enCORE
enCORE
Appropriate for Kindergarten to 5th Grade
enCORE is the only standards-based, core-curriculum that provides students with moderate and severe disabilities access to the general education curriculum utilizing adapted grade-aligned content, high quality children’s literature and integrated technology
  • Standards-based, core curriculum
  • Adapted grade-aligned content
  • Integrated technology
  • Evidence-based
  • High-quality children’s literature
  • Access to general education curriculum
  • Comprehensive whole classroom solution
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Program Components
Through comprehensive and consistent content, enCORE offers flexible implementation and delivery models to best meet the needs of your students.
Program Components
Teacher License
An enCORE Teacher License is all you need to get started!
Whether it is an interactive whiteboard, desktop, laptop, or tablet device - enCORE enables teaching of the general curriculum in an easy to use technology that your students will enjoy.
Unit Assessments (Online & PDFs)
Literature (e-Readers & PDFs)
Lesson Plans, Worksheets, & Curriculum Resources (PDFs)
Teacher-Led Technology Lessons
Data Collection & Reporting
Teacher License
Student License
Build independence by adding an enCORE Student License!
Through enCORE’s adaptive software, students are provided access to the general curriculum, automatic data collection, and embedded supports to meet the needs of every learner.
Student License

Teacher Editions
Available in print and online, enCORE lesson plans are laid out in an easy to follow consistent design across all four learning domains. Lesson plans contain explicit and systematic instruction across a variety of learning modalities. There are twelve teacher guides across enCORE’s K-2 and 3-5 grade spans. Each guide covers three enCORE Units - for a total of 36 Units from K-5.
Teacher Editions

Assessment Manuals
Available in print and online, each enCORE unit contains a Unit Assessment covering key skills and reflecting the form of alternative assessment your students are likely to encounter.
Assessment Manuals

Literature Library
Available in print and online are hundreds of engaging fiction and non-fiction books written at each of three levels, divided into two classroom libraries - one each for grades K-2 and 3-5. Each book provides visual supports in the story and anchors the instruction contained in the enCORE lessons.
Literature Library

Student Workbooks
Available in print and online are activity worksheets for students that can be purchased as a per student booklet.
Student Workbooks

Manipulatives Kit
The enCORE manipulatives kit includes all of the hands-on materials you will need, and that will thoroughly engage your students.
Manipulatives Kit
Progress Monitoring

Overview

All student data – including student recordings of expressive responses – is integrated into one reporting platform. Reporting is available at the district, school/campus, classroom, and individual student level. Data from teacher led and independent student-led lessons is combined thereby providing an ongoing and accurate picture of student performance and progress.

enCORE supports reporting student performance by domain and skill, IEP goals, and state standards. All student data is captured – whether they are using enCORE at school, at home – anywhere students are accessing the curriculum.
Progress Monitoring 1
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Progress Monitoring 2
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Progress Monitoring 3
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Progress Monitoring 4
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Unit Assessments

enCORE's unit assessments are specifically written and aligned to each unit. The scope, sequence and instructional scaffold allow educators to monitor student progress on skills across academic domains using one assessment for all students.

Based on student responding, the assessment indicates the level of support or understanding of the content prior to instruction, helping to guide instructional decisions and pacing. For example, after a ceiling of two or more incorrect responses the assessment indicates what level of question the student was able to answer, helping teachers to identify the level of support that each student requires within the unit. Point to the picture of the eyes. Unit 2, SCI Level 1, Question 12 Teacher Script: These are eyes. Point to the other picture that shows eyes.

