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How Does Avanza Work?

Avanza connects standards-based data to instruction. It helps you identify literacy gaps based on your students’ mastery of the standards, supports ongoing differentiated instruction, and allows you to track individualized student progress.

The Science of Reading

Learn how Avanza supports instruction grounded in the science of reading


*Vista Level Spanish is now Avanza

Systematic Explicit Instruction

The Standards

Not all students learn at the same rate. How does a teacher measure progress throughout the year and differentiate instruction to meet student needs and help them master the standards?


Phonics, Oral Fluency, Reading, and Writing

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Phonics Curriculum and Activities

Our Spanish phonics program offers a structured, syllabic instructional approach that builds up from syllable to word recognition through the manipulation of phonemes, blending, and segmentation. Student worksheets, online games, manipulative cards, and posters support a clear, research-based cumulative progression of decoding and encoding skills.

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Interpersonal Oral Curriculum and Activities

Our Spanish interpersonal communication program offers a standards-based scope and sequence supported with video lessons, classroom activities, and interactive games.

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Reading Curriculum and Activities

Avanza takes each reading standard and splits it into smaller strands and progression levels. This results in highly actionable teaching points. Books, mini-lessons, and quizzes support reading practice and instruction.

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Writing Curriculum and Activities

The writing modules support differentiated instruction and guided and independent practice with video mini-lessons, checklists, graphic organizers, writing prompts that integrate books in the reading module, and mastery-based assessments for three types of writing.

Guided and Independent
Data-driven Practice

With the data, you can readily identify your students' literacy gaps. Our learning modules then help you to connect that data to standards-based instruction and practice that meets each student's needs. Our learning resources support differentiation through whole class and small group instruction as well as individual practice.

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The Games

Avanza offers interpersonal oral games and phonics games for students to build their vocabulary and their literacy and oral fluency skills. Also, students earn coin rewards when they complete their learning activities and then use the coins to shop in the store to decorate their avatars.

The books for Avanza

The Books

In the reading learning module, teachers can search by level and standard, and assign from hundreds of authentic titles, including books from Santillana and readers addressing IB, social studies and science standards. Teachers are able to assign learning resources as schoolwork or homework and track student work. Students read and/or listen to the books before they answer questions to practice the standard the teacher just taught.

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The Quizzes

Each book is paired with a quiz that practices specific standards at the right level.

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The Mini-Lessons

For each domain-specific standard, Avanza provides a mini-lesson video, lesson script, and activities.

Progress Monitoring

Assessments provide the data teachers need to track student progress and support instruction.

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Teacher Dashboard

The teacher dashboard provides quick access to the online assessments and the learning modules.

Assessment Types

Avanza offers Language, Reading Comprehension and Fluency (running record), Writing, and Interpersonal Oral Assessments. Each question or prompt is written to assess a student’s mastery of a specific standard and sub-strand. This detailed data helps teachers plan instruction.

Teacher Assessment Chart

Language and Reading Comprehension assessments are all auto graded to save teachers time. Once students submit the assessment, the teacher dashboard will change color to reflect students' mastery of different levels and different areas.

The Data

Avanza connects data to instruction and practice. Color-coded graphs tell teachers about students’ progress towards mastering the standards.

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Teacher Chart Assessment Result

Teacher Data View
Purple means not mastered. Green means mastered. This way, teachers can quickly see where students did well on the standards within each level and where they are struggling. Then teachers can plan instruction around a particular skill.

Assessment data chart

Administrator Data View
The administrator’s view shows growth per class and per grade and can show growth of cohorts through the years.

Student progress report

Student/Family View
The Student Progress Report shows the student’s status, target, and progress towards that target. It is perfect for teachers to share during parent-teacher conferences.