Adaptive literacy intervention software for grades K-6

Use data to adapt instruction.

Immediately identify students who are struggling and provide them with support to build a strong foundation in literacy. Burst:Reading analyzes data to adapt literacy intervention to student needs every 10 days.

About Burst:Reading

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.
  • How Burst:Reading works

    Follow a second-grade teacher who is managing the intervention process with Burst:Reading for an overview of how it works.

  • Log in.

    Burst:Reading allows the teacher to easily access assessment results, create student groups, generate differentiated instruction and link to material and resources.

  • View results.

    Viewing the class summary, the teacher uses composite benchmark scores to quickly identify students for progress monitoring.

  • Create groups.

    The teacher selects classes and reviews group recommendations, focusing on the two earliest skills needed for the students in a group.

  • Set preferences.

    If the teacher needs to modify the groups, there are filters using more specific criteria and preferred group size to recreate groups.

  • Manage intervention.

    Burst:Reading generates customized lessons for groups of students with similar needs and enables the teacher, Mr. Calvin, to follow a two-week instruction plan.

  • Follow Bursts.

    With a 10-day lesson plan, Mr. Calvin follows daily activities for 30 minutes of intervention that build skills needed by the group.

  • Deliver instruction.

    Using step-by-step directions, Mr. Calvin delivers lessons, including games and activities, and focuses on supporting or challenging students based on individual progress.

See Burst:Reading in action.

Take a guided tour of Burst:Reading software to see detailed steps in the intervention.

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Product features

  • A Web-based software application.
  • Self-service enrollment and rostering.
  • Secure data hosting and management.
  • A materials kit for targeted intervention.

Support services

  • Implementation and product training
  • Unlimited technical and instructional support

Research-based, classroom-tested

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.

Popular platforms

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.

Bree Lessar


La Veta School District, Colorado

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.