The Language of Content

Articles from the Speak Agent team that provide classroom resources, implementation strategies, research-based perspectives, and updates regarding our Content+LanguageSM platform.

Math Literacy: Cornerstone of the Standards for Mathematical Practice

Who Needs Math Literacy and Why?

All learners need Math Literacy because it is a priority 21st century skillset that includes the ability to comprehend, contextualize, and communicate mathematical information, problems, and thinking. Without this...

What’s in the New CGCS Framework for English Learners?

In April, the Council of the Great City Schools published A Framework for Foundational Literacy Skills Instruction for English Learners to share best practices for teaching ELs of all grade levels. The framework synthesizes the latest research in...

An Update for our Partners

In light of the extraordinary events of last week in the technology industry, I wanted to let all of our school district partners and stakeholders know that the services provided by Speak Agent, Inc. will be unaffected by the failure of Silicon...

Five Secrets to District-Wide Success

My previous post reported on the groundbreaking success with Speak Agent in middle grades math and ELD at Prince George’s County Public Schools. But how did PGCPS achieve results? This article explores the key ingredients to achieving success.

Groundbreaking Research Finds Speak Agent Boosts Math Scores

A new groundbreaking data analysis found that using Speak Agent Math+Languageleads to significant gains in math scores for middle school students at Prince George’s County Public Schools. The research also found a significant effect on English...

Speak Agent Launches Formative Assessment Tool

Level Up is a new formative assessment tool attached to each Speak Agent lesson in our middle school and high school math and science courses. This article describes what the new tool does, how it works, and when it will be added to our courses....

Can Edtech Help with the Teacher Time Crunch?

"You want me to do what now?" Imagine this: You are a school or district administrator and the students in your district have fallen behind in math. You've found the perfect edtech solution to help bridge the gap. But when you share this solution...

Speaking in Crisis

The latest report from WIDA shows a precipitous nationwide decline in language growth for multilingual learners (aka English Learners) in grades K to 8. The chart below compares the gains in WIDA ACCESS scores from the largely pre-pandemic era of...

Speak Agent Offers New PD Courses and Certifications for Teachers

Speak Agent is now offering an expanded catalog of professional learning courses that, for the first time, includes a self-paced digital component. These self-paced modules use Speak Agent digital lessons to teach Speak Agent through hands-on...

Speak Agent Expands iPhone & iPad Access

This week we made major upgrades to the Speak Agent mobile app (v1.2.2) for students. It now supports work on more than 95% of student assignments on iPhones® or iPads®. This means that students can do virtually everything in Speak Agent on iOS...

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