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Making Education Equitable and Accessible

by: Coral Ericson

As educators, it is critical that our students are learning in a safe, effective, and equitable environment. Our classrooms have a wide variety of learner profiles and meeting the needs of each and every student is our top priority. From ESL/ELL students to students with learning disabilities, IEPs and 504s, we must work to ensure accessibility for all students to engage them in appropriate learning experiences that meet their individual and unique needs.  

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An Increased Need for Credit Recovery Post-Pandemic

by: Coral Ericson

The last three disrupted school years have presented students with a whole new set of challenges when it comes to meeting their academic goals. Due to these challenges, credit recovery has become a key focus for getting students back on track, ensuring they get the credits they need to graduate.

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Benchmarks for Excellent Student Thinking (B.E.S.T.)

Florida is rolling out the new B.E.S.T. (Benchmarks for Excellent Student Thinking) standards in multiple phases over the next two years for Math and ELA in all grades. In advance of each phased roll-out, USATestprep will be offering updated standards-aligned materials–along with both the old and new standards–at no additional charge during transition years.

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What is Summer Learning Loss and How Can Progress Learning Help?

School’s out for the summer! Now’s the time for students to relax, play outside, and watch a bit more TV. But for many teachers and parents, the summer break can often be a cause for concern. With school out of session, students are not actively learning and may even forget some of what they learned over the past school year. This is known as summer learning loss and can have serious effects on students across K-12.

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Success in Texas: How Crandall ISD’s K-5 Teachers are Helping Every Student Grow

In April 2022, we decided to head to Texas to see how Education Galaxy, a product from Progress Learning, was working at Crandall ISD, an independent school district in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex. We visited 4 of their 5 elementary campuses—W.A. Martin Elementary, Wilson Elementary, Walker Elementary, and Noble Reed Elementary—to discover all the different ways teachers were using our solution to support instruction in the classrooms.