Best Learning Recovery Tool

Recognizes the tool that best helps the user identify learning gaps and provides resources to help close those gaps in a fun and engaging way.

FEV Tutor - FEV Tutor

FEV Tutor is a vision-driven education technology organization with a mission to effect change in K-12 education. Their Live 1:1 Online Tutoring, a five-time Codie award finalist in multiple categories, is transforming the model of tutoring into an effective, accessible pathway to high-impact, data-driven learning. Through its collaborative design, FEV Tutor leverages school/district data to drive informed instruction to create personalized and targeted learning plans for students. The online tutoring programs are built to become a seamless extension of classroom teachers (and core learning environments), fit into a district’s unique ecosystem, and are aligned with key academic initiatives and shared outcome goals. The live tutoring takes place on its website, using a synchronous two-way whiteboard (FEV’s Virtual Classroom). Students do not need to download any additional software to meet with their professional tutors. By connecting all stakeholders (school leaders, teachers, students, parents), its high-impact partnerships with public schools, districts, and charter schools leverages technology and highly trained tutors to deliver equitable learning pathways for all students. As a Level 2 ESSA research and evidence-based intervention, FEV Tutor addresses core, supplemental, and special needs learning. Its programs are designed to accelerate learning outcomes for any student, focusing on at-risk and special student populations, while delivering irrefutable academic gains.

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  • Istation Suite of Programs: Istation Reading, Istation Math, and Istation Lectura - Istation

    Istation’s educational technology helps schools differentiate learning with powerful student interventions, making it a fantastic learning recovery tool! What sets this program apart from others is its computer-adaptive assessment tools along with its robust, age-appropriate instruction that helps get students back on track. Istation’s assessments are available for measuring skill strengths and weaknesses in reading, math, and Spanish literacy. Teachers are able to meet students where they are with game-like activities and online practice. Students get the instruction they need when they need it! Istation’s program supports even the highest level of district leaders with access to data for informed decision-making. Behind-the-login, the platform makes it easy for principals, teachers, parents, and students to navigate a student’s growth and progress. Students can use the reading, math, and Spanish literacy programs at school or at home while working remotely. Teachers have access to a robust library of printable lessons, games, and books for skill practice. Istation offers students skill practice in a way that is engaging, entertaining, and appropriate for learners of all ages and skills. At the beginning of every month, students take an assessment to see where they will begin working in the instruction. These monthly assessments don’t feel like a test, and they provide a way for teachers to screen an entire classroom in 30 minutes or less. After the assessment, teachers are provided with immediate feedback through the educator platform. This hub is where they find customizable dashboards with timely reminders and data reports. Teachers get alerts when there are critical intervention needs in their classroom and are shown what to do next. Dozens of research studies highlight the effectiveness of Istation. When they use Istation correctly and at recommended levels, students and teachers see more growth than those who don’t. Istation is award-winning and serves over 4.4 million students in 48 states and several countries around the world. The program is correlated to grade-appropriate standards as well as individual state standards and Common Core.

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  • IXL - Learning Recovery Tool - IXL Learning

