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Press Release: Achieve3000, Inc. Granted U.S. Patent for Online Differentiated Instruction Methodology
Company’s Online Literacy Instruction Improves Student Reading and Writing, Prepares Them for College and Career Success
LAKEWOOD, N.J. – May 14, 2014– Achieve3000®, the leader in online differentiated instruction, announced today that its system and method of providing differentiated nonfiction content to students based on their Lexile®/reading levels has been granted U.S. Patent Number 8,714,986 by the United States Patent and Trademark Office with additional patents pending.
Achieve3000 online literacy solutions for grades 2-12 dramatically accelerate reading gains, boost mastery of the Common Core Standards and performance on high-stakes tests, and prepare students for college and career. The patented methodology starts with the administration of LevelSet™, the only online assessment of nonfiction text. Based on that assessment, students are placed at their individual Lexile/reading levels and then complete lessons that are differentiated to meet their needs, whether they are reading at, below, or above grade level. With Achieve3000, differentiation is built in, so the whole class is exposed to the same content-area topic in English and Spanish, but text and activities are auto-adjusted to each student’s current reading level. Real-time monitoring and reporting make it easy to track student progress. Achieve3000 is currently used by more than two million students worldwide.
“For nearly 15 years, students around the country have been realizing remarkable literacy gains by using Achieve3000,” said Saki Dodelson, Co-Founder and CEO, Achieve3000. “Receiving this patent is proof of the uniqueness and effectiveness of our approach to differentiating instruction in a way that accelerates the path to college and career readiness for all students.”
The patent was awarded to Achieve3000’s Dodelson, Co-founder and Chief Academic Officer Susan Gertler, and Senior Vice President of Research and Development Rivki Locker.
Achieve3000 is the leader in online differentiated instruction, serving millions of students nationwide. For nearly 15 years, the company has been helping students achieve significant Lexile reading gains compared to non-users of the program. Based on decades of scientific research, Achieve3000’s patented system and methodology and online solutions deliver engaging, nonfiction content that supports core curriculum, Response to Intervention, English language learning, special education, and other instructional models. These solutions – eScience3000® (for grades 6-8), KidBiz3000® (for grades 2-5), TeenBiz3000® (for grades 6-8), Empower3000™ (for grades 9-12) and Spark3000® (for adult learners) – are aligned with Common Core State Standards for English language arts as well as state standards. Achieve3000 supports 21st century education initiatives across content areas and is raising student performance around the world. The company is based in Lakewood, N.J. Learn more about Achieve3000 online at www.achieve3000.com or by calling 888-968-6822.