Common Core State Standards
"You are the first publishing company that I have found that addresses the Common Core standards in a very user-friendly/easy-to-read format with the specific standards identified and lessons designed specifically to meet the standard."–Noreen Erklauer, Reading Teacher, Old Rochester Reg Sch District, MA
Print and Technology
"I am a retired certified teacher in Texas. I used your products and my TAKS scores were so good that I had a 100% passing rate the first year and a 98% the next. I am homeschooling my granddaughter and want to use the products for her."
-Marilyn O'Neal, Retired Texas Teacher
“We are using Measuring Up Express®, Measuring Up Insight™, and Keep on Reading® in our classrooms. Many students lacked basic skills, but the materials allowed for a more individualized academic program for the students. Many are able to work at their own pace. The digital program, Measuring Up Insight™ made monitoring each student’s progress much easier and the print allowed for more small group instruction. Students’ confidence increased and they weren't as nervous when they took standardized tests.”
-LaTanya A.Waters, Science Instructor, IL
“The teachers like the way the Measuring Up Express® materials align to the Measuring Up Insight™ assessment and that you can target specific areas. The Measuring Up Insight™ test results help with grouping students and differentiating instruction. We use the program for small group instruction to meet specific needs. It helped to guide instruction and to formulate questions to address higher-order thinking skills.”
“We have used the Measuring Up® math for several years, but this is the first year for reading. We had poor reading and math performance with special education students. I use the reading workbook for intervention instruction in one-on-one or small group settings while other students independently complete Measuring Up MyQuest™. I love the alignment to the standards and the presentation similar to the OAA. Students love Measuring Up MyQuest™!!! Although math scores are not back yet, student class performance and understanding have improved.”
“We have been using the Measuring Up®, Measuring Up Insight™ , and Measuring Up MyQuest™ programs for the past year. We will continue to use them because they are standards-driven, clear, and concise. We are trying to increase the scores on the PSSA. We gave a diagnostic test from Measuring Up Insight™, then assigned print material with small-group and individualized teacher-led instruction. Then, we gave another diagnostic test from Measuring Up Insight™. These complete and organized data tools were helpful. The tests are very good – a better tool to predict success on PSSA than 4SIGHT.”
“Our school has been using Measuring Up- Insight and MyQuest for a year now and have already seen an impact in our student’s achievement. We absolutely love the web-based formative assessment options. They allow for flexibility needed to differentiate in the classrooms and the reports provided in Insight are amazing. They give the teacher everything they need to identify student weaknesses, as well as provide an individualized “prescription” to master the areas they need to focus on. The questions from the item bank are extremely helpful. They provide the teacher with the option to differentiate the level of questioning and also provides the teacher with a deeper understanding of the common core standards. Our students have also thoroughly enjoyed MyQuest and it is joy to see them excited about learning….whether they realize it or not!! I would highly recommend these products to any school that is searching for something to help their teachers, students and parents transition into Common Core standards. The support that these programs offer is amazing!”
-Julie Hughie, Instructional Coach, Western Elementary School, Newnan, Georgia.
"The instruction and items in the Peoples Algebra 1 materials are challenging and well-aligned to our curriculum. I especially like the clean and clear-cut presentation of the content. The sections are easy to navigate and contain a lot of material to work with. We can constantly review what we've already done and refresh students' understanding of past lessons. The students can see problems presented in different forms."–Donna Sevy, Teacher, Cliffside Park Middle School, Cliffside Park, NJ
"We use the Measuring Up Diagnostic Practice Tests as an indicator of success on the state mandated testing. My school district is excited about the product and many other of our neighboring districts have also decided to implement this program in their schools as well. It was a pleasure to work on this series for Peoples Education. I look forward to working on additional series for the company in the next few years."
-Wesley Yandell Jr., MA Ed, Billy Lane Lauffer Middle School, Sunnyside Unified School District, Tucson, AZ
"Measuring Up was one of the contributing factors to improvement in student test scores on the FCAT. It targets skills that are needed to succeed. We use Measuring Up during our focus hour for whole group instruction and small tutorial groups that target the educational benchmarks. Our students, as well as our teachers, benefit from the format, delivery and the lessons."
-Sylvia Rappaport, Reading Coach, Liberty City Elementary School (Miami, FL)
“My school went up 78 API points in 2 years! We are at 828 API currently.
Starting in September/October We used the ELA , Math and Science consumable Measuring Up! Materials during school, after school and during school breaks leading up to California State standards tests in May!The fear of the CST test was gone! My teachers are very proud! They asked for the materials again this year! That’s important!”
-Albert Michel, Vp Edgewood Academy K-8th grade, Bassett USD, La Puente, California
Keep on Reading
"Our teachers loved the Teacher Editions. They found the concise, focused instructional guidance for each objective to be a great teaching tool. The additional activities and tips for reaching every student helped maximize instructional time in the summer program."–Roxanne Bass, Middle School Specialist, Waco ISD, TX
"Our summer school teachers have just started using the Peoples program beginning June 2, however, the planning process has been in place for the past month. The summer school staff is excited about using a program that appears to be geared to the needs of at-risk students."–Dr. Sandi Froese, Consultant for Government Programs and Assessment, Sherman Independent School District, Sherman, TX
"Our teachers have had such success with your materials because of the step-by step instruction that is available for teachers to use. It's helpful for parents to review with their children as well."–Jennifer Quintana, Instructional Specialist, SISD-Bilingual Department, TX
"Word Explorer works really well. We use it with our extended day program for grades 3, 4, and 5 and every day with our summer school program. It is very easy to implement; in-service recommendations really helped in implementation. This is a great vocabulary builder and well-aligned to New Jersey's standards which have so much emphasis on vocabulary."–Bonnie Morris, Federal Programs Director, Neptune Township School District, NJ
"We administer benchmark assessments and that data drives how the lessons are used to target specific weaknesses. The materials [Measuring Up worktexts, Count On It!, and Word Explorer] provided the teachers with resources that they could count on being TAKS aligned to supplement their instruction."–Debbie Crick, Principal, Howell Middle School, Victoria Independent School District, TX
"We loved Word Explorer. It was used in our after school program as a tutorial. What we liked so much was that the students learned the words and they really used them."–Marcia Brugger, Reading Coach, Dumfries Elementary School, Prince William County Schools, VA
Count on It!
"Count on It! helps both our teachers and students in problem solving strategies. The step-by-step, self-explanatory approach provides clear instructional support for mathematics - which is just what we need."–Tony Dentino, K-6 Math Curriculum Director, Brick Township, NJ