Special Education Online Assessment & Curriculum

Research-based tools for assessment, instruction, and progress monitoring

Next Generation Software Tools for Writing Truly Individualized IEPs and Delivering Powerful Individualized Instruction

  • Online diagnostic assessments identify learning gaps and narrative present levels (PLAAFPs) for students with disabilities
  • Automatic diagnostic data reporting supports accurate IEP development with a time savings of 50% +
  • Specially Designed Instruction (SDI) in reading and math  delivers data-driven lessons at students’ Zone of Proximal Development
  • Real-time one-click progress monitoring ensures that student progress toward annual goals is measured frequently
  • Appropriate for most students with disabilities including cognitive disabilities, learning disabilities, and language impairment
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5-Step SPED PD Model

Achieve ongoing academic progress for children and students with disabilities

Step 1: LGL diagnostics analyze each individual child’s standards-based learning gaps and present levels (PLAAFP).

Step 2: IEP teams develop individualized education programs (IEPs) using LGL narratives and standards-based data.

Step 3: LGL system assigns specially designed instruction (SDI)  for students with disabilities at the appropriate ZPD. Teachers can always self-select lesson assignments.

Step 4: LGL provides standards-based formative assessments that are vertically scaled into the original dataset.

Step 5: LGL provides ongoing progress monitoring, tracking student performance from the initial evaluation. No data collection required by teachers.

LGL provides reporting and narratives for classroom teachers and parents of students with disabilities. 

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Why use Let’s Go Learn’s Special Education Programs? Let our customers explain!

“Students at the Boys & Girls Club of the Suncoast love Let’s Go Learn lessons. They have music and animation and are like games! The more they play, the more they learn!”

Julie Christman, Director of Literacy, Boys & Girls Club of the Suncoast

“Let’s Go Learn is a lifesaver. They have assessments that diagnose gaps and automatically place students at the best instructional level. Plus there are built-in formative assessments and progress monitoring that allow me to focus on what each student needs.”

Jennifer Salazar, Master Teacher, Waco, Texas ISD

Step 1: Special Education Diagnostics in Reading and Math

Our online diagnostics identify the present level of academic performance and functional performance (PLAAPF) for individuals with disabilities and thus find their zone of proximal development. Because our assessment process is adaptive, students spend less time on problems that are too easy or difficult. The result: a sharp decrease in testing time and student anxiety.

Math assessments are aligned to state educational standards. For elementary students, they include numbers and operations, measurement, geometry, data analysis, and algebraic thinking. For middle school students and secondary students, assessments include Algebra I.

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Reading assessments are aligned to state educational standards and include phonics, word recognition, high-frequency words, spelling, oral vocabulary, and reading comprehension. Dyslexia screening, phonemic awareness and fluency assessments are also available.

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Step 2: IEP-Aligned Reporting

Our assessment reporting is organized to support Individualized Education Program (IEP) requirements: goals, benchmarks, and PLAAFP/present level equivalencies for all subskills. With our next-generation tools, classroom teachers can focus on creating the optimal instruction for students rather than on statistical analysis.

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“Our IEP teams report a 50% time savings in writing their IEPs with LGL’s aligned data and narratives.”

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Step 3: Data-Driven Instruction That Drives Educational Progress for Students with IEPs

Our system uses diagnostic data with Artificial Intelligence (AI) to assign instruction for students designed to address learning gaps. Online specially designed instructional (SDI) courses are automatically created to use as supplemental education curriculum. Teachers can also assign lessons to individual students as needed.

Our reading and math courses are especially appropriate for students with disabilities:

  • Correlate to all state standards
  • Integrate critical thinking strategies with standards-based skills development
  • Include direct instruction and practice 
  • Provide feedback for incorrect responses
  • Use assistive technology by combining music, voice intonation, animation, and game-like interactivity
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Step 4: Built-In Formative Assessments that Auto-Adjust Instruction

With a few clicks, classroom teachers can assign our built-in formative tests and assessments to individual students with disabilities at regular intervals. Not only do these ensure that students have mastered learning objectives, but they ensure FAPE compliance. Formative assessments can be used to monitor educational progress in all educational environments, including RTI programs, afterschool, and summer school. Our next-gen system uses the formative assessment data to automatically update the student learning path.

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LESSON QUIZZES: At daily or weekly intervals, teachers queue up quizzes on skills or concepts learned in the classroom or online. The system then assesses mastery and reports on, compares, and stores the data.

UNIT ASSESSMENTS: At weekly, monthly, or quarterly intervals, teachers queue up assessments for targeted units. The system analyzes and reports the data. Then it updates the student’s learning path.

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Step 5: One-Click Progress Monitoring

Our educational tools for students with disabilities capture and monitor student progress in real-time.

  • Captures and stores all student test data into a single vertically-scaled dataset
  • Presents data in meaningful progress reports
  • Supports continuous progress monitoring, benchmark and goal attainment, and communication with parents of children with disabilities
  • Provides special education services with quarterly and annual compliance testing data
  • Provides data collection for special education teachers at school districts, whether they provide public education or private education
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And to Make It All Work: Customized Professional Development

Our goal is to inform, engage, and inspire administrators and educators.

