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
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

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
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

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

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
Commercial – Purchase Required

The Great Courses includes a series of high school and college level audio and video courses produced and distributed by The Teaching Company. They are designed to expand learners' horizons, deepen understanding, and foster epiphanies. 

For these literacy levels

CASAS Score
Greater than 236
TABE Score
547-800