DALLAS, Nov. 05, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Voyager Sopris Learning™, provider of evidence-based preK–12 instructional solutions and professional services, announced today the approval of LANGUAGE!® Live California for the 2015 English Language Arts/English Language Development adoption. This literacy intervention simultaneously closes gaps in reading foundation while providing instruction in grade-appropriate text to help students meet the California Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and the California ELA/ELD Framework.
LANGUAGE! Live California brings struggling adolescent learners to grade-level reading expectations. This exciting program blends the best of online instruction with the important aspects of teacher-directed instruction to empower struggling learners and close the reading and writing gap. LANGUAGE! Live California is proven effective with a wide range of student populations. Meeting the California CCSS and the California ELA/ELD Framework, LANGUAGE! Live ensures accelerated learning; intensive instruction of foundational skills; and exposure to grade-equivalent standards, text, and vocabulary to move students to reading independence.
“The 2014-2015 results from LANGUAGE! Live implementations in California and across the U.S. demonstrate substantive gains for students who have had difficulty learning to read for many years,” said Jeffrey A. Elliott, president of Voyager Sopris. “We are excited to bring this customized, state-specific edition to California. Students will have the opportunity to boost their English Language Arts skills while working towards meeting the California state standards.”
LANGUAGE! Live is built on nearly two decades of research and was developed by Louisa Moats, Ed.D., an internationally renowned literacy expert; lead author of LETRS® (Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling) professional development; author of numerous journal articles, books, and instructional materials; and a past vice president of the International Dyslexia Association.
Read detailed results, take an interactive tour, and watch videos of LANGUAGE! Live California in action at www.languagelivecalifornia.com.
About Voyager Sopris Learning
Voyager Sopris Learning™ is committed to partnering with school districts to meet and surpass their goals for student achievement. The suite of instructional and service solutions we provide is not only research based, but also evidence based—proven to increase student achievement and educator effectiveness. Our solutions have been fully tested in the classroom, ensuring that they are easy to implement and teacher friendly. They are innovative, both in overall instructional approach and in the strategic use of technology in blended and 100 percent online solutions, and they are supported by an unparalleled commitment to build local capacity for sustained success. With a comprehensive suite of instructional resources, we provide assessments, professional development and school improvement services, literacy and math instructional tools—both comprehensive intervention and supplemental—and resources to build a positive school climate. Voyager Sopris Learning is a business unit of Cambium Learning® Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:ABCD), based in Dallas, Texas. For more information, visit www.voyagersopris.com.
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