Hear what teachers, assistant principals, and principals have to say about the impact of Benchmark Advance in their classrooms.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Biliteracy guides, instructional support, and customized professional development help educators confidently and effectively teach Spanish and English.
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.
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.
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.