Imagine Learning Update Adds Assessment, Learning Tools
Imagine Learning has added
new features to its core product, a software program designed to help
learning English for the first time, with their literacy and language
The latest version of Imagine Learning provides teachers with a number
of new assessment
tools and students with new content and learning tools.
Learning English and Español both address individualized instruction
exercises tailored to each user's needs and internally monitors
progress, accelerating instruction levels based on the user's rate of
in each essential skill area: vocabulary, comprehension, fluency,
newest version includes an Annual Growth Test (AGT) that lets teachers
and document literacy and language skills over an entire school year
closely track student development.
AGT not only will allow educators to get a snapshot or point-in-time
of student skill levels, it will also allow them to see changes in
levels since the initial placement test," said Imagine Learning
Designer Barbara Badgett.
features new to this version include:
- A Fluent
Reader feature designed to help students prepare for reading fluency
and provide teachers with the ability to monitor student performance;
books that support learners in five new languages — Burmese, Farsi,
Polish and Urdu. Imagine Learning already offered programs in 15 other
- A new
end-of-session screen that will let students monitor their own progress
how well they are doing;
- New avatars
in the character creator and new activities in the Imagine Museum; and
- New content that includes
activities designed to teach cause and effect, more articles from the
for older students and new decoding activities for younger students.
Michael Hart is a Los Angeles-based freelance writer and the former executive editor of THE Journal.