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Our courses are customized to your special education goals. Topics may include:

  • Leadership best practices
  • Legal compliance
  • Program management
  • Navigating the pandemic
  • Family communication
  • Social-emotional learning
  • Research-based programs, assessments, and tools
  • STEM and special education

Take a few minutes to listen to Bertie Brown, Director of IEP in Houston ISD, talk about LGL’s Professional Development.

“The session empowered teachers and took a deep dive into the IEP process and the pressing need to offer support to all students.”

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Key Benefits for Special Education

Common Questions

How does LGL work with students who need accommodations?

Given the nature of Let’s Go Learn assessments, test accommodations will tend to have more flexibility based on the discretion of the resource teacher or the district policy. DORA, ADAM, and DOMA are diagnostic assessments, meaning that their data is generally not used for high-stakes accountability. As a result, if the student’s accommodation calls for the allowance of a calculator during a math assessment, Let’s Go Learn permits this accommodation to be made and does not have any strict policy against a teacher or administrator making this decision. Scores are not rolled up into a normalizing algorithm, which in the case of a high-stakes assessment might restrict scores with accommodations from being used.

Can I use LGL in my district's Response to Intervention (RTI) programs?

You can administer our adaptive diagnostic easily to all your students in a particular grade level, group, or school in order to get diagnostic data to help inform instruction. Once students complete the diagnostic, you will receive reporting and narratives on each student's current grade level regardless of current grade. This will let you know for example how many students are above, at, or below grade level in the learning standards for K-12 reading and math.

Could some of my students with disabilities experience the math condition called dyscalculia?

Yes. Recent studies have shown that 5-10% of students have dyscalculia and some percentage of these students also have dyslexia. Adding goals to IEPs that address a student's math performance will ensure that students get the interventions that they need. Teachers can use DOMA to diagnose math-related issues; Math Edge to provide targeted customized learning activities; and then monitor student progress with our formative assessments to address learning issues caused by dyscalculia.

Can I use Let's Go Learn for Data-Based Individualization?

Absolutely! Data-based individualization (DBI) is a powerful process for reaching students who need intensive intervention (Tier 3 in RTI and MTSS). Begin the process with diagnostic assessment data from our research-based assessments DORA and DOMA, which evaluate a content-specific area of concern. The diagnostic data drives the implementation of our validated interventions, LGL Math Edge or LGL ELA Edge. Frequent progress monitoring with our formative assessments re-align the intervention to current student performance, ensuring the effectiveness of DBI.

Does Let's Go Learn have special data collection tools?

Our underlying AI platform automatically collects all student data from their online diagnostic assessments, scores and time on task for their instructional paths, and scores from their formative assessments. We do this so educators, students, and parents can monitor student progress and adjust instruction and strategies in reading and math throughout the year.

How do LGL's online tools provide progress monitoring in special education?

For students with disabilities and students at any MTSS/RTI Tier, LGL’s progress monitoring process is composed of five steps. Step 1: LGL diagnostics analyze each individual child’s standards-based learning gaps and present levels (PLAAFP). Step 2: IEP teams develop individualized education programs (IEPs) using LGL narratives and standards-based data. Step 3: LGL system assigns specially designed instruction (SDI) for students with disabilities at the appropriate ZPD. Teachers can always self-select lesson assignments. Step 4: LGL provides standards-based progress monitoring with formative assessments that are vertically scaled into the original dataset. Step 5: LGL curriculum provides ongoing progress monitoring, tracking student academic performance from the initial evaluation. No data collection required by teachers.

Does LGL have a data collection app that special education teachers can use to capture student data?

LGL uses a built-in data collection platform that collects progress monitoring data in math and reading. Pre-built quizzes and adaptive tests allow teachers to know exactly what students are learning or when they are not making progress. This data merges with baseline data so that demonstrating progress or lack of progress is very easy to do. Special Education teachers can thus focus on instruction rather than bookkeeping tasks.

Does LGL have testing and assessments for special education?

Our online adaptive diagnostic assessments are designed to support testing for every individual student. By employing revolutionary adaptive logic, Let’s Go Learn’s math and reading assessments maximize the information obtained about each student while minimizing test-taking time and anxiety. The granular data provides educators and teachers with a comprehensive picture of each learner’s strengths and weaknesses at a skill and concept level. This translates to a prescriptive path for true personalized learning. For students with IEPs, this means providing automated Specially Designed Instruction (SDI) that both eliminates learning gaps and accelerates learning.

Does Let's Go Learn have the best special education software? Please explain.

We believe that our system provides the most effective and equitable special education software available today. The design of the Let’s Go Learn Edge series requires that students take a computer-adaptive assessment, after which the system assigns them to the appropriate online prescriptive instruction. The prescriptive instruction is designed with a game-based paradigm that intrinsically motivates students to accomplish activities without the limitations of time or previous failures. Songs, music, animation, graphics, and audio provide learning experiences for students of all learning styles. Effective learning occurs when instruction is customized to the needs of each student, addressing individual strengths and weaknesses. Our formative assessments and progress monitoring ensure that educators can continuously adjust instruction and strategies for students with disabilities.
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