    Trusted by more than 800,000 teachers and 12 million students worldwide, IXL is a personalized learning platform proven to enhance outcomes for pre-K through 12th-grade students. In fact, studies in 31 states show that IXL schools outperform others by as much as 18 percentile points on state assessments. The platform is built on four key components that work together and give educators everything they need to differentiate instruction: IXL’s comprehensive K-12 curriculum, the Real-Time Diagnostic, personalized guidance, and IXL Analytics. Schools use IXL’s comprehensive curriculum to differentiate instruction and support nearly any learning need. With more than 8,500 adaptive skills aligned to all 50 state standards, popular textbooks and assessments, schools can easily incorporate IXL into their curriculum. IXL’s rigorous, mastery-based skills deeply engage students, build a strong foundation of knowledge, and prepare learners for higher-level thinking. In addition, hundreds of bite-sized video tutorials walk students through math concepts, supporting learners as they practice independently. IXL’s adaptive assessment, the Real-Time Diagnostic, accurately measures students’ grade-level proficiency and growth, helping educators understand exactly what learners know and what they can do to improve. The diagnostic can be used for district- or school-wide benchmarking, and throughout the year as an instructional diagnostic, allowing schools to capture students’ current knowledge levels and track progress throughout the year. To further target instruction, the diagnostic provides educators with personalized action plans for each student. Action plans link to specific IXL skills and give teachers a simple way to differentiate instruction, fill knowledge gaps, and facilitate meaningful progress. IXL provides personalized guidance, using insights from a student’s work in the curriculum and Real-Time Diagnostic to generate specific skill recommendations. The recommendations help educators fill knowledge gaps, provide personalized pathways for remediation and enrichment, and give students flexibility to work at their own pace. IXL Analytics is an essential daily tool that helps teachers deliver data-driven instruction, use limited class time more effectively, and respond to individual needs quicker. With the real-time insights from IXL Analytics, teachers can easily pinpoint trouble spots, monitor performance on skills, and make more informed instructional decisions. Administrators use IXL District Analytics and IXL School Analytics to uncover insights that help track student progress and teacher engagement, enabling them to improve IXL’s impact on their school or district. IXL also provides educators with continuity and consistency across any learning environment by supporting virtual, hybrid, and in-person learning. And as a web-based product with mobile apps for all major platforms, students can access IXL from anywhere.

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  • Learning Ally Audiobook Solution - Learning Ally

    Learning Ally's Audiobook Solution is a multisensory, supplemental resource to aid educators in boosting students' academic reading skill level, and reducing learning failure for students with reading deficits in grades 3-12. By providing accessible curriculum, this Solution is equitable and will bridge the gap between a student's reading ability and intellectual level enabling more students with learning challenges to work at grade-level. The Solution will enhance teachers' reading instruction by adding opportunities in and out of school for daily reading practice. Students who read Learning Ally's "human-read" audiobooks improve fundamental skills in decoding, fluency, and comprehension, critical thinking skills, vocabulary, background knowledge, prosody, and phonemic awareness. Just as importantly students who read audiobooks enjoy more inclusion, reading engagement, reading independence, and learning confidence. The education technology solution supports schools and districts' overarching efforts to expand their ability to offer accessible titles to meet grade-level reading requirements of curriculum, literature, and culturally-relevant titles. The Solution aids in building a schoolwide culture of readers, to ensure continuity of instruction, extension of reading practice, reading recovery, reading engagement, summer reading, reading independence, and the ability to enhance a readers' social and emotional connections to themselves, their peers, and their community. Learning Ally believes in ongoing professional development resources for teachers. Rich reading data gives teachers accountability data for individual goal setting, and to celebrate students' reading growth. Insight into students' reading preferences spark reading engagement and reading independence. Year-long reading challenges aid teachers to incorporate fun, rewards-based reading activities to increase reading fluency. Distance learning resources and activities support educators, students, and parents in remote and hybrid learning settings. Note: In 2021, Learning Ally received several prestigious awards including The SIIA Codie award recognizing transformative products in education technology. One of seven finalists as “Best Virtual Learning Solution." Fast Company World Changing Ideas Award Honorable Mention to join the ranks of trailblazing education organizations at the forefront of world-changing innovation for the good of our society. The EdTech Digest Cool Tool Award recognizing outstanding products that transform education through technology using judging criteria on pedagogical workability, product efficacy and results, support, clarity, value for students and teachers and learning potential. T&L Excellence Award For Best Remote And Blended Learning Tool For Secondary Education to celebrate technology providers who stepped up to support educators, students and parents in diverse learning environments focusing on student learning and continuity of instruction.

