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Elementary Bible

Elementary Bible (Preschool–Grade 6)

...the best option for teaching the Bible well to your elementary students.
 
Purposeful Design Publications offers an exceptionally effective, stimulating, and wonderfully engaging Bible series. Essential to the mission of Christian schools—which is preparing children and young people for living the Christian life—is guiding students to become grounded in and shaped by God’s Word.  The Bible is the foundation of Christian schooling!
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The thematic strands that flow through the Purposeful Design Elementary Bible series are as follows:
  • God tells us His great story in the Bible.
  • God's Word is truth.
  • The gospel of Jesus Christ and our need of saving faith through Him.
  • Knowledge, wisdom, and understanding come from a life grounded in the Scriptures.
  • Becoming a spiritually formed disciple of Jesus is impossible without knowing God's Word.
  • Developing a vital and authentic Christian worldview requires study, worship, and disciplined practice.

Features and components of this series:
  • 34 week-long lessons.
  • Useable with any translation of the Bible.
  • Scripture memory is embedded in each week’s lesson.
  • Vivid, inspiring artwork brings the Bible truths to life.
  • Music is incorporated into every lesson. (P-2)
  • PowerPoint presentations, transparency masters, and whiteboard materials are included.
  • Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Easter lessons.
  • Chapel programs are included for teacher convenience. 
 
Teacher Resources:
 
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Elem. and Middle School Lit.

Elem. and Middle School Lit.


Literature (Grades 3-8)

Please be advised that, due to contractual permissions agreements, Mosdos Literature Books may only be sold to schools in the United States and Canada.

Mosdos Press is dedicated to excellence in the teaching of literature, writing, vocabulary, and language arts. This series presents world-class literature for elementary and middle school: classic and contemporary works that are broadly representative, intellectually challenging, and morally framed. The instructional program is rigorous and engaging, and it thoughtfully explores family values and ethics.

This powerful resource provides teachers with an abundance of information and recommendations that will help them in developing comprehensive and interesting lessons that incorporate critical thinking and literary analysis.



Third Grade - Opal:
This two book set integrates language arts and literature with Lessons in Literature that precede each prose selection and teach a progression of language arts skills that build, one on the other. These lessons are specifically geared towards the 3rd grader. The book is replete with short stories, a complete chapter book, drama, poetry, and nonfiction. Opal has a wonderful selection of poetry-more than 15 poems follow prose selections with which they are thematically linked.

Download sample lessons.
Fourth Grade - Ruby: Show fourth graders the beauty of language and the imagery and complexity of fine stories in this integrated Literature and Language Arts Program. Here is a literary world, appropriate to a fourth grader's sensibilities, that fosters thinking and talking about values, ideals, and behavior.

Download sample lessons.


Fifth Grade - Coral:
Includes over 600 pages of prose, poetry, plays and nonfiction narratives. Reading skills instruction is essential to a 5th grade language arts program, therefore, like Ruby, Coral's student curriculum is developed around a unique feature called Lessons in Literature. Each lesson teaches language arts skills appropriate for the prose it precedes.

*  26 Short Stories  *  39 Poetry Selections  *  9 Nonfiction Essays  *  2 Drama Selections  *  A Complete Novel   *  Index of Authors & Titles  *  Vocabulary Glossary  *  Brief Author Biographies  *  682 pages.

Download sample lessons.


Sixth Grade - Pearl:
Show your sixth graders the beauty of language and the imagery and complexity of fine stories. Here is a literary world, appropriate to a sixth grader's sensibilities, that fosters thinking and talking about values, ideals, and behavior. Pearl has world-class literature and a thoughtful and rigorous curriculum. The original artwork and graphics are breathtaking.

*  36 Short Stories  *  3 Drama Selections  *  15 Nonfiction Selections    *  46 Poetry Selections  *  4 Dramatic Poems  *  2 Songs  *       Index of Authors & Titles  *  Glossary of Literary Terms  *   Vocabulary Glossary  *  Author Biographies  *  736 pages.

Download sample lessons.


Seventh Grade - Jade:
Jade is replete with literature that spans several centuries and that is drawn from regions across the globe. The second edition has a revised curriculum, new original art, graphics, and design, and the same excellent literature that has made Jade our most popular anthology.

*  4 Short Stories  *  39 Poetry Selections  *  9 Nonfiction Essays  *  2 Drama Selections  *  A complete Novel  *  Index of Authors & Titles  *  Vocabulary Glossary  *  Brief Author Biographies *  656 pages.

Download sample lessons.


Eighth Grade - Gold:
This textbook contains highly literate curriculum and artwork that enchants. Students will be intrigued by introductory word banks with fascinating bits of information, and helped by vocabulary definitions on each page. The novel, The Voyage of the Lucky Dragon, is suspenseful and powerful. Let Mosdos Press show your students the joys of poetry!

* 26 Short Stories * A Novella * 23 Poetry Selections * A Drama Selection * 9 Nonfiction Essays * A Complete Novel * Index of Authors & Titles * Glossary of Literary Terms * Vocabulary Glossary  * Author Biographies * 733 pages.

Download sample lessons.

Testmaster CDs for grades 3 - 8:
Each CD Test Master includes tests for each prose selection, unit tests, and vocabulary tests. Also available on each CD are essay questions that are drawn from each unit.

Download sample tests.


Silver: A Collection of Short Stories (grades 5 - 8)

Silver: A Collection of Short Stories is an anthology of short stories from Mosdos Press that brings quality contemporary and classic short fiction to the middle school classroom. These short stories are framed in traditional values, and they will help your students experience the joys of fine literature without compromising traditional principles.

Download sample lessons.

 


Research Series   (Middle school and beginning high school students)

An innovative educational tool to help teach research, writing, and communication skills. Outstanding research project material for schools and parents who do not want their children to have unsupervised access to the Internet.
  • Increase students' access to informational text.
  • Increase the time students spend working with informational text in instructional strategies.
  • Create opportunities for students to use informational text for authentic purposes.
  • Click here to learn more about this new series.


    Call ACSI Member Care at 800.367.0798 to order your copy.
    Fox in a Box

    Fox in a Box
    Please note: This product has limited availability.


    Fox in a Box® aligns with the Reading First Essential Elements: Phonemic Awareness, Phonics, Fluency, Vocabulary, and Comprehension. You'll gain diagnostic information through one-on-one interviews that will help you identify struggling readers and their learning needs, and monitor each child's progress on literacy benchmarks.

     
    Subject Area and Grades Literacy (Grades K–3)
    Assessment Types
     
     
  • Observational
  • Diagnostic
  • Formative
  • Scoring Options Hand scoring
    Delivery Formats Hands-on and verbal activities
     
    This unique K–3 literacy assessment helps you identify strengths and areas of opportunity for early readers and provides learning activities that go beyond right or wrong answers. It's a valid and reliable way to measure early learners' development in reading, listening, speaking, and writing.

    Test students on all Reading First elements:
    • Phonemic Awareness
    • Phonics
    • Vocabulary
    • Reading Comprehension
    • Fluency
    The assessment model to the right shows how teachers can use Fox in a Box to guide children on their learning journey. Use Fox in a Box to monitor student progress throughout the school year. Everything you need is included in the Fox in a Box kit.
     
    Features:
    • Developmentally-appropriate, observational assessments
    • One-on-one assessments
    • Intervention activities available online (click on link provided above)
    • Assessment activities aligned to federal and state standards
    • Complete kit of teaching and test administration materials: Teacher's Guide, Observation and Scoring Record, Staff Development DVD, Fox Puppet, and Activity Cards

    National/State Standards: Fox in a Box, Second Edition, assessments align with federal Reading First goals, which are designed to help every child become a reader by third grade.
     

    If you have any additional questions or need assistance in placing your order, please contact Member Care or call 800.367.0798.


    Preschool
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    Preschool Bible
     
    Theme: Familiar Bible lessons presented from both the Old Testament and New Testament, emphasizing God’s love.
     
    Teacher Edition includes...  
     
    • Step-by-step directed instruction
    • Expected student outcomes for each week
    • Engaging enrichment activities
    • Worship suggestions
    • Detailed preparation instructions
    • Comprehensive list of materials
    • Comprehension and application  questions
    • Student pages with answers
    • Motivational teacher devotions
    • Outline of the week's topics
    • Memory Verse reference allows for choice among Bible translations
    • Memory verse activity
    • Additional Background information for teachers
    • Teacher and student resource suggestions
     
    What does your Preschool Bible Teacher Edition package include? Click here to learn more.
     
     

    Visual Aids: 50 full-color, poster size Bible illustrations and Bible truth narratives paraphrased on the back

     

     

    Downloadable Resources Include:

    • Blackline Masters
    • Chapel Programs
    • Visual Aids, including color flannel board figures and song lyrics
    • 27 songs in two formats - vocal and instrumental. Songs by Mary Rice Hopkins are coordinated with the Bible stories. Song Titles.


     

     
    Student Edition includes...
     
    • Daily real-life application
    • Engaging student activities
    • Purposeful instruction of Bible truths
    • Weekly review and assessment
    • Compatibility with any Bible translation
    • Cross-curricular connections
    • Stand-alone Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Easter lessons
     
     
    Cindi Banse

    Cindi Banse
    Cindi Banse
     
    PURPOSEFUL DESIGN MATH, SCIENCE, SPELLING AND BIBLE SUPPORT SPECIALIST


    Cindi is the Textbook Training and Development Coordinator, and she currently trains teachers and teacher trainers. She has also taught various elementary grades, focusing on fifth and sixth grade. Cindi taught Purposeful Design Math for eight years to her fifth grade students. At the end of the year, she found that her students were more advanced in critical and abstract thinking and had a much stronger understanding of fractions. Cindi’s strengths include good classroom management and creativity. She loves kids and is passionate about Christian education. She also enjoys drama, singing, traveling, swimming, and spending time with her grandkids. Cindi provides webinars for schools in teaching Purposeful Design Math, Science, Spelling, and Bible. She also organizes all of the Purposeful Design regional trainings around the country. Cindi is a resource available to administrators and teachers who are using Purposeful Design Textbooks.




    DRC - TerraNova 3

    DRC - TerraNova 3


    For product information or to place an order, please click one of the links below:


    Regional Training



    Regional On-Site Training Workshops

    CURRENTLY ACCEPTING REQUESTS FOR SPRING 2018!
    (Click the link below if you'd like to inquire about scheduling a training.)

    On-site training workshops provide strategies for beginners and current users to prepare for Spring 2018.

    Topics covered will include:
    • Score Interpretation
    • Assessment Data for Administrators and Teachers
    • Assessment Data for Parents
    • Plus more!

    The typical training workshop runs from 8:30 am - 3:30 pm local time with a one hour lunch (unless otherise specified).

    Date Description Registration Link
    Friday, Nov. 10 Concord Christian School, Knoxville, TN - CANCELLED





    Life Science

    Appropriate for grades 6-9
    Purposeful Design Science series - Life, Earth and Space, and Physical - are in-depth studies into three specific areas of science and are appropriate for students in grades 6 through 9.
  • Hands-on learning activities excite students to want to know more and help to shape a biblical worldview in the mind and heart of each student.
  • Critical thinking skills are developed through scientific inquiry and investigation
  • Students learn the language and process of science
  • Teacher Edition:
  • Sturdy coil-bound book, or e-book for ease of use in any classroom
  • Representative student pages
  • Organized content including: At a Glance, which highlights the focus of each lesson; Materials lists and Teacher Tips; Lesson Objectives; Background Information; Introductions, and Additional Activities
  • Downloadable resources include Blackline Masters and Computer Presentations
  • Click to download Table of Contents.

    Click to download SE Lesson.

    Click to download TE Lesson.
    Click to download Table of Contents.


    Downloadable Resources Include:

  • Blackline Masters
  • Transparency Masters
  • Worksheet Answers
  • Editable Tests
  • Standard Tests
  • Student Edition:
    A full-color, case-bound student textbook accompanied by a lab manual for documentation of student lab experiences.


    Student Lab Manual:
     The Life Science Manual is a consumable manual that provides for documentation of student lab experiences and other critical thinking activities. The manual emphasizes individual and group scientific inquiry and investigation, using a hands-on approach to learning.

    Kindergarten

    Kindergarten
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    Elementary Mathematics Kindergarten

     

    Teacher Edition: 

  • Lesson Objectives
  • Comprehensive list of materials
  • Detailed preparation instructions for each lesson
  • Guided instructions with engaging activities, topics for discussion, and formative and summative assessments
  • Downloadable resources containing blackline and color transparency masters—all for print or digital use
  • Engaging enrichment activities
  • Motivational teacher devotions
  • Alternative, Safety, and Extension sidebars
  • Click to download TE Lesson.

    Click to download SE Lesson.Click to download Table of Contents.

    Click to download Scope & Sequence.

     

    Downloadable Resources Include:
  • 169 Blackline Masters
  • 7 Computer Presentations
  • 12 Full-color Posters
  •  

    Student Edition:

  • Lessons with hands-on activities, conceptual understanding, problem solving, application, modeling, reasoning, and strands of algebra and geometry
  • Strong emphasis of skill development and concept mastery
  • Emphasis on STEM's interdisciplinary approach
  • Learning-based projects
  • More practice materials and activities
  • Engaging photographs, tables, charts, and illustrations
  • (Soft cover, Consumable)
     
    Click to view image
    Updated Manipulatives kit* includes attribute blocks, Base 10 blocks, color tiles, clocks, geoboards, fraction cubes, and much more. For Grades K-6.  
     
    * Sold separately
     

    Grade 1

    Elementary Spelling Grade 1

     
    Teacher Edition:
     
    The teacher edition is a full-color, coil-bound resource with lesson targets, instructions for each student exercise, recommendations for biblical intergration, student spelling support, differentiated instruction, and supplemental resources.
     

    Click to download TE Lesson.
    Click to download SE Lesson.
    Click to download Table of Contents.
    Click to download Scope & Sequence.
    Teacher Edition includes...
  • Daily lesson objective
  • List of instructional materials and blackline masters needed
  • Step-by-step directed instruction
  • Cross-curricular opportunities, including literature connections and writing challenges
  • Biblical truth intergrated in the lesson
  • Phonics, word study, and writing activities which reinforce and give purpose to learning
  • Review assessments in standardized test format
  • Copy of student lesson with answers
  • Suggestions for differentiating instruction to meet the needs of all learners
  • Many hands-on activities and games to engage students in the learning process
  • Link to access spelling resources

  • Downloadable Resources Include:
  • 206 Blackline Masters
  • 10 Color Transparencies
  • 4 Full-color posters
  •  
     
    Student Edition:
    The full-color pages of the student editions are filled with beautiful photographs and graphics. Each page is perforated, and a lesson may be removed without losing a page from the next lesson.

    The series incorporates a five-day, 30-40 minute instructional format. Each grade level is theme-based, allowing the teacher to broaden the scope of instruction and to pique students' interest in the lessons.
     
     
     
     

    Level 1
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    Elementary Science Level 1

     
    Teacher Edition:
     
    The teacher edition is a full-color, coil-bound resource with lesson targets, instructions for each student exercise, recommendations for biblical intergration, student spelling support, differentiated instruction, and supplemental resources.
     
    Teacher Edition includes...
    Click to download TE Lesson.
    Click to download SE Lesson.
    Click to download Table of Contents.
    Click to download Scope & Sequence.
    • Lesson highlights
    • Instructional materials needed
    • Background content
    • Natural integration of biblical truth
    • Reduced student pages with answers
    • 96 blackline masters for enrichment activities and assessment
    • 24 color transparencies and three color posters
    • Teacher's step-by-step plan to guide students as they complete their student booklets


     
    Downloadable Resources Include:
     
     

    Student Edition:


    In the full-color student books, each chapter becomes a take-home booklet for every student.
     
     
     
    Science Equipment Kit *
    The science equipment kit includes primarily non-consumable science lab equipment for the elementary classroom. Purposeful Design Publications created this customized kit to coincide with lab activities in all six grade levels of the science series.
     
    Click here to see equipment list.
     
    * Sold separately
     
     
     

    Training

    2017 Training Dates and Venues
    More Dates Coming Soon!

    Purposeful Design Publications is providing textbook trainings at various locations around the country.  This training is for all teachers who are currently teaching the series, those who will be adopting it soon, or those who may be interested in what Purposeful Design has to offer.  Teachers who have been using the series for several years can benefit from this refresher and increase their effectiveness in the classroom, especially those who will be upgrading to the 2nd Edition Math.  All teachers attending six hours of training will receive a CEU.  Training materials will be provided.  During the training, best practices for maximizing each series will be reviewed.  Increased student achievement and teacher satisfaction are the primary goals.  There is no cost for the training.  ACSI offers these trainings as a service to you.


    Trainings are provided in centralized locations to provide maximum accessibility.  Space is limited, so early registration is encouraged.   

    Date City, State Subjects Registration Information
    June 1, 2017 Hagerstown,  MD Math and Science Registration closed
    July 31 , 2017 Bloomington, IN Science, Bible and Math Registration closed
    August 4, 2017 South Daytona,  FL Math and Science Registration closed
    August 10, 2017 Birmingham, AL Science, Bible and Math Registration closed
    August 11, 2017 Lincoln,  NE Math and Science Registration closed
    August 14, 2017 Federal Way, WA Math and Science Registration closed
    August 15, 2017 Cadillac,  MI      Math and Science Registration closed
    August 19, 2017 Tempe,  AZ      Math and Science Registration closed
    November 4, 2017 Waipahu,  HI      Math and Science Closed
         





    To see if space is available after registration closes, or if you would like to participate in or host a training in your area, please contact Cindi Banse at cindi_banse@acsi.org.
     
    Reviews from previous trainings:
    Great explanation and application information-very, very good.  Just what our schools and teachers needed!

    -Administrator, ACSI Member School, Texas


    The in-service incorporated all learning styles in it – it was great!  I learned a lot.

    -Teacher, ACSI Member School, Southern California


    Loved the hands-on activities.  I can use all the information that I learned today in my classroom.

    -Teacher, ACSI Member School, Alabama


    Lots of hands-on activities from all grade levels.

