IT’S OUR BELIEF
in the right to learn that drives our passion to help shape our students of the present into pioneers of the future.
At Hawker Brownlow Digital, we believe that learning to read is a fundamental right.
Without the ability to comprehend and understand what’s being read, students may struggle to grow when trying to understand, interpret and navigate the increasingly complex world we live in.
We are certain that through our program, students can cultivate the abilities and skills required for reading comprehension and interpretation, as well as flourishing in self-confidence.
OUR DIGITAL READING COMPREHENSION PROGRAM
is a research-proven diagnostic and instructional reading comprehension program.
WE PROVIDE VALUABLE DATA REPORTS TO TEACHERS ON THEIR STUDENTS’ PERFORMANCE
Our program diagnoses the strengths and weaknesses of a student’s reading comprehension ability. Because it works with any device, it's also a platform to bring learning to any place, at any time.
HOW IT WORKS
The Placement Centre
The CARS & STARS Online program is based on reading comprehension ability, not year level. The Placement Centre evaluations test individual students’ comprehension levels and place them in the appropriate CARS & STARS level. More than one level may be represented within your class. The program was designed with this in mind, making it possible to teach multiple levels within the one classroom.
Diagnose with CARS
Once the Placement Centre has put the students in their designated CARS & STARS reading level, the students will begin their five Pretests to diagnose their strengths and weaknesses in the 12 reading comprehension strategies. Ideally complete one Pretest per day, as promptly as possible. Once all five Pretests are completed, the students will fill in Self-Assessment 1 and tick the checkbox to send a copy to your email address. This will be used for planning.
Instruct with STARS
After completing Pretest diagnostics based on the students’ areas of need, six specific strategy lessons will be automatically recommended for the students to complete in order to remediate areas that need reinforcement. After the students complete these lessons, they may conclude the review lessons by answering 12 selected-response questions that focus on the specific reading strategies.
Throughout the year, the students will work on the five Benchmark tests to monitor their progress. Each Benchmark test requires between 45–60 minutes to complete and discuss. Benchmark tests do not need to be completed consecutively. They should be issued when deemed suitable and used to identify students who are unable to grasp the strategy being taught.
ASSESS MASTERY WITH CARS: DIAGNOSTIC
Upon completion of the STARS lessons and Final Review, students will begin the five Post Tests. After completing the Post Tests, the students will complete their Self-Assessment 2 and select the checkbox to send a copy to your email address. The students will take note of their Progress Chart to see which strategies they were strong in when they started, where they improved during the Benchmarks and which ones they have mastered at the end of the year.
Take Your Reading Comprehension to the Next Level!
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