Close the gap between data and instruction.
Immediately identify students who are struggling and provide them with the support they need when they need it to build a strong foundation in literacy. Burst:Reading adapts literacy intervention to student needs every 10 days to help close the achievement gap.
How it works
Generate small groups and target intervention for each group in just a click, with a high-tech, human-touch solution that provides engaging instructional content and activities to bring the lessons to life. With Burst:Reading you can:
- Quickly analyze assessment and progress-monitoring data.
- Create and customize skills-based intervention groups.
- Download short bursts of instruction for each group.
- Adapt lessons to the skill, pace and style needed for each student.
Burst:Reading is available through per-student licenses and comes with high-quality reading instruction designed to develop skills with increasing difficulty until students master them.
- Web-based software application
- Aggregate-level reporting and analysis
- Self-service enrollment and rostering
- Secure data hosting and management
- Materials kit for targeted intervention
- Implementation and product training
- Unlimited technical and instructional support
BurstBase.net is an online resource for instructional videos, instructional content and supplemental materials.
Every moment matters.
Sheila Hartley, K–8 instructional coach at Miami-Yoder School District, Colorado, says Burst:Reading made assessment analysis much easier and provided personalized instruction plans for each student. This allowed teachers to focus on what they do best: teaching.
The Miami-Yoder teachers were struggling to improve reading proficiency among low-performing students. We had to do all of the legwork to find out where students were having difficulty, and spent additional time targeting intervention plans.
We implemented Burst:Reading to analyze data, generate small groups and differentiate instruction for each group. With the comprehensive training program, we were able to deploy it in only a few days—just in time for the 2012 middle-of-year assessment cycle.
Miami-Yoder saw dramatic results in just one semester with the ability to move students quickly through the Burst intervention and back into the regular classroom. Not only were the Bursts quick and easy to administer, but 90 percent of the students using Burst:Reading showed growth.
Burst:Reading follows a skills-based model that reflects the National Reading Panel’s thinking on literacy. It uses research-derived patterns that have proved highly predictive of later success in aligning intervention to student needs.
High-tech, human touch
Burst:Reading materials draw from the experiences of highly effective teachers, coaches and literary researchers, and incorporate games and activities to keep students highly engaged.
Choose your device.
mCLASS is compatible with the most common mobile touch devices, using a supported browser.
Burst:Reading is designed for Microsoft Windows, Apple, and Android touch-screen devices, using Chrome™ and Safari® web browsers.
Accounts are set up and managed through a secure connection, and mCLASS apps are automatically downloaded when teachers connect to the Internet and log in.
An Internet connection is not necessary to conduct assessments in the classroom. Data is stored locally in the browser until high-speed Internet or Wi-Fi connectivity is available. Once connected, teachers can save data to our secure servers.
Because Burst:Reading is so targeted, we’ve seen student performance improve much faster than we used to. It also increased the efficiency and effectiveness of our teachers.
BREE LESSAR, SUPERINTENDENT, LE VETA SCHOOL DISTRICT, COLORADO