August 10, 2021
Classworks®, best-in-class online intervention solution, received the highest ratings in validity and reliability from the National Center on Intensive Intervention (NCII) for progress monitoring in both reading and math. Classworks Progress Monitoring assessments join the Classworks Universal Screener reading and math assessments in the company's NCII-validated offerings.
“We are excited to see Classworks Progress Monitoring added to our portfolio of NCII-validated intervention resources. Progress monitoring is a crucial component of an effective MTSS process, but is often a labor intensive process for teachers. We set out to provide an evidence-based tool that is user friendly for both teachers and students. Teachers can confidently make decisions about students’ interventions knowing that Classworks Progress Monitoring data is accurate and reliable,” Melissa Sinunu, Classworks President & COO.
Classworks Progress Monitoring tracks the overall effectiveness of a student’s intervention using easy-to-administer Curriculum-based Measurement (CBM) probes. The probes are brief and assess the student at their grade level in areas beyond basic fluency. Teachers have immediate access to scoring and automated skills analyses, including rate of improvement graphing and recommendations.
In addition to Curriculum Sampling, Classworks now includes Global Indicators Progress Monitoring, allowing teachers to monitor a specific skill domain in lieu of a sample of the grade-level curriculum. Both types of Progress Monitoring provide real-time data of student progress and effectiveness of their interventions.
“We have had a Classworks revolution! Teachers are so excited now that we can show them all the ways their life will be easier by using it! We can easily connect student progress to the learning path which allows our students with exceptional needs to close gaps and achieve grade level success. Classworks allows teachers to have one place where they can progress monitor, connect instructional goals, and provide targeted instruction based on need,” says Carrie Wedding, director of special education, Owensboro Public Schools.
Comprehensive MTSS Solution
An important feature of Classworks’ comprehensive MTSS program is that results from both types of progress monitoring automatically inform a student’s learning path, further refining the selection of lessons activated for the student and improving the individualized learning experience. Classworks is one of the few programs on the market today that supports each tier of the MTSS process in one intuitive platform. In addition to the NCII-validated screening and progress monitoring, Classworks includes high-quality, teacher-led reading and math instruction and adaptive, individualized interventions.
About Curriculum Advantage, Inc.
Curriculum Advantage, Inc. provides online instructional solutions proven to help students become critical thinkers and independent learners. Since 1993, millions of students have benefited from using our programs. Classworks® offers a comprehensive intervention solution that includes K-8 math, reading and language arts instruction. Classworks uses students’ assessment results to deliver Individualized Learning Paths matched to their specific needs. Classbloom® offers on-grade level, K-8, standards-based reading and math classroom instruction, standards tracking and real-time feedback. Our evidence-based educational solutions are built upon strong instructional pedagogy and technological innovation.
For information about Classworks, visit us at classworks.com
Jennifer Treichler, Vice President of Marketing