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To see remarkable student growth, we recommend students complete 10 of our Premium writing lessons in one year across the curriculum.

When students complete 10 Applied Reading and Writing lessons through our Premium version, they gain an average of two years' academic growth.

Basic

Includes these features:

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Short reading lessons (known as Additional Reading Practice) in ELA, social studies, science, and math
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Lessons differentiated by four groups of levels (grades 3-5, 6-8, 9-10, and 11-12)
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Multiple-choice assessments aligned to all state standards

Premium

Includes everything in Basic, plus:

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Applied Reading and Writing Lessons in ELA, social studies, science, and math
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Lessons differentiated across 10 levels from 3rd grade to 12th grade
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Writing benchmark assessments to determine student level
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Close reading supports for high-quality, authentic texts (informational and literature)
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Scaffolded process and literacy framework for argumentative, narrative, and informational writing
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Standards-aligned grading rubrics for writing assignments
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Data dashboards to track student growth
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Direct Instruction lessons to introduce key literacy concepts
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Curated teacher resources for ELA lessons
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Technical and instructional supports for developing bilingual students
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Dedicated success team to support school or district-wide implementation

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

What is the CERCA Framework?

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.

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How does ThinkCERCA Premium work for students, teachers, and administrators?

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.

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What kind of growth can I expect?

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.

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Is ThinkCERCA research-based?

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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Interested in Learning More?

Schedule a meeting with someone from our school partnerships team to discover how ThinkCERCA can transform your district.