Pedagogy and Features for Rise

Content: Source, Depth, and Structure

Trusted, Aligned Content Provides Timely, Needed Support

  • Rise content is curated from McGraw Hill's proven instruction and is powered by Smartbook 2.0's adaptive learning engine.
  • The content is also aligned to NWEA's research on the "COVID-19 Slide," which may have deeper consequences than a typical student’s "summer slide."
  • Rise learning objectives allow educators to unpack standards.

Depth of Content Allows for Review and Reinforcement

  • There are approximately 1,100 objectives in both ELA and Math. Each objective has no more than five questions associated to them with targeted reasoning, in addition to two reteaching resources that allow for review and reinforcement of topics to improve comprehension and mastery.
  • Content is unique to each grade range but is not specific to each learner. Reading content and other resources can be selected at any time to help all students.
  • Questions are comprised of interactive learning resources, multiple choice, and fill-in-the-blank.
  • Metacognition of student's confidence is captured after each question, helping teachers understand student perceptions of what they know. However, there are no extended response items due to needed reporting checks.
  • The full range of content for grades 3–8 will be available upon purchase for the respective discipline(s).

Content Mini-Cycles Improve Retention

  • Rise uses mini-cycles of questions that consist of no more than five concepts at a time, creating smaller, easier to absorb "chunks" of content. Once students demonstrate that they understand a concept, the related questions will no longer appear.
  • If students continue to struggle with a concept, they are more likely to encounter repeating questions—limiting guessing and rote memorization.
  • Students are intentionally focused by cycling their learning through five core concepts at a time, creating spaced practice between related ideas to strengthen their overall concept retention.