Flexible & Effective Intervention
Available for use with
Supplemental Education Services (SES),
Response to Intervention (RTI) and more.
Learning Force™ Works!
Math Force™ Accelerates Learning in One Year Students' Skills Improvement
In 26 districts in Southeastern Colorado, 1,000 students throughout the Program
using Math Force™ showed one year median growth Learning Force™ has proven itself time and again,
percentile gains of 16 points on the math section of with double-digit improvements in essential skills,
the Colorado Student Assessment Program (CSAP) from and has also generated very high satisfaction
2008 to 2009. Students not participating in Math Force rates among parents.
experienced a decline of 9 points during the same time.
Median Growth Percentile
70% 70% 67%
50% 50% 49%
30% 30% 25%
2008 2009 Reading Math
(+21 pts) (+42 pts)
Students using Math Force™ Before
Based on students taking part
in Learning Force™ programs
Students not using Math Force™ After in 2007-2008
“The Math Force curriculum A Parent's Point of View
supported students to make 94 percent of Learning Force™ parents are very
gains on our first district satisfied with their child’s expertise.
Parent satisfaction with Learning Force
As BOCES Director, I am 4% 2%
now seeing the math
gains across all schools, Very Satisfied
no matter the grade or Satisfied
scheduling option.” 94%
– Matt Snyder, or Un-satisfied
BOCES Director Parents of students attending Learning Force
and former principal programs, 2007-2008 school year
“My sixth grader’s reading has improved
dramatically, and I’ve watched her
academic performance go sky high!”
– Parent, New York City
Learning Force™ is a proven, academic intervention program for Math and Reading.
It is targeted for students who are low performing or who have learning gaps on some foundation skills. In addition to well-
designed lesson plans, pre- and post- assessments and progress monitoring, Learning Force comes with a full support team
to help your school or district put an effective intervention plan in place.
Learning Force is delivered for Grades 3-8 through two complementary modules, Reading ForceTM and Math ForceTM.
The key features of the Learning Force program are:
Flexibility Well-Designed Lesson Plans
Each lesson is 60 minutes, with sections that can be & Progress Monitoring
instructed in 30 or 45 minute segments, giving the ability Lesson plans use the following cycle of instruction:
to teach as part of a regular class lesson or use as an
before or afterschool tutoring program.
MOTIVATE TEACH GUIDED PRACTICE
Research-based Curriculum EXTENSION INDEPENDENT PRACTICE
The rigorous and engaging curriculum was developed
from 7 years of intensive research with thousands of
students in EdisonLearning partner schools, using our
hallmark Benchmarking assessment system.
Aligned to State Standards
The program is strategically aligned with each state’s
standards for math and reading. Special emphasis is
given to those standards most evident on state tests.
Students takes grade-level criterion referenced
pre- and post- assessments used to create their Individual
Achievement Plan for each student. Skill levels are
assessed at the beginning to determine a student’s
targeted areas of skills focus and assessed at program’s
end to see a student’s skill acquisition.
This gives students time for direct instruction and ample
opportunities for practice, both with teacher guidance or
on their own.
Progress monitoring probes are
available to give teachers a chance
to re-teach a lesson to ensure
students retain it.
Focus skill ideas
Comprehensive Resource Materials
Detailed resource materials include:
Learning Force™ Extras:
• Teacher edition – print and accessible online,
includes best practices, modeling scripts and
Un-paralleled Teacher Support
• Personal workbooks for students
and Professional Development
• Math manipulatives Learning Force™ is a teacher-friendly model, with
• Classroom library with both fiction and built-in support and professional development
information texts to ensure success. Teachers have online access to
the following materials through a single point:
Support for English Language Learners (ELLs)
Special techniques are provided for ELLs, including:
• Lessons begin with stated vocabulary
The Teacher Portal
or skill assistance
• Strong emphasis on teaching
• Support with discussion of similar sounding
words from other cultures
• Use of drawings, examples, and pantomime for other teachers.
words needed to describe characters or setting
• Partner work and cooperative learning accessible by
grade and subject
• Cooperative Learning and grouping strategies
• Use of Distractor Analysis to explain why wrong
answers are incorrect
Meaningful and Actionable Reports:
• Resources by grade and subject level,
including lesson plans, pacing calendars
and research studies
• Progress monitoring tools, including
help by skill mini-assessments and progress
Know which skills
still need work
• Intro to Learning Force
• Forums to interact with
• Information on general practices,
• Individual Achievement plans are used as a
such as differentiated instruction,
progress monitoring tool.
questioning strategies, engagement
• Assessment Summary Report shows practices and use of data analysis.
achievement at a strand and skill level by
student. Teachers can understand what areas • Announcements to keep up-to-date on
needs more class focus. the program changes and professional
• School and District Report also available.
Ways to Engage Supplemental Education Services (SES)
Learning Force is used as an SES program, providing
Students and Parents 60 hours of free afterschool tutoring. Learning Force
is tailored to meet the funding requirements of each
Each Learning Force™ program includes a student
SES program, based on student hours of attendance.
rewards kit. Students are rewarded on the 3 A’s. EdisonLearning is an approved SES provider in New York
The rewards have proven to be a motivation for City, Chicago and Baltimore.
Response to Intervention (RTI)
Participation Learning Force supports RTI with standards- based
AT T E N DA N C E during lessons rigorous curriculum, tiered instruction with
differentiation, ongoing student assessment and
Helping other collaboration with parents and family involvement.
AT T I T U D E students and being
respectful to others Learning Force can be used for Tier 2 RTI interventions.
Trying their hardest, Focus on Reading ForceTM
AC H I EV E M E NT sharing knowledge Reading ForceTM is a 30-hour plus intervention program
with others that supports all learners to increase vocabulary
development and reading comprehension building a
strong connection with daily reading instruction.
Parent involvement is critical to student success.
• Research-based reading and word
Learning Force parents are engaged through recognition strategies are provided to
monthly Parent Connections Newsletters, giving strengthen comprehension.
tips on how to help their children with math and
• The six reading skills of a good reader
reading at home. (Reading Comprehension; Vocabulary
Development; Reading for Meaning; Organizing
Information; Locating Information; Responding
to Text) are reviewed.
"The Math Force™ program is easy
• Students access a classroom library of fiction
to follow, leaving more time to and information texts
teach. The materials are
comprehensive and Focus on Math ForceTM
Math ForceTM is the 30-hour plus intervention program
modeled in such a way that teaches research-based math strategies needed to
to make learning fun and strengthen understanding of mathematical concepts.
interesting. Student’s math • Engaging math puzzles/games and
graphic organizers are included
skills improved as did
• Support with “Fixing Common Errors” is
their confidence in articulated in each lesson
mathematics. The • Opportunities to use math manipulatives
program is fun in each lesson
to teach and the
students had a
– Jennifer O’Leary