Drive Standards Mastery with Edgenuity UpSmart®

UpSmart’s adaptive personalized learning is a great companion to any core curriculum, and helps students master grade-level standards in ELA and math. User-friendly data and reporting also empower teachers with important information, making it the ultimate teaching and learning companion.

Drive Standards Mastery with Edgenuity UpSmart®

Personalized Instruction that Drives Standards Mastery in ELA and Math

Teachers need reliable tools to supplement classroom instruction and help ensure students are mastering grade-level skills and standards, and students need personalized instruction that adapts to meet their needs. Enter UpSmart, the supplemental learning program that helps students master grade-level skills in middle school math and ELA, and gives teachers the detailed data and reporting they need to know their students are learning.

UpSmart combines assessment, instruction, and practice to give every student the support they need at exactly the moment they need it. Designed to be used by all students alongside any core curriculum, UpSmart is the ultimate middle school teaching and learning companion.

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Adaptive Personalized Learning that Works

After a year spent using UpSmart, sixth-grade students at Cross Middle School in Tucson, Arizona outperformed their peers by 44% on the NWEA® MAP® Growth™ math assessment. In addition to increasing standards mastery among students, UpSmart was also found to help make teaching more efficient and instruction more accessible, and to “support the development of productive struggle through rigorous tasks.”

Read our case study to see how UpSmart helped sixth-grade students

How Does UpSmart Work?

The power of UpSmart lies in its ability to automatically differentiate instruction for each student and then to continually adjust the level of instruction, support, and practice each student receives.

Targeted Assessment

Students begin by completing a quick screener assessment (5–10 minutes) for each topic to pinpoint their skill level for that specific topic, and to determine if they need more review and support for the skills they’ve worked on in class or are ready for deeper learning.

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Adaptive Practice + Instruction

Each level features a highly adaptive set of tasks to assess students’ mastery of skills and trigger appropriate scaffolds and instruction. Students participate in technology-enhanced tasks including drag and drop, graphing points and lines, creating data displays, identifying text and images in “hot spot” tasks, and writing constructed responses.

UpSmart continuously accumulates data about each student’s understanding and adapts the difficulty of tasks and instruction as well as the amount of practice accordingly.

Just-in-Time Instruction

When a student struggles with a topic, UpSmart provides a number of scaffolds to help them complete the task and develop a deeper understanding at exactly the moment they need the help.

  • Topic Instruction Videos help students overcome common stumbling blocks.
  • Progressive Hints are tracked and can be requested by students.
  • Answer-Specific Feedback helps students understand common misconceptions.
  • Direct Instruction and Modeling guide students through the question via Show Me videos.
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Award-Winning Technology

In 2018, UpSmart won a BESSIE Award and a SIIA CODiE Award, and was an adaptive technology solution finalist for the EdTech Digest Cool Tool Awards.

2018 BESSIE Award
2018 CODiE Winner
2018 CoolTool Finalist

The Ultimate Teaching and Learning Companion

Teachers and administrators can easily implement UpSmart as a companion to the core curriculum to provide students with additional practice with grade-level skills.

Real-Time Reporting on Student Progress

UpSmart offers continuous access to data and metrics to help teachers and administrators answer these important questions:

  • Which skills and standards have my students mastered and where do they still need to work?
  • What skills and standards are my students struggling with and how can I group students for reteaching?
  • Which students are at risk and what do they need?

Track Student Growth Over Time

UpSmart also has program assessments to provide educators with a tool to track student growth over time. These periodic assessments can be assigned to students up to three times throughout the school year to assess overall mastery of grade-level standards. The reporting dashboard tracks overall growth as well as growth within each domain, giving educators the data they need to assess the effectiveness of their classroom instruction and students’ readiness for high-stakes tests. Teachers can also dive deeper into the data to discover skills and item types that students may be struggling with to inform upcoming teaching and remediation.

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Implementing UpSmart in Your Classroom

UpSmart’s adaptive personalized learning can be used in a number of ways throughout the school year to provide students with additional opportunities to achieve standards mastery:

  • Companion to the core curriculum
  • Test-readiness program
  • Study skills class
  • Summer school
  • Before/after school
  • Saturday academy

UpSmart is also highly customizable to align to a classroom’s scope and sequence. Teachers can assign topics to students in conjunction with their classroom lessons, prioritize and reorder topics as needed, or allow students to complete topics in the order they prefer.

Screenshot of content customization interface in UpSmart

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UpSmart Supports English Language Learners

On-Screen Translation Tools

In order to be successful, it’s crucial that English language learners can access and understand course content. With the translation tools available in UpSmart, students can receive support in their home language. On-screen text can be translated into over 60 languages, including Arabic, Chinese, Filipino, Haitian Creole, Hindi, Japanese, Spanish, and Vietnamese. Additionally, students can hear text read aloud in Arabic, English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, and Spanish.

Translation in UpSmart is provided by Google Translate.

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