Secondary Instructional Resources

Name         Link Description 
 Atomic Learning http://al.dpsnc.netAtomic Learning provides professional development and technology integration solutions designed to empower educators with the training and resources they need to create 21st century-ready students. By partnering with Atomic Learning, DPS can create a successful 21st century skills professional development program that will empower educators with the knowledge, training and resources needed to integrate these skills into the classroom and ultimately impact students. Classroom teaching using the Atomic Learning library helps to maintain a focus on curriculum. Atomic Learning will help ensure that today’s students are acquiring the full range of skills and abilities relevant to growing, living and working in today’s technology-driven world. Atomic Learning offers educational institutions access to a complete training library of over 50,000 short, show-and-tell video training tutorials on over 205 of the most common applications.
 Discovery Educationhttp://de.dpsnc.netDiscovery Education transforms classrooms, empowers teachers and captivates students by leading the way in providing high quality, dynamic, digital content.
 NCWiseOwl is a suite of vendor provided and DPI created instructional resources, provided to all North Carolina LEAs at no charge. While usage can be tracked at the state level, usage statistics are not available by LEA.
 SAS Curriculum Pathwayshttp://www.sascurriculumpathways.comSAS provides hosted or on-site solutions, including curriculum resources, schooling-effectiveness technologies and administrative solutions. Using SAS, administrators can consolidate, report and analyze data to make proactive, data-driven decisions and determine probable future outcomes. SAS Curriculum Pathways provides classroom resources at no cost in ELA, Math, Science, Social Studies, and Spanish. SAS uses a three-step process to align their resources. Using the standards database and alignment system provided by Academic Benchmarks, SAS' curriculum specialists assign key terms to their resources, review the alignments the system generates, and manually tweak those alignments to ensure that they are including all relevant matches (and no irrelevant ones). Standards mapping is a labor-intensive process for their team; SAS places paramount importance on the accuracy of such alignments. As this a free, online service, no usage data is available.
 Scholastic Math Inventory (SMI)  Scholastic Math Inventory (SMI) is a computer-adaptive assessment that monitors growth through Algebra I.SMI makes The Quantile Framework actionable. With Quantile measures for students and explicit instructional recommendations, SMI provides clear information about the math skills and concepts students are ready to learn. It also identifies the foundational skills that teachers may need to rebuild.
 Scholastic Reading Counts‎ Scholastic Reading Counts is an independent reading program for Grades K–12 which combines reading practice and software-based reading assessment.
 Scholastic Reading   Inventory (SRI)‎SRI is a research-based, computer-adaptive reading assessment program for students in Grades K–12 that measures reading comprehension on the Lexile Framework® for Reading. The most powerful feature of the SRI is its ability to administer fast and reliable low-stakes assessment to inform instruction and make accurate placement recommendations. Aligned to state tests, SRI helps educators forecast student achievement to those important goals.
 Scholastic U U Online Professional Development provides the perfect foundation for building excellence in literacy, leadership, and assessment, with thousands of just-in-time resources, graduate-level courses, and an interactive/online learning community.
 Worldbook Online Book Online Reference Center includes an Advanced, Student, and Kids version of World Book Encyclopedia, as well as a Spanish language Encyclopedia and many other features. Articles are lexiled and aligned to the CCSS and the NCES. In the past 12 months, Worldbook Online has received over 2,583,000 hits within DPS. Remote access is also available for 24/7 access.