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Below is a list of current educational resources that we will be utilizing for the 2015-2016 school year as well as a few tips regarding each program. It is important that you are designating time at home to utilize these resources with your Scholars. Parent involvement at home is a crucial to students' academic success. These resources will help your Scholar improve academically.
 
Smarter Balanced

Testing is approaching. Visit the Smarter Balanced website in order to give your student the opportunity to get a positive score on the test. The practice test provides students with a preview of the test questions aligned to common core standards for grades 3-8 in English language arts/ literacy and math.  Prepare your scholars for success by following these easy login steps.

Log-in Steps

1. Website: https://practice.smarterbalanced.org/student/

2. Login: Student will select the “Take Practice Test”. Next a new page will appear. Student will go to bottom of page and select SBAC Portal at the bottom of the page.

3.  A new page will appear. Student will select “Sign In”, input grade level, then select the test to be taken. Student will select from the practice tests provided.
 
Study Island

Study Island combines rigorous content that is highly customized to specific state standards in math, reading, writing, science, and social studies with interactive features and games that engage students and reinforce and reward learning achievement. Study Island’s programs enable educators to track student performance in real-time to address individual learning gaps, while allowing administrators to monitor student progress and measure teacher effectiveness

Log-in: Each student has an active username and password. Request this information from your Scholar's teacher if he or she has forgotten it.

Usage: Parents are encouraged to have their Scholar work nightly on assignments and study lessons at home.
JiJi Math Program

JiJi is a system that assesses students in math throughout the school year based on performance.

Login: Student have an active username and password. Request this information from your Scholar's teacher if he or she has forgotten it. A homework code is no longer necessary. Students click on "homework button" and enter their 13-character, picture password. The first time students access the homework section, they will also enter the name of their school. ST Math will accept many variations of the school's name. For example, JiJi Penguin Elementary will accept lots of different entries including "JiJi Penguin", "Penguin Elementary", and "JiJi School." Kindergarten students who are still using 8 character passwords will not be able to access ST Math at home until they learn their full password.

Usage: Parents are encouraged to have their Scholar work nightly on assignments and study lessons at home.
CORE5

Our school is using Core5 as part of our curriculum in reading and language arts and we want you to share in our excitement. Here is this computer-based program works:
  • Students complete placements activities in Core5 to determine their appropriate, individualized starting level
  • Students work independently and at their own pace on activities on Core5 several days a week
  • Students develop fundamental literacy skills in six areas of reading instruction: phonological awareness, phonics, structural analysis, fluency, vocabulary and comprehension
  • Students receive scaffolding, corrective feedback, and direct instruction in Core5 when needed
  • Your students teacher will monitor his or her progress and performance in the online activities through data reports. These reports help teachers to determine if a student is struggling with a specific skill and requires targeted teacher-led instruction.
 
We hope you enjoy participating in your child's reading acquisition and success!
Common Core 101
  • The Common Core State Standards (CCSS) are a critical element in bringing about real and meaningful transformation of our national educational system to benefit each student in every classroom.
  • The CCSS help define the knowledge and skills all students need to succeed in college and careers.
  • Expectations will be consistent for all students across the nation.
  • A state-led movement through the National Governors Association and the Council of Chief State School Officers.
  • Designed by a diverse group of teachers, professionals, organizations, parents, and school administrators to provide a clear and consistent framework to prepare our children for college and the workforce.
 
 
COMMON CORE STANDARDS
This document shares resources that provide:
  1. Information for parents and community stakeholders about Common Core State Standards, and
  2. Guidance for developing communications plans related to Common Core State Standards.
Select your student's grade to review the common core standards.easy.