Age of Learning Launches ABCmouse Assessment Center

New Resource Helps Families Evaluate School Readiness

Last week was an exciting one at Age of Learning focused on kindergarten readiness. First, we released an unprecedented, comprehensive analysis of Kindergarten Readiness standards across all 50 states. Then we announced the launch of another empowering Kindergarten Readiness resource that we are making available to families and caregivers.

Kinder_Results_Bar-Graph_1Based on the common standards identified in our Kindergarten Readiness Report, we have developed an in-depth Kindergarten Readiness assessment, which parents can use with the ABCmouse.com Early Learning Academy curriculum to help better prepare children for kindergarten. Available in a new ABCmouse Assessment Center, the easy-to-use Kindergarten Readiness assessment was developed with guidance from the leading education and assessment research organization SRI International, and from the independent research institution NORC at the University of Chicago.

Learn more about the ABCmouse Assessment Center on the Age of Learning blog.

 

More ABCmouse Feedback from Parents and Teachers

As I did last month, today I’ll be sharing some of the more recent positive feedback we’ve received at Age of Learning. Each month we receive thousands of messages from parents and teachers who’ve been using ABCmouse with their children and students. It’s stories like these that make the work we do each day so very rewarding.

It’s GREAT! I have always been trying to find ways to keep my little man ahead of the curve, and we LOVE this app! Even if we are just learning in short bursts, he NEVER ceases to amaze me! I can honestly say we are BOTH learning from this. He is gaining valuable knowledge from the lessons AND I am learning a lot about him!

—Parent using the ABCmouse Kindle app

Love it!! My second grader was really behind, but since starting ABCmouse he is caught up with his grade level. My three-year-old loves it and is counting to 25, recognizing letters, and enjoys dressing her avatar.

—Mother of a 7- and 3-year-old

Thank You for making ABCmouse available for our children. We serve low income families and having access will increase the children’s ability to learn. Thank You!

—Teacher in Knoxville, TN

We have loved this site for several years. My current first grader insisted on getting it renewed when I let the membership lapse. So glad I did. She has found even more things to enjoy.

—Mother of 6- and 8-year-old girls

Great website for the young minds. My students love the challenges and the rewards they get.

—Pre-K teacher in Birmingham, AL

I have twins … and they have such different personalities and learning abilities. ABCmouse has them thriving and learning and loving to learn, which is great for four-year-olds to love to learn. Thank You!

—Mother of 4-year-old twin girls

My class with children that have special needs LOVE this program. It has been a great way for us to incorporate more math and ELA into our day, while also keeping them interested and fully engaged.

—Special Education Teacher in Keller, TX

ABCmouse has been fantastic. My daughter had been in preschool for 4 months and was struggling to remember letters and did not know their sounds. Within 1 month on ABC mouse she knew all letters and sounds.

—Mother of a 4-year-old girl

 

My daughter was born almost 2 months premature … she is now 4 1/2 and she attends a Head Start program but needs a little extra to help her succeed … ABCmouse is just that! Thank you! I’ve also started my 2-year-old on it as well and she now enjoys to sing along to songs and points out letters!

—Mother of 4- and 2-year-old girls

My son had speech problems and couldn’t say many words. Within the first week using ABCmouse he was saying so many more words. Even trying to say sentences. Its AMAZING! Thank you so much ABCmouse.com!!

—Parent using the ABCmouse Android app

This is a great tool for a toddler. I like that it is easy to navigate and very kid-friendly. The rewards point system has made my child look forward to participate more on the tasks that are given. I also enjoy watching and singing the different tunes for the letter sounding sections. Thank you, ABCmouse.com.

—Father of 4-year-old girl

 

 

Age of Learning Releases In-Depth Analysis of What It Means to Be Kindergarten Ready in All 50 States

[Infographic] Kindergarten Readiness Standards across all 50 US States

The mission of Age of Learning is to help children everywhere build a foundation for academic success. It was with that in mind that we originally created ABCmouse.com Early Learning Academy, which has become a trusted curriculum for millions of parents and more than 65,000 teachers.

To further support families and early childhood educators in preparing children for kindergarten, today we are releasing an unprecedented, comprehensive analysis of Kindergarten Readiness standards across all 50 states. The Report, available on the Age of Learning blog, reveals substantial common ground among state Kindergarten Readiness standards, with 15 specific skills that 85 percent or more of states would like to see children acquire before entering kindergarten.