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.

These courses provide a learning support system for adults who want to accomplish specific learning objectives such as preparing for a job.

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

Burlington English offers a wide range of easy-to-use, blended learning courses for your students’ English language learning and career readiness needs. Burlington’s curriculum is flexible for any learning environment: F2F, hybrid or virtual online learning. The platform offers several different courses.

For these literacy levels

CASAS Score
180-235
Commercial – Purchase Required

The ACT WorkKeys Curriculum is aligned with the updated WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate assessments. It includes Applied Math, Graphic Literacy, and Workplace Documents.

For these literacy levels

CASAS Score
201-235
TABE Score
458-583
Commercial – Purchase Required

EnGen is an English learning platform that creates lessons from licensed content creators (Associated Press, Buzzfeed, etc).

For these literacy levels

CASAS Score
All scores
TABE Score
All scores through 630
Commercial – Purchase Required

From grammar and literacy to dialogues, discussions, and debates, the ever-expanding library of student-focused content makes it easy to find materials relevant to students’ language needs. New content is added weekly. Materials are sorted by ESL levels.

For these literacy levels

CASAS Score
All scores
Commercial – Purchase Required

Provides ELL curriculum Intro, level 1 - 4, and Advanced (6 levels), with an integrated, contextualized approach to learning. The MEL also offers assessments of the skills (Reading, listening, language, grammar) that are being developed.

For these literacy levels

CASAS Score
Less than 235
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

The ACT Career Curriculum is a comprehensive learning system focused on the knowledge and abilities important for success in the workplace.

For these literacy levels

TABE Score
458-800
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
Commercial – Purchase Required

Precipio is a digital learning platform with over 15,000 videos in areas from tech skills to customer service to programming to management. Percipio helps prepare students to pass exams such as the Microsoft Office Specialist and CompTIA exams as well as develop skills for a successful career.