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Idaho State Department of Education Names Freckle ELA An Approved K–3 Literacy Intervention Program

Educators in the Gem State can use Freckle ELA with their K–3 students to ensure literacy growth

Bloomington, Minn. (Nov. 12, 2020)Renaissance, the global leader in pre-K–12 education technology, recently announced that the Idaho State Department of Education named Freckle ELA an approved K–3 Literacy Intervention Program for the 2020–21 school year.

Idaho school districts and public charter schools can now choose Freckle ELA from a select list of approved programs. The state’s K–3 Literacy Intervention Program is designed to help struggling students who score basic or below basic on the fall reading assessment or alternate reading screening assessment. The intervention program focuses on improving students’ phonemic awareness, decoding intervention, vocabulary, comprehension, and fluency.

To be approved as a K–3 Literacy Intervention Program, the Idaho State Department of Education requires programs to have a focus on grade-appropriate literacy skills, be evidence-based, include parental engagement/involvement, detailed implementation plans, reporting, and more.

Freckle ELA—a key component of Freckle—provides powerful, differentiated resources that help students develop ELA skills through 500-plus nonfiction articles, benchmark assessments, and detailed reports. Paired together with Star Assessments and other Renaissance programs, Freckle ELA provides a complete view of student growth for educators in the state—whether instruction takes place in-person, remote, or a mix of both.

“Renaissance is proud to work with educators in Idaho,” said Chris Bauleke, CEO at Renaissance. “Freckle ELA is a great addition to any classroom, providing educators with detailed reporting and the flexibility needed to guide students to success.”

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About Renaissance

As a global leader in assessment, reading, and math solutions for pre-K–12 schools and districts, Renaissance is committed to providing educators with insights and resources to accelerate growth and help all students build a strong foundation for success. Renaissance solutions are used in over one-third of US schools and in more than 100 countries worldwide. The Renaissance portfolio includes Star Assessments, for reliable, accurate insights into K–12 student learning; myIGDIs, for accurate assessment of early learning; myON, to increase students’ access to high-quality reading materials; Accelerated Reader, to support independent reading practice; Freckle, for teacher-led differentiated instruction; and Schoolzilla, to give educators actionable insights into trends in student attendance and achievement. For more information, visit

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