New Exclusive Approach to First Grade Standards Prep
Education Debuts Measuring Up for Level A/Grade 1
on: August 3, 2009, 7:31 am
Brook, New Jersey, August 3, 2009 – Peoples Education, a
leading provider of supplemental educational material for the
K-12 school market, announced today the addition of first grade
materials to the successful Measuring Up to the California Content
Standards program. This exclusive approach to first grade standards
preparation includes two levels in one book to give teachers flexibility
to differentiate instruction for a wide range of student needs..
The Level A program includes instructional worktexts, Diagnostic
Practice Tests, and Building Stamina booklets for English Language
Arts and Mathematics.
“We took our time to research what would be the best option
for first grade teachers and their students,” commented
Diane M. Miller, the company’s co-founder and Chief Creative
Officer. “Having two sets of lessons on the same standards
allows teachers to scaffold instruction for their first-grade
students and for second-grade students who need specialized instruction
to bridge the gap from first grade to second. We believe this
program meets the needs of California educators in a more realistic
way than traditional materials.”
The worktexts include Early Level lessons to be used at the beginning
of first grade and Bridging Level lessons for the second half
of first grade and second graders needing intervention. The program
helps students transition to second grade and prepare early for
the second grade assessment.
Lisa Anderson, a key advisor on the project and K-6 Reading Specialist
from National City, said, “I am thrilled Peoples Education
is coming out with a Grade One version of Measuring Up. I love
how these workbooks present the essential California standards
in an easy-to-learn, student-friendly format.”
A variety of assessment tools are available to help teachers diagnose
student needs and monitor progress. Two short Diagnostic Practice
Tests, one for Early Level and one for Bridging Level, can be
used as a pretest and posttest for the program. These diagnostic
assessments cover the key grade 1 standards with 30 questions
each. Separate Building Stamina booklets are designed as formative
assessments to be used at the end of each chapter in the Early
and Bridging levels. All the assessment results can be used to
prescribe specific Early and Bridging lessons in the Level A Measuring
Up worktext for a truly customized approach for every classroom.
Peoples Educational Holdings, Inc.
Peoples Educational Holdings, Inc. is a publisher and marketer
of print and electronic educational materials for the K-12 school
market. The Company focuses its efforts in two market areas:
Test Preparation, Assessment, and Instruction
Test Preparation and Assessment: The Company creates and sells
state customized, print and electronic, test preparation and assessment
materials that help teachers prepare students for success in school
and for required state proficiency tests, grades 2-12.
Instruction: The Company produces and sells proprietary state
customized print worktexts and print and web-based delivered assessments,
for Grades 2-8. These products provide students with in-depth
instruction and practice in reading, language arts, and mathematics.
In addition, the Company’s backlist remedial and multicultural
products are included in this group.
The Company distributes K-8 supplemental literacy materials for
three publishers, on an exclusive basis in the United States.
These materials include an extensive selection of leveled reading
materials; high interest engaging resources for striving readers;
series that integrate reading, science and social studies; and
selections and strategies for English Language Learners.
The Company distributes instructional materials that meet the
academic standards high schools require for honors, college preparation,
and Advanced Placement courses. The Company is the exclusive high
school distributor for two major college publishers, and also
creates proprietary supplemental materials for this market.
The Company's proprietary products are supplemental in nature.
They are predominately soft-cover, high gross profit margin titles
that can be sold efficiently through the Company's direct sales
force, as well as through catalogs, direct mail, telemarketing,
and independent commission sales representatives. Distributed
products are both basal and supplemental in nature.
Ginny Tanaka, Vice President of National Sales
Saddle Brook, NJ 07663