Level 1 Make It Happen activity collects students' performance data that indicates they understand that they control what happens on the screen, attention to the task, and the type of prompt that elicits the best response. The goal is for the learner to pay attention to the videos: press, release, wait, and watch without extra clicks.
Level 2 Language Readiness activities present foundational vocabulary and collect performance data of behavior for learning. The number of prompts and presses measures the behavior of attention to task. The learner displays receptive language skills of the vocabulary by paying attention to short phrases and stories; this demonstrates the behavior for learning.
Level 3 Emerging Language is the first level that the learner is asked to activate onscreen buttons and make a choice in response to a question. Switch users will now start using scanning to navigate to answer choices. The learner demonstrates an understanding of language presented in the stories, the ability to wait, and choice-making skills.
Assessment stories are told using core vocabulary and are available in three presentation types: illustrations, pictures, and videos. Extra Practice stories have two presentation types: illustrations and symbolized sentences.
Core vocabulary is a set of 145 fundamental, basic vocabulary words needed both for learning and communication. It is important to know which words are understood and which may need to be strategically taught so that each learner establishes a solid foundation of vocabulary for learning. The white paper Strategic Vocabulary for Learning by Madalaine Pugliese, MS, Ed.S explains the selection of words and their importance to communicating in a learning environment.
Assessment Report is a powerful tool to illustrate the progress learners have made over a period of time. Results from completed assessment activities provide data to generate graphs that show overall growth in accuracy and independence; tables to show vocabulary mastery; and summary reports for alternate assessments, learner portfolios, or meetings to discuss the learner's progress.
Extra Practice activities are included as one convenient source of daily practice in learning readiness and emerging language skills with curriculum-based content. The five activities in Extra Practice are structured the same as the activities in Assessment with adjustable prompt types, prompt frequency, presentation type, and sign language videos. Extra Practice provides unique features, including customizable story content and the ability to view story sentences in symbolized text.
Core Words Power Station is available for Windows, Mac, and iPad, or as a 1 or 3-year web subscription. The subscription allows teachers to assign apps, view results, and monitor usage for up to 20 students. With a subscription, students can access the software from the Attainment HUB website or by logging in through the ipad or desktop app. The full iPad app can be purchased from the App Store* or directly from Attainment Company. When purchasing the app from Attainment Company, you will receive an Access Code to unlock the free Lite version of the app on all platforms. The Lite version for iPad is available on the App Store. For Windows and Mac, the software is downloaded from the Attainment HUB website. Detailed instructions for downloading and unlocking the app will be included when you receive the Access Codes.* Attainment Company can not provide refunds for purchases made on the App Store or from in-app purchases.
|Age Group||Age Neutral|
|Platform||Windows, Mac, iOS, Web-Based|