MY Access!® School Edition

The Transformative Writing Development Application

MY Access! School Edition is the award-winning, cloud based writing development solution that utilizes artificial intelligence and linguistic technologies to bring wide-scale differentiated instruction to the writing process. Educators can make timely, data-driven decisions for successful differentiated instruction and motivate students to write more frequently by providing them with immediate feedback.

Enhanced Student Learning Experience

MY Access! enhances students’ learning experience with a fun, interactive interface that provides them with more than 1,500 writing topics in math, science, language arts, and social studies that are aligned to state standards such as the Common Core, STARR™ (Texas), and SOL (Virginia). Additionally, teachers have the ability to create their own prompts matching specific curriculum needs.

When students log in to MY Access!, they can see pending assignments from each teacher as well as their progress to date.

As students begin the writing process, they have access to a variety of prewriting tools, including graphic organizers and printable resources to assist them in planning their responses.

Feedback and Revision Plans

When students submit their writing, MY Access! provides them with immediate assignment scores so that they can begin the process of revision at once. MY Access! prompts are trained to be evaluated through our IntelliMetric® scoring system, which provides students with even more feedback than a comprehensive holistic score, breaking down their submission into each of the standard domains of writing:

  • Focus and Meaning
  • Content and Development
  • Organization
  • Language Use, Voice, and Style
  • Mechanics and Conventions

More importantly, students also receive immediate, detailed, and
developmentally appropriate prescriptive feedback:

  • MY Tutor® provides goals and examples to help students focus their
    revision activities.
  • MY Editor® assists students in identifying potential errors and
    recommends corrections in grammar, style, mechanics, and usage.

These robust tools provide multi-lingual support during the process of composition, giving ELL and ESL students the opportunity to improve their English writing proficiency by receiving feedback in their native languages. MY Editor® TextSpeak identifies use of informal spelling and acronyms prevalent in text and instant message communication. For each identified error, the student is notified, and a message is displayed describing why such a word is inappropriate, a detailed definition of TextSpeak, and replacement suggestions.With a direct connection to iSEEK Supercruncher™, this authentic assessment data can easily be matched with any other data set for easy identification of your students’ unique needs, whether by school, teacher, sub-group, or other criteria.

Students are guided through the recursive writing process based on the feedback they receive along with the various available resources within the system.

Student–Teacher Communication

As teachers review student submissions, they can provide individualized instruction, feedback, and comments.Students can also communicate directly with teachers from within MY Access!, ensuring a continuous loop of one-to-one communication

Improving Teacher Effectiveness

MY Access!provides comprehensive instructional support for educators, assisting teachers in making timely, data-driven decisions for successful, differentiated instruction.

Getting Started

MY Access! is equipped with more than 1,500 writing prompts that cover various genres and subjects and are aligned to state and Common Core standards. Additionally, teachers have the ability to create their own prompts to match specific curriculum needs.

Reports

MY Access! provides extensive reporting options that offer teachers and administrators a complete picture of student development and teacher effectiveness. By identifying at-risk students and measuring classroom performance, MY Access! highlights intervention steps that can be taken efficiently.

Professional Development

The Vantage Professional Services Group can provide ongoing, dynamic, and comprehensive support for your institution. Our trainers and professional development offerings empower educators with tailored implementations of MY Access! to meet specific challenges. Effective use of professional development assists teachers in continually addressing their students’ needs for improvement and the means for success.

Built For Your Standards

In addition to its robust feature set, MY Access! can be integrated into an institution’s curriculum objectives and academic standards. All prompts and resources in the system are aligned to the Common Core standards for English Language Arts & Literacy. Statewide standard alignments include STARR (Texas), and SOL (Virginia).

Vantage Learning’s Content Development and Assessment team, in collaboration with our Professional Services Group, is available to assist districts with standards compliance and to develop prompts that align with textbook and curriculum standards.


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