Arizona: Race to the Top

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Race to the Top

Arizona's Race to the Top initiative builds upon a decade of education reform efforts of investing in bold solutions to improve student outcomes and it is now prepared to pursue transformational change.

EPS/School Specialty® Literacy and Intervention has the solutions and expertise to help Arizona educators drive student achievement and close the gap.

Accelerate improvements in high-need schools

Our intervention programs Academy of READING®, Academy of MATH®, S.P.I.R.E.®, and MCI have a proven track record of helping struggling students make significant improvements in proficiency, while our literacy programs Explode The Code®, Making Connections® and Wordly Wise 3000® provide engaging instruction that prepares on-level students for academic success. Click here to read how these programs have helped schools and district raise student achievement. While any of our programs can be used as stand-alone resources we can provide you with an integrated solution, based on your specific needs, to provide targeted instruction and accelerate student outcomes.

Use data to improve instruction

Academy of MATH, Academy of READING and the RTI Package include a sophisticated management system that collects student data and provides real-time progress monitoring data that can be used to differentiate instruction and make informed decisions about the best course of action for each student.

Ensure effective teachers in every classroom

Our extensive Accelerated Learning Model helps every teacher experience success through practical professional development on innovative learning strategies, interpreting and using data in the classroom, and modeling and coaching to develop best practices and accelerate student gains.

EPS/School Specialty Literacy and Intervention programs and services that can help Arizona schools Race to the Top:

Program Fits RTI Tiers Race to the Top Initiative Overview
Academy of MATH® School Turnaround, Data Systems Web-based intensive training in math foundation skills includes assessments, ongoing progress monitoring, continuously updated individual training programs and reporting. 

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Academy of READING® School Turnaround, Data Systems Web-based intensive training in reading foundation skills includes assessments, ongoing progress monitoring, continuously updated individual training programs and reporting.

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RTI Package™ for Academy of READING School Turnaround, Data Systems Web-based tool for RTI data collection, graphical reporting, and case management.

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S.P.I.R.E.® School Turnaround Intensive, multisensory reading intervention program that builds success through a structured and spiraling curriculum.

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MCI School Turnaround Comprehensive literacy intervention program provides students with explicit and direct comprehension, word study and writing instruction.

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Intervention Systems School Turnaround, Data Systems Blended-media model that combines quality, teacher-led instruction with data-driven, online learning and assessment.

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Explode The Code® School Turnaround, Student Achievement Direct phonics instruction to build essential literacy skills.

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Making Connections® Student Achievement Explicit instruction for comprehension skills and strategies.

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Wordly Wise 3000® Student Achievement Targeted, direct vocabulary instruction develops the critical link between vocabulary and reading comprehension.

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Professional Development Teacher Effectiveness Improves teacher effectiveness through product training, instructional strategies, ongoing coaching, and data analysis strategies.

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