Other 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.

Aleks
  • Brief Description: Pre-Algebra and Algebra I skills, Mathematics, Developmental Students
  • Proxy Hour Equivalent/Criteria for Awarding Proxy Hours: Clocktime, as per timeout setting provided by publisher; multiply the amount of clocktime recorded by 1.25, to account for teacher coordination with learner, and round to nearest quarter hour.
  • Proxy Hour Documentation: Report from data management system
CASAS Score:
211-220, 221-235
TABE Score:
547-583, 584-630, 631-800
Access:
Information available here.
Cost:
Free
Skills:
Other categories:
Apex Learning, Inc
  • A digital curriculum company powered by smart people passionate about learning and motivated by results.
  • Proxy Hour Equivalent: 1.5 hrs per lesson.
  • Criteria for awarding Proxy Hour Equivalent: Attainment of at least 70% correct on unit assessment.
  • Proxy Hour Documentation: Copies of completed unit assessment.
  • Prerequisites: 6.0 on TABE D.
  • Web-based: Yes
  • Available on tablets/smart phones: Works on Flash enabled devices. Publisher does not recommend use of tablets, however
CASAS Score:
211-220, 221-235, 236-245, Greater than 246
TABE Score:
584-630
Cost:
Cost ($200) paid by individual program
Topics:
Other categories:
Aztec
  • Aztec includes Foundations, Fundamentals, and Bridge, Ready Work,  and Lifeskills (Corrections Reentry), as well as Kaplan. Their Continuum of Learning is a series of computer-based, instructional programs that provide diagnostic and personalized learning experiences, with a focus on core academic subject areas for adult learners. 
  • Proxy hour equivalent: Time on task X 1.25 for all except Kaplan. Kaplan is approved as unit completion, one hour per lesson, maximum 165 hours, with 70% or higher passing score.
  • Criteria for awarding Proxy Hour Equivalent: Student records  
  • Proxy Hour Documentation: Aztec provides PDF reports, and spreadsheets with student time on task, student activity detail, student transcript to include exams and waived activities.
  • Available on tablets/smart phones: Yes
CASAS Score:
Greater than 246
TABE Score:
584-630
Cost:
Contact Adriane Fajnor, afajnor@aztecsoftware.com
Burlington English
  • Brief Description: Burlington English offers a wide range of easy-to-use, blended learning courses for your students’ English language learning and career readiness needs. Burlington’s curriculum is flexible for any learning environment: F2F, hybrid or virtual online learning. The platform offers several different courses.
  • Proxy Hour Equivalent/Criteria for Awarding Proxy Hours: Clocktime is rounded off to the nearest quarter hour and multiplied by 1.25 to get the proxy hours which is added to the Burlington English monthly Proxy Report. Watch this UPDATED SCREENCAST COMING SOON (with audio) for a demonstration.
  • Proxy Hour Documentation: Access Proxy Report 
  • Prerequisites: CASAS Baseline Reading score 151+, CASAS Baseline Listening score 171+; TABE Baseline Reading score 225+; basic digital literacy skills.Web-based: Yes
  • Available on tablets/smart phones: Yes
  • Access: Cost paid by individual programs. Contact Amanda Perez for purchase information.
  • Headphones/headset with microphone required. BE provides their own mics with seats - contact Amanda Perez  (amanda.p@burlingtonenglish.com) for information on mic orders. Students can also purchase their own, like this one.
  • Recorded trainings: Access tutorials for Burlington English.
  • Resources:
CASAS Score:
201-210, 211-220, 221-235, 236-245
Cost:
Yes; contact angela.d@burlingtonenglish.com
Superusers:
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Career Ready 101
  • ACT WorkKeys Curriculum is aligned with the updated WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate assessments. Courses available:
    • Applied Math: Builds the ability to apply mathematical principles to problems encountered in the workplace
    • Graphic Literacy: Builds the ability to find, analyze, and apply information presented in workplace graphics
    • Workplace Documents: Builds the ability to understand and apply written information presented in the workplace
  • Proxy Hour Equivalent: Varies - download list.
  • Criteria for awarding Proxy Hour Equivalent: Attainment of at least 80% correct on post-tests.
  • Proxy Hour Documentation: Copies of student reports from data management system.
  • Prerequisites: 6th Grade Reading of a 518 or higher on a TABE and 221 or higher on a CASAS for distance (independence); 4th Grade Reading of a 461 or higher on a TABE or 211 or higher on a CASAS for a hybrid (class and independence).
  • Web-based: Yes
  • Available on tablets/smart phones: Through the internet only
  • Access: Cost ($2,845 per consortia, for a one-year license) paid by individual program.
CASAS Score:
201-210, 211-220, 221-235
TABE Score:
458-510, 511-546, 547-583
Cost:
Cost ($2,845 per consortia, for a one-year license) paid by individual program.
Topics:
Other categories:
CareerSafe OSHA 10 training
  • Brief Description: CareerSafe OSHA 10 training requires a minimum of 10 hours fully engaged with ongoing assessment through several safety related topics. Platform provides topic related safety information along with associated assessment in specific vocation fields. It is low-cost, easily accessed verified training appropriate to college-level career training.
  • Proxy Hour Equivalent/Criteria for Awarding Proxy Hours: Clocktime, as per timeout setting provided by publisher; multiply the amount of clocktime recorded by 1.25, to account for teacher coordination with learner, and round to nearest quarter hour.
  • Proxy Hour Documentation: Student records are available on platform website. Website allows instructor to view specific progress in each of the training modules along with time spent on-task and level progression. It also will recommend needed remediation as well as allow the instructor to reopen specific modules for remediation.
  • Prerequisites: Manufacturing (5.0) and Reading (6.0) or CASAS 236 - Reading Health (6.0) care (6.0)
CASAS Score:
236-245, Greater than 246
TABE Score:
300-457, 458-510, 511-546
Cost:
Per student, $25
Superusers:
Other categories:
CommonLit