To meet the needs of all students, enCORE's unit assessments are available on multiple platforms. Unit Assessments are printed in the Teacher Testing Manual and via interactive, technology-based lessons. Paper-and-pencil assessments are designed to look and feel like statewide alternate assessments.
Unit Assessments
  • 6 Unit Assessment books, spanning 18 Units for grades K-2.
  • 6 Unit Assessment books, spanning 18 Units for grades 3-5.
  • Certain state-specific versions are also available.
Learner Characteristics by Instructional Level
Level 1
  • Minimal to emerging communication (i.e., little to no verbal language, uses sounds/approximations/gestures/eye gaze, etc.)
  • Concrete-presymbolic learner: Often needs concrete objects/familiar images to understand concepts and make connections (e.g., needs a digital image of pet dog to understand dog in a story; needs a quantity of 3 items paired with abstract numeral 3 and may select number from non-number)
  • Requires explicit instruction, systematic prompting, and visual supports to complete most tasks, including many previously-learned tasks
  • IEP goals often focus on decreasing the level of prompting needed to complete basic tasks
  • Works toward completing one-step tasks with increasing independence and faded prompts
  • Requires continuous maintenance tasks multiple times to maintain skills
  • Needs additional training, repeated practice, and significant support to generalize skills
  • May require additional/alternative materials (as opposed to adaptations to grade-level materials) and staff support to access grade-level content
Level 2
  • Communicates basic wants and needs using verbal language or AAC supports
  • Concrete-symbolic learner: Progressing from the use of concrete objects to pictorial representations to abstract models to understand new concepts (e.g., needs picture symbol for dog to read dog; can match 3 dots with numeral 3)
  • Requires explicit instruction, systematic prompting, and visual supports to learn new skills; prompts must be faded to avoid prompt dependence
  • Completes routine multi-step tasks independently after initial systematic instruction and repeated practice
  • Completes routine written tasks with continued assistance
  • Completes novel tasks with examples, directions, corrective feedback, and step-by-step support
  • Requires ongoing maintenance tasks to maintain skills
  • May generalize skills with additional training and repeated practice
  • May use grade-level materials with significant adaptations and staff support to access grade- level content
Level 3
  • Communicates basic wants and needs, answers everyday and curriculum-based questions
  • Symbolic learner: Uses concrete, representational, and abstract models to understand new concepts (e.g., reads dog and “3” with no supports)
  • Benefits from explicit instruction, systematic prompting, and visual supports to learn new skills, but prompts can typically be faded quickly
  • Typically uses verbal language; may use AAC supports
  • Completes routine multi-step tasks independently after initial systematic instruction and practice
  • Completes routine written tasks independently after initial systematic instructions and practice
  • Completes novel tasks with examples, directions, and corrective feedback
  • Requires biweekly maintenance tasks to maintain skills
  • Generalizes skills with, or in some cases without, additional training and repeated practice
  • May use grade-level materials with slight modifications and staff support to access grade-level content
Teacher License
Teacher Dashboard
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  • Access to all interactive teacher-led lessons, student worksheets and assessments
  • Unlimited student data collection
  • Printable/downloadable PDFs of all lesson plans
Integrated technology provides teachers easy access to enCORE lessons. enCORE’s teacher-delivered lessons support all the ways you use technology in your classroom. enCORE’s lessons are designed to be used with your whole class, in small groups, or with individual students and automates the selection and delivery of lessons while providing real-time data tracking. Whether it is an interactive whiteboard, desktop, laptop, or tablet device - enCORE enables teaching of the general curriculum in an easy to use technology that your students will enjoy.
Unit Assessments
(Online and PDFs)
Unit Assessments
Literature
(e-Readers & PDs)
Literature
Lesson Plans, Worksheets & Curriculum Resources (PDFs)
Lesson Plans
Teacher-Led Technology Lessons
Technology Lessons
Data Collection & Reporting
Data Collection
Student License
Student Dashboard
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Access to all
  • lessons
  • worksheets
  • and enCORE library
Student License
enCORE's adaptive software provides independent student access to the general curriculum, automatic data collection, and embedded supports to meet the needs of every learner. enCORE integrates fun and engaging technology-delivered lessons that your students work on independently. The program automatically adapts and manages each student’s learning - thereby guaranteeing meaningful access and skill mastery of the general curriculum for every student. Every click of the mouse is captured enabling powerful data reporting as your students work their way through the enCORE curriculum. Independence for you…independence for your students!
Lesson Plans
Available in print and online, enCORE lesson plans are laid out in an easy to follow consistent design across all four learning domains. Lesson plans contain explicit and systematic instruction across a variety of learning modalities. Click on a subject area to learn more.
Instructional Strategies
enCORE offers a blended approach of hands-on learning, technology-facilitated lessons, and individualized, technology-delivered instruction across English language arts, mathematics, science, and social studies. Based on evidence-based practices (EBP) and the most current research on addressing the academic needs for this complex student population, lesson plans are scripted, providing teachers with a step-by-step guide for using systematic instruction, constant time delay, system of least prompts, and technology-aided instruction.

In a 2012 literature review, time delay and task analytic instruction were identified as evidence-based practices (EBP) for teaching academics to this population (Spooner, Knight, Browder, and Smith, 2012). Including grade-aligned academic content developed specifically for students with moderate and severe disabilities is critical, but these resources must be paired with instructional strategies based on behavior analysis and evidence-based practices. Integral to encore’s unique instructional design are:

  • Standards-based, core curriculum
  • Adapted grade-aligned content
  • Integrated technology
  • Evidence-based
  • High-quality children’s literature
  • Access to the general education curriculum
  • Comprehensive, whole classroom

