White Papers
June 11
2019
Opportunity Thrives with High-quality Digital Curriculum
In today’s knowledge-based society, educators are embracing personalized learning as a way to increase student outcomes and prepare students for success in college and career.…

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01/30/2019

Of all the issues in public education today, none is more complicated or critical to post-secondary success than literacy. This Special Report discusses why "reading to learn" is necessary for students to master all subjects and offers four…

01/10/2019

In school districts across the country, far too many students arrive at middle school and high school with significant learning gaps that prevent them from mastering grade-level content. With the right tools and resources, schools and districts…

12/13/2018

The Challenge Students who start below grade level in 8th grade have just a 1 in 4 chance of catching up by 12th grade. Eighth graders who score significantly below grade level have just a 1 in 10 chance of catching up in reading and a 1 in 30…

09/10/2015

The study of English generally involves literary texts, including short stories, novels, essays, drama, and poetry. Frequently, students are expected to read texts from the canon, texts that have been deemed to be models of excellence…

06/14/2015

What unique literacy challenges are faced by adolescents in high school mathematics? Mathematics requires students to understand numbers, abstract symbols, and the mathematical context of words. Mathematical literacy is attained only when students…

06/14/2015

Science encompasses a broad range of disciplines: mathematics and technology as well the natural and social sciences. Science literacy includes familiarity with the natural world and respect for its unity as well as an awareness of…

06/14/2015

Social studies encompasses a broad range of disciplines, including history, geography, government, political science, sociology, psychology, anthropology, and economics. According to the National Council for the Social Studies (2008…

01/14/2015

I try to make it make sense, but sometimes I just quit. Reading textbooks is hard because the words are big and I don't understand them, and it gets boring sometimes. I can't read at home, and we don't have enough time in my classes…

02/15/2009

The National Assessment of Education Progress (NAEP) uses three levels to describe student achievement—basic, proficient, and advanced (Lee, Grigg, & Donahue, 2007). Although below basic is not a recognized NAEP designation, it is…

02/13/2009

Vignette 1: Ya-Wen had heard teachers say that writing a summary helps people remember what they've read, but she had never been able to do that. Now she is taking an online earth science course that periodically reminds her to write…