         CommonLit Literacy Model is built on a foundation of over 2,000 high-quality free reading passages for grades 3-12, complemented by aligned interim assessments, growth-oriented data, and expert-led teacher development.

  • Proxy Hour Equivalent: One (1) proxy hour per completed module/portion/reading; Two (2) proxy hours per completed reading with guiding questions assigned OR written response assessments. Online or printed (PDF) version is acceptable if teacher verifies student work. 
  • Criteria for awarding Proxy Hour Equivalent: 70% or higher score on assessments
  • Proxy Hour Documentation: Copies of student reports from data management system. Here's two short screencasts showing you how to acess student data and run report to collect proxy hours. Video 1 and Video 2.
  • Prerequisites: Texts on CommonLit are grades 3-12.
CASAS Score:
221-235
TABE Score:
458-510
Access:
Web-based, tablets/smart phones
Cost:
Free
Superusers:
Core Skills Mastery (CSM)
  • Proxy Hour Equivalent/Proxy Hours Equivalent/Criteria for Awarding Proxy Hours: Clocktime, as per timeout setting provided by publisher; multiply the amount of clocktime recorded by 1.25, to account for teacher coordination with learner, and round to nearest quarter hour.
  • Proxy Hour Documentation: Report from data management system.
  • Prerequisites: TABE Math 3.0+/TABE Reading 6.0+
  • Resources
Access:
Web-based, tablets/smart phones
Cost:
Free
Superusers:
EBSCO Learning Express Computer Skills Units
  • Brief description: Covers Computer Basics, Internet Basics, Email, Social Media, Internet Safety, Word 2016 Basics, Word 2016 intermediate, Word 2016 Advance, older editions of Word, other Microsoft software, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10. Covers various Northstar standards.
  • Proxy hour equivalent: Time on task X 1.25
  • Criteria for awarding Proxy Hour Equivalent: Student records
  • Proxy Hour Documentation: Access student account and view videos student has completed; length of each video is included.
  • Available on tablets/smart phones: Yes
  • Access: Free through Minnesota Library ELM - access ELM via your local library website. These slides show how to create student accounts, and these slides show students how to use their accounts.
CASAS Score:
201-210, 211-220, 221-235, 236-245, Greater than 246
TABE Score:
458-510, 511-546, 547-583, 584-630, 631-800
Cost:
Free
Superusers:
Edgenuity
  • Brief description: Very Similar to Edmentum - Edgenuity has achieved Corporate Systems Accreditation with Supplemental Digital Learning under AdvancED. Our accreditation includes AdvancED, the North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement (NCA CASI), the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools on Accreditation and School Improvement (SACS CASI), and the Northwest Accreditation Commission (NWAC).
  • Proxy Hour Equivalent: Time on task, and .25 hrs of proxy time per hour of time shown on reports.
  • Proxy Hour Documentation: Copies of student reports from data management system. See https://help.edgenuity.com/Getting_Started/Administrators/Complimentary_...
Cost:
Yes - contact company
Superusers:
ESL Library
  • Brief Summary: From grammar and literacy to dialogues, discussions, and debates, the ever-expanding library of student-focused content makes it easy to find materials relevant tostudents’ language needs. New content is added weekly. Materials are sorted by ESL levels.
  • Proxy Hour Equivalent/Proxy Hours Equivalent/Criteria for Awarding Proxy Hours: Clocktime, as per timeout setting provided by publisher; multiply the amount of clocktime recorded by 1.25, to account for teacher coordination with learner, and round to nearest quarter hour.
  • Proxy Hour Documentation: Report from data management system.
  • Prerequisites: TABE Math 3.0+/TABE Reading 6.0+
CASAS Score:
Less than 200, 201-210, 211-220, 221-235, 236-245, Greater than 246
Cost:
$84/year/teacher basic and $204/year/ with reports/comprehensive digital features
Superusers:
Other categories:
Future: My English Lab (MEL)
  • Description: ELL curriculum Intro, level 1 - 4, and Advanced (6 levels); integrated, contextualized approach to learning. The MEL can be used alone as a DL platform or can be used in companion with the student text books and workbooks in the Future series. The MEL offers lessons that are different than the student books but align directly with that content. The MEL also offers assessments of the skills (Reading, listening, language, grammar) that are being developed.
  • Proxy Hour Equivalent/Proxy Hours Equivalent/Criteria for Awarding Proxy Hours: Clocktime, as per timeout setting provided by publisher; multiply the amount of clocktime recorded by 1.25, to account for teacher coordination with learner, and round to nearest quarter hour
  • Proxy Hour Documentation: LMS provided, records can be downlaoded as PDFs or as spreadsheets.
  • Access: Web-based
  • Cost: MEL subscription includes a digital flip book of the companion text or a print text book: MEL w/ digital flip book (Bulk rates apply): $20.25/student (300+) - $27.00 (1-50); MEL w/ print book (program discount applies); $33.98 (25% for program purchase) - $44.31 (direct purchase)
CASAS Score:
Less than 200, 201-210, 211-220, 221-235
Access:
Yes
Superusers:
GED Academy Website

