Want to Make College Readiness Programs More Effective?

Want to Make College Readiness Programs More Effective? Many widely used high school transition programs have mixed success in improving college readiness, according to a new report from the Brookings Institute, High school transition programs have mixed success in improving college readiness The typical college readiness program begins in 11th grade and consists of a[…]

Manageable and Effective Tools to Mitigate Reading/English Learning Loss

Merit reading comprehension and writing programs have a strong track record of mitigating learning loss.  The software, which is backed by evidence-based research, is liked by students and is easy for teachers to use. Vulnerable subgroups such as special needs students, English learners, and low-income pupils have benefited from using Merit. Why?: Programs are engaging,[…]

Paragraph Punch® Sustains Remote Student Learning During Covid-19

More than 70% of special needs students engaged when Paragraph Punch was used to teach writing skills online More than seventy percent of students in a Minnesota high school’s special needs English class were engaged by remote learning when using Paragraph Punch online during Covid-19. Paragraph Punch is a well-established ed-tech program that guides students through[…]

How a Working Mother Uses Ed Tech to Augment at Home Learning During Covid-19

I’ve been using online learning for my children even before Covid-19 happened. So, during social distancing/home-based learning period, it was not difficult for us to leverage on ed tech to enable learning even more, particularly when schools closed, and children had to study from home. We use different online products for different subjects. Ed tech helps[…]

Covid-19 Support – Free and Discounted Access to Merit Online Learning Activities

As schools are experiencing unplanned interruptions due to COVID-19, long-time ed-tech provider Merit Software is offering free and discounted access to all Merit Online learning activities. Merit is known for providing online skill-building resources for reading comprehension, writing, and grammar combined with built-in scoring and instructional feedback. Great for English language learners, at-risk pupils, and[…]

Merit Launches New, Affordable Online College English Support Tool

‘Grammar Rules and Review’ Provides Supplemental College English Instruction With Built-in Tracking, Recyclable Seats, and No Access Codes New York, NY (April 16, 2020) – Long time ed-tech company Merit Software introduced an innovative online learning tool for higher education institutions this week, ‘Grammar Rules and Review.’ The interactive, web-based English grammar guide offers an[…]

Large Increase In Student Achievement With Merit Software, Study Says

A study conducted by researchers at Marshall University concludes that Merit’s reading and writing intervention increases student achievement for randomly assigned groups who used the software. The Merit intervention was found to have an unusually large effect on students — the magnitude of which has rarely been found in other educational research studies. The study,[…]

2017 Essay Writing Contest Winner

A Memorable Experience Life is always filled with tragedies. Someone close to you will pass away leaving behind memories that you will always remember. These can be family members or friends. For me, my first tragedy that has had an affect was the time when a class mate passed away. Every tragedy has specific details[…]

Merit Software Review – Grammar Fitness

I am a grade 6, 7 and 8 middle school English language arts teacher at Wilton-Lyndeborough Cooperative Middle School.  My co-teacher and I have purchased Grammar Fitness Levels 3 and 4 for the past 3 years.  We have found it to be an excellent tool for increasing achievement in mechanics. The students love using the[…]

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