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Orchard Now Takes Targeted Instruction Online

Orchard Learning, developer of the Orchard Software school improvement Suite, has launched a new targeted assessment and instruction tool called Orchard Now.

Orchard Now is a Web-based suite of tools designed to allow teachers to assess students and immediately place them into an appropriate individual, standards-aligned instructional program and prescribe remediation for areas that are in need of reinforcement, when needed. The software provides pre-assessment, practice, learning activities, and post-assessments.

Orchard Now also offers automated data collection and progress monitoring through data analysis and reporting tools.

The initial release is provides math activities for grades 1 through 3 (data management, geometry, measurement, number sense, numeration, patterning and algebra, and probability) and assessments and practice for math and language arts for grades 1 through 9 and for science for grades 4, 8, and 9. Orchard said the software will support additional subject areas and grade levels in the future.

Orchard Now is launching today. Further information is available here.

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