 

  • Brief Description: GED Academy is a complete online self-paced ABE, Pre-GED, and GED preparation program.
  • Proxy Hour Equivalent/Criteria for Awarding Proxy Hours: Clocktime, as per timeout setting provided by publisher; multiply the amount of clocktime recorded by 1.25, to account for teacher coordination with learner, and round to nearest quarter hour.
  • Proxy Hour Documentation: Report from data management system.
  • Prerequisites: Designed for higher level students, such as those working on their GEDs.
  • Web-based: Yes
  • Available on tablets/smart phones: Yes
  • Access: Through purchase, $1/per user, negiotiable licensing fee.
  • Super user: support@mnabedistancelearning.zendesk.com
Access:
Web-based, tablets/smart phones
Cost:
Through purchase, $1/per user, negiotiable licensing fee.
Superusers:
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GED Flash / GED Play

 

  • Brief Description: GED Flash offers test-like practice questions for each of the four subjects on the GED: Reasoning through Language Arts, Social Studies, Science, and Mathematical Reasoning. This product is best used with students who score in the Too Close to Call range on GED Ready.
  • GED Flash/Play Alignment PDF
  • Proxy Hours Equivalent/Criteria for awarding Proxy Hours: Clocktime, as per timeout setting provided by publisher; multiply the amount of clocktime recorded by 1.25, to account for teacher coordination with learner, and round to nearest quarter hour.
  • Proxy Hour Documentation: A list of reporting features can be found on the Aztec website at: http://www.aztecsoftware.com/products-services/admin-management/   Export to Excel or print PDF
  • Prerequisites: TABE 6-7+
  • Web-based: Yes
  • Available on tablets/smart phones:
  • Access: Must purchase a minimum of 5 concurrent seats, $125 per seat.
  • Superuser: Lindsey Cermak
TABE Score:
584-630, 631-800
Access:
Web-based, tablets/smart phones
Cost:
Must purchase a minimum of 5 concurrent seats, $125 per seat.
Superusers:
Other categories:
GED Ready
  • Brief Summary: GED Ready practice tests are used to determine readiness for the actual GED and for the diagnostic reports to guide targeted instruction based on student demonstration of knowledge mastery and knowledge gaps.
  • Proxy hour equivalent: Unit completion - 1.25 hours per completion of module/portion, 14.5 hours maximum.
  • Criteria for awarding Proxy Hour Equivalent: Proxy hour documentation (student report)
  • Proxy Hour Documentation: Print student reports from their individual accounts if your program does not have GED Manager.
  • Prerequisites: CASAS reading scores from 220-235 (ELL levels 4-6) recommended.
  • Web-based: Yes
  • Available on tablets/smart phones: No
  • Access: $6 per assessment purchased individually through www.ged.com Bulk purchase of vouchers available through New Reader's Press and other partner publishing companies at a discounted rate.
CASAS Score:
221-235, 236-245, Greater than 246
TABE Score:
511-546, 547-583, 584-630, 631-800
Access:
GED Testing Service
Superusers:
Skills:
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GedOnLine
  • Brief description: DCS GED® Prep Online will guide you along the way to successfully passing the GED® Test. It will help you take practice tests, grade them, and suggest practice lessons to help improve any weak areas. When you have passed all of the practice tests, you will need to make an appointment at your local GED® Testing Center. Also available in Spanish.
  • Proxy Hour Equivalent: Time on task, and .25 hrs of proxy time per hour of time shown on reports.
  • Proxy Hour Documentation: Copies of student reports from data management system.
  • Web-based: Yes
  • Available on tablets/smart phones: Through the internet only
  • Access: Check website for cost - vartious types of licenses available.
Superusers:
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GogyUp Reader
  • Summary: GogyUp’s Literacy Support System (LSS) is a free literacy platform that provides in-the-moment, personalized reading assistance for any text: class readings, work instructions, etc. With minimal set-up, GogyUp provides adult learners with an “in-pocket tutor” they can instantly turn to for in-the-moment reading support for any text as well as long term instructional support. If not yet proficient in English, GogyUp will translate most English words into an learner’s preferred language. For Educators, the GogyUp Learning Manager allows teachers to add any text, custom comprehension and vocabulary puzzles before publishing the enhanced document to the GogyUp Reader.
  • Proxy Hour Equivalent/Criteria for Awarding Proxy Hours: Clocktime, as per timeout setting provided by publisher; GogyUp multplies the amount of clocktime recorded by 1.25, to account for teacher coordination with learner, and rounds to nearest quarter hour.
  • Proxy Hour Documentation: Copies of student reports. See screencast for instructions.
  • Available on tablets/smart phones: The GogyUp Reader is available free for all learners on mobile app stores for Android and iOS. A Web app is also available through the Chrome browser. See gogyup.com/download  Educators may sign up for free accounts on GogyUp’s Learning Manager to follow student progress at https://www.gogyup.com/contact or by emailing info@gogyup.com
CASAS Score:
201-210, 211-220
Cost:
Free
Superusers:
Skills:
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i-Pathways

 

  • i-Pathways, a responsively designed and mobile ready curriculum, delivers both online and offline learning options for individuals, programs, organizations, or statewide deployments. Essential study areas include Language ArtsScienceSocial StudiesBasic MathMathematicsBasic Writing, and Consumer Education. Evaluation of learning is monitored through ongoing assessments. Offline instruction is available to a community of users without Internet connectivity through the Oasis system.

