Learning Resources Overview
SunFire High provides our enrolled students and faculty a number of valuable online resources to enhance and support quality teaching, learning, and testing prep. Our students and faculty are able to use these resources to fulfill many of their curriculum needs, which ultimately helps our student’s successfully graduating high school.
We encourage you to review this section, which provides an overview of these resources that students and faculty can access as part of their enrollment benefits in SunFire High.
For credit-deficient students, digital curriculum that personalizes learning can be the difference between dropping out and earning a high school diploma. Our Comprehensive Courses provide students who have not been successful in their studies the opportunity to get back on track to graduation.
Offer students in non-traditional programs the opportunity to earn the credits required for graduation.
Provide each student the opportunity to focus on exactly what he or she needs to master to recover credits.
Motivate at-risk students to stay in school.
Encourage dropouts to re-engage with programs suited to both their learning and life needs.
If we want to change what students are capable of reading, we must also change how students read and why students read. To do this requires a comprehensive approach to reading instruction. Reading Plus begins with an assessment that measures a student’s reading capacity as well as his or her reading efficiency and motivation for reading. This allows for personalized and dynamically adjusted instruction that encourages independence, broadens interests, and builds knowledge. Educators easily monitor progress while using the integrated messaging tool to stay in dialogue with students as they experience the success of meeting individualized goals.
Reading Plus simultaneously develops all three domains of reading–physical, cognitive, and emotional–by integrating them in one personalized online reading program. Rooted in eight decades of research, Reading Plus is proven to increase achievement in students from elementary grades through college.
Reading Plus opens the gateway to discovering reading as a source of knowledge, insight, and joy. The result is not just a better reader, but a lifelong reader.
Loved by over 24,000 schools, Study Island supports skill practice and super charges growth. Marzano research has validated that students who use Study Island for just 30 minutes a week far out perform those that do not use Study Island. And, Study Island gives you the tools to monitor your students’ performance every step of the way, so you can track standards proficiency.
Study Island offers over 600,000 unique items, including more than 10,000 technology-enhanced items, giving teachers the depth needed to continuously engage, assess, and monitor progress.
The Florida Department of Education has made new Florida Assessments for Instruction in Reading available to K- 12 public schools free of charge. Developed by the Florida Center for Reading Research in collaboration with Just Read, Florida! this new assessment system provides teachers screening, diagnostic, and progress monitoring information that is essential to guiding instruction.
The FAIR-FS 3-12 WAM assesses students in grades 3-12 three times a year. The assessment periods (AP) for the FAIR-FS 3-12 WAM are fixed dates for all schools statewide. The 2018-2019 assessment periods are:
Performance Series®, Scantron’s computer-adaptive diagnostic testing solution, provides educators with instant test results, personalized to each student, that ensure correct overall student placement. Administered over time, these tests provide a longitudinal view of student growth in core curriculum areas (English Language Arts, Mathematics, and Science).
Scantron’s two-part solution combines a research-based, content-rich computer adaptive test known as Performance Series® and a content-neutral, highly flexible testing product known as Achievement Series. Educators love using this combination to develop and administer online and paper-based tests. It’s the complete package.
FEATURES & BENEFITS
|24-hour access to data from any computer with Internet access
|Use any content or item you like, because that’s how it should be.
· Scantron® item banks or item banks from Scantron’s partners
· Common Core State Standards or College & Career Readiness item banks
· Existing district benchmark or classroom tests
· Question banks and tests from ExamView® Test Generator by Turning Technologies®
|Aligned with Standards
|· State, Common Core, College & Career Readiness, or Next Generation Science Standards
· Scantron’s item banks are already aligned, to make things easy
· Identify strengths & weaknesses in preparation for interim formative measurement of student skills, as well as state testing
|Multiple Delivery Methods
|· Online or paper test administration – using the same test
· Inexpensive off-the-shelf imaging scanners and plain paper forms
· Mix-and-match delivery methods to support the full spectrum of technology readiness
|· Team up within your district or school to create and review item banks and tests
· Share item banks with other Achievement Series districts or schools
· Work in the same item bank creating new items from different computers
|· View reports as soon as test is submitted online or form is scanned
· Aggregate and disaggregate data by selected criteria
· Access standards-based reports for an individual student, class, school, district and more for state and federal reporting
|· Link to more than 300,000 educator-evaluated resources organized by each state’s standards and readability through netTrekker Search
· Link from results to Skills Connection Online™ study guides for particular standards for follow-up instruction
· Use Skills Connection Online™ to create additional paper-based practice tests