    -Teacher, ACSI Member School, North Carolina




    TerraNova 3 CSP Edition with Bible

    TerraNova 3 CSP Edition with Bible




    Helping Christian Educators Bridge the Gap Between Challenge and Opportunity

    Core:  Reading • Language • Mathematics • Science • Social Studies
    Plus tests:  Vocabulary • Language Mechanics • Math Computation • Spelling • Word Analysis


    TerraNova®, CSP Third Edition is a breakthrough assessment solution that builds on one of America's most innovative and respected standardized achievement tests and helps Christian schools meet high expectations for student success.

    TerraNova 3 Supports Christian Educators by:
    • Informing instruction with data that highlights students' strength and weaknesses
    • Delivering easy-to-understand reports for parents and community leaders
    • Linking student scores to instructional activities
    • Featuring content that is engaging and relevant
    • Aligning to common curriculum goals
    Reinforcing Parent and Community Support
    Enhance parent communication about student performance. TerraNova 3 Reports can also supplement community outreach in your school and improve student learning.

    Assessing Cognitive Abilities and Skills for Academic Success
    InView tests can be administered in conjunction with TerraNova 3 to reliably measure skills such as understanding verbal and quantitative concepts, and analyzing and comprehending relationships between verbal and nonverbal stimuli. Combined InView and TerraNova 3 reporting is provided when both tests are administered.

    For additional information, please call 800.367.0798 or contact ACSI Member Care.


    Level 2
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    Elementary Science Level 2

     
    Teacher Edition:
     
    The teacher edition is a full-color, coil-bound resource with lesson targets, instructions for each student exercise, recommendations for biblical intergration, student spelling support, differentiated instruction, and supplemental resources.
     

    Click to download TE Lesson.
    Click to download SE Lesson.
    Click to download Table of Contents.
    Click to download Scope & Sequence.
    Teacher Edition includes...
    • Lesson objective
    • Instructional materials needed
    • Background content
    • Biblical worldview integration 
    • Teacher's step-by-step plan to guide students as they complete their student booklets
    • 160 blackline masters for enrichment activities and assessment
    • 21 computer presentations and 9 color posters
    •  Reduced student pages with answers


     
    Downloadable Resources Include:
     
     

    Student Edition:


    In the full-color student books, each chapter becomes a take-home booklet for every student.
     
     
     
    Science Equipment Kit *
    The science equipment kit includes primarily non-consumable science lab equipment for the elementary classroom. Purposeful Design Publications created this customized kit to coincide with lab activities in all six grade levels of the science series.
     
    Click here to see equipment list.
     
    * Sold separately
     
     
     

    Grade 2

    Elementary Spelling Grade 2

    Teacher Edition:

    The teacher edition is a full-color, coil-bound resource with lesson targets, instructions for each student exercise, recommendations for biblical intergration, student spelling support, differentiated instruction, and supplemental resources.

    Click to download TE Lesson.
    Click to download SE Lesson.
    Click to download Table of Contents.
    Click to download Scope & Sequence.
    Teacher Edition includes...
  • Daily lesson objective
  • List of instructional materials and blackline masters needed
  • Step-by-step directed instruction
  • Cross-curricular opportunities, including literature connections and writing challenges
  • Biblical truth intergrated in the lesson
  • Phonics, word study, and writing activities which reinforce and give purpose to learning
  • Review assessments in standardized test format
  • Copy of student lesson with answers
  • Suggestions for differentiating instruction to meet the needs of all learners
  • Many hands-on activities and games to engage students in the learning process
  • Link to access spelling resources
  •  
     Downloadable Resources Include:
  • 213 Blackline Masters
  • 26 Color Transparencies
  • 8 Full-color Posters
  •  

    Student Edition:


    The full-color pages of the student editions are filled with beautiful photographs and graphics. Each page is perforated, and a lesson may be removed without losing a page from the next lesson.

    The series incorporates a five-day, 30-40 minute instructional format. Each grade level is theme-based, allowing the teacher to broaden the scope of instruction and to pique students' interest in the lessons.
     
     

    Earth and Space Science
    Appropriate for grades 6-9
    Purposeful Design Earth and Space Science series is an in-depth studies into the specific areas of earth and space science and is appropriate for students in grades 6 through 9.
    • Hands-on learning activities excite students to want to know more and help to shape a biblical worldview in the mind and heart of each student.
    • Critical thinking skills are developed through scientific inquiry and investigation
    • Students learn the language and process of science
    Teacher Edition:
    • Sturdy coil-bound book, or e-book for ease of use in any classroom
    • Representative student pages
    • Organized content including: At a Glance, which highlights the focus of each lesson; Materials lists and Teacher Tips; Lesson Objectives; Background Information; Introductions, and Additional Activities
    • Downloadable resources include Blackline Masters and Computer Presentations
    Click to download Table of Contents.

    Click to download SE Lesson.

    Click to download TE Lesson.
    Click to download Table of Contents.


    Downloadable Resources Include:

    • Blackline Masters
    • Transparency Masters
    • Worksheet Answers
    • Editable Tests
    • Standard Tests

    Student Edition:
    A full-color, case-bound student textbook accompanied by a lab manual for documentation of student lab experiences.


    Student Lab Manual:
     The Earth and Space Science Manual is a consumable manual that provides for documentation of student lab experiences and other critical thinking activities. The manual emphasizes individual and group scientific inquiry and investigation, using a hands-on approach to learning.


    Online Webinars





    Assessment Training Webinars

    Listed below, for your convenience, are free pre-recorded training webinars that address several of the most common issues.

    If you are interested in scheduling either regional on-site training or a live webinar training, click here or on the icon at the bottom of this page.

    For more information, please call 800.367.0798 or contact ACSI Member Care.



    Assessment Data:  Conversations with Parents
    This webinar provides guidance for educators regarding the content of teacher/parent conversations relating to student assessment data results. Topics covered include:
    • Updates to the Home Report and Objective Report
    • Printing Combination Reports
    • Review of InView™ Scores
    Webinar Handouts:
    To view recorded webinar, click here.


    Fall Testing
    This webinar considers why fall testing using TerraNova 3, ACSI Edition is important. Topics covered include:
    • Benefits to Educators and Students
    • Making the Most of the Fall Data You Have
    Webinar Handouts:
    To view recorded webinar, click here.


    Basic TerraNova Score Interpretation
     
    This webinar covers basic TerraNova score interpretation with an overview of TerraNova 3 normed, criterion-reference, and performance scores. Topics covered include:
    • What the scores mean and how they can be used in data analysis
    • Utilizing the Individual Profile Report and Group List Report
    Webinar Handouts:
    To view recorded webinar, click here.





    Grade 1

    Grade 1
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    Elementary Mathematics Grade 1

     

    Teacher Edition: 

  • Lesson objectives
  • Comprehensive list of materials
  • Detailed preparation instructions for each lesson
  • Guided instructions with engaging activities, topics for discussion, and formative and summative assessments
  • Recovery and Enrichment sidebars to provide differentiated learning instructions and activities to challenge advanced learners
  • Engaging Extension activities
  • Student pages with answers
  • Motivational teacher devotions
  • Alternative and Safety sidebars



  • Downloadable Resources Include:
  • Blackline Masters
  • Computer Presentations
  • Memory Masters
  • Test Banks
  • Transparency Masters


  • Student Edition:
  • Lessons with hands-on activities, conceptual understanding, problem solving, application, modeling, reasoning, and strands of algebra and geometry
  • Strong emphasis of skill development and concept mastery
  • Emphasis on STEM’s interdisciplinary approach
  • Learning-based projects
  • More practice materials and activities
  • Engaging photographs, tables, charts, and illustrations
  • (Soft cover, Consumable)
     
     
    Click to view image


    Updated Manipulatives kit*
    includes attribute blocks, Base 10 blocks, color tiles, clocks, geoboards, fraction cubes, and much more. For Grades K–6. 
     
    * Sold separately
     
     
     
     
     
     

    Webinars

    Textbook Introductory and Overview Webinars


    Take advantage of these previously recorded webinars to view introductions and overviews to Purposeful Design's excellent line of quality educational courses.

    BIBLE

    SCIENCE

    MATH

    SPELLING

    ENGLISH AS A FOREIGN LANGUAGE (EFL)

    LITERATURE

    HEALTH


    Elementary BIBLE Series
    : This webinar looks at the Purposeful Design Bible series Preschool (3 yr) through Grade Six. It presents the Bible truths, character traits,core concepts, and components of the series. View the recorded webinar here.

    High School BIBLE Series: #LiveFully and Blueprints: Brian Burchik, author of #LiveFully and Blueprints, introduces these two high school Bible courses from Purposeful Design. #LiveFully is designed to empower students deepen their biblical roots and extend their reach of influence as a follower of Jesus. Blueprints (NEW) is about empowering students to build a life of godliness that sustains over the course of a lifetime. View the recorded webinar here.

    High School BIBLE, Introduction & Overview of "Understanding the Times" (5th Ed.): This webinar takes a look at the revised textbook for "Understanding the Times," which offers an engaging look at how the tenets of the Christian worldview compares with five major competing worldviews of our day. This engaging, easy-to-understand course invites students to discover the truths of God - and our world. View the recorded webinar here.

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    Elementary SCIENCE Series
    : This webinar provides an overview of the elementary science of Purposeful Design Publications, its hands-on and investigative approach, and best practices incorporated in the series. It presents the components of the series and the materials included to tailor each lesson to the students in the classroom. View the recorded webinar here.

    Grades 6-9 SCIENCE Series: This webinar provides an overview of the philosophy and components of the upper level science, including LIFE Science and the new EARTH & SPACE Science, along with the smorgasbord of labs and activities provided to tailor the lessons to the curricular objectives. View the recorded webinar here.

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    Elementary MATH Series, 2nd Edition
    : This webinar provides an overview of the Purposeful Design Math, K-8. It looks at the balance of conceptual understanding, computation skills, application and reasoning provided in the series, and the components and materials included to tailor lessons to the students in the classroom. View the recorded webinar here.

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    Elementary SPELLING Series
    : This webinar is an overview of the philosophy and components of the spelling series, including materials provided to tailor each lesson for the students in the classroom. View the recorded webinar here.

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    Ages 3-11, Passport to Adventure EFL Series
    : Dr. Jan Dormer introduces Purposeful Design's English as a foreign language series, Passport to Adventure, which is designed to meet the unique needs of many student groups. In this series, children learn and practice important moral and spiritual principals while they are learning English. View the recorded webinar here.

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    Grades 4-8 LITERATURE, "Mosdos Press Literature Series": This webinar presents an overview of the Mosdos Press Literature Series.  This excellent series harnesses the power of literature to help students and teachers think about universal themes. It provides teacher-friendly materials, quality content, and varied and engaging language arts activities. View the recorded webinar here.

    High School LITERATURE, "TextWord Literature Series": This webinar provides valuable information regarding TextWord products that are designed to enable high school students to acquire a high level of solidly-based comprehension, writing, and communication skills. With this series, students discover an exciting grouping of short stories, novellas, drama, novels and noteworthy fiction. View the recorded webinar here.

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    Middle and High School HEALTH, "Total Health Series": While this webinar was recorded several years ago (and features graphics from the first edition of this series), the information presented by Susan Boe, the author of the Total Health series, is still relevant to understanding and using this curriculum to its fullest potential. The Total Health curriculum for high school students is designed to provide students with a thorough understanding of all important physical, mental and social health issues. The Total Health curriculum for middle school students presents a well-rounded approach to physical, spiritual, mental and social health, helping to explain the changes that are occurring in and around them. View the recorded webinar here.

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    Rebekah Durlauf

    Rebekah Durlauf

    Rebekah Durlauf

    SECOND GRADE TEACHER

    Purposeful Design Math and Science Trainer



    Rebekah is a second grade teacher and a Purposeful Design Math and Science Trainer. She also leads worship/singing for elementary and high school chapel each work. Rebekah is a kinesthetic learner who loves teaching in fun, active, and engaging ways for every learner in her classroom. She is an organized person who loves to plan, but she also loves to embrace the chaos and spontaneity that a classroom brings each day. Outside of school, Rebekah enjoys planning the piano, hiking outdoors, being involved in the praise team at her church, cooking and entertaining, and playing disc golf. She finds that Purposeful Design textbooks are a valuable took that helps her create lessons that allow her students to take an active role in their own learning.





    Kindergarten
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    Elementary Bible Kindergarten
    Theme: Familiar Bible lessons presented from both the Old Testament and New Testament, emphasizing God's care.
    Teacher Edition includes...  

    • Step-by-step directed instruction
    • Expected student outcomes for each week
    • Engaging enrichment activities
    • Worship suggestions
    • Detailed preparation instructions
    • Comprehensive list of materials
    • Comprehension and application  questions
    • Student pages with answers
    • Motivational teacher devotions
    • Outline of the week's topics
    • Memory Verse reference allows for choice among Bible translations
    • Memory verse activity
    • Additional Background information for teachers
    • Teacher and student resource suggestions
    What does your Elementary Bible Teacher Edition package include? Click here to learn more.
    Visual Aids: 42 full-color, poster size Bible
    Illustrations and Bible truth narratives
    Time Line: 11' full-color time line
    Downloadable Resources include:
    • 109 blackline masters and music lyrics
    • Chapel Programs
    • 22 downloadable songs in two formats, vocals and instrumental. Songs by Mary Rice Hopkins are coordinated with the Bible stories. Song Titles.

    Student Edition includes...
    • Daily real-life application
    • Engaging student activities
    • Purposeful instruction of Bible truths
    • Weekly review and assessment
    • Compatibility with any Bible translation
    • Cross-curricular connections
    • Stand-alone Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Easter lessons
    Fox Letters and Numbers

    Fox Letters and Numbers
    Please note: This product has limited availability.


    Fox Letters and Numbers measures children's conceptual development on learning milestones in Literacy and Mathematics in the year preceding Kindergarten. This research-based observational assessment is engaging, easy to administer, and directly connects to the literacy benchmarks in Fox in a Box and the math benchmarks in Fox Adds Up. The diagnostic information you gather gives you a window into a child's conceptual thinking that goes beyond simple right and wrong answers.
     

    Subject Area and Grades:
  • Literacy (Pre–K)
  • Math (Grades K–3)
  • Assessment Types:
     
     
  • Observational
  • Diagnostic
  • Formative
  •  
    Scoring Options: Hand scoring
    Delivery Formats: Hands–on and verbal activities
     
     
    Fox Letters and Numbers measures children's conceptual development on learning milestones in literacy and math in the year preceeding kindergarten. Skills measured include:
     
     
    • Oral Language
    • Phonological Awareness
    • Alphabet Knowledge
    • Print and Book Awareness
    • Number and Operations
    • Algebra
    • Geometry
    • Measurement
    This assessment model shows how teachers can use Fox Letters and Numbers to guide children on their learning journey.
     
    Features:
    • Developmentally appropriate, observational assessments
    • One–on–one assessment
    • Intervention activities available online (click on links provided above)
    • Assessment activities aligned to NAEYC recommendations and Pre-K state standards
    • Complete kit of teaching and test administration materials:Teacher's Guide, Observation and Scoring Records, Activity Cards, Storybook, Mathematics Manipulatives, and Staff Development DVD
    National/State Standards:
     
    Fox Letters and Numbers assessments align with the standards of the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), Early Reading First, and the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NTCM).
     

    If you have any additional questions or need assistance in placing your order, please contact Member Care or call 800.367.0798.
    High School Literature

    High School Literature
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    Literature (Grades 9–12)
     

    This high school literature and language arts series promotes academic excellence and preserves family values. It is designed to enable students to acquire high level, solidly based comprehension, writing, and communication skills.

    Implications of Literature is an academically superior high school literature series that features content chosen for its time-tested literary quality. It complements a traditional, values-oriented curriculum, and it is free of material that conflicts with Christian school values.

     

    Explorer Level—Grade 9: The Explorer Level draws on superior world literature, engaging students in enjoyable reading experiences that not only delight them but also reinforce the skills of critical reading, comprehension, and language arts.

    Download sample lessons.

     

    Navigator Level—Level 10: The Navigator Level treats students to an exciting collection of international literature. Entertaining stories, insightful poetry, and inspirational biographies as well as other thought-provoking nonfiction intensify students’ appreciation of each genre.

    Download sample lessons.

     

    Pioneer Level—Grade 11: Incorporating American literature, the Pioneer Level encourages upper-level students to sharpen their critical-thinking skills, distinguish literary themes, and recognize differing viewpoints. These abilities foster the clarity of written expression so critical for success in the newly formatted SAT examinations.

    Download sample lessons

     

    Trailblazer Level—Grade 12: The Trailblazer Level completes the four-year literary series by presenting an anthology of the best in British literature. Short stories, poetry, nonfiction, drama, and a novel round out a challenging literary sampler that serves as a springboard for the development of high-level language skills. 

    Download sample lessons.

     
     
    CD test generators for grades 9–12:
     
    CDs are available for each level of the Implications of Literature series. They contain a variety of testing options that teachers can generate and adapt for individualized classroom use. CDs are not Mac compatible.

    Download Test Bank Sampler.
     
    Supplemental Studies from TextWord Press
     
     
    Pathfinder: Grades 9 and 10 
    Vanguard: Grades 11 and 12 
    Download sample lessons.
     
    Other Supplemental Studies:
     

    Constructing the House of Language:This consumable handbook of writing and language skills will help your students feel more secure as they learn to express themselves effectively. A brief history of the English language, grammar and language skills exercises, and studies of word origins, spelling, and phonetics are presented in a lively manner. This supplementary text will be a valuable addition to any high school English program.

    Download sample lessons.

     

    Julius Caesar:This annotated edition of Julius Caesar boosts confidence and comprehension. It’s all you need to bring the bard’s play to life! Once students have mastered the story of Julius Caesar using this edition, they are equipped to tackle any of Shakespeare’s works with self-assurance. 

    Download sample lessons.

