New evaluations of Common Core Coach, an inclusive learning program that adds depth, understanding, and practice to Common Core standards and skills instruction, find the program creates a comprehensive instructional program for math and English language arts (ELA) classes, backed by research. Created by Triumph Learning, producer of critically acclaimed K-12 texts and interactive digital tools, Common Core Coach for Math and Common Core Coach ELA enable meaningful instruction and practice through rich and rigorous tools that support student assessment in grades three through eight.
Maureen McSparran Ruby, supervisor of professional learning and career management for New London Public Schools in Connecticut, compiled a review of Common Core Coach ELA. It confirmed the program creates a formative assessment system for teachers and prepares students for college and career readiness benchmarks as described by the Common Core State Standards. By utilizing the gradual release of responsibility (GRR) model, an instructional framework designed to gradually transfer the responsibility of learning from teachers to students, Common Core Coach ELA helps teachers deliver reading, writing and vocabulary lessons, and guide, engage and motivate students to become independent learners.
Dr. Paul Gray, a member of the Texas Council of Teachers of Mathematics, compiled an evaluation of Common Core Coach for Math. The findings determined it offers specific instructional strategies teachers can implement to help students learn important math concepts and skills. With Common Core Coach for Math, students are given performance tasks and fluency and problem solving lessons that build math proficiency.
More information regarding the findings from the Common Core Coach evaluations is available in new whitepapers for Common Core Coach for Math, “Instructional Strategies that Build Mathematical Proficiencies ,” and Common Core Coach ELA, “Providing Assessment-Driven Differentiated Instruction in Reading and Writing .” Common Core Coach is also integrated into the differentiated instruction toolset for teachers in Triumph Learning’s new Waggle personalized, smart practice solution.
Source: Triumph Learning, triumphlearning.com