Pearson has announced the launch of its new SuccessMaker, a digital, supplementary, curriculum solution. A highly engaging, animated, research-based program, SuccessMaker is designed to support classroom instruction in reading and mathematics, the announcement states.
Premiering at the 2008 National Educational Computing Conference, SuccessMaker was developed by leading experts in literacy and mathematics education. Used in conjunction with a school’s core reading or math program, it provides schools with an approach toward learning that accommodates learners with a wide range of needs—including students with learning disabilities, gifted students, at-risk students, and English language learners—rather than a "one size fits all" approach, according to Pearson.
While many educators are familiar with SuccessMaker Enterprise, the new SuccessMaker is Pearson’s next generation of standards-based, digital supplemental instruction. All SuccessMaker instructional content is aligned with state standards, allowing teachers to assign lessons based on learning objectives in the core curriculum. It is filled with digital characters who engage and motivate young students to learn.
SuccessMaker offers a Lexile-leveled reading curriculum that reflects the five strands for reading instruction – phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary and text comprehension – outlined by the National Reading Panel. Lexiles provide a common scale for matching reader ability and text difficulty and are the most widely adopted reading measure in use today.
The mathematics lessons in SuccessMaker incorporate practice tutorials and assessments based on the best practices for math instruction outlined by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics.
SuccessMaker’s Learning Management System allows teachers to make individualized assignments and combines up-to-the-minute classroom information with on-demand reports that allow teachers and administrators to track progress by student, class, school, or district. The visual dashboard is color-coded, making it easier and faster for educators to make informed instructional decisions.
For more information about SuccessMaker, visit www.pearsondigital.com/sm21century/.
Source: Pearson, www.pearsondigital.com