How students begin Imagine Learning
When students begin the program, they complete the Initial Placement Test, which identifies a developmentally appropriate (or grade-equivalent) starting point for instruction. This test addresses both literacy and language domains.
Afterward, test results inform the Smart Sequencer™, which initiates an individualized learning path for each student.
- Letter recognition
- Word recognition
How students move through the program
As students progress through the program, ongoing user-friendly assessments gather data about their learning—unbeknownst to the students. Lessons adjust automatically to each student’s proficiency levels by streamlining content for those who are excelling and expanding content for those who are struggling.
- Predictive checkpoints determine which upcoming lessons are right for the student.
- Evaluative checkpoints determine the level of instructional support needed in an upcoming lesson or group of lessons.
Students receive multiple opportunities to demonstrate skill proficiency within Imagine Learning’s daily instructional activities.
As a student completes activities, the program automatically records and reports his or her responses. These reports are accessible via the Action Areas Tool, where the teacher is prompted to intervene when a student is struggling.
- Explicit, targeted instruction
- Instructive feedback
- Ongoing placement
How students demonstrate growth
Through Imagine Learning interim assessments, teachers receive quantifiable data on their students’ literacy growth via a third-party measure in the Reading Level Assessment and an internal measure in the Annual Growth Test.
Reading Level Assessment, Powered by the Lexile® Framework for Reading
The Reading Level Assessment provides a nationally recognized, third-party measure for children above first-grade reading level. The assessment, administered three times a year, provides official Lexile® measures for each student. Educators can quickly see if students are reading below, at, or above grade level; they can also see how much students have improved during the school year.
Annual Growth Test
The Annual Growth Test provides data points for beginning and end-of-year student growth. By measuring and documenting literacy/language skills later in the year, the Annual Growth Test provides data for tracking student growth toward proficiency. Teachers can see individual reports for each test, as well as measurable growth during the school year, within the Growth Tool.