     

    The Call of the Wild:This handbook is enriched by our unique TextWord format that offers enhanced comprehension, thought-provoking critique questions, and skill-based exercises that improve both writing and vocabulary skills. We believe that once your students have carefully read the text of the novel using these TextWord student aids, they will find that the thinking and linguistic skills acquired during the process will carry over other areas of the curriculum.

    Download sample lessons.

     
     
     
     
    Middle School Bible

    Middle School Bible

    Middle School Bible (Grades 6-8)

    (Each course is designed to cover one semester, except where otherwise noted.)



    Joseph: A Character Study
     
    Do you see the potential of a Joseph among the students in your classroom? Do you see the potential for a Joseph in all of your students? No one is too young to be used of God in significant ways.

    The Life of Joseph: A Character Study will be a powerful tool in your hands to help shape the minds and hearts of each of your students, to become Joseph-like among their own classmates and peers. The biblical account of Joseph’s life is woven through practical exercises to help students to confront the life of Joseph and its application to them. Click here to download sample lessons.
     
     
            

     
    To the Ends of the Earth: An In-depth Study of the Book of Acts
     
    Students will witness the birth and expansion of the early Christian church. Along the journey, their minds will be stretched and their values will be challenged.
     
    This course is designed to teach principles for Christian living from the example of the early church as recorded in Acts. A serious effort has been made to encourage students to apply the principles demonstrated in the lives and actions of the heroic men and women of Acts.
     
    The student workbook contains engaging graphics and questions that direct students in their study. It also contains activities that guide students in theological issues, reflection, reasoning skills, and more. The teacher edition contains an answer key and teacher support information. Click here to download sample lessons.
     

        

     
    How Far Can You Go? Straight Talk About Sexual Purity

    How Far Can You Go?
    directs students to the Word of God for answers that go beyond catch phrases and pat answers. It offers biblical principles that challenge readers to authentic Christian living.
     
    This study addresses the delicate topic in a straightforward yet sensitive manner.It moves beyond the ineffective command to “just say no” to sex. It raises the bar by encouraging, equipping, and empowering young people to develop the character trait of purity. When purity of heart becomes our foundation for behavior, our relationship with God is elevated to a higher level.
     
    This resource includes a student book and a teacher edition/leader guide (designed to be used one day per week for nine weeks). Click here to download sample lessons.
     

        
     
    Student Edition also available in Spanish.


    The Life of Christ, 2nd Edition*


    The Life of Christ
    is both engaging and effective in teaching young people about Jesus through the four Gospels. This course consists of 40 concise lessons presenting key truths about Jesus.

    The student textbook walks students through a chronology of the events concerning Jesus' life, death, and resurrection. It includes application questions, personal assignments, and hypothetical case studies, and it is coordinated with a dedicated website that links students to additional information. The teacher guide includes an extensive resource section with learning exercises, maps, charts, glossaries, quizzes, and blackline masters, helping teachers lead students beyond facts to a deeper understanding through projects and class discussion.   Click here to download sample lessons.

    This edition is NOT compatible with The Life of Christ, 1st Edition.

    * Year-long study
        

     
    Daring Deliverers
     
    Lead your students to a better understanding of Israel's history through the lives of godly characters in the times of the judges. This course shows the victorious results of living a life committed to God. Students study the military leaders of Israel as well as Ruth, Eli, and Samuel. As they consider the positive and negative qualities of each person, they identify leadership principles and apply them to their own lives.
     
    The teacher edition provides lesson targets, spiritual challenges for the teacher, background information, instructional strategies, and assignment and evaluation materials. Click here to download sample lessons.
     

       


    The Life of Christ, 1st Edition*
    (Available while quantities last.)

    The Life of Christ
    is both engaging and effective in teaching young people about Jesus through the four Gospels. Varied activities hold students' interest, address individual learning-style differences, and ensure that the content is absorbed through frequent application.

    The student textbook walks students through a chronology of the events concerning Jesus' life, death, and resurrection. It includes application questions, personal assignments, and hypothetical case studies. The teacher edition includes an extensive resource section with learning exercises, maps, charts, glossaries, quizzes, and blackline masters. The optional CD provides interactive exploration of the Scriptures. Click here to download sample lessons.


    This edition is NOT compatible with
    The Life of Christ, 2nd Edition.

    * Year-long study
     
      

    Science
    ...your best resource for weaving the wonders of creation and a biblical worldview into your science instruction.

    Purposeful Design Science is an inquiry-based, hands-on approach to science instruction that will give your students numerous opportunities to discover principles and truths of God's creation. Lessons are designed to engage the student in age-and grade-appropriate investigation.   

    Purposeful Design Science gives students the opportunity to marvel at the wonders of Creation both as inhabitants and caretakers as they study, explore, and discover the world God has created.


    Life Science and theNEW Earth and Space Science (Grades 6-9)

    Teacher  Resources

    Introduction to the Upper Level Life Science Courses

    TerraNova 3 CSP Edition with Bible

    TerraNova 3 CSP Edition with Bible
    Participating in the Student Assessment Christian School Program is a member benefit. To see your school's pricing and order testing materials, please log in using your school's unique account number.

    Order online and save on shipping and handling!

    Learn more about TerraNova3 CSP Edition with Bible.

    For more information or for assistance in placing your order, contact an ACSI Educational Resource Consultants at 800.708.4617 or contact ACSI Member Care. Order forms are available upon request.

    Textbooks

    InView

    InView
    Participating in the Student Assessment Christian School Program is a member benefit. To see your school's pricing and order testing materials, please log in using your school's unique account number.

    Order online and save on shipping and handling!

    Learn more about InView.

    For more information or for assistance in placing your order, contact an ACSI Educational Resource Consultants at 800.708.4617 or contact ACSI Member Care. Order forms are available upon request.

    Math

    Elementary and Jr. High Mathematics
    (Kindergarten through Grade 8)


    This is your best resource for providing your students with appropriate challenge while connecting the study of Mathematics to real life.
     
    Purposeful Design Math series is designed to strengthen teachers' insights about mathematics education and to assist them in the practicalities of lesson preparation with enough varied activities to suit a wide range of students and classes.              
     
     
     
     
    Purposeful Design Mathematics emphasizes skill development and concept understanding. A primary goal of Purposeful Design Mathematics is for students to become skilled in mathematical algorithims—the processes and formulas for doing math accurately—but more importantly for students to develop a strong and deep understanding of the math concepts being studied, that is, they will not only get right answers but they will be able to explain why the answers are correct as well.
     
     
     Features and components of this series: 
  • Prominent use of manipulatives incorporating hands-on instruction
  • Devotional features drawing students to God as Creator
  • Themes that integrate the patterns and numbers of God's creation
  • Supplemental exercises—books of blackline masters for grades 1, 2, and 3—containing activities for review, enrichment, and recovery.
  • Real-life examples providing relevancy for students
  • Lesson design focusing on success for all students


  • Teacher  Resources

     
    Purposeful Design Publications provides trainings and webinars are for all teachers who are currently teaching the Purposeful Design Math or Science, those who will be adopting it soon. Learn more about the these webinars and trainings.


    NEW!
    Math Grades 5 and 6 Second Edition

    Overview and Revisions


    High School (9-10) Bible

    High School (9-10) Bible
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    High School Bible (Grades 9-10, one semester)

     
     
    Let God Be God: A Study of the Attributes of God
     
    A study of the character and attributes of God, this course encourages teens to wrestle with questions they frequently ask in a framework that draws the answers from scripture. The course is designed on the premise that the more we come to know God through a careful study of His Word, the greater will be our challenge to maintain a right relationship with Him. The attributes are organized into helpful categories: the knowledge of God, the Trinity, God’s unshared attributes, and God’s shared attributes.
     
    The workbook helps students tackle each attribute through appropriate exercises and activities and guides students in translating their knowledge into personal application. The teacher edition provides extensive lesson helps along with detailed content overviews, blackline masters, and assessment tools. Click here to download sample lessons.
     

     
     
    Mastering Bible Study Skills: Tools for Investigating God’s Word
     
    In order to develop into mature disciples of Jesus Christ, high school students need to know how to correctly handle the Scriptures (2 Timothy 2:15). Mastering Bible Study Skills instructs and coaches students to use the inductive Bible study method—observation, interpretation, and application.
     
    The main teaching methods for the course are projects and exercises. Teacher materials include detailed lesson plans, blackline masters, PowerPoint presentations, lecture notes, grading rubrics for projects, and student answer keys for exercises and quizzes. Click here to download sample lessons. 
     
     


    Connecting with God: A Survey of the New Testament
     
    This survey course is intended to give your high school students an overview of each book in the New Testament. It is structured so that you will be able to present basic information as well as guide your students in exercises, discussions, and enrichment activities to give them a solid understanding.

    Connecting with God
     is designed to give teachers a great deal of freedom to define the approach to structuring a survey of the New Testament. At the same time, the materials included in the teacher edition will minimize the need for extensive research. Click here to download sample lessons.
     
     

     
    Journeying with God: A Survey of the Old Testament
     
    This survey course gives your high school students an overview of each of the books of the Old Testament. The course is structured to provide basic information as students are guided through exercises, discussions, and enrichment activities. A strong emphasis in this course is helping students see the “big picture” perspective as they study how God has worked through His people to carry out His plan of salvation.

    Journeying with God
     is designed to give teachers freedom in shaping a study of the Old Testament. Rich background information is provided for each book. Click here to download sample lessons.
     
      
    Fox Adds Up

    Fox Adds Up
    Please note: This product has limited availability.


    Fox Adds Up® is a developmentally appropriate mathematics assessment which provides engaging, one-on-one activities that help you observe each child's progression along important learning milestones. Its activity-based assessments help teachers accurately assess the development of mathematics concepts in these NCTM strands: Number and Operations, Algebra, Geometry, Measurement, Data Analysis and Probability.
     
    Subject Area and Grades: Math (Grades K–3)
    Assessment Types:
     
     
    • Observational
    • Diagnostic
    • Formative
    Scoring Options: Hand scoring
    Delivery Formats: Hands-on and verbal activities
     
    Fox Adds Up measures children's understanding of mathematical concepts using engaging, hands-on activities. Skills measured include:
    • Number and Operations
    • Algebra
    • Geometry
    • and Measurement.

    Hands-on activities using connecting cubes, geometric shapes, and other mathematics manipulatives allow you to observe a child solving problems,reasoning, and communicating at a concrete level. Monitor your students' progress throughout the school year, then use your observations to communicate effectively with parents or guardians. Everything you need is included in the Fox Adds Up kit.
     
    Features:
    • Developmentally appropriate, observational assessments
    • One–on–one assessment
    • Intervention activities customized to student's needs (click on link provided above)
    • Assessment activities aligned with NCTM and state standards
    • Complete kit of teaching and test administration materials: Teacher's Guide, Observation and Scoring Records, Staff Development DVD, and Mathematics Manipulatives

    The assessment model to the right shows how teachers can use Fox Adds Up to guide children on their learning journey.

     
    National/State Standards: Fox Adds Up is aligned to the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) Principles and Standards of School Mathematics, on which most state mathematics standards have been based.


    If you have any additional questions or need assistance in placing your order, please contact Member Care or call 800.367.0798.


    Grade 1

    Elementary Bible Grade 1

     
    Theme: Familiar Bible characters and events that illustrate God’s gifts, such as family, leaders, helpers, His Word, His Son, and His Church
     
    Teacher Edition includes...  
     
    • Step-by-step directed instruction
    • Expected student outcomes for each week
    • Introduction with engaging activities and topics for discussion
    • Detailed preparation instructions
    • Comprehensive list of materialsComprehension and application  questions
    • Student pages with answers
    • Motivational teacher devotions
    • Outline of Scriptures
    • Memory Verse reference allows for choice among Bible translations
    • Memory verse activity
    • Additional Background information for teachers
    • Teacher and student resource suggestions

     What does your Elementary Bible Teacher Edition package include? Click here to learn more.
     
    Visual Aids: 45 full-color, poster size Bible Illustrations and Bible truth narratives
    Time Line: 11' full-color time line
     
    Downloadable Resources include:
    • 90 blackline masters and music lyrics
    • Chapel Programs
    • 9 PowerPoint presentations
    • 10 Color Transparencies
    • 21 downloadable songs in two formats, vocals and instrumental. Songs by Mary Rice Hopkins are coordinated with the Bible stories. Song Titles.

     
     
    Student Edition includes...
     
     
    • Daily real-life application
    • Engaging student activities
    • Purposeful instruction of Bible truths
    • Weekly review and assessment
    • Compatibility with any Bible translation
    • Cross-curricular connections
    • Stand-alone Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Easter lessons
     
     
     
    Gina Kinnard

    Gina Kinnard
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    Gina Kinnard

    JUNIOR HIGH BIBLE TEACHER

    ACSI Student Assessment Program Trainer

       
    Gina teaches Bible to junior high students at her Christian school. She also serves as the 7–12 Guidance Counselor, curriculum director, and district test coordinator for her school. Gina’s greatest strengths are clearly communicating high expectations for all students, connecting new learning to old knowledge, and developing critical thinking skills in students. Outside of school, she enjoys reading and spending time with her family. Gina uses ACSI Data Online to get a broad overall picture of how her school is performing and pinpoint areas for further investigation. She loves having the ability to dig deep and find the detailed information she needs in order to make recommendations for improvement. Gina’s school also uses ACSI Data Online as another piece of information to help gifted students and students with possible learning disabilities.
     
     



    Homeschool
    PDP Homeschooling
    Homeschoolers, experience the Purposeful Design difference. Find the best textbooks for your children.

    MATH (available for Kindergarten through Middle School)

    Guide your child(ren) through the world of mathematics with learning-based activities to teach concepts, problem solving, and reasoning. With an interdisciplinary approach and a strong emphasis on skill development, Purposeful Design Math prepares your children for higher concepts. (Click the textbooks to the left for more information.)



    SPELLING (available for Grades 1-6)

    Spelling and reading are crucial to today's constant communication. Increase your child's confidence in spelling through engaing lessons and different types of whiting activities that pave the way to greater reading comprehension and handwriting skills. (Click the textbooks to the right for more information.)

    BIBLE (available for Preschool through High School)

    Dive into foundational biblical teachings about the nature and character of God, the qualities of His people,a nd the role of His church. Using Scripture memorization and vivid illustrations, the Purposeful Design Bible series connects your child(ren) to the powerful truths of God's living Word. (Click on the textbooks to the left for more information.)


    SCIENCE (available for Grades 1-9)

    Integrate the Word of God with the study of His world. Numerous labs, projects, and hands-on activities help your child(ren) explore new concepts, while discussion points create opportunities for critical thinking. Equipping with a cohesive biblical worldview, your children will learn to engage unfamilair ideas - while also standing strong to their faith. (Click on the textbooks to the right for more information.)


    HEALTH (available for Middle School and High School)

    Help your teen deal with the unique challengese of growing up. Through personal testimonies, honest questions about life, and the timeless truths of Scripture, Purposeful Design Total Health offers clear answers to your teens as they deal with a confusing, frustrating transision from childhood to maturity. (Click on the textbooks to the left for more information.)

    Grade 2

    Grade 2
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    Elementary Mathematics Grade 2

     

    Teacher Edition: 

    Click to download TE Lesson.
    Click to download SE Lesson.
    Click to download Table of Contents.
    Click to download Scope & Sequence.

     
  • Lesson objectives
  • Comprehensive list of materials
  • Detailed preparation instructions for each lesson
  • Guided instructions with engaging activities, topics for discussion, and formative and summative assessments
  • Recovery and Enrichment sidebars to provide differentiated learning instructions and activities to challenge advanced learners
  • Engaging Extension activities
  • Student pages with answers
  • Motivational teacher devotions

  •  


    Downloadable Resources Include:
  • Blackline Masters
  • Computer Presentations
  • Memory Masters
  • Test Banks
  • Transparency Masters


  • Student Edition:
  • Lessons with hands-on activities, conceptual understanding, problem solving, application, modeling, reasoning, and strands of algebra and geometry
  • Strong emphasis of skill development and concept mastery
  • Emphasis on STEM’s interdisciplinary approach
  • Learning-based projects
  • More practice materials and activities
  • Engaging photographs, tables, charts, and illustrations
  • (Soft cover, Consumable)

     
     
     
     
    Click to see image.
    Updated Math Manipulatives Kit*includes attribute blocks, Base 10 blocks, color tiles, clocks, geoboards, fraction cubes, and much more. For Grades K–6. Click here to see list of manipulatives in this kit. 
     
    * Sold separately
     
     
     
     
     
     

    Grade 3

    Elementary Spelling Grade 3


    Teacher Edition:

    The teacher edition is a full-color, coil-bound resource with lesson targets, instructions for each student exercise, recommendations for biblical intergration, student spelling support, differentiated instruction, and supplemental resources.

    Teacher Edition includes...
    Click to download TE Lesson.
    Click to download SE Lesson.
    Click to donwload Table of Contents.
    Click to doenload Scope & Sequence.
  • Daily lesson objective
  • List of instructional materials and blackline masters needed
  • Step-by-step directed instruction
  • Cross-curricular opportunities, including literature connections and writing challenges
  • Biblical truth intergrated in the lesson
  • Phonics, word study, and writing activities which reinforce and give purpose to learning
  • Review assessments in standardized test format
  • Copy of student lesson with answers
  • Suggestions for differentiating instruction to meet the needs of all learners
  • Many hands-on activities and games to engage students in the learning process
  • Link to access spelling resources
  • Downloadable Resources Include:
  • 213 Blackline Masters
  • 36 Color Transparencies
  • 11 Full-color Posters

  • Student Edition:


    The full-color pages of the student editions are filled with beautiful photographs and graphics. Each page is perforated, and a lesson may be removed without losing a page from the next lesson.

    The series incorporates a five-day, 30-40 minute instructional format. Each grade level is theme-based, allowing the teacher to broaden the scope of instruction and to pique students' interest in the lessons.
     
     
    InView

    InView
    Why Use a Cognitive Assessment?

    A cognitive abilities assessment helps you define and focus on individual student needs more effectively. InView provides you with insightful information over and beyond achievement test scores, about crucial cognitive skills like verbal reasoning, nonverbal reasoning, and quantitative reasoning. InView is available in paper/pencil format with both local and machine scoring. .


