Better Spanish foundation to enable faster and more successful transition to English literacy
Lengua, ritmo y cultura (LRC) strengthens Spanish foundations through vocabulary enrichment, listening, repeating, modeling oral language and developing reading skills. Learning experts agree that these building blocks must be in place in order for Spanish speakers to become more capable of transitioning successfully to English literacy.
•Differentiated Literacy Instruction and Intervention
•Student Progress Tracking and Results Report
•Embedded TEKS Mapping Tool and Word Search
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Teachers and students will have full access
to LRC Online Platform individually.
Assessment component STAAR formatted
Designed by experts with decades of experience in developing Texas Spanish reading assessments.
Lengua, ritmo y cultura Online Platform offers:
• K-5 SLAR Interactive and Digital Resources
• Intervention Features: Guided Reading Practice and Assessment with synchronized text and audio
• Student Progress Tracking and Results Report by Classroom- School- District Level
• Embedded TEKS Mapping Tool and Word Search
• Complete connection and cohesion between the digital and print materials
• Embedded teacher training videos and updated Teacher Guide (Jan. 2019)
• Multibrowser, Interoperability and Device-agnostic (Dec. 2018)
• Quizes and evaluation rubrics
• Forum and chat (optional)
• Student Portfolio (work and assignments)
• Content Management System (Photo galleries, videos, documents, etc)
Specific examples of Listening, Speaking, Reading, Writing, and Thinking
K-5 TEXTBOOK & WORKBOOK
Cross-curricular content created by native Spanish speakers, authors and educators from culturally diverse backgrounds.
*Proc. 2019 eligible grades K, 1, 4 and 5 for adoption. Grades 2 and 3 are available by disbursement.
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Dashboard Reports & Analytics (By Classroom-School-District Level and Teacher Performance)
Based on 2017 SLAR TEKS
• Cross-curricular and Cultural Relevance Authentic Spanish Content created by experienced Hispanic authors and educators.
• The content, technology and neuroscience-based methodology offer the best instructional design for Spanish language literacy.
• Powerful tools to provide bilingual and dual language students differentiated instruction and early intervention.
• Enable struggling readers opportunities to achieve grade-level competency.
• Easy step-by-step implementation process.
• Tutorials and videos to successfully apply in any classroom.
LRC Platform Powerful Tech - features
1. Frequent Progress Monitoring an Assessment Report (Per Lesson)
2. Reports available by Student-Classroom-School-District Level
3. Gamification - engaging step-by-step strategy
Software and Hardware Specifications
a. What accommodations exist in the system or can be added to the system to provide accessibility to people with disabilities.
i. WCAG 2.0 AA Compliance in progress.
ii. According to TEA 2019 Proclamation Schedule, full compliance functionality and certification will be ready on May 2019.
b. The system is compatible and works on Mac, Chrome, and PC operating systems.
i. LRC is compatible with the 3 operating systems
c. The system is based on HTML5.
d. ¿Does the system requires Flash?
e. All or some of the modules may be purchased.
i. All available modules are included, no extra purchases are needed per grade.
f. The system is fully integrated, using a single, common database and application for all features and a common user interface across all functions.
g. All functionality of the system can be accessed at any workstation on the district’s wide area network with a standard browser (Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari, Google Chrome).
i. Yes. Right now the preferred browser is Mozilla Firefox, but full cross-browser compatibilty will be ready by Dec. 2019.
h. The district can make any portion of the platform available via the Internet for home and/or community access.
i. The system does not require any client applications to be installed on the workstation.
i. It doesn´t
j. The system does not require use of Terminal Services on either the workstations or servers to support the delivery of any application functionality to the browser.
i. It doesn´t
k. The system does not require ActiveX controls or installation of Java Virtual Machine on the workstations.
i. It doesn´t
l. The system can function within a Microsoft IIS or Apache Web Server environment.
i. It does, but it is fully hosted by EDUSPARK, Districts don´t need to install it.
m. The system can support integration with Microsoft Active Directory or LDAP for user authentication and roles.
n. The system can work in a proxy server environment.
i. Yes, it’s a web application using https. It only needs to be authorized in the proxy rules.
o. The system includes support for an automated interface with existing district enterprise systems where needed.
i. Right now, we haven´t specific interfaces for many systems. Analysis should be made to estimate effort and cost.
p. The system requires no additional hardware or software purchases beyond the hardware/software system requirements outlined by the vendor.
i. It doesn´t require any extra purchases.
q. The system requires no local application programming in order to become operational.
i. It doesn´t
r. The system allows printing of information displayed in the interface from any function within the system (without requiring copy/paste operations).
i. Not yet. In progress.
s. The system provides for reports in a PDF format, CSV, and other Excel formats.
t. The system provides for HTTPS support in all functions where user names and/or passwords or other confidential data is transmitted.
u. The system provides for single sign on support via SAML or similar authentication protocols, and vendor must provide a support narrative describing level of support.
i. It doesn´t. Working on LTI provider capabilities.
v. The system provides for integration with our district identity and access management system to support secure single sign on in all functions where user names and/or passwords are transmitted? Vendor must provide a support narrative describing level of support.
i. Yes, LRC Platform has interoperability and it will be LTI certified. More details are required about your District’s Platform for support. LTI Provider capabilities are under development. Integration details will be ready by December 2019.
w. Technical contact for to discuss or ask questions regarding specification responses.
a. Data must be stored on a secure server with backup and recovery systems in place with access available for extract and download as needed.
i. Our platform is hosted under standard security protocols. Backup and recovery procedures are in place.
b. Database systems
c. ¿Where is the application data hosted?
The platform is hosted in "Microsoft Azure", which is a cloud service provided by Microsoft, and the data centers are located in he U.S.
a. The system will provide a web-based interface for accessing data, metrics, and reports.
b. Web Based System Utilizing SSL.
i. The plaform uses SSL.
c. The web-based interface will utilize the District’s existing user identification system for secured access to the Software System, data, and reports, for managing user names and passwords.
i. Active Directory integration is covered.
d. All Web pages must be accessed solely through a secure HTTP connection (HTTPS).
e. The Web-based interface will provide standardized and custom query reporting capabilities on any identified basis and by multiple time frames (daily, weekly, monthly, yearly).
i. Partially covered.
f. Software must have the ability to create, store, and rerun custom queries/reports.
i. Partially covered.
g. The web-based interface will allow the export of reports and raw data to a Microsoft Excel compatible format and directly to Adobe Acrobat.
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