assigned by the teacher.

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New Product Review: Carnegie Learning’s Integrated Math

Carnegie Learning High School Math Solutions: Integrated Math (I-III)Learning List has reviewed Carnegie Learning’s Integrated Math Series. This is a set of comprehensive integrated mathematics products for high school students in Integrated Math I-III courses. Content is available in print and blended learning (i.e., print and digital) formats.  The program focuses on developing conceptual understanding and procedural fluency through collaborative learning experiences. Adaptive online resources support differentiated instruction and self-paced learning. [Read more…]

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New Product Review: Trivedi AP Chemistry in a Flash

Trivedi AP ChemistryTrivedi AP Chemistry in a Flash  supports instruction in Advanced Placement (AP) Chemistry courses. Content is software based and is contained on a flash drive (i.e., USB drive); a textbook is not provided. A variety of resources, including interactive slide shows, PowerPoints, and PDF notes, support independent student study. [Read more…]

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New Product Review: Vocabulary.com

Vocabulary.comVocabulary.com is a supplemental online product that supports the development of academic vocabulary across core subject areas in grades 5-12. Content is fully online and some resources, such as vocabulary lists, may be printed. Instruction is adaptive. The program adjusts the level of difficulty based on individual student responses. [Read more…]

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