    Click on the brochure cover to the right for additional information regarding InView.


    Challenge:

    You want an assessment that accurately measures your students' development - the higher level thinking and reasoning skills that are important to academic achievement and performance on college entrance exams.

    Solution:

    InView provides you with a clear picture of cognitive abilities in students, Grades 2—12, including special populations such as Gifted and Talented, students with disabilities, and English Language Learners (ELL).


    With InView, You Can:

    • Assess critical cognitive abilities, Grades 2-12
    • Detect potential learning problems
    • Anticipate student achievement on college entrance exams (for upper grades)
    • Highlight Gifted and Talented placement information
    • Offer inclusiveness, equity, and fairness for all students
    • Position students for success by supporting more targeted instructional decisions
    • Meet Title1 and IDEA reporting requirements

     



    Sample Reports

               
     
    TerraNova 3 Assessment SummaryTerraNova 3 Group ListTerraNova 3 Individual Report


    Gain Clear Information to Target Instruction

    Meaningful assessment does more than measure. It provides direction to guide instruction. InView is an innovative cognitive skills tests that can map student strengths, reveal hidden abilities, and point the way to new learning opportunities. When you know what your students know and can do, you can teach to your students' needs.


    Challenge:

    How are your students performing relative to their own potential and to other student groups? How can you identify achievement gaps, Gifted and Talented students, and latent learning problems?

    Solution:

    InView measures the reasoning skills of students in Grades 2-12 that are most directly related to academic success-skills that help you measure abilities accurately, target learning needs or problems, and motivate students to grow.


    Using InView You Gain:

    • An accurate and reliable measure of inductive and deductive reasoning processes - abilities crucial for academic success
    • A valuable measure of quantitative reasoning, not reliant on math questions and free of gender bias
    • Insightful information about student skills that are valid predictors of student academic success
    • The ability to identify students for placement in the most appropriate learning programs
    • Translate Aptitude into Academic Success

    Translate Aptitude into Academic Success

    When teamed with quality achievement test like TerraNova®, Third Edition, InView provides anticipated-achievement scores for individual students and groups, allowing you to compare your students' achievement with that of other students of the same age, grade, and ability-and determine whether your students are achieving to their full potential. This information can help you use achievement results to guide instruction and improve learning opportunities.

    Cognitive Skills Index (CSI) scores from InView provide a highly reliable measure of overall academic aptitude, which is valuable information for guidance, activities planning, and special program identification.

    Anticipated Achievement scores allow you to compare student performance with that of similar individuals and groups. These scores are a powerful tool. Use them to improve instruction, address specific student strengths and needs, and provide valuable information for parent-teacher conferences.


    Learn to use the InView and PTCS: Video and Handouts

    Assessment Data: Screening for Exceptional Students and Their Needs: Video and Handouts

    Post-test Workshop: Interpreting InView and PTCS Test Results. Video and Handouts

    To purchase InView products, click here.

    For additional information, please call 800.367.0798 or contact ACSI Member Care.


    Level 3

    Elementary Science Level 3

     
    Teacher Edition:
     
    The teacher edition is a full-color, coil-bound resource with lesson targets, instructions for each student exercise, recommendations for biblical intergration, student spelling support, differentiated instruction, and supplemental resources.
     
    Teacher Edition includes...
    Click to download TE Lesson.
    Click to download SE Lesson.
    Click to download Table of Contents.
    Click to download Scope & Sequence.
    • Lesson objective
    • Instructional materials needed
    • Background content
    • Biblical worldview integration including a biblical worldview essay in the "Chapter Preparation" section
    • Teacher's step-by-step plan to guide students as they complete their student booklets
    • 350 blackline masters for enrichment activities and assessment
    • 38 computer presentations and 15 color posters
    • Reduced student pages with answers


     
    Downloadable Resources Include:
     
     

    Student Edition:


    In the full-color student books, each chapter becomes a take-home booklet for every student.
     
     
     
    Science Equipment Kit *
    The science equipment kit includes primarily non-consumable science lab equipment for the elementary classroom. Purposeful Design Publications created this customized kit to coincide with lab activities in all six grade levels of the science series.
     
    Click here to see equipment list.
     
    * Sold separately
     
     
    PTCS

    PTCS
     
    Primary Test of Cognitive Skills™ (PTCS) us a group-administered series of four tests designed to measure the cognitive skills of early learners. PTCS helps you identify students who may be gifted, who may have learning disabilities, or who may have unique developmental delays.

    NOTE: These tests are for self-scoring only. Limited availability.
     
    Subject Areas and Grades Cognitive Ability (Grades K–1)
    Assessment Type Aptitude
    Delivery Format Paper and pencil
    Scoring Options
    Self-scoring only
    Norms book purchase required
    Test Norms 2007
    Age Norms 5.1 to 7.6 years
     
    Primary Test of Cognitive Skills (PTCS) is a group-administered series of tests that provides a reliable, valid indication of young learners' cognitive abilities. Four untimed sub-tests assess verbal, spatial, memory, and concepts skills. Based on careful research, PTCS helps teachers identify young students who may be gifted, have learning disabilities, or have unique developmental delays.

    Features:

    • Simple, engaging material independent of reading or number knowledge
    • Easy-to-use Examiner's Manual
    • Reliable, valid, norm-referenced indication of cognitive abilities

    Administration:

    Four untimed sub-tests assess:
    • Verbal
    • Spatial
    • Memory
    • Concepts skills
    These four tests yield four scale score that are combined with a child's age to produce a single Cognitive Skills Index (CSI).

    Administration Scheduling

    PTCS can be used during the fall of Kindergarten through the spring of Grade 1.

    Administration Times
    PTCS is not timed. When planning administration, allow 30 minutes for each of the four subtests.

    Cognitive Assessment

    Why use a Cognitive Assessment?
    A cognitive abilities assessment helps you define and focus on individual student needs more effectively. PTCS provides you with insightful information over and beyond achievement test scores, about crucial cognitive skills like verbal reasoning, nonverbal reasoning, and quantitative reasoning.

    Gain Clear Information to Target Instruction
    Meaningful assessment does more than measure—it provides direction to guide instruction. PTCS is an innovative cognitive skills test that can map student strengths, reveal hidden abilities, and point the way to new learning opportunities. When you know what your students know and can do, you can teach to your students' needs.

    With PTCS You Can:
    • Assess critical cognitive abilities, Grades K–12
    • Detect potential learning problems
    • Anticipate student achievement on college entrance exams (for upper grades)
    • Highlight Gifted and Talented placement information
    • Offer inclusiveness, equity, and fairness for all students
    • Position students for success by supporting more targeted instructional decisions
    • Meet Title I and IDEA reporting requirements

    To purchase PTCS products, click here.

    For additional information, please call 800.367.0798 or contact ACSI Member Care.

    Grade 3

    Grade 3
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    Elementary Mathematics Grade 3

     

    Teacher Edition: 

    Click to download TE Lesson.
    Click to download SE Lesson.
    Click to download Table of Contents.
    Click to download Scope & Sequence.
  • Lesson objectives
  • Comprehensive list of materials
  • Detailed preparation instructions for each lesson
  • Guided instructions with engaging activities, topics for discussion, and formative and summative assessments
  • Recovery and Enrichment sidebars to provide differentiated learning instructions and activities to challenge advanced learners
  • Engaging Extension activities
  • Student pages with answers
  • Motivational teacher devotions
  • Alternative and Safety sidebars


  • Downloadable Resources Include:
  • Blackline Masters
  • Computer Presentations
  • Memory Masters
  • Test Banks
  • Transparency Masters


  • Student Edition:
  • Lessons with hands-on activities, conceptual understanding, problem solving, application, modeling, reasoning, and strands of algebra and geometry
  • Strong emphasis of skill development and concept mastery
  • Emphasis on STEM’s interdisciplinary approach
  • Learning-based projects
  • More practice materials and activities
  • Engaging photographs, tables, charts, and illustrations
  • (Soft cover, Consumable)
     
     
     
     
    Click to see image.
    Updated Manipulatives kit* includes attribute blocks, Base 10 blocks, color tiles, clocks, geoboards, fraction cubes, and much more. For Grades K–6. 
     
    * Sold separately 
     
     
     
     
     



    Grade 4

    Elementary Spelling Grade 4


    Teacher Edition:


    The teacher edition is a full-color, coil-bound resource with lesson targets, instructions for each student exercise, recommendations for biblical intergration, student spelling support, differentiated instruction, and supplemental resources.

    Teacher Edition includes...
    Click to download TE Lesson.
    Click to download SE Lesson.
    Click to download Table of Contents.
    Click to download Scope & Sequence.
  • Daily lesson objective
  • List of instructional materials and blackline masters needed
  • Step-by-step directed instruction
  • Cross-curricular opportunities, including literature connections and writing challenges
  • Biblical truth intergrated in the lesson
  • Phonics, word study, and writing activities which reinforce and give purpose to learning
  • Review assessments in standardized test format
  • Copy of student lesson with answers
  • Suggestions for differentiating instruction to meet the needs of all learners
  • Many hands-on activities and games to engage students in the learning process
  • Link to access spelling resources
  • Downloadable Resources Include:
  • 209 Blackline Masters
  • 26 Color Transparencies
  • 8 Full-color Posters

  • Student Edition:

    The full-color pages of the student editions are filled with beautiful photographs and graphics. Each page is perforated, and a lesson may be removed without losing a page from the next lesson.

    The series incorporates a five-day, 30-40 minute instructional format. Each grade level is theme-based, allowing the teacher to broaden the scope of instruction and to pique students' interest in the lessons.
     
     

    Level 4
    Elementary Science Level 4
    Teacher Edition:
    The teacher edition is a full-color, coil-bound resource with lesson targets, instructions for each student exercise, recommendations for biblical intergration, student spelling support, differentiated instruction, and supplemental resources.
    Teacher Edition includes...
    • Lesson highlights
    • Instructional materials needed
    • Background content
    • Vocabulary with definitions
    • Preparation tips on how to get ready for a lesson
    • Introduction with engaging activities and topics for discussion
    • Step-by-step directed instruction
    • History sidebars
    • Misconception sidebars
    • Challenge questions to stimulate further discussion
    • Biblical worldview integration
    • Reduced student pages with answers

    Click to download TE Lesson.

    Click to download Table of Contents.
    Click to download Scope & Sequence.
    Click to download SE Lesson.


    Downloadable Resources Include:

  • 133 Blackline Masters
  • 15 Color Transparencies
  • 12 Full-color Posters


  • Student Notebook: 232 Science notebook pages
    of engaging, hands-on activities and experiments.

    Student Editions:

    The science series introduces a unique format that provides an enriched learning experience for students. This format has two essential components:
    • A full color stduent textbook (hardcover)
    • A science notebook (consumable)—an essential and necessary component filled with multiple hands-on application activities for every chapter.

    Science Equipment Kit *

    The science equipment kit includes primarily non-consumable science lab equipment for the elementary classroom. Purposeful Design Publications created this customized kit to coincide with lab activities in all six grade levels of the science series.Click here to see equipment list.

    * Sold separately

    Heather Collins

    Heather Collins
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    Heather Collins

    THIRD GRADE TEACHER

    Purposeful Design Math and Science Trainer

       
    Heather is a third grade teacher and a Purposeful Design Math and Science Trainer. She is passionate about engaging her students and creating an excitement for learning. Outside of school, Heather enjoys traveling with her family and supporting her kids in their activities. Her son is a swimmer and her daughter is a dancer, so she spends a lot of time at the pool and in the studio. Heather currently uses Purposeful Design Science in her third grade classroom. She loves the Biblical approach of the curriculum and the hands-on approach to learning. Heather’s class also has science lab once a week to enhance learning.
     
     


    Early Learners

    Early Learners



    This section is where you will find relevant and up-to-date information about Early Learners assessment testing programs, key testing dates and many helpful resources.

    If you are interested in scheduling either regional on-site training or live webinar assessment trainging, click here.

    For more information, please call 800.367.0798 or contact ACSI Member Care.


     
    First Performances is a suite of engaging observational assessments in Literacy and Mathematics for Pre-K-Grade 3 that allows teachers to monitor each child's progress along key benchmarks aligned to national and state curriculum standards.
     

    Assessment Type:


     

    • Observational
    • Diagnostic
    • Formative
    Delivery Format: Hands-on and verbal activities
    Scoring Options: Hand scoring

    Additional Resources:

    Standardized Assessments for Early Education Students - Video, Handouts, Activities Binder, and Resources

    Grade 2
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    Elementary Bible Grade 2
    Theme: Bible heroes with a focus on character traits.
     
    Teacher Edition includes...  
    • Step-by-step directed instruction
    • Expected student outcomes for eack week
    • Introduction with engaging activities and topics for discussion
    • Detailed preparation instructions
    • Comprehensive list of materials
    • Comprehension and application questions
    • Student pages with answers
    • Motivational teacher devotions
    • Outline of Scriptures
    • Memory Verse reference allows for choice among Bible translations
    • Memory verse activity
    • Additional Background information for teachers
    • Teacher and student resource suggestions
     
     
    What does your Elementary Bible Teacher Edition package include? Click here to learn more.
     
     
    Visual Aids: 36 full-color, poster size Bible Illustrations and Bible truth narratives   Time Line: 11' full-color time line


    Downloadable Resources include:
    • 99 blackline masters and music lyrics
    • Chapel Programs
    • 10 PowerPoint presentations
    • 16 Color Transparencies
    • 23 downloadable songs in two formats, vocals and instrumental. Songs by Mary Rice Hopkins are coordinated with the Bible stories. Song Titles.

    Student Edition includes...
    • Daily real-life application
    • Engaging student activities
    • Purposeful instruction of Bible truths
    • Weekly review and assessment
    • Compatibility with any Bible translation
    • Cross-curricular connections
    • Stand-alone Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Easter lessons
     
     
    High School (11-12) Bible

    High School (11-12) Bible
    High School Bible (Grades 11-12, one semester)

    #LiveFully


    #LiveFully, a curriculum for transformation where students uncover an integrated, holistic spiritual life. #LiveFully is designed with innovative learning techniques to offer 21st century leaders. Teacher edition, student edition and student workbook available. Learn more!





    Blueprints
     
    Blueprints is about empowering students to build a life of godliness that sustains over the course of a lifetime. The course aims to orient students’ lives, bringing clarity to their present while also casting a hopeful but realistic vision for their future as followers of Christ.
     
    Students will interact with the Student Workbook that includes class notes, exercises, and occasional homework assignments.  The Teacher Edition includes 50 lessons with Appendices A & B for supplemental materials and assessments. Learn more!



    Understanding the Times

    Understanding the Times offers a fascinating, comprehensive look at how the tenets of the Christian worldview compares with five major competing worldviews of our day: Islam, Secularism, Marxism, New Spirituality, and Postmodernism.

    Students are introduced to the battle of ideas, then to each of the competing worldviews. After that, students are carefully guided through ten academics disciplines that are most influenced by these worldviews.

    The course provides a systematic way for students to understand the ideas that rule our world. While the material is expansive, the engaging, easy-to-understand writing style invites students to discover the truths of God—and our world.

    One- or Two-semester Course, Grades 11/12

    The Student textbook is hardcover.

    Understanding the Times is also available in a digital format.  For more information, click here.


     
    Missio Dei: Joining God on the Adventure of a Lifetime
     
    This course includes three essential components:

    –The student edition introduces the term Missio Dei–“mission of God.” It provides opportunities for students to explore and engage in God’s mission as the foundation for the story of the Bible, as the lens through which we all relate to others cross-culturally, as the centerpiece of history, and as the driving force for living “missionally” in whatever context we find ourselves.


    –The teacher edition will guide you step-by-step through the teaching of the material and through the leading of various activities and assignments.

    –The journal (Missio Dei: The Journey) was developed as a companion piece and an integral part of the student’s study. The journal is filled with article excerpts, Bible verses, quotations, places for reflection, and activities directly related to the lessons.
     
    Click here to download sample lessons.



    Timeless Truth
     
    This apologetics course carefully walks students through the answers to these important questions—What is truth? Where can truth be found? Is the Bible reliable and relevant? Before young people can rely on the Bible, they must be assured of its truth. Timeless Truth directs students in a thoughtful study of the authenticity, reliability, and authority of the Bible. Students can apply what they learn as they hear a wide range of claims in the secular environment.
     
    The teacher edition includes evaluation materials, an answer key, blackline masters, and an appendix that presents supplementary readings. Click here to download sample lessons.


     
    Life-Shaping Decisions: Applying God’s Word to Career Planning

     
    Excitement can turn to disillusionment as a teen pursues career plans without God’s wisdom for living and working. Only a path chosen according to God’s Word can bring ultimate, lasting success.
     
    This course challenges students with a biblical concept of career stewardship while providing resources to help them build their own career plans wisely and faithfully. The lessons will lead them to discover their talents, to understand important principles of decision making, and to determine the will of God. This course can easily be used in conjunction with the school’s guidance program. Click here to download sample lessons.



    Spelling
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    Elementary Spelling (Grades 1-6)

    ...your best resource for developing strong and confident spellers.

    One of the strengths of the Purposeful Design Spelling is the ease with which it is easily integrated into any language arts series. Explicit instruction in spelling is solidly based in educational research.

    The following is a list of the skills, strategies, and outcomes that are central to the instructional program found in Purposeful Design Spelling:

    • Phonetic instruction and decoding and encoding skills promote spellers and better readers.
    • Reading and writing skills are strengthened.
    • Emphasis on high-frequency word lists builds confidence in emerging spellers.
    • Content words can be added to weekly lessons.
    This series approaches spelling as a critical literacy skill that strengthens reading and writing ability. Spelling strategies such as word sorting by phonetic pattern, developing vocabulary through word study, and using the writing process to compose original stories prevade the books. 
     
    Features and components of this series: 
    • Activities for visual, auditory, and kinesthetic learners
    • Where applicable, rules printed on student pages
    • Instruction in proofreading and using proofreading marks
    • Word lists that contain Pattern Words, High-Frequency Words, and Challenge Words
    • Basic skills presented at each grade level and reinforced the following year
    • Spelling Study Strategy that improves student skills in learning to spell words 

    Teacher Resources: 

    Click to listen to webinar Click to access Spelling Assessment Tools Click to access Best Practices in Spelling Instruction
    Click to access Learning Activities and Games Click to access Lesson Planning tools Click to access Teacher Support tools

    PTCS

    PTCS
    >>SELF-SCORING ONLY - LIMITED AVAILABILITY<<

    Participating in the Student Assessment Christian School Program is a member benefit. To see your school's pricing and order testing materials, please log in using your school's unique account number.

    Order online and save on shipping and handling!!

    Learn more about PTCS.

    For more information or for assistance in placing your order, contact an ACSI Educational Resource Consultants at 800.708.4617 or contact ACSI Member Care. Order forms are available upon request.
    Early Learners

    Early Learners


    >>LIMITED AVAILABILITY<<

    Learn more about Early Learners / First Performances products.

    For more information or for assistance in placing your order, contact an ACSI Educational Resource Consultants at 800.708.4617 or contact ACSI Member Care.

    LAS Links Suite

    LAS Links Suite



    The LAS Links Suite of Assessments and Instruction

    LAS Links is an integrated suite of English language proficiency assessments and instructional tools designed to strengthen your English language learning (ELL) program. Use LAS Links to accurately and quickly place students into the appropriate bilingual and ELL programs, where they can make progress and better enjoy the learning process. LAS Links also helps you monitor progress, develop optimal instruction plans, and determine when students are ready to exit the program and meet Title III reporting requirements. Move your ELL students ahead quickly in the classroom - and in the world - with LAS Links.

    LAS Links Products:
       

    Support students in their acquisition of Academic English with LAS Links

    The LAS Links suite of assessments measures social and academic language in all four domains: Listening, Speaking, Reading, and Writing for the major academic strands:
    • Social, Intercultural, and Instructional
    • Language Arts, Social Science, and History
    • Mathematics, Science, and Technical Subjects
    The new LAS Links Forms and placement tests correspond to the goals and objectives of states' rigorous content standards in language arts, mathematics, and science. For initial placement of students, LAS Links provides the option of using a short placement test or a full form that provides scale scores and proficiency levels.


    English as a Foreign Language

    Passport to Adventure

     
     
    Purposeful Design's new English as a foreign language series, Passport to Adventure, was developed by an international team of language learning professionals to provide flexibility to meet the unique needs of many student groups.
    Each lesson in this series helps teachers and students explore the world beyond their classrooms through learning a foreign language. The children will learn English in engaging and creative ways - through songs and chants, vivid color pictures, and many fun and age-appropriate activities.

    Most importantly, the children will learn and practice important moral and spiritual principles while they are learning English. This values-based series is designed to teach children how to live more caring, responsible, worshipful lives.
    Passport to Adventure incorporates proven tools needed to offer excellent instruction:
    • Integration of character education and English-language learning goals
    • TOEFL standards-based lessons to prepare students for English-language examinations
    • Multimodal instruction at every level, including singing, stories, listening, speaking, writing, and action learning
    • A focus on English vocabulary relevant for content-area instruction in social studies, science, math, and literature
    Teaching for Spiritual and Moral Guidance: It's More than Just Words. Learn more.
     
    Three Keys for Teaching English to young Children. Learn more.
     
    Ten Steps to Planning a Good English Lesson. Learn more.
     
    View a Passport to Adventure series overview and introduction webinar, presented by Dr. Jan Dormer, author of two of the series' textbooks. Click here.
     
    Teacher Edition Features
    • Unit themes and an abundance of teacher preparation materials for each level
    • Lessons that reflect the most current methodology and practices for foreign language teaching
    • Blackline masters CD
    • Audio CD with many songs, chants, and stories

    Student Edition Features

    Grade 3
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    Elementary Bible Grade 3
    Theme: The life of Christ and the early Church.
     
    Teacher Edition includes...  
    • Step-by-step directed instruction
    • Expected student outcomes for each week
    • Introduction with engaging activities and topics for discussion
    • Detailed preparation instructions
    • Comprehensive list of materials
    • Comprehension and application questions
    • Student pages with answers
    • Motivational teacher devotions
    • Outline of Scriptures
    • Memory Verse reference allows for choice among Bible translations
    • Memory verse activity
    • Additional Background information for teachers
    • Teacher and student resource suggestions
     
     
    What does your Elementary Bible Teacher Edition package include? Click here to learn more.
     
    Time Line: 11' full-color time line Downloadable Resources Include:
    • 160 blackline masters
    • Chapel Programs
    • 9 PowerPoint Presentations
    • 26 color transparencies
    • 46 full color, poster-size Bible Illustrations and Bible truth narratives
         
    Student Edition includes...
    • Daily real-life application
    • Engaging student activities
    • Purposeful instruction of Bible truths
    • Weekly review and assessment
    • Compatibility with any Bible translation
    • Cross-curricular connections
    • Stand-alone Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Easter lessons
     
     
    Jendi Sansoni

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    Jendi Sansoni

    FIFTH GRADE TEACHER

    Purposeful Design Math and Science Trainer

       
    Jendi is currently a fifth grade teacher, but she has also taught second grade and elementary special education. Her greatest strength is meeting her students’ individual needs through the use of differentiation and tailoring instruction based on strengths and weaknesses. Jendi considers herself to be highly organized and consistent in terms of classroom management, record keeping, grading, and interactions with her students’ families. Outside of school, she enjoys shopping, cooking, traveling, reading, and spending time with her family outdoors. Jendi has been using Purposeful Design Math with several small groups of students, and has seen a tremendous improvement in her students’ problem solving and critical thinking skills. “When taught in asystematic and effective way, I believe all students can obtain mathematical confidence when learning by the Purposeful Design Math series.”
     
     


    Language Proficiency

    Language Proficiency


    The LAS Links Suite of Assessments and Instruction

    LAS Links is an integrated suite of English language proficiency assessments and instructional tools designed to strengthen your English language learning (ELL) program. Use LAS Links to accurately and quickly place students into the appropriate bilingual and ELL programs, where they can make progress and better enjoy the learning process. LAS Links also helps you monitor progress, develop optimal instruction plans, and determine when students are ready to exit the program and meet Title III reporting requirements. Move your ELL students ahead quickly in the classroom - and in the world - with LAS Links.

    LAS Links Products:

       

    If you have any additional questions or need assistance in placing your order, please contact Member Care or call 800.367.0798.

    Support students in their acquisition of Academic English with LAS Links

    The LAS Links suite of assessments measures social and academic language in all four domains: Listening, Speaking, Reading, and Writing for the major academic strands:
    • Social, Intercultural, and Instructional
    • Language Arts, Social Science, and History
    • Mathematics, Science, and Technical Subjects

    The new LAS Links Forms and placement tests correspond to the goals and objectives of states' rigorous content standards in language arts, mathematics, and science. For initial placement of students, LAS Links provides the option of using a short placement test or a full form that provides scale scores and proficiency levels.


    An Introduction to LAS Links Assessment Programs
    Grade 4

    Grade 4
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    Elementary Mathematics Grade 4


    Teacher Edition: 

    Click to download TE Lesson.
    Click to download SE Lesson.
    Click to download Table of Contents.
    Click to download Scope & Sequence.

  • Lesson objectives
  • Comprehensive list of materials
  • Detailed preparation instructions for each lesson
  • Guided instructions with engaging activities, topics for discussion, and formative and summative assessments
  • Recovery and Enrichment sidebars to provide differentiated learning instructions and activities to challenge advanced learners
  • Engaging Extension activities
  • Student pages with answers
  • Motivational teacher devotions
  • Alternative and Safety sidebars



  • Downloadable Resources Include:
  • Blackline Masters
  • Computer Presentations
  • Memory Masters
  • Test Banks
  • Transparency Masters


  • Student Edition:

  • Lessons with hands-on activities, conceptual understanding, problem solving, application, modeling, reasoning, and strands of algebra and geometry
  • Strong emphasis of skill development and concept mastery
  • Emphasis on STEM’s interdisciplinary approach
  • Learning-based projects
  • More practice materials and activities
  • Engaging photographs, tables, charts, and illustrations
  • (Soft cover, Non-consumable)
     
     
     
    Click to view image.

    Updated Manipulatives kit*
    includes attribute blocks, Base 10 blocks, color tiles, clocks, geoboards, fraction cubes, and much more. For Grades K–6. 
     
    * Sold separately
     
     
     
     


    Grade 5

    Elementary Spelling Grade 5

     
    Teacher Edition:

    The teacher edition is a full-color, coil-bound resource with lesson targets, instructions for each student exercise, recommendations for biblical intergration, student spelling support, differentiated instruction, and supplemental resources.

    Teacher Edition includes...
    Click to download TE Lesson.
    Click to download SE Lesson.
    Click to download Table of Contents.
    Click to downaload Scope & Sequence.
  • Daily lesson objective
  • List of instructional materials and blackline masters needed
  • Step-by-step directed instruction
  • Cross-curricular opportunities, including literature connections and writing challenges
  • Biblical truth intergrated in the lesson
  • Phonics, word study, and writing activities which reinforce and give purpose to learning
  • Review assessments in standardized test format
  • Copy of student lesson with answers
  • Suggestions for differentiating instruction to meet the needs of all learners
  • Many hands-on activities and games to engage students in the learning process
  • Link to access spelling resources
  •  

      Downloadable Resources Include:
  • 203 Blackline Masters
  • 23 Color Transparencies
  • 7 Full-color Posters

  • Student Edition:

    The full-color pages of the student editions are filled with beautiful photographs and graphics. Each page is perforated, and a lesson may be removed without losing a page from the next lesson.

    The series incorporates a five-day, 30-40 minute instructional format. Each grade level is theme-based, allowing the teacher to broaden the scope of instruction and to pique students' interest in the lessons.
     
     

    Spring 2018

    Spring 2018





    KEY DATES:
    Ongoing
    Dec. 18, 2017 - Jan. 2, 2018 ACSI will suspend shipping of orders during the holiday season. Shipments will begin again on January 3, 2018.
    Jan. 8, 2018 - Feb. 2, 2018 Window 1: Online Enrollment and Precode Barcode Labels
    Feb. 8, 2018 - March 3, 2018 Window 2: Online Enrollment and Precode Barcode Labels
    Feb. 19 - 23, 2018 Window 1: Test Coordinators' Kits delivered
    March 19 - 23, 2018 Window 2: Test Coordinators' Kits delivered
    March 2018 Early Testing Window
    April 2018 Traditional Testing Window
    May 31, 2018 All answer documents must be recieved by DRC.


    Christian School Program Scoring Services:

    For Student Data File and Special Programs Information, click here.



    PARENTS, STUDENTS and SCHOOL LEADERSHIP: Click here for current TerraNova 3 assessment updates.

    Score Inquiry Request Form


    Level 5
    Elementary Science Level 5

    Teacher Edition

    The teacher edition is a full-color, coil-bound resource with lesson targets, instructions for each student exercise, recommendations for biblical integration, student spelling support, differentiated instruction, and supplemental resources.
    Teacher Edition includes...
    • Lesson highlights
    • Instructional materials needed
    • Background content
    • Vocabulary with definitions
    • Preparation tips on how to get ready for a lesson
    • Introduction with engaging activities and topics for discussion
    • Step-by-step directed instruction
    • History sidebars
    • Misconception sidebars
    • Challenge questions to stimulate further discussion
    • Biblical worldview integration
    • Reduced student pages with answers
    • 133 blackline Masters for enrichment activities and assessment
    • 15 computer presentations and 12 color posters

    Click to download SE Lesson.


    Click to download SE Lesson.
    Click to download Scope & Sequence.
    Click to download Scope & Sequence.




    Downloadable Resources Include:


    Student Notebook: 232 Science notebook pages
    of engaging, hands-on activities and experiments.

    Student Edition:
    The science series introduces a unique format that provides an enriched learning experience for students. This format has two essential components:
    • A full color student textbook (hardcover)
    • A science notebook (consumable)—an essential and necessary component filled with multiple hands-on application activities for every chapter.

    Science Equipment Kit *

    The science equipment kit includes primarily non-consumable science lab equipment for the elementary classroom. Purposeful Design Publications created this customized kit to coincide with lab activities in all six grade levels of the science series.Click here to see equipment list.

    * Sold separately

    Grade 5

    Grade 5

    Elementary Mathematics Grade 5

     
    Teacher Edition: 
     
    Click to download TE Lesson.
    Click to download SE Lesson.
    Click to download Table of Contents.
    Click to download Scope & Sequence.

  • List of instructional materials and blackline masters needed
  • Daily lesson objective
  • Hands-on instruction through the use of math manipulatives
  • "Math Moments" for critical thinking and review
  • Step-by-step directed instruction
  • Natural integration of biblical truth with math content
  • Incorporation of calculator and computer use with lessons
  • Answer key provided
  • Cross-curricular opportunities
  •  
     
      
    Downloadable Resources Include:
  • 285 Blackline Masters
  • 18 Transparency Masters
  •  
    Student Edition:

    The full-color pages of the student editions are filled with beautiful photographs and graphics.

    The series incorporates a five-day, 30–40 minute instructional format. Each grade level is theme-based, allowing the teacher to broaden the scope of instruction and to pique students' interest in the lessons.
     
     
     
     
    Click to view image.
     
     
     
    Manipulatives kit* includes attribute blocks, base ten blocks, color tiles, clocks, geoboards, and much more. 

     
    * Sold separately
     
     
     
     
     

    Level 6
    Elementary Science Level 6
    Teacher Edition:
    The teacher edition is a full-color, coil-bound resource with lesson targets, instructions for each student exercise, recommendations for biblical intergration, student spelling support, differentiated instruction, and supplemental resources.
    Teacher Edition includes...
    • Lesson highlights
    • Instructional materials needed
    • Background content
    • Vocabulary with definitions
    • Preparation tips on how to get ready for a lesson
    • Introduction with engaging activities and topics for discussion
    • Step-by-step directed instruction
    • History sidebars
    • Misconception sidebars
    • Challenge questions to stimulate further discussion
    • Biblical worldview integration
    • Reduced student pages with answers
    • 227 Blackline Masters for enrichment activities and assessment
    • 29 computer presentations and 12 color posters

    Click to download SE Lesson.
    Click to download Table of Contents.
    Click to download TE Lesson.
    Click to download Scope & Sequence.



    Downloadable Resources Include:



    Student Notebook:
    216 Science  notebook pages of engaging, hands-on activities and experiments.
    Student Editions:

    The science series introduces a unique format that provides an enriched learning experience for students. This format has two essential components:
    • A full color stduent textbook (hardcover)
    • A science notebook (consumable)—an essential and necessary component filled with multiple hands-on application activities for every chapter.

    Science Equipment Kit *

    The science equipment kit includes primarily non-consumable science lab equipment for the elementary classroom. Purposeful Design Publications created this customized kit to coincide with lab activities in all six grade levels of the science series.Click here to see equipment list.

    * Sold separately



    Samplers
    The intent of a sampler is to provide the customer with an example of the content and look of the teacher edition of specific grade level within a series. Typically included are: table of contents, a sample test, a blackline master, lesson preparation and directed instructions, review suggestions, reduced student pages, and more. Some samplers will have actual full-size student edition pages in them, but not all.


    Grade 6

    Elementary Spelling Grade 6

     
    Teacher Edition:

    The teacher edition is a full-color, coil-bound resource with lesson targets, instructions for each student exercise, recommendations for biblical intergration, student spelling support, differentiated instruction, and supplemental resources.

    Teacher Edition includes...
    Click to download TE Lesson.
    Click to download SE Lesson.
    Click to download Table of Contents.
    Click to download Scope & Sequence.
  • Daily lesson objective
  • List of instructional materials and blackline masters needed
  • Step-by-step directed instruction
  • Cross-curricular opportunities, including literature connections and writing challenges
  • Biblical truth intergrated in the lesson
  • Phonics, word study, and writing activities which reinforce and give purpose to learning
  • Review assessments in standardized test format
  • Copy of student lesson with answers
  • Suggestions for differentiating instruction to meet the needs of all learners
  • Many hands-on activities and games to engage students in the learning process
  • Link to access spelling resources
  • Downloadable Resources Include:
  • 87 Blackline Masters
  • 26 Color Transparencies
  • 4 Full-color Posters.


  • Student Edition:

    The full-color pages of the student editions are filled with beautiful photographs and graphics. Each page is perforated, and a lesson may be removed without losing a page from the next lesson.

    The series incorporates a five-day, 30-40 minute instructional format. Each grade level is theme-based, allowing the teacher to broaden the scope of instruction and to pique students' interest in the lessons.
     
     
    TN3 Manuals & User Guides

    TN3 Manuals & User Guides



    Coming soon! Spring 2018 Test Coordinator's Manual with CSP replacement pages.
    (This is a zip file.)
    DRC INSIGHT Portal User Guide


    Guide to Test Interpretation

    Quick 10 Step Guide to Online Enrollment

     
    ACSI's Student Assessment Services: Christian School Program (CSP) Test Management Portal Training Series
    Module 1: Accessing and Navigating the DRC INSIGHT Portal
    Module 2: Online Enrollment: Registration for Machine Scoring
    Module 3: Precoding: Ordering Precoded Barcode Labels (Opens January 8th for Spring 2018,)


    For additional information, please call 800.367.0798 or contact ACSI Member Care.

    Pam Lucido

    Pam Lucido
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    Pam Lucido

    THIRD GRADE TEACHER

    Purposeful Design Math and Science Trainer

       
    Pam is the lead third grade teacher at her school. She enjoys teaching math and science and providing a variety of learning strategies. Pam says she is improving on using technology in the classroom. She also encourages a positive community and teaches peer support in many projects. Outside of school, Pam enjoys spending time with her family, the outdoors, and swimming for exercise. Pam uses Purposeful Design Math, Science, and Spelling in her classroom. She uses many of the suggested activities, experiments, and manipulatives to support the teaching process.
     
