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.

Assignment and Delivery of Content

Enable Differentiated Instruction via Lessons

  • Teachers control the topics at the learning objective level, as well as controlling the depth of coverage. The teacher assigns the content level based off student’s individual needs or can assign the whole grade level for students to complete over the course of the year.
  • The adaptive technology determines which questions to deliver based upon each student's individual responses. This allows for the same class to have students working behind, on, and above grade level. Personalized review assignments can be created prior to critical assessments to focus on areas of weakness.

Reinforce Learning with Recharge

  • The Recharge feature helps students better understand what they know and what they don't know to reinforce topics and build to mastery. Students can refresh and recharge their learning on concepts that need extra attention.
  • Progress isn't measured while students are doing a Recharge, so they can feel confident using it as much or as little as needed.

Drive Student-Centered Learning with Choice

  • After selecting a question’s answer, and then selecting their confidence level, students are provided with immediate feedback stating reasons for incorrect answers.
  • If students answer problems incorrectly, prescribed resources are served to the student to provide explanations on learning the concept. Students are given choices on how they want to be prescribed support: they can select Reading or Interactive Learning Resource.
  • Students can also use the self-study Recharge feature as needed for extra practice on challenging concepts to develop confidence with the objective. It does not have to be assigned by the teacher. Students can also track their own learning.

Provide Practice for On-Grade Level Students

  • Rise can be used as independent practice work for progress monitoring and to fill in the gaps during or after a lesson.
  • Access to earlier grades can be assigned for selected students to build prior knowledge during independent learning.

Reporting & Assessment

Assessment at the Learning Objective Level

  • Assessments are written to evaluate each learning objective and can be used to determine objectives that are most challenging for students.
  • If districts have other data on students, teachers can target specific learning concepts to practice and assess. They can also use performance data to create a personal study path prioritizing each student's weakest areas.

In-Depth Progress Monitoring and Real-Time Feedback

  • Customized student reporting dashboards help students track their learning with reports that reveal where they're struggling.
  • Teachers can see the overall class performance on the assignment and a specific student's performance. They can easily identify students who may be at risk or behind grade level to help them learn the concepts and topics they need to perform at on or above grade level.