One of the new national focuses in US education is the wider-spread adoption of the Common Core State Standards Initiative. More often referred to simply as the Common Core, these standards are a set of guidelines which adopting states have agreed to meet for students at each year of progress through public school, minimizing the risk of students from each of the different fifty states having had vastly different educations while still all being considered high school graduates.
At this year’s International Society of Technology in Education annual conference, McGraw-Hill Education will be on hand to demonstrate some of the ways it is equipping teachers and students to meet these new standards, while still increasing technological literacy and helping to ensure student outcomes.
“We are excited to be a part of this year’s ISTE conference and showcase some of our leading digital solutions that share a common bond: They combine the best instructional resources and technology with our unique understanding of how students learn, helping to personalize education and better prepare students for college and career,” said Peter Cohen, president of McGraw-Hill School Education Group, in a press release today. “This year, we see two major developments in K-12 education that have game-changing effects on learning outcomes: digitally rich, built-from-the-ground-up Common Core programs that ensure students develop the type of advanced skills required by the new standards, and highly advanced adaptive learning solutions that facilitate personalized learning and data-driven instruction.”
In addition to McGraw-Hill’s established and widely used LearnSmart platform, the company will unveil its SRA FLEX Literacy and Reading Wonders program, both aimed at increasing students reading fluency and comprehension; while FLEX is aimed at reading intervention strategies for struggling readers, Reading Wonders is the first-ever K through sixth literacy material aimed specifically at the Common Core guidelines. Reading Wonders also has a companion, Reading WonderWorks, which also targets an intervention strategy for at-risk readers. The company will also be providing demonstrations of its new all-digital AP course materials.
The ISTE 2013 conference is going on now in San Antonio, Texas.