to the books students want to read and teachers want to teach
through personalized libraries and
with real-time data that fosters a
students, classrooms, and school
districts exceeding literacy goals
One in nine adult Americans struggle with employment outcomes as well as personal and social well-being – all because of low literacy skills. LightSail is dedicated to turning students into readers who will become engaged global citizens in the 21st Century.
So, in 2012 we got a group of the brightest minds in education got together to create the world’s best literacy solution. We knew a few key things from our experience in the classroom:
• Students grow faster when engaged and challenged by an abundance of just right texts
• Students are motivated by understanding their own progress data
• Educators can do more with better progress monitoring
So we set to work crafting, testing and perfecting the reading experience we wish we had in our own schools.
Today we are advancing literacy in schools all across the US, serving hundreds of thousands of students across nearly 500 districts.
A group of teachers and students from Mineola Middle School shared about their experience using LightSail at a recent school board meeting, reports The Island Now. “It amazes me how articulate the children are and how knowledgeable they are about what they are doing in school and their own learning,” Mineola school Superintendent Michael Nagler said. […]
For the second year in a row, Common Sense’s Graphite site for educators has given LightSail a 5-star editorial review rating. This is, quite simply, an amazing validator, as Graphite is among the most trusted clearinghouses for excellent educational products. LightSail is among one of the the most highly-reviewed literacy products on Graphite and this, […]
Education Week examines the ways ed tech tools enhance formative assessment in a recent article, “Technology Fed Growth in Formative Assessment.” The piece lists the characteristics of effective assessments in today’s top ed tech tools, including their ability to be instantaneous, embedded, and adaptive, and lists LightSail as a leader in the field. The article states, “Formative […]