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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.
Benchmark Advance supports high expectations and achievement for every learner. Validated by research and independent reviewers and used by students and teachers across the United States, the program provides the tools to nurture success.
Using their newest version 1.5 Review Tools, independent, nonprofit curriculum reviewer EdReports rated Benchmark Advance ©2022 K–5 “green” in all three Gateways: Text Quality, Building Knowledge, and Usability.
Benchmark Advance and Benchmark Adelante were both Primary Education Award winners in Tech & Learning Best of 2022.
Authentic Voices Library—the knowledge-building text sets in Benchmark Advance—was recognized by the American Consortium for Equity in Education as the Best Diversity and Inclusion Solution.
Grades 3–6 student results in California, Colorado, Michigan, and Minnesota Districts: Growth in percent of students reaching proficiency using Benchmark Advance vs. students using other instructional materials
A clearly defined K–6 progression facilitates efficient mastery and transfer.
Targeted and explicit modeling is provided for the teacher, including corrective feedback.
At least 50% of time is spent in application, where learning sticks and students show what they know.
Students put learning into practice immediately, with 4-6 weeks of formal review for newly introduced skills.
Resources support learning through senses beyond hearing and sight, helping students with conditions such as dyslexia.
Build knowledge over time through vertically and standardsaligned units informed by the latest research into the Science of Reading, and that require learners to engage deeply with a topic. Knowledge-based social studies, science, and literary topics expand both general and academic vocabulary in support of reading, writing, and constructive conversation.
Access authentic complex texts and the Authentic Voices Library, a 2022 Excellence in Equity Award winner.
Embedded instructional supports guide conversations on a range of topics.
Incorporate a wide range of student identities, languages, backgrounds, and abilities.
Expand knowledge and vocabulary in literary, science, and social studies topics.
Diverse experiences are represented throughout texts.
Text topics expand to real-world applications.
Ensure language and literacy development of English Learners through language objectives, differentiated point-of-use scaffolding, and high expectations. Intervention lessons provide targeted instruction around discrete skills. Formative and summative assessments provide valuable data for instructional next steps.
The framework of Benchmark Advance reflects a comprehensive view of current and confirmed research into how children learn to read: the Science of Reading 360°. Scientific evidence from a spectrum of academic disciplines has informed the foundation of Benchmark Advance, as has the priority we place on integrated instruction and success for all learners.
From educational thought leaders to cognitive scientists, we value a spectrum of academic disciplines to develop our teaching and learning resources.
Aware of ongoing advancements, we stay abreast of the latest validated studies to inform our product development plans.
We foster inclusivity by addressing different types of learners in our instruction, ensuring members of all communities a path to success.
We teach reading, writing, speaking, and knowledge building purposefully—in context and in isolation—with comprehensive student empowerment at the heart of every instructional goal.
Biliteracy guides, instructional support, and customized professional development help educators confidently and effectively teach Spanish and English.
Instructional Guide reflects current biliteracy research and facilitates language allocation in dual language and bilingual classrooms.
Interactive Planners correlate to each week’s instruction and make it easy to preview texts and lessons and to plan collaboratively.
is integrated within aligned units and lesson structures.
in digital and print addresses key differences in languages and authentic literature.
delivers multisensory experiences, eAssessments, and a multilingual glossary.
includes customized language and resource allocation training.
enables all students to feel comfortable, confident, and eager to learn.
celebrate diversity and empower parents to support their children’s learning.
Explore the Benchmark Advance curriculum, components, and authors.
See the program’s explicit, systematic phonics and word study instruction, designed with Wiley Blevins.
Learn about Benchmark Adelante curriculum, components, authors, and language and resource allocation.
Understand how writing connects to reading as students engage in writing to texts and self-selected writing across text types.
View the comprehensive assessments and reports that help monitor progress and inform instruction.
Transform your teaching with data that monitors progress, identifies growth opportunities, and informs instruction.
Unravel the research behind the Benchmark Advance and Adelante programs to understand the expected outcomes of effective implementation.
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.
View Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) Evidence Levels, plus details and comments, on eight studies where Benchmark Advance and Adelante programs were used.
Teachers can customize and assign eBooks and students can save and share their annotations and reviews within the Benchmark Universe™ Digital Platform.
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.
Engage students with videos that introduce units, make phonics fun, support writing, and develop social-emotional skills tied to unit topics.
Monitor progress, identify growth opportunities, and inform instructional next steps with a variety of assessments and robust reports.
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.