The Knowledge-Based Literacy Solution
That Nurtures Growth and Success in All Students

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Print + Digital  |  English & Spanish

The Knowledge-Based Literacy Solution
That Nurtures Growth and Success in All Students

View Virtual Sampler

Print + Digital  |  English & Spanish

What Evaluators are Saying –
All Green on EdReports

Benchmark Advance ©2022 was rated “all-green” in Grades K-5 by the independent, nonprofit curriculum reviewer, EdReports. It was reviewed under the newest version 1.5 Review Tools, where the curriculum earned a green rating in all three gateways: Text Quality, Building Knowledge, and Usability.

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About the Programs

Aligned with Science of Reading research, Benchmark Advance and Adelante are core language arts programs that provide a cohesive structure for the development of literacy skills and content knowledge.

Engaging, Skills-Building Content

Build Knowledge, vocabulary and perspectives over time

Our structured literacy programs are standards-aligned and informed by the latest research into the science of reading. They feature vertically aligned units that empower students to engage deeply with a topic to build skills within and across grades. Topics are knowledge-based, expanding both general and academic vocabulary in support of reading, writing, and constructive conversation.

Explicit Phonics Lessons

Teach foundational literacy skills through explicit, systematic instruction

Spiraled mini-lessons integrate new and previously learned skills using topic-based unit texts and resources. Language foundations are reinforced through explicit phonics and word study instruction that is linked to authentic reading and writing practice, with reading and writing independence achieved through gradual release of responsibility from whole-group to small-group/independent time.

The bulk of the time in any given phonics lesson should be devoted to applying the skill to real reading and writing situations.

Access and Equity

Reach the needs of each learner and ensure cultural inclusivity

Programs feature culturally responsive instruction and equitable resources, engendering a sense of community through reflective dialogue as they expand knowledge. Diverse authors and illustrators share authentic stories that reflect students’ own experiences and broaden their perspectives. Accessibility tools, multi-modal learning opportunities, embedded differentiation, and targeted intervention scaffold instruction.

Wiley Blevins, Ed.M.
Silvia Dorta-Duque de Reyes, M.A.
Jeff Zwiers, Ed.D.
Patty McGee, M.Ed.
Adria Klein, Ph.D.
Peter Afflerbach, Ph.D.
Janet Williams, Ed.D.
Jorge Cuevas Antillón, M.Ed.
123 Andrés, Andrés Salguero and Christina Sanabria
Allison Briceño, Ed.D.
Michael Priestley, M.A.
Yanitzia Canetti, Ed.D.
René Boyer, Ed.D.
Sandra Ceja, M.A.
Andres pi Andreu, B.A.
Linda Hoyt, M.A.

Benchmark Advance encourages students to be active learners and collaborators. Students spiral through comprehension skills and strategies to prepare for high stakes testing and lifelong learning.


All texts are available as interactive eBooks with audio, live annotation, and zoom features

Teachers can customize and assign e-books and students can save and share their annotations and reviews within the Benchmark Universe™ Digital Platform.

ePocket Chart

An interactive version of a time-tested tool, with preloaded and customizable cards, plus drag-and-drop functionality

Support foundational skills lessons with easy-to-use ePocket Charts that can be presented in class, shared among teachers, assigned to students, and saved for future use.


Unit Openers, Foundational Skills Clips, and Social-Emotional Music Videos make learning fun!

Engage students with videos that introduce units, make phonics fun, support writing, and develop social-emotional skills tied to unit topics.

Standards-Based Reporting

Powerful data for teachers and administrators provides a pathway for student success.

Monitor progress, identify growth opportunities, and inform instructional next steps with a variety of assessments and robust reports.

Dual Language Implementation

Craft the perfect program for your classroom, with models based on best practices

Biliteracy guides, instructional support, and customized professional development help educators confidently and effectively teach Spanish and English.

When planning for biliteracy, we consider how instruction in one language builds on concepts learned in the other language. We promote metalinguistic skills and leverage student’s bilingualism by strategically incorporating cross-linguistic strategies.

The quality of PD consultants used by Benchmark Education is unsurpassed. They are knowledgeable about best practices and product, yet they adapt to the individual needs of the district as well as the schools within the district

Implementation I

  • Overview of resources
  • Comprehensive program training
  • On-Demand program training modules available 24/7

Implementation II

  • Follow-up review to enhance program understanding
  • Research, methodologies, and best practices to support the program
  • On-Demand program training modules available 24/7

Transformative ideas from education’s thought leaders are captured in stimulating multimedia courses, novice through advanced. Class topics cover critical subject matter—the Science of Reading, use of assessment to drive instruction, writing process, close reading, and teaching agency and independence, to name just a few, with trending topics receiving special ongoing attention.

Program Guidance

Benchmark Advance Program Guide

Explore the Benchmark Advance curriculum, components, and authors.

Benchmark Advance Phonics Brochure

See the program’s explicit, systematic phonics and word study instruction, designed with Wiley Blevins.

Benchmark Adelante Program Guide

Learn about Benchmark Adelante curriculum, components, authors, and language and resource allocation.

Professional Development Brochure

Explore the powerful training and support from Benchmark Education’s expert team.

Benchmark Advance Writing Brochure

Understand how writing connects to reading as students engage in writing to texts and self-selected writing across text types.

Benchmark Advance Assessment Guide

View the comprehensive assessments and reports that help monitor progress and inform instruction.


Research Foundations

Unravel the research behind the Benchmark Advance and Adelante programs to understand the expected outcomes of effective implementation.

Efficacy Report

See how the growth in proficiency for students using Benchmark Advance and Adelante is two and a half times as large as the growth in proficiency for students in districts using other programs.

ESSA Evidence

View Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) Evidence Levels, plus details and comments, on eight studies where Benchmark Advance and Adelante programs were used.

Structured Literacy

Explore how Benchmark Advance aligns to the key tenets of structured literacy, including criteria from the IDA (International Dyslexia Association).

Ready to Advance embodies everything I learned as both an author and practitioner. The program is well-designed and research-based, effectively meeting the needs of each child as they prepare for Kindergarten and beyond.