How I Use It
I use it as an alternative to KidBiz, which is very expensive. It is pretty easy to use and since the kids are used to the regular AR and STAR, they can jump right to it. It is not a perfect program but it does what it does well. I like being able to assign the non-fiction article and get others off the internet to use. That way the information is up-to-date and I can get the "trendy" topics.
I wish that the were articles about the same subject written at different levels, like on Newsela, but it does have the STAR test connection so that the setup and management is easy. Also, the tools need to be expanded to more resemble the PARCC.