     



    Grade 4
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    Elementary Bible Grade 4
    Theme: A study of basic doctrines of Christianity, such as the Trinity, salvation, sin nature, and eternity.
     
    Teacher Edition includes...  
    • Step-by-step directed instruction
    • Expected student outcomes for each week
    • Introduction with engaging activities and topics for discussion
    • Detailed preparation instructions
    • Comprehensive list of materials
    • Comprehension and application questions
    • Student pages with answers
    • Motivational teacher devotions
    • Outline of Scriptures
    • Memory Verse reference allows for choice among Bible translations
    • Memory verse activity
    • Additional Background information for teachers
    • Teacher and student resource suggestions
     
     
    What does your Elementary Bible Teacher Edition package include? Click here to learn more.
     
    Time Line: 11' full-color time line Downloadable Resources Include:
    • 152 blackline masters
    • Chapel Programs
    • 11 PowerPoint Presentations
    • 27 color transparencies
    • 34 full color, poster-size Bible Illustrations and Bible truth narratives
     
         
    Student Edition includes...
    • Daily real-life application
    • Engaging student activities
    • Purposeful instruction of Bible truths
    • Weekly review and assessment
    • Compatibility with any Bible translation
    • Cross-curricular connections
    • Stand-alone Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Easter lessons
     
     

    Literature

    Character Foundation
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    (Kindergarten through Grade 6)

     
     
    The ACSI Character Foundations Textbook series is a creative and stimulating program of instruction that focuses on godly character traits in the lives of students in kindergarten through grade six.

    In this series God is presented as the source and strength of character, and students and teachers are encouraged to respond to Him in obedience, worship, and admiration. Students will step into the quality being studied by observing behavior, discussing consequences, and participating in activities designed to strengthen their ability to understand and demonstrate each quality.
      
     
    Studying God as the source and strength of character is a delight. Character Foundation is a powerful and engaging character training program that looks to the Bible for content and provides practical and creative lessons. Core traits are taught simultaneously throughout the grade levels, allowing your school to unify its themes for chapels.
    • Parent communicators provide ideas for reinforcing concepts and spiritual truths at home. Practical application themes are unique to each grade level.
    • Memory verses help illustrate and embed concepts. 
    • Lower-grade-level studies of a variety of Bible characters are followed in the upper grades by in-depth studies of individual Bible characters.

    Download teacher resource kit sampler

    Also available in Spanish. 

    Grade 5
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    Elementary Bible Grade 5
    Theme: An Old Testament survey, presenting major Bible concepts from the Old Testament.
     
    Teacher Edition includes...  
    • Step-by-step directed instruction
    • Expected student outcomes for each week
    • Introduction with engaging activities and topics for discussion
    • Detailed preparation instructions
    • Comprehensive list of materials
    • Comprehension and application questions
    • Student pages with answers
    • Motivational teacher devotions
    • Outline of Scriptures
    • Memory Verse reference allows for choice among Bible translations
    • Memory verse activity
    • Additional Background information for teachers
    • Teacher and student resource suggestions
     
     
    What does your Elementary Bible Teacher Edition package include? Click here to learn more.
     
    Time Line: 11' full-color time line Downloadable Resources Include:
    • 170 blackline masters
    • Chapel Programs
    • 12 PowerPoint Presentations
    • 20 color transparencies
    • 43 full color, poster-size Bible Illustrations and Bible truth narratives
     
           
    Student Edition includes...
    • Daily real-life application
    • Engaging student activities
    • Purposeful instruction of Bible truths
    • Weekly review and assessment
    • Compatibility with any Bible translation
    • Cross-curricular connections
    • Stand-alone Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Easter lessons
     
     
    Dedra Pease

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    Dedra Pease

    MIDDLE SCHOOL TEACHER

    Purposeful Design Math and Science Trainer

       
    Dedra is a middle school science teacher. She also teaches language arts, math, and earth science. Her strengths are communicating in a way students can understand, and developing and maintaining a safe, structured environment where learning takes place. Dedra enjoys reading and spending time with her family. Dedra’s school has used Purposeful Design Math since its initial publication.
     
     


    Grade 6

    Grade 6

    Elementary Mathematics Grade 6

     
    Teacher Edition: 
     
    Click to download TE Lesson.
    Click to download SE Lesson.
    Click to download Table of Contents.
    Click to download Scope & Sequence.

  • Daily lesson objective
  • "Math Moments" for critical thinking and review
  • Step-by-step directed instruction
  • Reduced student pages with answers
  • List of materials needed
  • Natural integration of biblical truth with math content
  • Incorporation of calculator and computer use with lessons
  • Hands-on instruction through the use of math manipulatives
  • Intergration of mathematics with other school subjects through a variety of "moments"

  • Downloadable Resources Include:
  • Blackline Masters
  • Transparency Masteres
  •  

    Student Edition:


    The full-color pages of the student editions are filled with beautiful photographs and graphics.

    The series incorporates a five-day, 30–40 minute instructional format. Each grade level is theme-based, allowing the teacher to broaden the scope of instruction and to pique Students' interest in the lessons.
     
     
     
     

    Textbook Support

    Equipping...Inspiring...Serving


    Equipping describes the aim of Purposeful Design Publications - to make instructional materials and resources readily available to Christian educators and schools worldwide. It means putting carefully researched and developed, cutting-edge instructional tools into the hands of gifted and committed teachers, administrators, and school staff.


    Inspiring describes the nature of the resources produced by Purposeful Design Publications - resources designed to intentionally draw the hearts and minds of students, teachers, administrators, and school staff to God, as Creator and Sustainer of all of life, including the life of the heart and mind.


    Serving describes the commitment of Purposeful Design Publications - to provide meaningful information and dependable support for the textbooks and resources produced. It means on-site training, as well as telephone and e-mail access to subject-specific consultants to assist you with questions.


    The staff at Purposeful Design Publications are eager to serve you and your school. Contact us at 800.367.0798 or through this link, and our Member Care team will assist you.


    Elementary
    Science Levels 1-6, Second Edition, 2014
    Purposeful Design Science gives students the opportunity to marvel at the wonders of Creation both as inhabitants and caretakers as they study, explore, and discover the world God has created.
    Features and components of this series:

  • Hands-on learning activities that excite students to want to know more
  • Developing critical thinking skills through scientific inquiry and investigation
  • Appropriately rigorous content that prepares students for future science studies
  • Learning the language and processes of science
  • Classroom activities that help to shape a biblical worldview in the mind and heart of each student

  • Student Notebooks:

    In the full-color student books (levels 1–3), each chapter becomes a take-home booklet for every student.

    At the upper elementary levels (grades 4–6), the science series introduces a unique format that provides an enriched learning experience for students.

    This format has two essential components:

    –A full-color student textbook (hardcover)

    –A science notebook (consumable)—an essential and necessary component filled with multiple hands-on application activities for every chapter





    Middle School
    Middle School Science

    Appropriate for Grades 6-9

    Purposeful Design Publications' Science series - Life Science and the NEW Earth and Space Science - are in-depth studies into two specific areas of science and are appropriate for students in grades 6 through 9.  A third science series - Physical Science - will be introduced and available in 2018.
  • Hands-on learning activities excite students to want to know more and help to shape a biblical worldview in the mind and heart of each student.
  • Critical thinking skills are developed through scientific inquiry and investigation
  • Students learn the language and process of science


  • Professional Development

    Professional Development

    ACSI strives to provide ongoing professional development opportunities through the venues of webinars and regional and on-site workshops. Many of these activities are available at no cost to participants in the ACSI Student Assessment Program.

    "Thanks for allowing us to attend the webinar today. We found it very informative and helpful as we begin to use data for decision-making purposes related to students and curriculum...your willingness to answer all our questions and share your expertise in such a thorough and patient way is very much appreciated!" - M.R., New York




    Assessment Training Webinar Resources Regional Training Workshop Information


    ADDITIONAL ASSESSMENT RESOURCES:





    ConNEXUS Forum:
    Log in to ConNEXUS and join the ACSI Student Assessment Group ”Provides administrators, test coordinators, and teachers with valuable updates, discussions, resources, upcoming events, and more!

    ConNEXUS Premium: My VPP (Virtual Professional Portfolio)
    Log in to learn and earn CEUs with On-Demand content from Assessments, Curriculum, Instruction, and other areas of discipline (over 500 hours)
    Grade 7

    Grade 7

    Mathematics Grade 7

     
    Teacher Edition: 
    Available for in E-book format ONLY.
     
    Click to download TE Lesson.
    Click to download SE Lesson.
    Click to download Table of Contents.
    Click to download Scope & Sequence.
  • List of instructional materials and blackline masters needed
  • Pre-instruction warm up
  • Daily lesson objective
  • Copy of student lesson with answers
  • Step-by-step directed instruction
  • Hands-on instruction using math manipulatives
  • Cross curricular opportunities
  • Incorporation of calculators and computer software
  • Biblical truth integrated in chapter theme
  • "Math Moments" for critical thinking and review
  •  

     
    Downloadable Resources Include:
  • 166 Blackline Masters
  • 17 Transparency Masteres
  •  
    Student Editions:
    Available for in E-book format ONLY.

    The full-color pages of the student editions are filled with beautiful photographs and graphics.

    The series incorporates a five-day, 30–40 minute instructional format. Each grade level is theme-based, allowing the teacher to broaden the scope of instruction and to pique students' interest in the lessons.
     
     
     
     
    Jennifer Bollinger

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    Jennifer Bollinger

    GRADE LEVEL EDITOR

    Fourth Grade Teacher

       
    Jennifer is a Grade Level Textbook Editor at ACSI. She also taught fourth grade at a Christian school. Her strengths as a teacher are encouragement, creativity, and building relationships with her students. When Jennifer taught fourth grade, she used the original Purposeful Design Bible curriculum, and her school also used the Purposeful Design Math and Science series. Outside of school, Jennifer enjoys baking, singing, and playing guitar.
     
     



    Grade 6
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    Theme: A New Testament survey, presenting major Bible concepts from each New Testament book.
     
    Teacher Edition includes...  
    • Step-by-step directed instruction
    • Expected student outcomes for each week
    • Introduction with engaging activities and topics for discussion
    • Detailed preparation instructions
    • Comprehensive list of materials
    • Comprehension and application questions
    • Student pages with answers
    • Motivational teacher devotions
    • Outline of Scriptures
    • Memory Verse reference allows for choice among Bible translations
    • Memory verse activity
    • Additional Background information for teachers
    • Teacher and student resource suggestions
     
     
    What does your Elementary Bible Teacher Edition package include? Click here to learn more.
     
    Time Line: 11' full-color time line Downloadable Resources Include:
    • 134 blackline masters
    • Chapel Programs
    • 9 PowerPoint Presentations
    • 24 color transparencies
    • 44 full color, poster-size Bible Illustrations and Bible truth narratives
           
    Student Edition includes...
    • Daily real-life application
    • Engaging student activities
    • Purposeful instruction of Bible truths
    • Weekly review and assessment
    • Compatibility with any Bible translation
    • Cross-curricular connections
    • Stand-alone Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Easter lessons
     
     
    Online Enrollment

    Online Enrollment


    "Be prepared for TerraNova 3 Online Enrollment..." 

    Required for ALL schools using machine scoring (not schools who self–score).

    • Previous years' forms are invalid and will not be accepted at the scoring center.
    • Please contact ACSI Member Care if you need assistance.

    Online Enrollment through the DRC Insight platform confirms that your tests will be scored by DRC and the reports will be mailed to the school. Additionally, it allows schools to order Optional Reports and Precoded Barcode Labels to ensure accuracy of student demographic information. 


    Online Enrollment Windows:
    Window 1: January 8 - February 2
    Window 2: February 8 - March 2


    Test Coordinator's Kit - delivery dates:
    Window 1: February 19 - 23
    Window 2: March 19 - 23

    Precoded Barcode Labels must be ordered in the same window used for online enrollment.
     


    Test Coordinator’s Kit Includes:

    • Test Coordinator’s Manual
    • Stack Cards w/Bands*
    • Blue Scoring Center Labels*
    • School/Group List*
    • Group Information Sheets*
    *Only current year's forms may be used.


    Note: If the Test Coordinator Kit is not received by the date listed, please contact ACSI Member Care at 800.367.0798, or email Member_Care@acsi.org.


    For more information, please call 800.367.0798 or click here to contact ACSI Member Care.


    Health

    (Middle School and High School)

     
    The name of these two courses, Total Health, reflects the idea that a young person’s health is multidimensional. Spiritual health influences physical, mental, and social health, and all of these play an important role in the success students experience in living up to the potential God intends for their lives.

    These courses for students in middle and high schools address physical, mental, social, and spiritual health biblically and scientifically. The style is conversational, interactive, and engaging. Each course is designed to present the Bible as the foundation for a healthful lifestyle and to provide students with the tools for making wise choices.
     












     



    Total Health: Talking About Life's Changes—This one-semester health course appropriate for middle school students focuses on the early years of adolescence and integrates personal testimonies and Scripture that together help students understand the value of opening up to parents and facing their own unique challenges. Components include:
    • Student Text- Hardcover
    • Student Text- Softcover
    • Student Workbook
    • Teacher Edition
    • Test and Quiz Master Book
    • Workbook Answer Key
    Download sample lessons.

    Total Health: Choices for a Winning Lifestyle—This one-semester health course for high school students is designed to provide them with an understanding of important health issues and to help them make wise choices. Components include:        
    • Student Text- Hardcover
    • Student Text- Softcover
    • Teacher Edition
    • Test and Quiz Master Book
    Download sample lessons.

    The Parent Connection is a health resource for parents of students in middle or high school. It provides insight into the topics covered in both the middle school course and the high school course. Download sample lessons.

    Assessment Support







    ACSI Student Assessment Program


    If you have any additional questions, please contact ACSI Member Care.

    Score Inquiry Request Form


    For Student Data File and Special Programs Information, click here.



    Test Coordinator or Address Change Form

    If you need to update your Test Coordinator, or your School Name and/or Address information, please complete this Test Coordinator or Address Change Form. There is no need to do so if your information has previously been updated with ACSI Member Care, or is already correct in the DRC INSIGHT Portal.

    ACSI's partnership with DRC/CTB provides ACSI member schools with an exciting full-service standardized assessment program. This program provides access to superior quality and current testing products and services. ACSI remains committed to providing assessment products and services to member Christian schools now and in the future.

    Learn more.


    Preschool/Kindergarten
    Purposeful Design for Early Education        
     
    Instructional Resources
           
    This distinct and dynamic preschool program provides four- and five-year-olds with creative, colorful materials to excite them about learning. This distinct and dynamic preschool program provides four- and five-year-olds with creative, colorful materials to excite them about learning. This textbook series will be a catalyst for a lifelong relationship with Jesus. It is straightforward and relevant, powerful enough to change a child’s heart. The teacher edition includes full-color visual aids, and CDs with BLMs and music. Flashcards for preschool
    I Know Letters and Sounds I Know how to Count and Write Preschool Bible Flashcards
     
    NEW! English as a Foreign Language Series - Passport to Adventure Learn more.
     
    Click here to buy the student edition. Click here to buy the student edition. Click here to buy the student edition.  
    Wonder A (Ages 3–4) Wonder B (Ages 4–5)  Imagine (Ages 5–6)  
     
    Student Assessment
     
    Fox Letters and Numbers™ measures children's conceptual development on learning milestones in Literacy and Mathematics in the year preceding Kindergarten. This research-based observational assessment is engaging, easy to administer, and directly connects to the literacy benchmarks in Fox in a Box and the math benchmarks in Fox Adds Up. The diagnostic information you gather gives you a window into a child's conceptual thinking that goes beyond simple right and wrong answers.  
     
    Classroom Resources (FREE Posters)
     
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    Click on the images to download and print the posters. More posters are available. Sign into the ConNEXUS Early Education group to download these posters and other resources.
     
    Recommended Teacher Resources
     
    Snacktivities includes more than 110 ideas to involve children in no-bake cooking activities. Each activity includes suggested biblically based connections. This resource includes more than 120 ideas to involve children in science learning activities.Each activity includes a list of suggested Bible stories. This book focuses on such topics as communicating with young children, individual learning differences, faith development, and more. A work book is also available. This resource presents the use of retelling as a literary and language development instructional strategy to encourage excellent reading and language skills in students.
    Snacktivities: No Bake Treats kids can Make Exploring God's World Through Simple Science  Child-Sensitive Teaching Now Tell it to Me: Using Retelling for Literacy and Language Development
     
    Professional Development
     
    This training component, formated on two CDs, can be used by directors to lead their team in a yearlong presonal/peer evaluation process. This training will encourage early education staff to look at their space with fresh eyes as you discuss and evaluate your program's strengths and weeknesses. This training component shows what young children are capable of when given the chance to create. Learn how to provide children with the inspiration, materials, guidance, and tools to be creative. This training component will explain how to make reading and literacy part of your classroom life. it includes Now Tell it to Me and Lipstick and Heels.
    Engaging Activities to Guide Your Prof. Dev. Childhood Environments: Creating Space
    for Children
    Process Art: Learn Through Creation Engaging Activities to Renew Your Love for Language and Literacy
     
    Nancy Sutton

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    Nancy Sutton

    FORMER GRADE LEVEL EDITOR at ACSI

    Kindergarten and Second Grade Teacher

       
    Nancy was a Grade Level Textbook Editor at ACSI. She also taught kindergarten and second grade at a Christian school. Her strengths as a teacher are creativity in making lessons appeal to students, as well as teaching to a variety of learning styles.
     
     


    Grade 8

    Grade 8

    Mathematics Grade 8

     
    Teacher Edition: 
     
    Click to download TE Lesson.
    Click to download SE Lesson.
    Click to download Table of Contents.
    Click to download Scope & Sequence.

  • List of instructional materials and blackline masters needed
  • Pre-instruction warm up
  • Daily lesson objective
  • Copy of student lesson with answers
  • Step-by-step directed instruction
  • Hands-on instruction using math manipulatives
  • Cross curricular opportunities
  • Incorporation of calculators and computer software
  • Biblical truth integrated in chapter theme
  • "Math Moments" for critical thinking and review


  • Downloadable Resources Include:
  • 250 Blackline Masters
  • 24 Blackline Masters for Math Moments
  • 28 Transparency Masteres
  •  


    Student Edition:


    The full-color pages of the student editions are filled with beautiful photographs and graphics.

