Assessment to Instruction
A Need for Change.
There is a vital need to improve fundamental reading and writing skills of K-3 students in the United States.
According to the National Assessment of Educational Progress more than 1/3 of children in the United States currently lack fundamental reading skills.
In order to target reading gaps and drastically improve reading outcomes, instructional strategies and practices must be based on the skills and learning needs of each individual student. Learn more about the Theory of Change >
Small Groups. Big Outcomes.
Individualized instruction using small-groups is shown to be four times more effective in targeting learning needs than whole class instruction.
Individualized instruction includes teacher-managed, small-group instruction, and child-managed activities that include a wide variety of recommended reading practice activities.
A2i uses algorithms to deliver recommended minutes needed for each individual student to reach his or her target growth outcome by the end of the school year. Learn more about how A2i matches each student’s needs >
Customized Learning. Simplified.
Assessment to Instruction (A2i) is an algorithm-driven learning management system central to individualizing student reading instruction in Grades K-3.
Teacher-focused reporting is available for use in keeping parents informed and involved in their student’s reading improvement process including assisting with meeting and exceeding recommended practice minutes. Learn more about learning trend reports >
Standardized Assessments. Individualized.
Assessment to Instruction (A2i) plays a key role in managing effective and efficient individualized student instruction.
A2i will measure student progress based upon batch-uploaded standardized test scores and suggest the most effective classroom configurations. Learn more about how A2i tracks test scores >
Tailored Lesson Plans.
Learning Ovations empowers the Teacher to play a vital role in managing the A2i recommendations, and delivering appropriate instructional strategies and activities to meet the minutes and match the learning needs of each and every student.
A2i uses algorithms to suggest lesson plans based upon student assessment results. The teacher will arrange students into small reading groups based upon their needs and select the appropriate curricula for each group.
Generally, the suggested lesson plans will be code or meaning focused. A code focus involves phonics and decoding activities, while a meaning focus targets reading comprehension. Learn more about A2i lesson plans >
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Individualized Progress Monitoring.
The Perfect Pair.
Algorithm-based system + Teacher’s professional judgment/expertise are integral to achieving the goal of all children reading at grade level, or above, by the end of 3rd Grade.
Systems and tools cannot replace a teacher’s professional judgment and instructional expertise, however, they can guide, support and bring efficiency, organization and classroom management support to the overwhelming task of individualizing student instruction.See what teachers have been saying about A2i>
Case Study: Classroom-based cluster, randomized trial highlights
- 10 schools, 47 teachers, and 616 first-grade students
- Schools were matched and paired on key indicators, with one being assigned to the treatment group (n = 22 teachers) and one to the business-as-usual control condition (n =25 teachers).
- All participating schools had students living in poverty conditions.
- Students literacy skills were assessed using the Woodcock Johnson Test of Achievement-III in August 2005 and January and May 2006.
- Results revealed that individualized instruction, guided by A2i and supported by teacher professional development, promoted stronger student reading growth than that of the business-as-usual control condition. Learn more about our randomized trials >