    Approved by the GED Testing Service and The Education Testing Service for the HiSET™; i-Pathways has a proven record of including a College and Career Readiness curriculum. 

  • Proxy Hour Equivalent: 2 hours per lesson (including surveys and unit reviews). Multiply the amount of clocktime by 1.25, to account for teacher coordination with learner, and round to nearest quarter hour
  • Criteria for awarding Proxy Hour Equivalent: Completed module, 70% recommended, verified by teacher.
  • Proxy Hour Documentation: Watch this screencast (make sure your volume is up, or headphones on). 
  • Prerequisites: TABE reading score of 9 or higher to use this program independently, 8 to use as blended model, 7.5 to use in-class.
  • Web-based: Yes.
  • Available on tablets/smart phones: Yes, except for Apple devices.
  • Access: Cost paid by Minnesota State ABE via Technology Aid.
  • Providing orientation: Susan Wetenkamp-Brandt
  • Superuser: Adam Kieffer
TABE Score:
631-800
Access:
Web-based, tablets/smart phones
Cost:
Cost paid by Minnesota State ABE via Technology Aid.
Superusers:
Topics:
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IXL Website

 

  • Brief description: IXL provides a comprehensive resource of interactive content to give students and instructors the tools to identify and close skill gaps, personalize learning, and track progress in math, English language arts, science, and social studies. IXL meets common core and MN state standards for K-12. CCRS standards are in development.
  • Proxy Hour Equivalent: Clocktime, as per timeout setting provided by publisher; multiply the amount of clocktime recorded by 1.25, to account for teacher coordination with learner, and round to nearest quarter hour.
  • Proxy Hour Documentation: Management system report.
  • Prerequisite: IXL Math and Language Arts: CASAS Reading score 151+, TABE Reading score 225+; basic digital literacy skills. IXL Science and Social Studies: CASAS Reading score 201+, TABE Reading score 368+; basic digital literacy skills.
  • Note: Spanish language content is also available in IXL, but is not approved for ABE instruction.
  • Web-based: Yes
  • Available on tablets/smart phones: Yes. Practice IXL on the go with free apps for iPad, Android, & Kindle. Students have interactive problems and colorful awards at their fingertips. As of 2017, IXL does NOT have an app for smartphones, but IXL does work if you login through the internet on your smartphones.  Students will often have to zoom in on the questions to see them better on a smartphone.  An IXL smartphone app is in the works, tentatively for 2018.
  • Overview and how to use IXL screencasts: Part 1 and Part 2
  • Access: There is a cost - check IXL website for specifics.
  • Superuser: Jason Schmidt
  • Resources
CASAS Score:
Less than 200, 201-210, 211-220, 221-235, 236-245, Greater than 246
TABE Score:
300-457, 458-510, 511-546, 547-583, 584-630, 631-800
Access:
Web-based, tablets/smart phones
Cost:
There is a cost - check IXL website for specifics.
Superusers:
Skills:
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KeyTrain

 

