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Vantage Learning’s MY Access! Writing Program Aligns with Hampton-Brown High Point Series

Posted Jul 21, 2006
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Vantage Learning has announced it has released 59 writing prompts aligned to Hampton-Brown High Point Series in its latest version of the MY Access! online instructional writing program. These new prompts—aligned by level, thematic unit, and the scope and sequence of Hampton-Brown's reading program—are available for immediate use.

MY Access! is based on Vantage Learning's IntelliMetric engine, which uses a blend of artificial intelligence and the digitization of human expertise to assess a student's competency and progress in writing.

Administrators can now select and assign writing prompts aligned to Hampton-Brown's reading solution. Teachers can drill down on specific weak and strong skills by domain. Such prescriptive feedback and support develops student writing skills, and is critical for achieving adequate yearly progress (AYP) in writing, according to the announcement.

MY Access! contains multilingual dictionaries, a thesaurus, word banks, spelling and grammar checkers, writing editors, multilevel tutoring, and other tools to help students develop their writing skills. Students can write and revise their writing, and reinforce new skills through practice. Students who are English Language Learners can select other languages as their feedback language, and receive additional tips on how to improve their English writing skills. With the MY Access! program, students maintain their work in an online portfolio that contains their initial draft, evaluation scores, and subsequent revisions.

Teachers can review any individual student's portfolio, provide comments, and track the overall class portfolio to manage writing instruction.

For more information regarding MY Access!, visit http://www.vantagelearning.com/myaccess.

Source: Vantage Learning, http://www.vantagelearning.com


 
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