School Administrator can import articles via web links, PDFs, or Google Docs to the LightSail platform to supplement the existing LightSail content, and address curriculum needs.
School Administrator can create assignments, such as common baseline and benchmark assessments, using the Curriculum Builder’s multiple choice, short response, extended response, and true/false assessment tools. School admin can also upload Google Doc assessments with Google Classroom integration.
School Administrator can customize existing LightSail assessments to meet their needs, in addition to creating their own multiple choice, short response, extended response, poll, and fill in the blank questions, which appear as students read a text.
School Administrator can use or edit preset LightSail rubrics, or upload their own rubrics, in order to track student progress over time. In the Results feature, school admin can view results at the school, grade, teacher, class, and student level broken down by rubric area.
School Administrator can share content with teachers based on custom criteria and assign due date ranges for teachers to complete common assessments
Monitor how teachers organize their assignments, core texts, and supplemental texts into units, complete with essential questions.
School Administrator can monitor how teachers grade assignments and provide feedback to students.
School Administrator can sort and filter results at the teacher, class, and student level to gauge students’ literacy growth based on a myriad of custom criteria, broken down by skill levels such as claim, evidence, analysis, etc., or by demographics and teacher criteria, such as IEP students, ELL students, first year teachers, teacher improvement plans, etc.
School Administrator can use LightSail’s preset standards-aligned rubrics, or attach their own standards to rubrics and questions, in order to track student progress by standard over time.
School Administrator can create custom groups of students in order to assign targeted texts and assignments, and easily track literacy progress.
School Administrator can support teachers in incorporating reading strategies through color-coded thoughts and an embedded coding key. School admin have access to data regarding how teachers and students use the thoughts and coding features.
School Administrator can add links or media to supplement both texts and assignments in order to support multiple learning styles, and deepen a student’s understanding of the text.
School Administrator can hide text in order to control the content students see, or support teachers with teaching different literacy skills, such as prediction by hiding upcoming text.