  • Brief Description: The ACT Career Curriculum is a comprehensive learning system focused on the knowledge and abilities important for success in the workplace.
  • Proxy Hour Equivalent: 4 hrs per level - Reading for Information has 7 levels for a total of 28.5 hrs (including 30 minutes for the pretest at the beginning of the level); Locating Info has 6 levels for a total of 24.5 hrs (including 30 minutes for the pretest at the beginning of the level); Applied Math has 7 levels for a total of 28.5 hrs (including 30 minutes for the pretest at the beginning of the level).
  • Criteria for awarding Proxy Hour Equivalent: Achieving at least 75% on level quizzes.
  • Proxy Hour Documentation: Copies of completed quizzes, showing at least 75% correct
  • Prerequisite: 4.0 TABE reading level is recommended.
  • Web-based: Yes
  • Available on tablets/smart phones: Yes
  • Access: There is a cost; check here. DEED no longer purchases KeyTrain licenses for each consortium in Minnesota. ABE programs may be able to work out access to KeyTrain with their local workfoce center.
  • Superuser: support@mnabedistancelearning.zendesk.com
TABE Score:
458-510, 511-546, 547-583, 584-630, 631-800
Access:
Web-based, tablets/smart phones
Cost:
Varies see website
Superusers:
Topics:
Khan Academy
  • Brief description: Khan Academy, modeled after computer gaming, uses YouTube videos to cover a wide range of subjects, including math, science, computer programming, history, art history, economics, and more. It includes practice exercises, instructional videos, and a personalized learning dashboard that empower learners to study at their own pace in and outside of the classroom. Content covers very basic through highly advanced. Teachers should insure that claimed content is ABE eligible.
  • Proxy Hours Equivalent/Criteria for Awarding Proxy Hours: Clocktime, as per timeout setting provided by publisher; multiply the amount of clocktime recorded by 1.25, to account for teacher coordination with learner, and round to nearest quarter hour. Note that reports show time spent in MINUTES, not hours.
  • Proxy Hour Documentation: Report from data management system.
  • Prerequisites: Starts at a very low level so could be used with nearly everyone who has an understanding of the English language.
  • Web-based: Yes
  • Available on tablets/smart phones: Yes
  • Access: Free
  • Superuser: Susan Wetenkamp-Brandt
  • Resources
Access:
Web-based, tablets/smart phones
Cost:
Free
Topics:
Skills:
Marshall Reading Program
  • Brief Description: This project was designed to create leveled reading selections that are appropriate for and valued by adult learners.  These materials, combined with the research-proven strategies of repeated reading and guided oral reading, aid in building learners' fluency and comprehension skills.  The materials correspond to CASAS 200 - 235 and have recently been modified to assure it is CCRS aligned.  This project helps adults become better readers and more informed consumers, parents, employees, citizens and community members.  The focus of these reading selections will be on topics such us:  Civics, Employment, Housing, Health, School, Money, and Government.
  • Proxy Hour Equivalent/Criteria for Awarding Proxy Hours/Documentation: Unit completion. Students read each passage, complete the Pre Questions, Post Questions, and Supplement and turn into their respective instructor for 1.5 hours per story. Teachers will keep records of students' work and spreadsheet of which passages have been completed. This will be a paper based program.
CASAS Score:
Less than 200, 201-210, 211-220, 221-235, 236-245, Greater than 246
TABE Score:
300-457, 458-510, 511-546, 547-583, 584-630
Superusers:
Moneyskill
  • Moneyskill.org teaches students the basics of money management fundamentals. It is comprised of modules that have involve lessons about personal finance and economics
  • Proxy Hours Equivalent/Criteria for Awarding Proxy Hours: Clocktime, as per timeout setting provided by publisher; multiply the amount of clocktime recorded by 1.25, to account for teacher coordination with learner, and round to nearest quarter hour.
  • Proxy Hour Documentation: Once a teacher logs in, they will see a display of all of their classes. They then click "details" of the class they want to view. On the left pane, click on students. Click on "grades" of the student you want to view a report for. A PDF will be shown with a list of each module, the percent correct, the date completed and the time spent on the module. More information here.
  • Prerequisites: CASAS 236. Used with Central MN ABE Adult Diploma students to complete the economics competency.
CASAS Score:
236-245, Greater than 246
Access:
Web-based, tablets/smart phones
Cost:
Free
Superusers:
Topics:
My Foundations Lab / Accuplacer and MyLab

