About Us

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PERSONALIZED LEARNING

Empower all students to think critically and engage in rich, peer-to-peer collaboration.

  • Instructional minilessons for key skills and concepts across disciplines — perfect for blended and flipped classrooms with self-paced learning
  • A library of leveled, authentic texts, scaffolded for different levels of readiness
  • Standards-aligned, expert lesson design
  • Real-time growth data to drive instruction and respond to student needs
CLOSE READING AND ARGUMENTATION

Our simple argumentation framework works across disciplines for coordinated instruction.

  • Discipline-specific close reading practice improves content literacy skills.
  • Highlighting, annotating, note-taking, and collaborative questioning tools make close reading active.
  • Standards-aligned automated assessments mirror new online assessments and provide real-time data and progress monitoring.
  • Teacher lesson design tools allow teachers to augment, personalize, and customize our library.
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PEER-TO-PEER COLLABORATION

The ThinkCERCA framework and interactive tools empower students to work together to build arguments.

  • Student collaboration with teacher support allows academic literacy development through social and participatory learning.
  • Our interactive Argument Builder tools guide students through how to construct effective arguments.
PAPERLESS GRADING WITH STANDARDS-ALIGNED RUBRICS

Through automated assessment and authentic teacher grading, the ThinkCERCA platform provides actionable feedback for students.

  • Track growth electronically over time.
  • Highlight and annotate on student writing.
  • Facilitate communication and strategic collaboration among teachers online through shared access to “Growth-Focus” comments.
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STUDENT AND SCHOOL DATA

ThinkCERCA’s data dashboards provide easy-to-understand and actionable insights on usage and growth.

  • Track student and overall school activity on the ThinkCERCA platform.
  • Monitor growth data across disciplines through paperless grading.
    Collaborate with multiple sources of data for RTI (Response to Intervention) and Progress Monitoring across grade level teams.
LESSON LIBRARY

The ThinkCERCA Lesson Library features a curated array of minilessons, passages, and automated and constructed response assessments. These standards-aligned lessons can be delivered directly to students at their individual levels of readiness. Our lessons are leveled for grades 3-12 and are developed by master teachers and nationally recognized literacy experts, such as Gerald Graff, Doug Buehl, Katherine McKnight, and Doug O’Roark.

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