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ThinkCERCA Adopted by New Mexico Board of Education
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ThinkCERCA’s personalized literacy platform among approved instructional materials for writing across the curriculum 3-12.
ThinkCERCA, a recognized industry leader in student reading and writing growth, the New Mexico Public Education Department has approved its writing curriculum for English Language Arts, Social Studies, Science, and Math for grades 3-12. Designed by veteran teachers, National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) authors, and nationally recognized literacy experts, ThinkCERCA is proven to help students achieve two years of reading growth in one school year. With this adoption, New Mexico educators now have access to a proven resource for aligning literacy efforts across the curriculum with an easy-to- use platform that engages all learners while driving student outcomes in writing and in reading.
Designed to support New Mexico districts and schools in meeting standards, ThinkCERCA includes differentiated close reading and academic writing lessons that were built upon research-based methods for developing students’ language and literacy skills.
“We have been working with districts like Central Consolidate and Farmington for years, helping these districts show what can happen when teams align around student growth, so it is an honor to be an adopted resource for the state” said Eileen Murphy, ThinkCERCA’s founder and CEO. “We’re excited to partner with New Mexico districts and schools that believe in the power of personalized literacy instruction to help all students maximize learning.”
ThinkCERCA’s personalized literacy platform offers:
- direct instruction and self-paced lessons that introduce students to the underlying skills needed to master literacy;
- a patented close reading and academic writing process that guide students through the process of analyzing content-rich texts and multimedia to construct cohesive argumentative, informational, or narrative writings;
- and CERCA Slides and Student Guides for helping teachers implement research-based literacy practices into their classrooms, regardless of technology access.
ThinkCERCA’s lessons are centered around debatable topics that get students thinking critically about real-world issues. These lessons are differentiated for 10 levels to fuel engaging discussions among students of varying readiness levels.
ThinkCERCA has patented critical thinking technology and proven results. An independent, controlled study of 26 ed-tech products by LEAP Innovations showed ThinkCERCA helped students achieve an extra year’s worth of reading growth in one school year. What’s more, SRI Education found that students who used ThinkCERCA saw a 20 percent gain in their writing scores.