Uncommonly Common Core: SuccessMaker Personalizes Students' Paths to College- and Career-Readiness

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Digital Learning Program for Grades K-8 Already in Line With the Mathematics and English Language Arts Common Core State Standards

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SuccessMaker meets today's texting, tweeting generation in their digital world and ensures they are college- and career-ready for the global, tech-driven economy of tomorrow.

As teachers nationwide seek immediately available resources to help their students work toward mastery of the Common Core State Standards, they could turn to the digital educational program SuccessMaker from the world's leading learning company Pearson. Thanks to the program's laser-like focus on building skills across all areas, thousands of elementary and middle schoolers already have learned mathematics and English language arts with content in line with the Common Core State Standards.

"Teachers can be confident that their students learning with SuccessMaker are already reinforcing the vital elements of the Common Core State Standards. The digital program sparks the curiosity of learning in students at all levels, while matching up with the fewer, higher and clearer standards now being implemented in more than 40 states," Pearson's President of Digital Learning Bob Roliardi said.

Roliardi added, "SuccessMaker meets today's texting, tweeting generation in their digital world and ensures they are college- and career-ready for the global, tech-driven economy of tomorrow."

Through personalized instruction, practice, and assessment, SuccessMaker offers students access to content developed in line with the Common Core State Standards. With a variety of flexible deployment models, including a new fully online option through which Pearson hosts SuccessMaker content and student data for school sites across a district, the program aligns as well to infrastructure requirements as it does to instructional goals.

SuccessMaker specifically aligns to the English Language Arts Common Core State Standards with curriculum that:

  • Promotes critical reading skills by developing learners' proficiency in areas such as phonological awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension.
  • Provides learners with a link between the activation of prior knowledge and acquiring new knowledge.
  • Offers extensive practice toward vocabulary development and improving comprehension.

The digital learning program also meets the Mathematics Common Core State Standards through a focus on:

  • Real-world problems which enable students to experience relevant contexts for problem solving.
  • Six strands of instruction including data analysis, number sense and operations, patterns, algebra and functions, probability and discrete mathematics, and measurement and geometry.
  • Differentiated instruction, scaffolding of concepts, and alternative problem solving strategies to ensure mastery is achieved.

Designed to accommodate a full array of different learning styles - including those students served by special education, or who are gifted, at-risk or English language learners, SuccessMaker is a great match for many common education funds including Title I, EETT, IDEA, 21st Century Learning, Title III, Head Start and school improvement funds.

About SuccessMaker
Nearly three million kindergarteners through eighth-graders have logged in to SuccessMaker globally to date. For more information about SuccessMaker and the Common Core, go to http://www.successmaker.com or http://www.pearsoned.com/commoncore.

Pearson and the Common Core State Standards
Pearson, the leading education, technology and services company, is creating a complete new system of instruction built around the Common Core Standards. Teachers and students will access the latest and most effective digital learning technologies as they prepare to meet the internationally benchmarked college readiness goals articulated by the Common Core Standards. The new instructional system will engage both teachers and students within a learning model that enables teachers to assess students unobtrusively, diagnose their learning needs swiftly, prescribe personalized learning, and monitor student progress for continuous improvement in student achievement and teaching effectiveness. Pearson has as its mission to work side-by-side with states, districts, teachers, students and parents to ensure that every child is prepared for college and career. For more, visit. http://www.pearsoned.com/commoncore.

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