When students complete 10 Applied Reading and Writing lessons through our Premium version, they gain an average of two years' academic growth.
Differentiation Made Easy
With ThinkCERCA, leveled texts are available to teachers with just a click. Less time differentiating texts means more time spent one-on-one with students.
Questions and Answers
CERCA is a flexible, research-based framework that helps students engage in critical thinking. Students learn to make claims, support them with evidence, explain their reasoning, address counterarguments, and speak to their audience with appropriate language. Through this process, students learn to express their ideas effectively and consume information critically.
ThinkCERCA provides differentiated texts, lessons, supports, and assessments that teachers can assign to students. Teachers have access to data dashboards to track student progress, and administrators can track growth across classroom, school, or district. Teachers are also provided with instructional resources to help personalize literacy instruction, and schools are paired with a ThinkCERCA representative (a School Success Manager) to provide individual support in alignment with school goals.
A 2016 controlled study by LEAP Innovations shows ThinkCERCA helped students achieve an extra year’s worth of academic growth. To achieve such results, we recommend students complete 10 Applied Reading and Writing lessons in a school year.
ThinkCERCA was built upon an ever-growing body of research, including decades of research from the University of Chicago, as well as years of practice and continuous learning conducted by our design team.
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