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Scholastic Literacy Pro(TM) Named Primary Resource/ Equipment Supplier of the Year at The 2018 GESS Education Awards

NEW YORK, March 8, 2018 /PRNewswire-AsiaNet/ --


-- Literacy Pro Recognized for Matching Students with High-Interest, Authentic 
Titles to Raise Reading Achievement while Providing Educators with Data to 
Differentiate Instruction

Literacy Pro(TM), an innovative digital reading and assessment program from the 
international division of Scholastic, the global children's publishing, 
education and media company, was named the Primary Resource/Equipment Supplier 
of the Year by the 2018 GESS Education Awards. The GESS Education Awards 
recognize high-quality and diverse educational products, resources, service and 
people as well as the best educational establishments and the most dedicated 
members of the teaching profession. 

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For more information about Literacy Pro, visit scholastic.com/literacypro 
(http://www.scholastic.com/literacypro ). 

As the Primary Resource/Equipment Supplier of the Year, Literacy Pro was 
recognized for its strength in guiding educators to support students in grades 
2-12 in reaching reading proficiency goals, connecting them to authentic books 
that will maximize their achievement, and building a culture of reading within 
a school. 

Currently used in 47 countries, Literacy Pro provides an online adaptive 
assessment that measures students' reading comprehension and generates a 
personalized book list that matches each student's reading level and individual 
interests. Each title includes a comprehension quiz that provides an 
opportunity for students to earn points towards certificate levels in the 
program. Educators also have access to dashboards where they can view detailed 
reports that inform instructional decisions and ensure students are reaching 
required levels of proficiency, all of which can be customized within the 
program to support different curriculum benchmarks.  

Literacy Pro Library, an enhancement of the program, offers an interactive 
ebook library consisting of more than 900 titles including popular series 
Goosebumps(TM), Discover More, A True Book(TM), and more. The Library includes 
resources such as audio books, interactive vocabulary, and a student recording 
feature to provide a personalized experience for all readers. Additionally, 
educators can assign books to students using reading levels and content areas 
and monitor their reading progress. 

QUOTES:

Anne Boynton-Trigg, VP, Export Sales and Marketing at Scholastic
"We are honored that Scholastic Literacy Pro has been named 'Primary 
Resource/Equipment Supplier of the Year' and is receiving recognition as a 
program students and educators can depend on to inform classroom instruction 
and independent reading. The program's ability to effortlessly match students 
with engaging, authentic texts they want to read creates a culture of reading 
that engages every child while building the foundation they need to become 
lifelong learners.

Leticia Becerril, Educator and Literacy Pro user, Colegio Cuernavaca, Mexico 
"Literacy Pro and Literacy Pro Library provide teachers with evidence-based 
data so we can make the best teaching and learning decisions to develop our 
students into successful, proficient readers."

Since 2017, Scholastic Literacy Pro has received the BESSIE award for Best 
Primary Literacy Resource Website and was a finalist for the 2018 BETT award 
for Best Primary Content Resource.

For more information about Scholastic, visit http://mediaroom.scholastic.com.

SOURCE Scholastic