Action Areas Tool

Initial Assessment

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.

  • Entryway to an individualized path
    • Letter recognition
    • Word recognition
    • Comprehension
    • Vocabulary
    • Grammar
Research-Based Instruction

Ongoing Assessments

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.

Assessment Activities

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.

  • Check & double check
    • Explicit, targeted instruction
    • Instructive feedback
    • Ongoing placement
Interim Assessments

Interim Assessments

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.

Smarter measures, confident growth

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.

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Motivation & Engagement

Reporting Tools

How educators track student progress and usage

Any literacy and language curriculum is only as strong as its data, which is why Imagine Learning offers powerful tools that allow educators to intervene, re-teach challenging concepts, showcase student growth, see long-term progress, determine usage patterns, and assess oral and written fluency.

  • Action Areas Tool

    The Action Areas Tool targets areas of struggle for specific students, allowing teachers a way to plan intervention strategies. As teachers view reports, they can group students by skill or access information on individual students. This flexibility makes it easy for teachers to plan interventions that suit their timeframe and students’ needs.

      • Organize reteaching groups
      • Link to state standards & CCSS
      • Use lesson plans & offline resources
  • Growth Tool

    When educators need to demonstrate student performance over time, they can access the interactive Growth Tool. Within this tool, teachers can compare a student’s progress to his or her skill level at the beginning of the year. The Growth Tool also provides interactive filtering options so teachers can compare student growth by individuals, classes, or grades.

      • Monitor progress over time
      • Filter by grade, class, or individual
      • Use with Action Areas Tool
  • Progress Tool

    When educators access the Progress Tool, they can see at a glance how far students have progressed in the Imagine Learning curriculum, including demonstrated proficiency levels by curriculum area. Like other tools mentioned above, the Progress Tool allows teachers to intervene with students who are not yet proficient. Administrators can also view summary data and know where to offer additional support.

      • View progress by skill
      • Track curriculum progression
      • Create summary reports
  • Usage Tool

    In order for optimum student growth to occur, students should use Imagine Learning regularly. As educators access the Usage Tool, they can view current usage and usage over time as compared with the recommended goal. The Usage Toll also shows usage patterns over time and tracks against weekly/yearly usage goals. By using this tool, educators can ensure that students are getting the most out of Imagine Learning.

    • Maximize learning potential
    • Stay organized & efficient
    • Compare usage patterns over time
  • Student Portfolio Tool

    Teachers and administrators can view the Student Portfolio within the teacher’s portal at myimaginelearning.com. This tool provides an easy way for educators to listen to student recordings (re: oral reading fluency) and to read students’ written responses in various activities.

    • Monitor oral reading fluency
    • View written responses
    • Create progress reports for administrators
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