Update 4/15/20: MyLab/Pearson Login page

Screencast: How to Export Data in My Lab

Access:
Web-based, tablets/smart phones
Cost:
paid by individual programs, support provided through Minnesota Literacy Council.
Topics:
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New Readers Press Online Learning
  • Brief Description: PreHSE - Course covers reading and writing, mathematics, science, and social studies. Written at a 6-8 level for students who are not quite ready for the GED level. All four content areas for the GED test are addressed and required skills for each are developed by engaging, highly instructional course content. GED - Course covers reasoning through language arts, mathematics, science and social studies. This is for students who are at a 9th grade reading level or higher and are studying for the GED exam. Skills developed cover all four content areas with an emphasis on test preparation, critical thinking skills and targeted instruction.
  • Proxy Hour Equivalent: Clocktime, as per timeout setting provided by publisher; multiply the amount of clocktime recorded by 1.25, to account for teacher coordination with learner, and round to nearest quarter hour.
  • Prerequisites: (PREHSE TABE 11/12) : Reading 518-566; Math 506-565; Language 524-559. (PREHSE CASAS Reading Goals) 228-238. (CASAS) Reading 221-235; Math 221-235 . (GED TABE 11/12): Reading 567+; Math 566+, Language 560+. (GED CASAS Reading Goals) 239+. (CASAS) Reading and math 236+. **TABE testing is recommended but not required for this program. New Readers Press Online Learning has maximum flexibility - depending on how a student CASAS/TABE tests they can be placed in either PreHSE or GED Test Prep.
  • Proxy Hour Documentation: Management system report - see screencast
  • Web-based: Yes
Cost:
https://www.newreaderspress.com/ged-test-prep-course-pricing-and-purchase
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Newsela.com
  • Brief description: Includes news articles from many different publications, newspapers, and magazines rewritten at five different reading levels. Includes vocabulary and comprehension quizzes and writing assignments. Students can be given assignments online.
  • Proxy Hour Equivalent (can only be obtained from paid version)
    • 15 minutes (.25 hrs) for readings with Lexile levels below 800 (i.e.799 and below);
    • 30 minutes (.5 hrs) for readings with Lexile levels of 800 or above
  • Criteria for awarding Proxy Hour Equivalent: Completed reading and quiz (either online or printed PDF); verified by teacher/staff in student data. Here's a Reporting How-to Screencast.
  • Here's their Getting Started page for teachers: https://support.newsela.com/category/getting-started/
  • CASAS reading scores from 220-235 (ELL levels 4-6) recommended.
  • Web-based: Yes
  • Available on tablets/smart phones: Yes
  • Access: There is a free version and a premium paid version. You may have to contact them or pricing: https://newsela.com/about/solutions/compare/
CASAS Score:
221-235, 236-245, Greater than 246
Cost:
There is a free version and a premium paid version.
Superusers:
Northern Star Online
  • Brief Description: Northern Star Online is a consortium of school districts that offer credit recovery classes for students working on diploma credits. Classes are taught by licensed teachers in a variety of core content areas. All of their courses are aligned with Minnesota State Standards. This is a stand-alone program (not for a blended classroom).
  • Proxy Hours Equivalent: 50 proxy hours for earning a quarter credit; 65 hours for earning a trimester credit; 80 hours for earning a semester credit. Add 25% to account for teacher time with student.
  • Criteria for awarding Proxy Hour Equivalent: Earned credit met by meeting course requirements.
  • Proxy Hour Documentation: Teacher verified completion of a workbook unit, which includes a short test.
  • Prerequisites: Requirements are the same for an Over 21+ year old to be in a diploma program.  TABE Reading GLE 6 on a TABE D .
  • Web-based: Yes.
  • Access: Cost paid by individual programs For a quarter credit, $200. For a trimester credit, $275. For a semester credit, $395.
TABE Score:
584-630, 631-800
Access:
Web-based
Cost:
Cost paid by individual program.
Superusers:
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Putting English to Work
  • UPDATE 4/13/20: The Putting English to Work ESL video series and workpackets have been made publically available online through the California Division of Adult and Career Education.
  • There are three English courses available, each with a series of videos and accompanying printable worksheets. The three courses can be accessed using the following links: 
  • PETW 1 Videos and Worksheets Link (20 units; 80 possible proxy hours)
  • PETW 2 Videos and Worksheets Link (24 units; 96 possible proxy hours)
  • PETW 3 Videos and Worksheets Link (24 units; 96 possible proxy hours)
  • PETW Implementation Recommendations PDF
  • Link to Drive folder with all PETW worksheets (Please feel free to download.)
  • Foundation for Education Technology's Putting English to Work (1, 2 & 3) combines Vocational ESL (VESL) with life skills training designed to help students excel in the workplace, at home, in their families and communities.
  • Proxy Hours Equivalent: 4 hours per completed unit (this includes watching the video and completing the worksheets for each unit)
  • Criteria for awarding Proxy Hours: Completion of workpacket to the satisfaction of the teacher. Teacher must verify/look at student-completed worksheets.This can be done via photo attachments sent by the learner, web meetings (like Zoom or Google Meet), in person, or via (snail) mail.
  • Proxy Hour Documentation: Teacher verified completion of a workbook unit, which includes a short test. Make a Log in SID for the learner of completed work. Please see the PETW Implementation Recommendation PDF above.
  • Prerequisites: No requirement, but suggestion is CASAS Reading 181+ (not suitable for pre-literate learners); use independently or as hybrid.
  • DVDs and workbooks only
Access:
DVDs and workbooks
Cost:
Cost paid by individual programs.
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Quill.org
  • Brief Description: This allows students practice grammar, punctuation, sentence combining, etc at starter, intermediate and advanced levels.
  • Proxy Hour Equivalent/Criteria for Awarding Proxy Hours: Unit completion, .25 hrs per unit, 70% passing rate; 100 hours total are possible
  • Proxy Hour Documentation: Student reports include date completed, lesson, percentage correct, exact number correct and incorrect.
  • Prerequisites: Usable with all levels of student.
Access:
http://www.quill.org
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Reading Horizons
  • Reading Horizons contains a detailed guide and resources for implementing research-based reading and spelling instruction in the classroom.
  • Proxy Hour Equivalent/Criteria for Awarding Proxy Hours: Clocktime, as per timeout setting provided by publisher; multiply the amount of clocktime recorded by 1.25, to account for teacher coordination with learner, and round to nearest quarter hour. NOTE: Time spent on Games within the platform are NOT eligible for proxy hour time - these can be separated out on reports.
  • Proxy Hour Documentation: Report from data management system, Time Range Report
  • How to run DL report screencast
  • Prerequisites: NRS level 2 and 3. Score range of 442 - 546
  • https://www.readinghorizons.com/reading-curriculum/
Access:
Web-based, tablets/smart phones
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Reading Plus

Students gain the skills needed to become independent readers through adaptive, personalized instruction and differentiation. SeeReader presents increasingly complex texts that match a student's reading level and interests, providing scaffolds to improve mental focus and visual efficiency.

  • Proxy Hour Equivalent/Proxy Hours Equivalent/Criteria for Awarding Proxy Hours: Clocktime, as per timeout setting provided by publisher; multiply the amount of clocktime recorded by 1.25, to account for teacher coordination with learner, and round to nearest quarter hour.
  • Proxy Hour Documentation: Report from data management system. How-to run reports/collect hours screencast Part 1 and Part 2
  • Access: Web-based, not accessible via smart phones/tablets
  • Cost: See publisher website sales page
CASAS Score:
201-210
TABE Score:
458-510
Access:
Online (not accessible via smart phones/tablets)
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Reading Skills for Today’s Adults- Professional Edition
  • Brief Description: Reading Skills for Today’s Adults-Professional Edition or RSTA-Professional Edition is a comprehensive basic literacy program, with activities for native English and native Spanish speakers. It covers all six components of literacy: phonemic awareness, decoding, reading fluency, reading comprehension, vocabulary and writing.
  • Proxy Hour Equivalent/Criteria for Awarding Proxy Hours: Unit completion, 2 hours per unit if student completes all related work.
  • Proxy Hour Documentation: Teachers can see reports on individual students indicating how many activities they have mastered at each of sixteen levels, along with how many vocabulary words they have learning. Site administrators can see a list of all students indicating their time on task.
  • Prerequisites: For ESL students: a score of 191+ on the CASAS Life & Work Reading (High-Beginning ESL); For ABE students: a score of 204+ Reading on CASAS Goals (Beginning Basic Education) or a score of 442+ on the TABE 11/12 Reading
CASAS Score:
201-210, 211-220, 221-235, 236-245, Greater than 246
TABE Score:
300-457, 458-510, 511-546, 547-583, 584-630, 631-800
Access:
Web-based, tablets/smart phones
Cost:
$59.95 per seat license per year
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ReadTheory

 

  • Brief description: The mission at ReadTheory.org is to teach every student to read and think critically.
  • Proxy Hours Equivalent/Criteria for Awarding Proxy Hours: 15 minutes per completed quiz.
  • Proxy Hour Documentation: This is not a time on task platform. A time allotment of 12 minutes per completed quiz is approved, plus 25%, to account for teacher coordination with learner. Therefore, when entering in SID, each completed quiz is worth a total of 15 minutes. Please watch this short screencast, with audio, on how to see the Progess Report and Quizzes. 
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  • Prerequisites: Target audience is 2.0 on TABE E to 12.9 on TABE A.  Program uses Grades 1-12 as its parameters.  Prerequisite recommendation for ELLs: CASAS Reading score 201+, TABE Reading score 368+; basic digital literacy skills. The program uses Lexile levels that are clearly displayed for the students
CASAS Score:
201-210, 211-220, 221-235, 236-245, Greater than 246
TABE Score:
300-457, 458-510, 511-546, 547-583, 584-630, 631-800
Access:
Web-based, tablets/smart phones
Cost:
Free
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ReadWorks.org
  1. Summary: Readworks.org provides K-12 teachers with a high-quality library of fiction and nonfiction passages that can increase reading comprehension (both literal and inferential), vocabulary acquisition and writing skills for learners. It is targeted at K-12 grade readers, but is easily transferable to adult learners because of the science, social studies, art, history and cultural content of its readings. Everything created by ReadWorks is “based on proven cognitive science research, not unproven academic theory.” Further information about the site's research base is on their website. Readworks has a comprehensive teacher guide to aid educators in finding the best fit components of the site for their classroom settings.  The website also provides webinars- both live and on demand- for teachers to learn about how to use Readworks, and current teaching needs.
  • Proxy Hour Equivalent: One (1) hour per completed Reading Passage assignment or Paired Text (either online or printed PDF) for K-8th grade readings; One and a half (1.5 hrs) for 9-12th grade readings.  

    15 minutes (.25 hrs) per completed reading and written response from Article a Day/Book of Knowledge (K-8 only reading with written response)

    15 minutes (.25 hrs) per completed Student Library reading and written response (This option has to be turned on by the instructor.)

  • Criteria for awarding Proxy Hour Equivalent:

  • Score of 70% or higher on Reading Passage assignments or; Completion (any response [no minimum score required] verified by the teacher) of written responses from Article a Day/Book of Knowledge, Paired Texts, or Student Library texts.

  •  ReadWorks Monthy Reporting Form. This easy to use Google spreadsheet automatically calculates ReadWorks proxy hours. Simply input the number of stories/activities completed in the appropriate column(s), and the form will calculate the proxy hours by type. It will also total them. Please click on the link to open the file, then Download a copy as an Excel or CSV file for your program/site.
  • A guide on how to set up and use ReadWorks can be found here.
CASAS Score:
Less than 200, 201-210, 211-220, 221-235, 236-245, Greater than 246
TABE Score:
300-457, 458-510, 511-546, 547-583, 584-630, 631-800
Cost:
Free
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Rosetta Stone
  • Rosetta Stone online learning can have your students speaking English or a world language right from the start. 
  • Proxy Hours Equivalent/Criteria for Awarding Proxy Hours: Clocktime, as per timeout setting provided by publisher; multiply the amount of clocktime recorded by 1.25, to account for teacher coordination with learner, and round to nearest quarter hour.
  • Proxy Hour Documentation: Individual learner report.
  • Prerequisites: The standard curricula is appropriate for learners with a CASAS score of 165 or higher (blended). There is also a curricula available for non-English speaking refugees or immigrants who are not literate in their native language. Rosetta Stone aligns to CASAS standards.
  • Resources
    • Jing video showing how to capture the new clocktime proxy hrs for Rosetta Stone (requires Flash)
CASAS Score:
201-210, 211-220, 221-235, 236-245, Greater than 246
Access:
Web-based, tablets/smart phones
Cost:
Cost paid by individual program.
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Sophia
  • Brief description: Sophia's Foundations of College Algebra course builds foundational algebraic and problem solving skills needed to succeed in a college-level algebra course. Students will build their understanding of linear and quadratic relationships, and apply these concepts to real world situations through scenario-based activities.
  • Proxy Hour Equivalent: Unit completion. This is a pass/fail course. The student must complete 6 Challenge assessments (these are like quizzes) and 3 Milestone assessments (these are like tests) with an overall score of 70% or better. 10 proxy hours are awarded on completion of a module, 25 total can be earned.
  • Proxy Hour Documentation: Copies of student reports from data management system.
  • Note: This approval is for the specific Sophia course listed, NOT Sophia itself in the broad sense.
Cost:
Free at this time
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Spelling City / VocabularyA-Z.com

 

           Creates word lists that students can interact with in a variety of ways. Example: Spelling, Phonics, Writing and Vocabulary.

  • Proxy Hours Equivalent/Criteria for Awarding Proxy Hours: Clocktime, as per timeout setting provided by publisher; multiply the amount of clocktime recorded by 1.25, to account for teacher coordination with learner, and round to nearest quarter hour.
  • Proxy Hour Documentation (ClassUsage Report) Screencast
  • Please note: Premium membership is required for ABE purposes, as this is required to access reports/student usage data.
  • Update 9/21/20 VocabularyA-Z.com is approved for DL use. It is owned by Spelling City and the features are almost identical. 
Access:
Web-based, tablets/smart phones
Cost:
Varies https://www.spellingcity.com/pm-overview.html
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The Great Courses
  • Brief Summary: The Great Courses is a series of high school and college level audio and video courses produced and distributed by The Teaching Company. The Great Courses are crafted for lifelong learning and personal enrichment. The Great Courses provide knowledge designed to expand the learners' horizons, deepen understanding, and foster epiphanies. 
  • Proxy Hour Equivalent/Criteria for Awarding Proxy Hours: Time on task - .75 hrs per assignment, 9 hours total per course.
  • Proxy Hour Documentation: Each program maintains a spreadsheet to track students who complete each Great Course. Hours will be submitted upon successful course completion (70% or greater accuracy).
  • Available on tablets/smart phones: Yes
CASAS Score:
236-245, Greater than 246
TABE Score:
547-583, 584-630, 631-800
Cost:
There is a monthly charge per location for a public viewing license. The elements that are included in the price include a community access fee based on population ($100 per 500 people) and a closed circuit monthly fee of $100.00.
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Tooling U-SME
  • Summary: ToolingU-SME is an online learning platform for the manufacturing field.  It provides competency- based education and training for adult learners in school, or in workforce development settings.  Classes involve reading or listening to text, viewing videos, completing interactive checks for understanding, and pre and post testing on knowledge taught.
  • Proxy Hours Equivalent/Criteria for awarding Proxy Hour Equivalent: Clocktime, as per timeout setting provided by publisher; multiply the amount of clocktime recorded by 1.25, to account for teacher coordination with learner, and round to nearest quarter hour.
  • Proxy Hour Documentation: On the Administration side of Tooling U, instructors can filter by Student Group to find the total number of minutes spent completing a class. Under the Group Reports tab, a Comprehensive Student Report can be run.  An Excel spreadsheet shows total time spent in class for proxy hour collection..
  • Prerequisites: TABE 11/12 Reading Level 536 and above; NRS Levels 4-6
TABE Score:
584-630
Access:
Web-based, tablets/smart phones
Cost:
https://www.toolingu.com/lms/order_individual
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Townsend Press
  • Developing Reading Comprehension, Vocabulary, and Writing Skills. Lessons as well as mastery tests are provided. A library of readers is also available. Some essay writing is also available to submit to a teacher under the Reading-Writing connection plus series material.
  • Proxy Hours Equivalent/Criteria for awarding Proxy Hours: Clocktime, as per timeout setting provided by publisher; multiply the amount of clocktime recorded by 1.25, to account for teacher coordination with learner, and round to nearest quarter hour.
  • Proxy Hour Documentation: There is a management system with complete records of lessons completed as well as time on task. A PDF sheet of time on task is available for each student with the gray tab print option.
CASAS Score:
221-235
TABE Score:
458-510
Access:
Web-based, tablets/smart phones
Cost:
$12 per student for the access our reading teacher uses.
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USA Learns
Cost:
Free
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Vocabulary.com

Vocabulary.com is an adaptive learning program for students to build their knowledge of English vocabulary and spelling. It provides learners with multiple ways to practice vocabulary, as well as track their progress. The program teaches words by systematically exposing learners to a variety of question types (definitions, images, synonyms, sentences etc.) and activities that help build mastery. It tracks words learners have already mastered and prioritizes vocabulary identified as challenging. It also allows instructors to create thematically specific lists to correspond with classroom materials and topics.

Proxy Hours Equivalent/Criteria for Awarding Proxy Hours: Time on task. Multiply the amount of clocktime recorded by 1.25, to account for teacher coordination with learner, and round to nearest quarter hour. Watch this screencast for how to collect time on task.

Proxy Hour Documentation: Save monthly screenshots

Suitable for any learner. CASAS Reading 211+ through any L1 learner

CASAS Score:
211-220
Access:
Web-based, tablets/smart phones
Cost:
$168 annually/40 students; $312 annually/100 students; see https://www.vocabulary.com/educator-edition/pricing/
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