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Engaging Students with Progress Learning: A Teacher’s Experience

Engaging your students can be a challenge, but not when you have the right tools. We recently received a story from a dedicated high school science educator in Virginia that sheds light on how Progress Learning can transform teaching methods and student engagement. Here’s how Jennifer Peavey at I.W. Taylor Virtual Academy used Progress Learning to engage her students.

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Case Study: Improving 5th Grade Science Milestones Scores at Northwest Laurens Elementary

As a whole, the school achieved a remarkable 68% pass rate in 5th grade science, marking a significant improvement from the previous year’s 45% pass rate. Northwest Laurens Elementary surpassed the state average by nearly 30 points and was the top performing school in the region out of 12 schools

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Unlocking Literacy: The Transformative Power of Structured Literacy for Educators

by: Sophia Brown

Are you a K-12 educator looking for new ways to engage your students? Or new ways to simplify your daily instructional planning? Check out these practical and proven strategies that can enhance student engagement while streamlining daily instruction. From active learning techniques to thoughtful planning tips, these practices are designed to produce highly engaging learning experiences in any classroom setting. 

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Looking Past the FAST: The Importance of Benchmark-Level Data in Florida

We’ve heard many Florida educators express frustration over the fact that the new Florida Assessment of Student Thinking (FAST) in ELA and math does not provide benchmark data at the individual student level. The FAST reports are divided into groups of related Benchmarks for Excellent Student Thinking (B.E.S.T.), called reporting categories. These categories provide strengths […]

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Get to Know our Educator of the Year, Lizzet Austin!

by: Tess Hansen

Are you a K-12 educator looking for new ways to engage your students? Or new ways to simplify your daily instructional planning? Check out these practical and proven strategies that can enhance student engagement while streamlining daily instruction. From active learning techniques to thoughtful planning tips, these practices are designed to produce highly engaging learning experiences in any classroom setting. 

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It’s a Muscle! 7 Effective Strategies for Test-Taking Skills

Every year, it feels like testing season sneaks up on us. We’re diligent in providing strong educational opportunities for students, using interventions, making data-driven decisions, trying to make learning fun, and then all of a sudden — high-stakes testing is upon us. Many of us find ourselves reiterating test-taking strategies to students, using acronyms to help them remember strategies and formulas, and plying them with candy to get them to sit through drills. Some schools even pause educational content for more intensive test prep. 

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Meet the Winners of the Progress Learning Educator of the Year Contest 2023

by: Tess Hansen

Are you a K-12 educator looking for new ways to engage your students? Or new ways to simplify your daily instructional planning? Check out these practical and proven strategies that can enhance student engagement while streamlining daily instruction. From active learning techniques to thoughtful planning tips, these practices are designed to produce highly engaging learning experiences in any classroom setting. 

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Tips & Tools for Mastering Digital Test Prep

by: Tess Hansen

Are you a K-12 educator looking for new ways to engage your students? Or new ways to simplify your daily instructional planning? Check out these practical and proven strategies that can enhance student engagement while streamlining daily instruction. From active learning techniques to thoughtful planning tips, these practices are designed to produce highly engaging learning experiences in any classroom setting. 

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6 Tips for Creating a Positive Test Prep Environment in Your Classroom

by: Tess Hansen

Are you a K-12 educator looking for new ways to engage your students? Or new ways to simplify your daily instructional planning? Check out these practical and proven strategies that can enhance student engagement while streamlining daily instruction. From active learning techniques to thoughtful planning tips, these practices are designed to produce highly engaging learning experiences in any classroom setting. 

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Integrating Assessments into Day-to-Day Planning

For an instructional leader—whether it be an elementary school principal or a high school instructional coach—assessments are non-negotiable. This is for good reason, too, considering that assessments directly inform us about whether students are achieving academic goals.  Even when we understand the importance of assessing students, it can still prove challenging to fit crucial assessments […]