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Imagine Language & Literacy

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Program Description

Imagine Language & Literacy is an adaptive supplemental program designed to build core reading and academic language skills among students in pre-kindergarten through sixth grade. The program provides individualized instruction with exercises tailored to each user’s needs, accelerating instruction levels based on the user’s rate of progress: vocabulary, comprehension, fluency, phonics and phonemic awareness. The program incorporates art, music, sports and multi-disciplinary subject matter while focused on literacy skills.

Program Outcomes

One study that took place in seventeen schools across three districts in Texas found that students using Imagine Language & Literacy showed significantly greater improvement in reading skills than students who did not use the program. Fourth and fifth grade students were compared on Texas state tests, with Imagine Language & Literacy students gaining more than control students (effect size = +0.18). Results were not significant at the level of assignment (schools) but were at the student level, qualifying Imagine Language & Literacy for the ESSA “Promising” category.

Staffing Requirements

Imagine Learning recommends each school site have a dedicated site expert to help facilitate the program.

Professional Development/Training

Imagine Learning will develop a plan with each site. Professional learning plans will be developed based on the school’s desired outcomes.


Imagine Learning is web-based and compatible with a variety of devices, including PC, MAC, iPads, Kindle, and Nook.