State Supported Platforms

To identify and filter platforms which are responsive to the needs of specific students or student groups, select options from the lists below and then select "apply." You can select options from one or more of the lists.

Edmentum
CASAS Score:
221-235, 236-245, Greater than 246
TABE Score:
511-546, 547-583, 584-630, 631-800
Cost:
State pays for licenses
Skills:
Other categories:
EdReady
  • EdReady is a math and English readiness system that employs a low-stakes knowledge inventory to personalize a learner’s path to subject mastery within the context of a specific goal.
  • To request an Ed Ready teacher account, click here.
  • Ed Ready new teacher training webinar recording  
  • Ed Ready new teacher training slides
  • Proxy hour equivalent: Clocktime, per timeout setting provided by publisher; multiply the amount of clocktime recorded by1.25, and round to nearest quarter hour for entry in SID. You can include/count time spent on testing/assessment and time spend studying. 
  • Criteria for awarding Proxy Hour Equivalent/Proxy Hour Documentation: Report from data management system.
  • Prerequisites: Advanced ELL or any ABE or L1 learner
  • Online: Yes
  • Available on tablets/smart phones: Yes
  • Superuser: Adam Kieffer
Access:
Web-based, tablets/smart phones
Cost:
Paid by State
Topics:
Skills:
Literacy Minnesota Courses for Adults (formerly Learner Web)
  • Brief description: These courses provide a learning support system for adults who want to accomplish specific learning objectives such as preparing for a job.
  • Proxy Hour Equivalent: Varies by plan, which include Child Development; CNA Preparation; Manufacturing; and Medical Terminology. 
  • Criteria for awarding Proxy Hour Equivalent: Number of completed steps.
  • Proxy Hour Documentation: Pull the Activity Completion report from the course administration menu, and review for completed quizzes. Download the report as a spreadsheet to view completion dates (only completion status is visible when viewing in the browser).
  • Prerequisite: Varies by plan.
  • Web-based: Yes
  • Available on tablets/smart phones: Yes (some web resources embedded in learning plans may not work on these devices, however)
  • Access:
  1. Go to the Literacy Minnesota online training site homepage: https://online.themlc.org/ and sign up for an account, if you don’t already have one.
  2. Contact Susan Wetenkamp-Brandt at the DL Support Desk (support@mnabedistancelearning.zendesk.com) with the following information:
  • Your name and email address
  • Your ABE program name, as you would like it listed in the user groups
  • Which of the four course(s) (listed above) you are requesting access for

      3. Susan will set enroll you as an instructor in the course(s) and contact you with information about how to enroll your students

 

Access:
Web-based, tablets/smart phones
Cost:
None
Superusers:
Moby Max
CASAS Score:
Less than 200, 201-210, 211-220, 221-235, 236-245, Greater than 246
Access:
Web-based, tablets/smart phones
Cost:
Free and paid Pro versions.
Topics:
Other categories:
Northstar Digital Literacy Assessment

Description:

  1. Twelve online assessments are available to assess basic digital literacy skills in the following areas: Basic Computer Use, Internet, Windows Operating System, Mac OS, Email, Microsoft Word, Social Media, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Information Literacy, Your Digital Footprint, and Career Search.
  2. Northstar Online Learning (NSOL) provides self-directed instruction and review for Computer Basics, Internet Basics, and Career Search. Microsoft Word and Email will be released in early fall 2020.
  3. Comprehensive classroom curricula for most modules.
  • Proxy Hour Equivalent: Seat time should be used when administering assessments in person or at a distance (distance proctoring is available due to COVID 19 - information on how to do this is available in test location admin panels). Time-on-Task proxy hours should be used with independent student learning done on NSOL, adding .25 hours per hour of seat time. Detailed reports are available for NSOL activity completed by learners.
  • Prerequisites: None (assessments are designed for students levels 3-4 and above).
  • Proxy Hour Documentation: Copy of reports generated from platform.
  • Web-based: Yes.
  • Available on tablets/smart phones: Can be accessed but is not fully functional.
  • Access: Included in state purchasing contract for Minnesota ABE programs. Others should check website for pricing.
  • Superuser: support@digitalliteracyassessment.org
  • Setting up accounts and providing training: support@digitalliteracyassessment.org
  • Resources: Video: Overview and How to Use Northstar
  • Northstar Curriculm webinar recording (9/27/19)
CASAS Score:
211-220, 221-235, 236-245, Greater than 246
TABE Score:
511-546, 547-583, 584-630, 631-800
Access:
digitalliteracyassessment.org
Cost:
Varies
Superusers:
Other categories: