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OARS Assessment System

The Online Assessment Reporting System (OARS) makes the task of analyzing assessment data and student demographic information easy. OARS allows you to capture district benchmark assessment results in a simple web interface, and analyze the results for any subgroup. Add state testing results (like the CST and CAT-6 in California) and English Language Development (ELD) information to facilitate user-friendly analysis of multiple measures.


Rosetta Stone

Excellent software package which individualizes English acquisition instruction for English language learners (actually can teach ANY language). Helps limited English proficient (LEP) and other special needs students learn vocabulary, syntax, voice inflection and written expression.


Starfall opened in September of 2002 as a free public service to teach children to read with phonics. Our systematic phonics approach, in conjunction with phonemic awareness practice, is perfect for preschool, kindergarten, first grade, second grade, special education, homeschool, and English language development (ELD, ELL, ESL). Starfall is an educational alternative to other entertainment choices for children. This is a good resource for teachers but an even better one for parents that can be recommended by teachers or by principals.


Parents' Guide to Student Success

The Parents' Guide to Student Success (provided in English and Spanish) was developed in response to the Common Core State Standards in English language arts and mathematics. The guide includes key items that students be learning in each grade, activities the parents can do from home, methods for helping parents build stronger relationships with teachers and tips for planning for college and high school. Great guide to provide to your community.

If you are looking for quick and effective web resources for English language learners, check out Teachers can use this site in a variety of ways. For example, there are online tests and exercises designed for improving English skills in grammar, vocabulary, and reading. These are simple and short and can easily be used as a computer station activity for English Learners (ELL, LEP). Additionally, you will find email lessons, teacher resources, English Learner links, a discussion forum, and other valuable resources for working with English Learners. I have recommended this to many of our EL teachers.


K-12 English Language Arts Curriculum Framework

Revised in 2003, the Arkansas K-12 English Language Arts Curriculum Framework mentions technology 26 times! For example, students are to use available technology for all aspects of the writing process.


Common Core State Standards Initiative

Governors and state commissioners of education from 48 states, 2 territories and the District of Columbia committed to developing a common core of state standards in English-language arts and mathematics for grades K-12. This is a state-led effort coordinated by the National Governors Association Center for Best Practices (NGA Center) and the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO). These standards define the knowledge and skills students should have within their K-12 education careers so that they will graduate high school able to succeed in entry-level, credit-bearing academic college courses and in workforce training programs.


English as a Second Language Podcast

This is an excellent resource for ESL teachers and their adult students. Teacher materials are also available.


Smarter Balanced Technology Readiness Calculator

Worried about testing students in a specific amount of time?This calculator estimates the number of days and associated network bandwidth required to administer English Language Arts (ELA) and Mathematics assessments given the number of students, number of computers, and number of hours per day computers are available for testing at a specific school. The estimates are displayed at the bottom of the screen below the buttons.



ReadWriteThink provides educators and students with access to the highest quality practices and resources in reading and language arts instruction through free, Internet-based content. Established in 2002, it is a partnership between the International Reading Association (BRA) and the National Council of Teachers of English (NOTE) with additional support from the Verizon Foundation. Resources include lessons related to the standards for both associations. Web resources and highly creative, interactive student materials are offered as well.


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