Distance Learning Platforms

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

Topics
Funded by
Literacy Level
CASAS Score
TABE Score

Featured: State-Supported for MN Adult Ed.

Free
State-Supported for MN Adult Ed.

Edmentum is a leading provider of online learning programs designed to drive student achievement for academic and career success.

For these literacy levels

CASAS Score
Greater than 221
TABE Score
511-800
State-Supported for MN Adult Ed.

Northstar includes 14 online assessments in the areas of Essential Computer Skills, Essential Software Skills, and Using Technology in Daily Life. Northstar Online Learning (NSOL) provides self-directed instruction and review for select assessments. Comprehensive classroom curricula, which can also be used at a distance, are available for most modules.

For these literacy levels

CASAS Score
Greater than 211
TABE Score
511-800
Commercial – Purchase Required

Aztec includes Foundations, Fundamentals, and Bridge, Ready Work, and Lifeskills (Corrections Reentry), as well as Kaplan. Their Continuum of Learning is a series of computer-based, instructional programs that provide diagnostic and personalized learning experiences, with a focus on core academic subject areas for adult learners.

For these literacy levels

CASAS Score
Greater than 246
TABE Score
584-630
Commercial – Purchase Required

GED Ready practice tests are used to determine readiness for the actual GED and for the diagnostic reports to guide targeted instruction based on student demonstration of knowledge mastery and knowledge gaps.

For these literacy levels

CASAS Score
Greater than 221
TABE Score
511-800
Commercial – Purchase Required

DCS GED® Prep Online offers practice tests and practice lessons to help improve any areas.  Also available in Spanish.

Free
Free

GogyUp’s Literacy Support System (LSS) is a free literacy platform that provides in-the-moment, personalized reading assistance for any text: class readings, work instructions, etc. GogyUp provides adult learners with an “in-pocket tutor” they can instantly turn to for in-the-moment reading support for any text as well as long term instructional support. 

For these literacy levels

CASAS Score
201-220
Commercial – Purchase Required

This platform provides leveled reading selections that are appropriate for adult learners.  These materials, combined with the research-proven strategies of repeated reading and guided oral reading, aid in building learners' fluency and comprehension skills.  

For these literacy levels

CASAS Score
All scores
TABE Score
300-630
Free
Free

MyOpenMath is an online course management and assessment system for mathematics and other quantitative fields, focusing on providing rich algorithmically generated assessment to support the use of free, open textbooks like the ones listed on OpenTextBookStore.com. MyOpenMath is a collaborative community of users.

For these literacy levels

CASAS Score
221-245
TABE Score
511-800
Commercial – Purchase Required

Course covers reading and writing, mathematics, science, and social studies. Written at a 6-8 level for students who are not quite ready for the GED level. 

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
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.