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.

MobyMax is an online program designed for K-8 schools to offer differentiated learning and fill gaps in student knowledge. It provides beginning literacy instruction for  Pre-Beginning and Beginning ESL learners.

For these literacy levels

CASAS Score
All scores
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

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

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

Khan Academy, modeled after computer gaming, uses YouTube videos to cover a wide range of subjects, including math, science, computer programming, history, art history, economics, and more. 

Commercial – Purchase Required

The Learning Upgrade app offers upskilling in math, literacy, and technology.

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

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.