Applications

  • Fastt Math | SuccessMaker | Waterford

     


    The three primary educational applications utilized by students in the Computer Labs include Fastt Math, SuccessMaker Reading, and SuccessMaker Math.  A summary of each of these applications is provided below.  In addition, students in our Pre-K through 1st grades are provided access from computers in their classrooms to the Waterford Early Reading Program, a description is provided below.

     


     

    Fastt Math

    Fastt Math provides diagnostic portraits, diagnostic assessment, research-based guidelines, and targeted activities. It is focused on foundation mathematical skills with the purpose to develop robust and flexible number sense in students experiencing math learning difficulties.

    Fastt Math offers opportunities for targeted interventions for students from late 2nd grade onward in the following areas:

    Quantity Concepts - Proficiency in this area means that students possess a robust understanding of quantities and quantity relationships.

    The Counting System - Proficiency in this area means that students possess nimble counting skills for navigating the base-ten number system.

    Number-Fact Linking - Proficiency in this area means students are capable of readily linking basic number facts into an efficient mental network.

      

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    SuccessMaker

    SuccessMaker is educational software that differentiates and personalizes reading and math instruction for students in grades K-12 reinforcing mastery of critical skills and concepts.

    • Accommodates a full array of different learning styles--including those served by special education, gifted, at-risk and English language learners
    • Focuses on the individual needs of students and educators
    • Is based on research that included an extensive analysis of state standards by leading researchers and teams of experts
    • Correlates to Common Core Standards for both mathematics and language arts at all grade levels

     

    SuccessMaker Math:  A standards-based interactive multimedia course designed to develop and maintain fundamental Math concepts.

    Instruction Strands:

      • Number Sense and Operations
      • Data Analysis
      • Geometry
      • Measurement
      • Patterns, Algebra,
      • Fluency (Speed Games)

    Features:

      • Engaging interface with a choice of seven animated theme·
      • Aligned with Initial Placement
      • Motion guided by students’ responses and interaction
      • Mastery assessment
      • Tutorials that use a scaffolded, or step-by-step, model of instruction
      • Online tools, such as ruler, protractor, and scratchpad

     

    SuccessMaker Reading:  An interactive multimedia course designed to provide instruction and practice in essential and critical reading skills.

    Instruction Strands:

      • Concepts of Print (K-1)
      • Comprehension (K-8)
      • Fluency (K-5)
      • Grammar (2-8)
      • Phonics (K-5)
      • Phonological Awareness (K-1)
      • Spelling (2-8)
      • Vocabulary (2-8)

    Features:

      • Engaging environment
      • Initial Placement
      • Motion guided by students’ responses and interaction
      • Higher order thinking skills in Reading
      • Aligned to State Standards
      • Flexible course customization options

     

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    Waterford Early Reading Program

    Waterford Early Reading Program is a comprehensive, research-based curriculum that teaches children to read, write and keyboard.  It is made up of the following core courses:

    Reading Level One - prepares students for beginning reading instruction by teaching print concepts, phonological awareness, letter recognition, some letter sounds, and simple decoding.

    Reading Level Two - teaches phonics, including letter sounds, word recognition, and reading comprehension.

    Reading Level Three - takes students from beginning reading to fluent reading with an emphasis on spelling and comprehension.

     

    The Waterford Early Reading Program  is arranged into five instructional strands:

    Phonological awareness - teaches how to hear, distinguish, and manipulate sounds in spoken words.

    Phonics - teaches alphabet recognition, letter–sound correspondences, word recognition and decoding skills.

    Comprehension and vocabulary - teaches word meanings explicitly and implicitly, and strategies for deriving meaning from text.

    Language concepts - teaches print concepts, grammar, mechanics of written and spoken language, reading readiness skills, and writing.

    Fluency - teaches how to read text accurately and quickly with appropriate expression.

     

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