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KidBiz and TeenBiz Review

Company: Achieve 3000
Assessment: Yes
Instruction: Yes
Grades: 2-12
Subject: Reading
Delivery: online
Achieve 3000's products are comprehension instructional products focused around providing articles that are leveled to each student's ability. So the idea is that all students will read an article on the same topic. But students with lower reading ability will have a version with a lower readability. The grouping is KidBiz grades 2 to 5. TeenBiz is grades 6 to 12. The computer based program also has other activities organized around these articles. If schools are looking for group instruction centered around articles then this is a great product. For indivdiualized differentiated instruction Unique Reader and Unique Reader Secondary are more appropriate. Unique Reader address decoding and comprehension instruction where Achieve 3000 assumes decoding has been mastered. Unique Reader Secondary teachers explicit lessons on comprehension strategies at the pace of the student. The assessments included in KidBiz and TeenBiz are a lexile leveler and some progress monitoring assessment. It does not provide diagnostic assessment like with DORA.

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