Learning List has reviewed Reasoning Mind’s STAAR Readiness, which is a supplemental online product that supports students in grades 3-8 in preparing for each grade’s STAAR mathematics exam. The program focuses on the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) that are assessed at each grade level. Online tools allow teachers to create customized assignments to address individual student learning needs. [Read more…]
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This is Part Two of a post in response to the recent report Leadership Perspectives on Public Education: The Gallup 2017 Survey of K-12 School District Superintendents. As discussed in our first post, the superintendents who participated in the Gallup 2017 Survey identified teacher quality as the most important element in student success, but noted the difficulty in hiring talented teachers. In particular, superintendents said that the quantity and quality of new teachers is decreasing and that districts need to become more effective in training teaching staff.
In Part One of this post, we explored how districts can use the resources embedded in instructional materials to support teacher professional development. In this post, we examine how the tools on LearningList.com can facilitate training by enhancing teachers’ understanding of state standards and how standards shape day-to-day instruction.
Learning List features a detailed alignment report for each product we review. The alignment reports reflect our independent verification of the alignment of citations listed in the publisher’s correlation. In order for Learning List to consider a citation to be aligned to the standard, the citation must address the content, context, and cognitive demand specified in the standard. [Read more…]
Forde-Ferrier’s Ultimate STAAR Math Workbooks are supplemental products that supports students in grades 1-8 in preparing for the STAAR mathematics exams. Content is available in print format—consumable student workbooks. Instruction addresses the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) Readiness and Supporting Standards at each grade level. Learning List has reviewed resources for grades 3-5. [Read more…]
Learning List has reviewed Mastery Education’s Measuring Up End-of-Course: Algebra I, STAAR Edition. This is a supplemental print product that helps students prepare for the STAAR Algebra I end-of-course (EOC) exam. Content is organized in short lessons that address specific TEKS. Instruction provides ample opportunities for students to practice and apply problem-solving strategies. [Read more…]
Mentoring Minds’ Total Motivation Reading is a supplemental product that supports targeted remediation and preparation for Texas’ STAAR English language arts (ELA) exams in grades 6-8. Resources are available in print and online formats. Content is organized using a clear structure that focuses on active reading strategies, critical thinking skills, and practice assessments. Instruction supports Response to Intervention programs as well as test preparation. [Read more…]