1. 1 in every 10 students in the United States is an English Language Learners (ELL).
2. 71% of all ELL speak Spanish.
3. In Texas, Spanish speakers comprise 90% of all ELL.
4. The majority of ELL are born in the USA.More Info
CHALLENGE 1: School administrators are addressing the needs of the growing number of ELLs reactively instead of proactively.
CHALLENGE 2: English Language Learners historically underperform when compared to English native speakers. The achievement gap between ELLs and non-ELLs has been discouragingly stagnant for 20 years.
CHALLENGE 3: Hispanic ELLs have the highest drop out rate in the nation.More Info
These factors merit an imperative necessity to design and implement instructional resources that ensure English Language Learners thrive and achieve at higher levels in more than one language. These resources must be available in a myriad of digital platforms, in order to make content accessible to all students all the time.More Info
Students will embark on a reading adventure, navigating through grade appropriate, high-interest, culturally relevant texts organized by genres.More Info
Students will edit and revise authentic, culturally relevant, writing passages written on-grade level.More Info
Students will be immersed in a problem-solving rigorous curriculum that challenges them to apply mathematical concepts required by the new Math TEKS.More Info
Students will explore scientific concepts already organized by strands, to facilitate the assignment of a specific question correlated to the TEKS being studied in the classroom.More Info
Los estudiantes se embarcarán en un mar de lecturas, donde navegarán por una serie de interesantes textos relevantes a cada grado, divididos por género literario.More Info
Los estudiantes editarán y revisarán pasajes auténticos y culturalmente relevantes a cada grado escolar.More Info
Los estudiantes estarán inmersos en un riguroso currículo de resolución de problemas que presenta desafíos constantes, en donde los estudiantes necesitarán emplear los conceptos matemáticos requeridos por los nuevos TEKS.More Info
Los estudiantes explorarán conceptos científicos organizados por áreas de estudio para facilitar la práctica de preguntas relacionadas a los TEKS que se estudian en el aula de clase.More Info
Students develop full biliteracy by working on both languages across content areas!More Info
Every student is different. With Smash, educators can tailor the learning paths to the level and learning style of every student.More Info
Our reports assess how teachers are doing in their classes, as well as how their students are progressing on conceptual understanding, in both English and Spanish.More Info
Students and teachers can work at home on their computers, on their mobile devices on the way to school, or on their iPads in their classroom.More Info
SMASH is 100% aligned to the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills, focusing on Readiness and Supporting standards.More Info
Teachers have full control of the content assigned to their students, ensuring activities are aligned to classroom instruction in preparation for the STAAR.More Info
Smash provides teachers the opportunity to formatively assess their students on each readiness and supporting standard in preparation for the STAAR.More Info
Created by professional bilingual educators from Texas with over 150 years of combined experience, the Smash team of specialists have carefully developed the most innovative, comprehensive and differentiated cloud-based instructional program for English Language Learners. Smash is completely aligned to the TEKS, and it is designed to provide immediate feedback as students prepare for the STAAR exams in all subject areas in both English and Spanish.