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  • Reading Progress - Microsoft Corporation

    Reading Progress is new software designed to improve reading fluency for emerging readers, non-native readers, and those with dyslexia and other learning disabilities. Student's practice reading while creating audio and visual recordings. Data on their performance is derived from the recordings and automatically tracked in Insights – saving teachers time and helping to identify gaps in learning.   Teachers can spend more time differentiating to support each student's progress, and less on arduous data

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  • ST Math - MIND Research Institute

    ST Math is a PreK-8 visual instructional program that leverages the brain's innate spatial-temporal reasoning ability to solve mathematical problems. The program’s unique, patented approach provides students with equitable access to learning through challenging puzzles, non-routine problem solving, and formative feedback. With ST Math, students build deep conceptual understanding, and schools see proven, repeatable results. Whether distance learning, in the classroom, using a hybrid model, or at home, ST Math has been proven effective at keeping meaningful math learning happening for students. By design, its mastery-driven approach develops deep conceptual understanding at the student’s own pace, making ST Math just as powerful a learning tool outside the classroom as it is inside of it. The evidence-based impact of ST Math continues to be shown through independent, third-party validations as well as annual, transparent evaluations of results from ST Math school cohorts. These join more than 100 studies on the efficacy of ST Math. Independent research firm WestEd published a study on ST Math, the largest of its kind, to evaluate an edtech math program across state assessments. Grades that faithfully implemented ST Math improved significantly more than similar grades that did not use the program, outgrowing them in statewide rank by an average of 14 percentile points. In late 2019, The Journal of Research on Technology in Education (JRTE) published a rigorous study that found students who play ST Math have higher mathematics self-beliefs than non-ST Math students. The study included all second through fifth grade students at 52 southern California schools, each with high percentages of English learners (ELs) and students qualifying for free or reduced lunch. Grades using ST Math were compared to students in the same grades with similar demographics that were not using ST Math. In late 2020, ST Math earned the Learner Variability product certification from Digital Promise. The certification is a reliable signal for educators and families looking for evidence that edtech products support their learners’ unique needs. ST Math was one of only 15 products to be recognized with this certification. This new certification accompanies the research-based design product certification ST Math earned from Digital Promise last year. For both certifications, the ST Math program was recognized in the first cohort. ST Math currently reaches over 1.7 million students, 102,000 teachers, and 8,700 schools.

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  • vSim(R) for Nursing - Wolters Kluwer

    vSim® for Nursing, co-developed by Laerdal Medical and Wolters Kluwer (and featuring simulation scenarios developed with the National League of Nursing) is an interactive, personalized simulation resource that helps nursing students develop clinical reasoning skills, competence, and confidence for practice.

     In January 2022, we introduced the next generation of vSim for Nursing which delivers an improved learning experience for students, offering highly realistic patient encounters with an enhanced 3D design that immerses students in a safe, dynamic environment as they learn to deliver care to a diverse patient population.

    Benefitting their preparation for practice and for their licensure exam, students learn to recognize and analyze cues effectively - such as pain, paleness, urticaria - then take action and respond to unfolding visual and audio responses from “the patient” to improve clinical reasoning skills.

    vSim also focuses on elevating students’ interprofessional communication and safety skills through the new situation, background, assessment, and recommendation (SBAR) feature which produces an SBAR score based on the students’ report.

    Because vSim allows students to use a nurse avatar to interact with patients in a safe, realistic environment, available anytime, anywhere, it addresses the need that many nursing schools have to support distance learning and provide clinical practice that may be lacking with real patients due to a shortage of time or access, or to support fully online programs.  

    vSim for Nursing also integrates curriculum resources including suggested reading material from trusted Wolters Kluwer sources, pre-simulation and post simulation quizzes, Electronic Health Record practice, and reflection questions to gauge student understanding of a scenario and support improved competence through remediation., each course area includes a variety of patient diagnoses and situations requiring complex decision-making and reasoning skills.

    By recording student interactions throughout its virtual simulations, vSim makes it easy for faculty to measure each student’s success, pinpoint specific weaknesses and deliver instant remediation. Faculty see reports on student performance both in the simulation and quizzes delivered via an on-line gradebook and report. Current, evidence-based decision support content is integrated into vSim through Lippincott Advisor® and Lippincott® Procedures—the same point-of-care content nurses use in hospitals globally.

     vSim for Nursing instills the skills for clinical success through realistic patient encounters in the following courses: Fundamentals, Health Assessment, Maternity, Pediatric, Gerontology, Pharmacology, Mental Health, Medical-Surgical, and LPN.  

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