Distance Learning Platforms

A list of Minnesota approved learning platforms covering various topics and skill levels.

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Funded by
Literacy Level
CASAS Score
TABE Score
Commercial – Purchase Required

Putting English to Work combines Vocational ESL (VESL) with life skills training designed to help students excel in the workplace, at home, in their families and communities.

Free
Free

Quill allows students to practice grammar, punctuation, sentence combining, etc. at starter, intermediate and advanced levels. 

Commercial – Purchase Required

Reading Horizons provides a detailed guide and resources for implementing research-based reading and spelling instruction in the classroom.

Commercial – Purchase Required

Reading Plus helps students gain the skills needed to become independent readers through adaptive, personalized instruction and differentiation. It presents increasingly complex texts that match a student's reading level and interests, providing scaffolds to improve mental focus and visual efficiency.

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    For these literacy levels

    CASAS Score
    201-210
    TABE Score
    458-510
    Commercial – Purchase Required

    Reading Skills for Today’s Adults (RSTA) Professional Edition is a comprehensive basic literacy program, with activities for native English and native Spanish speakers. It covers all six components of literacy: phonemic awareness, decoding, reading fluency, reading comprehension, vocabulary and writing.

    For these literacy levels

    CASAS Score
    Greater than 201
    TABE Score
    All scores
    Free
    Commercial – Purchase Required

    ReadTheory focuses on helping every student learn to read and think critically.

    For these literacy levels

    CASAS Score
    Greater than 201
    TABE Score
    All scores
    Free
    Commercial – Purchase Required

    Readworks.org provides a high-quality library of fiction and nonfiction passages that can increase reading comprehension (both literal and inferential), vocabulary acquisition and writing skills for learners. It is targeted at K-12 grade readers, but is easily transferable to adult learners. 

    For these literacy levels

    CASAS Score
    All scores
    TABE Score
    All scores

    For these literacy levels

    CASAS Score
    Greater than 201
    Free
    Commercial – Purchase Required

    Sophia's Foundations of College Algebra course builds foundational algebraic and problem solving skills needed to succeed in college-level algebra courses.

    Commercial – Purchase Required

    Spelling City creates word lists that students can interact with in a variety of ways, including spelling, phonics, writing and vocabulary.

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