    The series incorporates a five-day, 30–40 minute instructional format. Each grade level is theme-based, allowing the teacher to broaden the scope of instruction and to pique students' interest in the lessons.
     
     
     
     
    Precoded Barcode labels

    Precoded Barcode labels



    Why use precoded barcode labels?
    Precoded barcode labels save valuable time, for both teachers and administrators, who would otherwise need to double-check the demographic data for each student. Precode is an optional service that provides your school with student labels for test booklets and answer sheets.


    Additional Benefits
    • Reduced test administration time for teachers and administrators
    • No more bubbling
    • Elimination of errors in data entry that could cost your school reprinting fees
    • Simplification of the six-digit entry of student ID numbers for longitudinal tracking (Student ID numbers will allow you to observe individual student growth from year to year in Asessment Data Online.)
    • Includes student identification data such as name, class, birth date, test level, school/campus, and student ID number.

    Precoded Barcode Label Windows (Same as Online Enrollment)
    Window 1: January 8 - February 2
    Window 2: February 8 - March 2

    Ordering:
    • Upload the precode file during the Online Enrollment window you are using
    • Coming soon...an Excel template for creating your precode file
    • Upload your precode file to the DRC Insight platform where the school completed its online enrollment.

    For more information, please call 800.367.0798 or click here to contact ACSI Member Care.


    Catalogs
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    2016-2017 Product Catalog


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    E-Book Catalog


    Student Assessment Program Catalog








    Educational Resource Consultants

     

                 

    Our Educational Resource Consultants are available to answer any questions you may have about our products.

    Contact our experts to:

    • Learn more about Purposeful Design's textbooks or ACSI's Student Assessment Program
    • Discuss your school's instructional goals to see if Purposeful Design may address your needs
    • Request a price quote for textbooks or assessment materials

    If you would like to e-mail one of our Educational Resource Consultants, please click on the consultant’s photo and you will be directed to his or her mailbox. 


     
     


           


    E-books
    Purposeful Design Publications: E-books

    Welcome to Purposeful Design e-books. We are honored you are considering e-books (textbooks and resources) from Purposeful Design Publications. We continue to work diligently and purposefully to provide you with the very best instructional and professional development resources to use in your classroom and school.


    You can download an e-book and read it today on your computer, laptop, Apple device (iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch), Android device or Kindle Fire.

    Available Now!

    Elementary Bible: Teacher and student* editions (Preschool-Grade 6)
    Science: Teacher, student* editions, and student notebooks* (Grades 1-9)
    Spelling: Teacher and student* editions (grades 1-6)
    Mathematics: Teacher and student* editions (Kindergarten to Jr. High)
    Middle and High School Bible: Teacher and student editions
    Administrator and Teacher resources

    * Student editions and student notebooks are not available for Preschool to grade 3 where applicable.

    Accessing your e-book is easy...
    1. Purchase your e-book subscription and receive your access code.
    2. Create your Bookshelf account.
    3. Redeem your access code on Bookshelf online
      • Go to My Account
      • Click on Redeem
      • Enter Access code
    4. Read your e-book on Bookshelf online
    5. Download the Bookshelf app on your computer or device to read your e-book offline
    6. Technical difficulties downloading or accessing the ebook, please contact us at: 800-367-0798
    7. Check our FAQ page or email support at: order@acsi.org

    Read online: You can read your e-book online through your web browser. Learn more

    Computer: Download the FREE Bookshelf software and read your e-book on your computer. Learn more
    Reader devices: A list of non-computer reading devises supported by Bookshelf. Learn more FAQs: Answers to common questions regarding e-books. Learn more

    E-book Special Features
    • Personalized bookshelf: Multiple folders can be created in your bookshelf to store your e-books.
    • Highlights: Personalize your book by highlighting and color-coding important information. Add the sticky notes to record your own notes.
    • Sharing: Share your highlights and notes with your friends. Subscribe and follow your friends and teachers as they make their own notes and highlights.
    • Audio: Software allows auditory learners to hear the lesson as it is read to them. Users can pause and stop the audio as needed.
    • Pagination: The printed pages of the e-book follows the same pagination as the print copy, enabling all your students to be on the same page.
    • Intuitive navigation and search: Search option allows you to search for a phrase or word in your textbook. You can easily navigate through your e-book by going directly to a lesson or paging through the navigation pnael.
    • Devices: Download and access your e-book in up to 5 devices.
    • Automatic Sync: Your e-book is automatically synchronized across all your devices for a seamless reading experience.
    • Zoom: Enlarge your page and images easily for better clarity.
    • Online and offline access: You can access your e-book anywhere. Free e-reader apps are available for iPad, Windows, Mac and Android.


    Math by Design
     
    We are very excited to introduce an additional service that ACSI will be providing to your school as a user of the Purposeful Design Mathematics series. It has been written and designed to provide periodic updates on the math series and to give teachers practical advice and current information on the best methods for math instruction at all grade levels.

    Volume 12, Number 1–September 2016
    Volume 11, Number 3–April 2016
    Volume 11, Number 2–January 2016
    Volume 11, Number 1–September 2015
    Volume 10, Number 2–January 2015
    Volume 10, Number 1–September 2014
    Volume 9, Number 4–April 2014
    Volume 9, Number 3–February 2014
    Volume 9, Number 2–November 2013
    Volume 9, Number 1–August 2013
    Volume 8, Number 4–April 2013
    Volume 8, Number 2–November 2012
    Volume 8, Number 1–August 2012
    Volume 7, Number 3–February 2012
    Volume 7, Number 2–November 2011
    Volume 7, Number 1–August 2011
     
    To subscribe to this free publication, e-mail your request to mathbydesign@acsi.org.
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    Karrie Edwards

    FIFTH AND SIXTH GRADE TEACHER

    Purposeful Design Math and Science Trainer

       
    Karrie teaches a combined fifth and sixth grade class. She is also the yearbook advisor and field day organizer, and she assists with professional development for staff members. Her strengths include teaching in multi-grade classrooms, creating effective differentiated instruction, and leading by example. Outside of school, Karrie enjoys outdoor activities, gardening, serving her church, and raising her two boys. Karrie uses Purposeful Design Math, Science, Bible, and Spelling in her classroom.
     
     


    Assessment Data Online

    Assessment Data Online
    Assssment Data Online (ADOL)

    School data is currently being uploaded to Assessment Data Online (ADOL). When your school's data is loaded, DRC will send the Test Coordinator an email with two password-protected pdf documents. One of the pdfs will contain the usernames and passwords to be distributed to the school staff. The other will contain parent letters with instructions for accessing Assessment Data Online for Parents.



    Assessment Data Online for Administrators/Teachers

    How to Access Assessment Data Online for Administrators and Teachers
    • Go to https://csp.drcctb.com
    • Administrators who already have accounts can log in with their existing usernames and passwords.
    • New administrators and all teachers should enter usernames and passwords exactly as shown on the pdf provided for the 2017 administration.
    • When the user logs in for the first time, he/she will be asked to reset his/her password. Users can reset their passwords at any time.

    User Guides for Adminstrators

    Please use the links below to assist you in navigating the system and generating reports.

    Assessment Data Online for Administrators: Quick Start Guide

    Understand Report Filter Navigation—In 2 Clicks

    Assessment Data Online for Administrators: Basic Navigation Guide

    Guide to Assessment Data Online

    Assessment Data Online Score Reports and Basic Score Interpretations


    FAQs for Administrators

    Scoring Inquiries

    Paper Reports

    Assessment Data Online


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    Assessment Data Online for Parents


    How to Access Assessment Data Online for Parents

    • Go to https://csp.drcctb.com
    • Parents who already have accounts can log in with their existing usernames and passwords.
    • Parents logging in for the first time will need to create an account using the activation code provided in the parent letter.


    User Guides for Parents

    Assessment Data Online for Parents: Quick Start Guide

    Assessment Data Online for Parents: Reports Available


    FAQs for Parents


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    Assessment Data Online, customized component of the Christian Schools Assessment scoring package for TerraNova 3, Bible Assessment, and InView, is a powerful, web-based system that provides administrators, guidance counselors, and teachers with the information needed to measurably improve student performance.

     
    • Customize online reports of student data in graphic and tabular formats
    • Compare and examine test scores to bring critical learning needs into focus for all students
    • Aggregate and disaggregate data into groups of students for differentiating instruction
    • Access data securely on the Web
    • Three levels of login—administrator, school/counselor, and teacher—allow each category of educator to access unique views of group and individual student data.

    Parent Access Letter

    To view a demo, click here. If you have any additional questions, please contact ACSI Member Care.

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    FAQs for Administrators

    Scoring Inquiries

    How do I submit a score inquiry regarding my student data?
    If you discover any discrepancies, please submit a Score Inquiry Form. Scoring inquiries include biographical changes, missing students, reports, etc., regarding errors, or issues with your student data. DRC will investigate the issue, and ACSI will provide you with their response. If a change is required, DRC will begin making changes during the Biographical Changes window from October 16th through December 1st.

    Why does the gender for my students say "unknown"?
    Schools that used precode labels have the student gender listed as "unknown." DRC is working to resolve this issue and will notify schools as soon as it has been corrected in the system. There is not a tentative date for this.


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    Paper Reports

    Will the school still receive paper reports?
    Yes. Paper reports will be processed and delivered between September 1st and October 13th. Because the paper reports are still delayed, please review the student biographical data in the online reports.

    What paper reports will schools receive for the Spring 2017 administration?
    At the DRC meeting on September 12, 2017, ACSI was provided with the most recent information regarding delivery of reports.

    Phase 1 Paper Reports will print and ship to schools September 1st through October 13th.

    Phase 2 Paper Reports will print and ship November 1st through December 15th.

    • Bible Summary

    What paper and pdf reports will not be available for Spring 2017?

    • Group List Report
    • Objectives Performance Report
    • Objectives Performance Summary
    • Assessment Summary

    Please note that these reports will return for Spring 2018.

    When will online student data files be available?
    The majority of schools now have accss to these files. Some remaining schools have issues that are scheduled to be resolved by October 13th.


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    Scoring Inquiries

    How do I get the bar graph to show on the screen?
    If the bar graphs are not displaying correctly on your computer, please activate the Adobe Flash Player on your computer's browser using the information provided in the link below that corresponds with your browser. To download the Adobe Flash Player on your computer, go to https://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/.

    When will my school have access to ADOL?
    The majority of schools now have access to Assessment Data Online. Some remaining schools have issues that are projected to be resolved by October 13th. Currently, Assessment Data Online provides dynamic data only. Some PDFs of shipped paper reports will be made available at a later date.

    What if I have not received the DRC email with the usernames/passwords and parent letters?
    All emails sent from DRC will come from the following address: csp@DataRecognitionCorp.com. The email will go to the Test Coordinator of the schools. If the school has not received the email from DRC, please check the computer's spam/junk folder or use the "Search" option in their email to locate it.

    The original email with school logins and parent letters will have a subject line of "Assessment Data Online School Log-ins."

    If you anticipate an email with updated student information (i.e. 3rd grade student upload), the subject line of the email will be "Assessment Data Online School Log-ins and Log-ins for Additional Groups."

    How do I create an individual profile report for students in Assessment Data Online?
    The administrator and teacher are able to access and print an individual student report in Assessment Data Online. The administrator will use the roster report located in the TerraNova 3 menu on the right side of the portal, and the teacher will use the list of students on their main dashboard. From the administrator portal student roster report, or the teacher dashboard, please click on the student's name. An Individual Profile Report will open and can be downloaded as a pdf or Excel file, and then printed. Both a TerraNova 3 and TerraNova 3 with InView report are available in the system.

    How do I access and download the same data received in the paper reports?
    Use the Guide to Assessment Data Online to navigate the system and create reports. To help find the dashboard comparisons for the paper reports, refer to the Assessment Data Online Score Reports and Basic Score Interpretations pdf linked here. The TerraNova 3 menu on the right of the screen will be the primary fuction used to access the dashboards.

    • Group and Assessment Summary—NRT Summary Dashboard (single grade level with all subtests)
    • Individual Profile Report—See "How to create an individual profile report..." above
    • Objectives Report—Objectives Dashboard and Teacher Dashboard
    • Group List—Student Roster Reports
    • Objectives Performance Report (Student)—Teacher Dashboard
    Additional Reports:
    • All Grades Dashboard—Single subject all grade levels shown
    • Longitudinal and Cohort Data
    • Comparison Dashboard—ACSI/Regional/School/National score comparisons

    Where do I find a Grade Equivalence report?
    The GE has not been reported in previous years, so the system is not configured to display GE reports. However, if the school downloads a Student Roster report as an Excel file, the GE will display. Additionally, the student data file has the GE.

    What if a parent has an account and is unable to retrieve their username or reset the password?
    The school is able to retrieve a user name and reset the password for a parent account. Please log in through the administrator account. Then, follow the steps below:

    1. On the left side, select the fifth icon down, which shows a "P" for parents. Once the page refreshes, the User ID and parent name is found in the first two columns.
    2. Use the "Search" box above the "Actions" section to find the parent's name or User ID.
    3. Once located, provide the parent with their User ID or select the lock icon on the right side and follow the prompt to reset the password.

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    FAQs for Parents

    What if the link in the parent letter is not working?
    Please use the following link to access Assessment Data Online for Parents.

    How do I get the bar graph to show on the screen?
    If the bar graphs are not displaying correctly on your computer, please activate the Adobe Flash Player on your computer's browser using the information provided in the link below that corresponds with your browser. To download the Adobe Flash Player on your computer, go to https://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/.

    What reports are parents able to print?
    The parent can print the screen for the TerraNova 3 Student Report and Bible Student Report. At this time, DRC has not loaded the student pdf reports to the system. Click here for a sample report page.

    If the parent letter expires on December 31st, 2017, am I still able to access my account?
    Yes. For student security, the activation code on the parent letter expires on December 31st, but the parent account will always be accessible.

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    Community
    Purposeful Design Trainers

    Professional Development

    Purposeful Design Publication provides ongoing professional development opportunities through webinars and site workshops. These come at no cost to the participants. Our goal is to help schools make the most effective use of our textbook series. This page is dedicated to providing you with information about professional development venues that focus on these instructional materials.

    ACSI conducts trainings and webinars for our textbook series from time to time. Check the links below to register for upcoming events.

    UPCOMING REGIONAL TEXTBOOK TRAINING WORKSHOPS - Register now!


    Previously Recorded Textbook Training Webinars:
    Elementary Bible Webinar
    Elementary Science Webinar
    Life Science
    (appropriate for grades 6-9)
    Webinar 
    Elementary Math Webinar 
    Elementary Spelling Webinar


    For additional textbook training webinars, click here.

    If you have questions regarding the Purposeful Design Textbook Series, please email our Support Specialist or call ACSI Member Care at 800.367.0798. 
    Lezlie Nassef

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    Lezlie Nassef

    ELEMENTARY AND MIDDLE SCHOOL COULSELOR

    ACSI Student Assessment Program Trainer

       
    Lezlie is an elementary and middle school counselor at her Christian school. She also oversees attendance, assessment and curriculum ordering. Her strengths include communicating with students and organizing tasks. Outside of school, Lezlie enjoys running, reading, and spending time with her family. Lezlie’s school uses TerraNova 3 for student assessment and ACSI Data Online to analyze student progress.
     
     


    Instructional Resources & Materials

    Instructional Resources & Materials




    Assessment Data Online for Schools and Parent
    Teacher's Guide to TerraNova, Third Edition
    Classroom Connections to TerraNova CD (Grades 2-9)
    -Practice Materials (Grade 6) Sample
    -Thinking Skills Sample
    Bible Assessment Subtest Administrator's Guide
    Assessment Accommodations Supplement (The link to this resource is temporarily disabled.)


    Sample Schedules for Test Administration
    Administration Times and Item Count per Assessment (TerraNova 3, InView, PTCS)
    Parent Letter
    Blue Ribbon Schools 




    Christian School Education (CSE) Magazine Articles

    "Hope Academy's Seamless Coat of Learning" by Naomi L. Woodmansee (from CSE 21.1) PDF
    "ACSI's Flourishing School Framework" by Lisa Chubbic (from CSE 20.3) PDF
    "Focusing on Results" by Linda Thompson (from CSE 20.2) PDF
    "The Value of Partnerships" by Phyllis Houghton (from CSE 20.1) PDF
    "Language Assessment and Instruction" by Linda Thompson (from CSE 19.3) PDF
    "Improving English Language Learning with LAS Links" by Lorena Houston (from CSE 19.2) PDF
    "Benchmark Assessment" by Valerie Valenti-Zapf (from CSE 19.1) PDF
    "Relevant Professional Development Guided by Student Data" by Krista Barron (from CSE 18.3) PDF
    "Focusing on Assessment Results" by Dr. Linda Thompson* (from CSE 18.2) PDF
    * Read the expanded version of the above article
    "Where Are You, and Where Do You Want To Be?" by Lisa Chubbic (from CSE 18.1) PDF
    "Communicating Achievement Test Results with Parents" by Merry Clark and David Smitherman (from CSE 16.3) PDF

    To request a copy of the most recent issue of CSE, please contact ACSI Member Care at 800.367.0798 or member_care@acsi.org.


    Kim Admire

    Kim Admire
    Kim Admire
     
    FIFTH GRADE TEACHER

    Purposeful Design Textbook Trainer
    Kimberly is a fifth grade teacher. Besides teaching, Kimberly is the Athletic Director and Girls Volleyball and Basketball coach. Her strength is engaging her students in a deeper learning. Outside of school, Kimberly enjoys spending time with her family.




    TN3 Video Library

    TN3 Video Library

    ACSI is excited about the professional development offerings that our partnership with DRC/CTB provides. Included in these offerings is this catalog of easily accessible videos. Presented by seasoned educators and assessment specialists, these videos cover a wide variety of topics—from basic test administration guidelines, to score interpretation, to making practical and effective connections from assessment to instruction, and more.

