New – Bridging the Gap to
Grade-Level Learning
Measuring Up Foundations
Levels A–E / Grades 1–5
Measuring Up Foundations focuses on the essential foundational skills that are critical for students to meet academic success. Mastering the pre-requisite and foundational skills helps to close the learning gap, allowing students to bridge to grade-level learning.
Foundational Skill Support to Bridge to Grade-Level Learning

Measuring Up Foundations incorporates research-based best practices for struggling students and supports whole-class, in-class intervention, and pull-out intervention programs.

bulletFull-color student worktext features

  • Explicit instructional lessons
  • Built-in scaffolding support
  • 2 distinct independent practice opportunities
  • Culminating Exit Ticket

bulletEnhanced Teacher Guide with full support for lesson plan

  • Strengthens and expands teaching strategies
  • Provides step-by-step teaching notes
  • Incorporates a gradual-release model
  • Provides specific questions and activities to integrate
  • Includes best practice teaching tips in every lesson, including English-learner support

bulletOnline assessments to measure growth

  • Pre- and post- assessments to measure students’ success
  • Chapter assessments to monitor learning and ability to move forward
Measuring Up Foundations
The foundational reading skills are important components of effective reading instruction, supporting the development of proficient readers with the ability to comprehend texts. These skills must be mastered to support a student’s future success with reading grade-level texts.

  • Print Concepts
  • Phonological Awareness
  • Phonics and Word Recognition
  • Fluency
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Measuring Up Foundations
Students who have mastered the essential reading skills but still do not understand what they have read may be a result of lacking a basic understanding of the critical comprehension skills.

Some students need more time to develop basic comprehension skills so they can actively read with purpose. Building upon a solid foundation, students better understand and remember what was read, which prepares them to read more rigorous texts and apply critical thinking skills.

  • Generate Questions
  • Main Ideas and Details
  • Sequence
  • Summarize
  • Inferences
  • Point of View
  • Illustrations
  • Text Structure
  • Compare and Contrast
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Measuring Up Foundations
Some students struggle to understand basic mathematics principles. For students to be successful in mathematics, it is important to rebuild key foundational mathematics skills by providing a bridge from basic to more complex operational work.

  • Counting
  • Sequencing
  • Comparing
  • Place Value
  • Addition
  • Subtraction
  • Computation
  • Multiplication
  • Division
  • Fractions
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