High Quality Literature
enCORE's two classroom libraries - one each for grades K-2 and 3-5 contain hundreds of engaging fiction and non-fiction books written at each of three levels - for those students needing the most support to those needing less. Each book provides visual supports in the story and anchors the instruction contained in the enCORE lessons. All of enCORE's children’s books are available in print, online, and in an e-reader format with teacher instructions and assessment.
Total Books
Levels of Readers
Literature Book Covers
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Literature List
Implementation Guidelines
enCORE is a unit-based curriculum designed to systematically reinforce comprehension and skill acquisition across academic domains.
  • Each unit is thematically based on two high-quality and high-interest pieces of literature adapted and differentiated across three levels of support. For each piece of literature, enCORE provides scripted lesson plans and accompanying lesson resources for English Language Arts, mathematics, science, and social studies.
  • enCORE seamlessly integrates teacher-led lessons using both technology and print with lessons students work on independently to quickly bring them to mastery on all key skills and concepts. enCORE features a variety of learning modalities so students have more than one way to make connections and learn key concepts and skills.
  • enCORE differentiates instruction to meet the needs of each student. All enCORE lessons – print and technology, teacher-led or independent student-led – provide teachers and students with differentiated content and instruction across three levels of support and across a variety of instructional settings – whole class, small group, and one-to-one. For small group instruction, it is recommended to group students with similar learning characteristics for pacing purposes but also to pair students of varying ability levels to help students support one another.
    LEVEL 1
    LEVEL 2
    LEVEL 3
    Adapted to meet the needs of students with the most significant challenges who require the most substantial support
    Adapted to meet the needs of students with complex learning challenges who require a moderate level of support
    Adapted to meet the needs of students with complex learning challenges who require some modifications and support
  • enCORE provides four suggested pacing guides to help with implementation. It is important to remember that many of our students need high levels of repetition to independently master skills, and it might be appropriate for your small groups to move at different paces. It is recommended that teachers move to the next skill or lesson after their students score at least 80% for two consecutive data sessions.
    ACCELERATED
    MODERATE
    STEADY
    • Week 1: Book 1
    • Week 2: Book 2
    • Week 1: Book 1
    • Week 2: Book 2
    • Week 3: Books 1 & 2
    • Week 1: Book 1
    • Week 2: Book 1
    • Week 3: Book 2
    • Week 4: Book 2
  • To maintain pace for small or whole groups of students, it is recommended you move to the next unit after the majority of your students have mastered or have shown steady progress toward mastery. For students who have not mastered the concepts, continue to reteach the lessons as necessary and provide ample opportunities for the students to work independently on the technology lessons assigned to them.


Starting Template for Instructional Time
A classroom with a maximum of 4 instructional hours per day and non-instructional time:
NON-INSTRUCTIONAL TIME
Arrival/Morning Meeting
15 minutes
Lunch
35 minutes (with transitions)
Recess
35 minutes (with transitions)
Related Arts (Art, Music, PE/Adapted PE, etc.) (with transitions)
50 minutes (with transitions)
Restroom Break/Toileting
20 minutes (10 minutes, 2 times per day)
Departure
10 minutes
Total non-instructional time
2 hours, 45 minutes
The 4 instructional hours per day are divided into the following blocks by subject:
INSTRUCTIONAL TIME
ELA (blue) block
90 minutes (including 15 min. enCORE Student session)
Math (green) block
90 minutes (including 15 min. enCORE Student session)
Social Studies (purple) block
Science (red) block
60 minutes (taught on alternating days)
Total instructional time
4 hours*
* including 3 hours and 30 minutes of teacher-led instruction and 30 minutes of student-led computer-based instruction


Implementing Guidelines for Instructional Time
enCORE is a core curriculum and is designed to fill all instructional time each day. Here are a few implementation guidelines:
  • It may take longer for your students to master the lessons, and THAT IS PERFECTLY OKAY! Our goal is mastery, not exposure - we don't just want to show our students the content; we want them to learn it.
  • You have flexibility in how you group your students. For example, you might want to do some activities as a whole group and other activities in small group stations. You can decide what works best for your classroom.
  • Keep in mind that some lesson segments will take longer than others. For example, ELA writing tasks, Math word problem tasks, and Science experiments often take longer than other tasks in those domains. You can spread those lesson segments across multiple days.
  • Generalization activities are written into the guide. However, generalization activities are a great way to practice skills when the opportunity arises. For example, if a lesson suggests a generalization activity for the cafeteria, implement that activity the next time your students are eating lunch.
  • The generalization activities are not suggestions to fill extra downtime. They are important extensions of the Concept Building components of each lesson segment. They should be viewed as additional lesson components that will help bridge the gap between the systematic instruction you have already provided and your students’ ability to perform the skill in the natural environment. Implement them on a regular basis, and feel free to return to them later in the school year to provide your students with additional opportunities to apply their knowledge and skills.
  • Your classroom or individual students may require additional time set aside for other tasks, such as more in-depth assistance with self-care, inclusion time, and related services (like speech and language, physical, or occupational therapy). In this case, stretch the activities per subject block out over multiple days.
Implementation Guidelines
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Implementation Guidelines
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Implementation Guidelines
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Easy-to-Use Technology
Seamlessly integrates into your teaching with comprehensive management and instructional tools. All of enCORE's lessons are at your fingertips.
Students experience real literature with engaging teacher-led lessons using the technology of your choice, or work on lessons independently.