    Assessment Data: Conversations with Parents
    Fall Testing
    Basic TerraNova Score Interpretation
    An introduction to the Christian School Assessment Program
    • TerraNova 3, PTCS and InView™: Learn about TerraNova™, Third Edition, an up-to-date, research-based norm-referenced assessment. Video and Handouts

    Connecting Assessment to Instruction

    Interpreting Test Results

      Assessment Data Online

    • Administrators: Making the Most of the Data You Have: NRT Data. Video and Handouts
    • Administrators: Making the Most of the Data You Have: Objectives Data. Video and Handouts
    • Teachers: Understanding and Using NRT Data in Your Classroom. Video and Handouts
    • Teachers: Understanding and Using Objectives Data in Your Classroom. Video and Handouts

      Paper Reports

    • Post-test Workshop: Interpreting TerraNova 3 Norm-Referenced Test Results. Video and Handouts
    • Post-test Workshop: Interpreting TerraNova 3 Objectives-based Test Results. Video and Handouts
    • Post-test Workshop: Interpreting InView and PTCS Test Results. Video and Handouts

    Assessment Data Online

    Fall Testing



    About us

     

    A brief history of publishing at ACSI

    In 1978, ACSI was founded. Dr. Paul Kienel and Dr. Roy Lowrie, prolific writers and ACSI's first executives, began providing resources to educators and parents to help them understand the rapidly growing Christian school movement.


    In the mid-1980s, the demand for relevant, high quality Christian textbooks and resources skyrocketed. ACSI entered the arena intentionally and eagerly, despite two prominent publishers already crowding the industry.


    In 2003, ACSI rebranded its publishing division as Purposeful Design Publications, reflecting the Association’s commitment to provide resources that honor and glorify a purposeful God and meet the instructional needs of Christian school educators and students.


    Today, Purposeful Design Publications exists:

    • To equip teachers with the very best textbooks and resources for their classroom;

    • To inspire educators and students to be lifelong learners, spiritually and academically; and

    • To serve the Christian school movement effectively.
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    TN3 FAQs

     

    History


    Standard Alignment


    Scores & Reports


    General Administration Information


    Ordering Process


    Online Enrollment & Precode


    Resources

     



     


    Why did ACSI choose the TerraNova, Third Edition, for the Christian School Program (CSP)- ACSI’s achievement test program?

    CTB (California Testing Bureau), the publisher of TerraNova, Third Edition, has almost 90 years of experience with proven research and development expertise in the educational measurement field. CTB’s research staff includes more than 20 doctorate-level research scientists as well as statistical analysts and research implementation specialists. CTB is well known and respected for the production and publishing of solid validity and technically defensible test score results.

    In the summer of 2015, Data Recognition Corporation (DRC) acquired CTB’s statewide custom business and summative shelf assessment products, including TerraNova 3. DRC has provided customized, full-service assessment services to the K–12 education market for more than 35 years. The company is known for facilitating the transition to online assessment and delivering innovative, highly reliable technology solutions to state departments of education nationwide. This acquisition will expand DRC’s presence in the United States as CTB serves approximately 8 million students across the country.

    TerraNova 3 is one of the most respected and widely used achievement tests, measuring mastery in the core subjects. Its design is fresh and user-friendly, and its content is current. TerraNova 3 provides detailed diagnostic information, norm- and criterion-referenced scores, and performance-level data.

    Schools are able access test results online within about five days of the DRC/CTB Scoring Center’s receipt of test materials. Assessment Data Online and Assessment Data Online for Parents, the online reporting system, provides administrators and teachers with the graphic tools for disaggregation of individual and group data, discussions for school improvement, student growth and progress, and much more. A Parent Network, Assessment Data Online for Parents, is also available. Paper reports are shipped to schools within 10 days of the receipt of test materials at the DRC/CTB Scoring Center. Assessment Data Online and paper reports are both included in the Christian School Program Scoring Package.

    We are excited about the enhanced services that this partnership provides. DRC/CTB has come alongside ACSI to provide ongoing professional development opportunities through the venues of webinars, regional and site workshops, and seminar conventions. Many of these activities are at no cost to participants in the Christian School Program.

    Decreased cost for schools is another major reason ACSI chose TerraNova 3.

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    Why did ACSI change to a different achievement test vendor in 2011–12?

    ACSI’s goal is to provide a high-quality current assessment that includes helpful and technical resources at a minimal cost. With this goal in mind, ACSI researched testing companies and their products and services, and then made the decision to transition to a test that best fits these criteria.

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    When was TerraNova 3 developed?

    TerraNova 3 was published in 2007; it compares student performance using nationally representative, empirical, 2007 norms. In 2014 ACSI’s assessment program transitioned to updated 2011 national comparisons (norms). National norms will be updated again in 2018.

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    Is a cognitive abilities assessment also available in the Christian School Program?

    Yes. There are two additional tests designed to measure cognitive skills and abilities: the Primary Test of Cognitive Skills (PTCS), for ages 5–7, and InView for grades 2–12. Schools can use results of these two tests to diagnose possible learning disabilities, to plan placement, and to develop effective instructional programs. When used with TerraNova 3, both tests provide anticipated-achievement scores.

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    Does TerraNova 3, Christian School Program Edition, include a Bible assessment subtest?

    Yes. The Bible Assessment Subtest was reviewed for question clarity and is included in TerraNova 3, Christian School Program Edition.

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    How does TerraNova 3 align with state and national standards?

    TerraNova 3 aligns to state standards and to the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) framework.

    • Reading item content aligns with the standards of the International Reading Association (IRA), NAEP, and the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE).
    • Language item content assesses students’ skills in the key components of language proficiency—understanding of language structure, familiarity with standard written English conventions and rules, and knowledge of syntactic constructions and paragraph development.
    • Mathematics assessments include items that are set in real-world contexts with contemporary topics suggested by teachers and students. Items are aligned to the standards of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM).
    • Science assessments are based on national science standards and frameworks. They assess student understanding relative to core science content areas: Life Science, Earth Science, Physical Science, and Nature of Science/Science Inquiry.
    • Social Studies assessments reflect the guidelines of the National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS) and emphasize the interrelationships of history, geography, governments, and economics.
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    How does TerraNova 3 align with Common Core State Standards?

    TerraNova 3 provides 2011 norms- the most recent empirical norms available in any norm-referenced test. Since it was developed in 2007, TerraNova 3 was not designed to measure or align to the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). The CCSS were developed in 2010, so in some grades (mostly upper) and subjects, TerraNova 3 will not closely match the common core.

    TerraNova 3 is aligned as noted in the previous question and reflects a national consensus curriculum of what students should know and be able to do in each subject and at each grade level. There are many Christian, parochial, and public schools throughout the nation that use TerraNova 3 and will continue to do so.

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    With what standards does the Bible Assessment Subtest align?

    The Bible Assessment Subtest reflects a scope and sequence that was developed by researching the most commonly used Bible textbooks in Christian schools. As TerraNova 3 standards do not necessarily align with each individual school’s curriculum, neither will the Bible Assessment Subtest. ACSI publishes a valuable resource, The Bible Assessment Administrator’s Guide, which includes the test’s scope and sequence and helpful recommendations for connecting scoring data to Bible instruction. This resource is included in the schools test materials order.

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    What kinds of scores are available for TerraNova 3?

    The following are types of scores used to report the TerraNova3/InView test results:

    • Scaled score
    • National Percentile Rank and Stanine
    • Christian School Program Percentile Rank
    • Normal Curve Equivalent
    • Grade Equivalent
    • Cognitive Skills Index (PTCS and InView)
    • Anticipated Achievement Score (PTCS and InView)
    • Objectives Performance Index
    • Lexile for grades 1–8
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    What kinds of score reports do I receive?

    When your school chooses to have tests machine scored, you automatically receive the Christian School Program Scoring Package, which is described the in the assessment catalog and under the Assessment Support tab at www.purposefuldesign.com. Assessment Data Online is also included in the Christian School Program Scoring Package.

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    Can my school exclude students from the traditional student results (i.e., home school students, students with learning disabilities, English language learners)?

    TerraNova 3 was developed as an inclusive assessment, meaning that non-traditional students, e.g., English language learners, students with IEPs, are included in the norming process. These students were allowed to take the test using appropriate accommodations. For this reason DRC/CTB discourages schools from excluding students.

    However, it is understood that schools may have legitimate reasons for wanting to view traditional student scores apart from non-traditional students. The Christian School Program provides two ways for schools to do this.

    • Complete the M Column codes in the student data section of the test booklet/answer sheet. Instructions are found in the Test Coordinator’s Manual. This information will allow schools to disaggregate groups of students within Assessment Data Online.

    and/or

    • Follow the packaging instructions in the Test Coordinator’s Manual for “Excluded Students.” This process only effects group paper reports, not Assessment Data Online, and is not highly recommended.

    Testing accommodations are also allowed and detailed in the Assessment Accommodations Supplement.

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    Can schools compare TerraNova 3 test results to students’ previous results with the Stanford 10?

    Yes. DRC/CTB developed a linking study for Stanford 10 (2011 ACSI administration) and TerraNova 3 (2012 ACSI administration). The study will be in the form of a table comparing performance levels using cut scale scores and percentiles. This table is accessible at www.puposefuldesign.com, under Assessment Support, and on Assessment Data Online.

    Listed below are some reasons schools may observe a drop in scores from Stanford 10 to TerraNova 3:

    • Newer test norms – It is very common to see a drop in scores when shifting to new norms (although these are usually minor, single-digit shifts).
    • Differences in test design – SAT 10 is a more traditional achievement test design; TerraNova 3 is specifically designed to include more higher-order thinking skills than the traditional achievement test.
    • Differences in test content – Every test is a sample of the domain being assessed, so TerraNova 3 may have a challenging sample of possible items, or it may reflect that after years of administering the SAT 10, teachers naturally align their curriculum to the assessment they are and have been using. Switching from SAT 10 to TerraNova 3 provides schools with the opportunity to discover holes that have developed in their curriculum over the years.
    • Differences in scoring approach – SAT 10 uses a 1-parameter Rasch model; TerraNova 3 uses a 3-parameter Item Response Theory model. Three parameter IRT is considered to give more accurate results for individual students and groups with small numbers.
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    Are Christian School Program norms available?

    Yes. Each year student results are compared with the previous year’s Christian School Program results. Schools may also make comparisons to their ACSI region and partner organization results.

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    How do I access Assessment Data Online?

    Once your school’s tests are scored, DRC/CTB will send you an email providing Assessment Data Online access information. If you are unable to locate this email, you may call ACSI Member Care at 800-367-0798 for assistance.

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    Which grade levels does TerraNova 3 test?

    TerraNova 3 may be administered to grades K–12 (or Levels 10 – 22).

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    Is TerraNova 3 a timed test?

    Yes. TerraNova 3 is designed to minimize the effect of speededness* and maximize the validity and instructional relevance of the assessment results. To ensure the most valid and useful measures of achievement possible, DRC/CTB set appropriate administration time limits that facilitate student completion.
    *The effect that results when a student may guess randomly or may be unable to demonstrate what they truly know and can do because of time constraints.

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    Are the TerraNova 3 subtests all multiple-choice?

    Yes. TerraNova 3 uses selected-response (multiple-choice) items to provide detailed comparative and diagnostic information.

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    When is the Christian School Program testing window?

    There are two testing windows: Fall testing which takes place in October and Spring testing which takes place in April*.

    *Although spring testing is scheduled to take place between April 1 and April 30, testing may be scheduled earlier. The spring empirical window is equal to instructional days 136 through 160. If your school has completed 136 days of instruction for the year, it is within the empirical norm window and can begin testing. Schools that send their documents in for scoring earlier will receive their reports earlier. The scoring center must receive completed test books and answer documents no later than May 31. Documents received after June 1cannot be included in the Christian School Program norms.

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    Is there a deadline for returning tests to be scored?

    Yes. Tests must be received at the scoring center before June 1. After a very brief grace period, tests will be returned to the school unscored. Please note all important program deadlines. These can be found in the assessment catalog, Test Coordinator’s Manual, and under the Assessment Support tab at www.purposefuldesign.com.


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    How do I order TerraNova 3 test materials?

    • Order online at www.purposefuldesign.com.
    • Fill out the assessment catalog order form and email, fax, or mail to ACSI Member Care.
    • Fill out an optional and fillable order form. Email to member_care@acsi.org.
    • Contact your Educational Resource Consultant or ACSI Member Care for assistance. 800-367-0798.
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    What is the deadline for ordering TerraNova 3 test materials?

    Schools will want to take advantage of previous year pricing by ordering before the early December deadline each year. Schools may order materials any time before spring testing, but need to understand that the earlier they order the better. Please note all important program deadlines. These can be found in the assessment catalog, Test Coordinator’s Manual, and under the Assessment Support tab at www.purposefuldesign.com.

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    Are optional reports available? How do I order them?

    Yes, optional reports are available and a list of these reports may be found in Online Enrollment, the assessment catalog, and under the Assessment Support tab at www.purposefuldesign.com. Optional reports are ordered when completing OE, but may also be requested by contacting ACSI Member Care.

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    What is Online Enrollment for machine scoring?

    Online Enrollment (OE) is a required process for all schools using machine scoring and provides DRC/CTB’s scoring center with important information so that it can have a check system in place when tests finally arrive to be scored. OE provides for quality control and allows for more accurate processing and timely turnaround of scoring.
    Once your materials order is placed, you will need to complete OE for machine scoring. You will receive an email from ACSI (sent to the email address that you enter on your materials order). This email will provide directions for accessing OE.

    • In OE you will be asked to provide some general information about your school and testing program.
    • If you purchase Precoding Services, you will enter student demographic data.
    • You may order optional reports (these are available in addition to your Christian School Program Scoring Package of reports that comes automatically to all schools in this testing program).
    • You may select to enter data in one of two OE windows, and you may enter and adjust data throughout that window. If you are testing in March, be sure to use the first window, so that your Test Coordinator Kit arrives in plenty of time before testing. In any case it is recommended that schools order materials and complete OE as early as possible.
    • Your school’s customized Test Coordinator’s Kit will be mailed from DRC/CTB shortly after the close of the OE window you use. The kit includes important information about administering the test, packaging instructions, and scoring center labels.
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    Can our school send tests in to be scored without completing Online Enrollment (OE)?

    No. OE is required for machine scoring. If tests are received at the scoring center without proper forms and labels, they will be returned to the school to repackage and ship.

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    What are Precoding Services?

    Precoding Services provide your school with student labels for test booklets/answer sheets that are precoded with student identification data, such as name, class, birth date, test level, school/campus, ID number, and other special codes. Schools may order precoding and enter student data for the precoded labels through Online Enrollment. DRC/CTB is providing several new options for entering your student biographical data. Please allow 4-6 weeks after the close of the OE window you use for the precoding process to be completed and bar code labels shipped to you.
    Precoded student labels:

    • Reduce test administration time.
    • Eliminate errors in data entry of student information that could cost your school reprinting fees.
    • Simplify 6-digit entry of student ID numbers (Student ID numbers will allow you to observe individual student growth from year to year on ACSI Data Online.)
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    Does DRC/CTB offer a scope and sequence for each grade level?

    Yes. A resource entitled Teacher’s Guide for TerraNova, Third Edition includes a scope and sequence listing objectives and subskills for all subtests at all grade levels. The Teacher’s Guide may be purchased through ACSI.

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    What kinds of resources are available for schools that administer TerraNova 3?

    Through ACSI schools may access many DRC/CTB resources that help educators and parents make the best use of TerraNova 3 test results including the Teacher’s Guide to TerraNova, Third Edition, a comprehensive guide that explains the purposes of standardized testing and provides general guidelines for interpreting and using test results. Other helpful resources include Classroom Connections, the Instructional Resource Kit, and Beyond the Numbers. See Assessment Catalog for more details.

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    What kinds of assessment professional development are available through ACSI?

    ACSI offers live and recorded webinars, and site and regional workshops. For more information visit www.purposefuldesign.com and select the Assessment Support tab.

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    Are there diagnostic tests, school-readiness tests, career-guidance tests, language-proficiency tests, etc., available in this program?

    ACSI continues to work with DRC/CTB to provide an array of testing products and services that will enhance a school’s capacity to evaluate student abilities. Currently optional assessments and tutorials include:

    • Early Learner- PreK – 3
      • Fox Letters and Numbers- Monitor early learners’ development of mathematics and reading concepts.
      • Fox in a Box- Provide insightful diagnostic information about students’ literacy and growth.
      • Fox Adds Up- Help every child succeed in mathematics.
    • LAS Links
      • LAS Links Online- Assess the academic and social language skills of English language learners in reading, writing, speaking, listening, and comprehension skills.
      • LAS Links Benchmark- This series of three benchmark tests provides valuable insight and information about language proficiency and progress at any point during the school year. Can be self-scored.
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    For more information contact your Educational Resource Consultant


    Fall 2018

    Fall 2018

    Fall Testing 2017

    Fall Testing Services

    If your school is interested in Fall 2017 testing, please email assessmentsupport@acsi.org. For additional assistance, please contact Member Care. Thank you.

    Respectfully,

    Student Assessment Program Team


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    Resources:

    Assessment Data Online for Schools and Parents


    Video Library - On Demand Professional Development.
    Learn more about the following resources:

    Sample Schedules for Test Administration
    • Teacher's Guide to TerraNova, Third Edition

    • Classroom Connections to TerraNova CD (Grades 2–9)

    • Special Accommodations Supplement—Prepare for Special Populations

    • Bible Assessment Subtest Administrator's Guide

    Administration Time and Item Count per Assessment (TerraNova 3, InView, PTCS)

    Communicating Achievement Test Results with Parents—Christian School Educators Magazine (Volume 16, Issue 3)

    Practice Activities:
    • TerraNova, Third Edition (Grades K–12)
    • InView (Levels 1–6, Grades 2–12)

    Parent Letter 

    Blue Ribbon Schools