Florida

These programs are absolutely phenomenal. They were originally purchased for remediation and ESL but now all of our students use them daily. Even the pre K students are using the Phonemic Awareness program. These programs correlate very well with state standards at each grade level. We love your software.

Karen McGinnis, Grade Two Teacher
Astatula Elementary, Astatula, Florida

Our students are benefiting greatly from regular use of the software from Essential Skills. These programs build skills in a fun but methodical way. Teachers also love the software because it correlates very well to the state standards and provides excellent basic skills preparation for the FCAT testing.

Suzanne Boyd, Remedial Teacher
Wright Elementary, Fort Walton Beach, Florida

Our teachers and students love this software. These programs are excellent for building basic skills in a way that really keeps the children motivated and allows them to work independently. The Essential Skills programs are clean and get right down to practicing the skills. The children never seem to get bored. This software aligns with the curriculum standards for our state and is a great supplement to what is being taught in the classroom.

Barbara Gough, Media Specialist
Valparaiso Elementary, Valparaiso, Florida

We have been using Essential Skills for eight years now. It is still used on a daily basis in our primary grades. The teachers and students love these programs. They offer exceptional value and they are right on target with students who need that little bit extra. The skills are aligned with our state curriculum and are an excellent supplement to what is being taught in the classroom.

Dondie Sugden Media Specialist, Librarian
Shalimar Elementary, Shalimar, Florida

I am very happy with the Phonics and the Phonemic Awareness programs. I use the programs on a regular basis with my students. The skills correlate well with the state standards and the programs are very motivating for the children.

Emilee Kalleen, Resource Teacher
S D Spady Elementary, Delray Beach, Florida

We use Essential Skills Software heavily in our remediation program. These programs are very motivational to many of the students who are turned off by other approaches to learning. Even our lowest performing students really enjoy learning with this software so you know it is engaging them.

Linda Johnson, Curriculum Resource
Edwins Elementary, Fort Walton Beach, Florida

We have been using Reading Comprehension and Sight Words from Essential Skills for several years on a daily basis in some of our classes. These programs have been extremely economical for us and very beneficial, especially to our ESL students.

Melissa Hartfield, Instructional Support Teacher
Kingsford Elementary, Mulberry, Florida

I first discovered your software a few years ago while at another school. We love the programs. The students enjoy earning the stars and check marks and the Marks Manager printout is very helpful. As a Language Arts teacher for K-2, my curriculum has been greatly enhanced with your programs.

Shannon DeBerry, Second Grade Teacher
Ft. Walton Beach, Florida

We used three of the Essential Skills reading programs in our summer school program for our 3rd grade students who needed remediation and had not passed the FCAT . Now we are using it with all of our third graders to prepare them for their FCAT test in Reading. We have 13 sections of third graders and are using the software throughout the day. These programs are terrific for teaching and reinforcing the required reading and comprehension skills FCAT testing.

Elizabeth Bell, Tech Coordinator
Riverside Elementary, Marianna, Florida

We use the Comprehension programs from Essential Skills every day. From a technical standpoint they are very robust programs and resilient to server issues and errors that will cause problems with other software. The programs are certainly helpful in correcting skill deficits. Many of our Special Education students have made significant gains in reading thanks in large part to the Comprehension programs from Essential Skills.

Chad Cram, Technology Specialist
Hudson Elementary, Hudson, Florida

We love Essential Skills programs and use them daily throughout our school. They incorporate all the learning modalities to practice each concept. This software provides great supplemental practice for all of our students, including ESOL, Learning Disabled, and our gifted and talented students. We love the simplicity of the record keeping and the ease at which we can pull up reports. These programs were very affordable for our small school.

Pamela Anderson, Curriculum Technology Specialist
Pine Island Elementary, Florida

We have used the Super Phonics programs throughout our school on a daily basis for close to ten years. These programs are very powerful teaching and reinforcement tools for early learners and early readers. The kids love these programs and really feel that they are learning to read using them. I highly recommend these programs to other schools!

Maymie King, Technology Facilitator
Peace River Elementary, Port Charlotte, Florida

I teach children with Autism and my husband and I also run a therapeutic home for kids with Autism. We also have adopted two children with Autism. I can say that the Essential Skills programs have transformed my children! My son is diagnosed with Autism and Apraxia. He is so immersed in the Sight Words program that that he is verbally imitating the sounds he hears, he is spelling, and reading! My daughter who read on a preprimer level with no comprehension in August has recently been tested and scored a 2.3 (second grade third month) on reading with full comprehension. What your programs do is simply amazing. I know they are not marketed directly for children with Autism but I am telling you as parent and teacher of kids with Autism the way they are designed is exactly what our kids need. They are repetitive, provide clear and concise verbal directions, and immediate feedback. My thanks to you!

Teresa Irani, CBS Teacher
Elliott Point Elementary, Fort Walton Beach, Florida

We love Essential Skills programs and use them daily throughout our school. They incorporate all the learning modalities to practice each concept. This software provides great supplemental practice for all of our students, including ESOL, Learning Disabled, and our gifted and talented students. We love the simplicity of the record keeping and the ease at which we can pull up reports. These programs were very affordable for our small school.

Pamela Anderson, Curriculum Technology Specialist
Pine Island Elementary, Florida

The Essential Skills programs are easy to use and our children are really motivated by them. The teachers like using the marks manager to see how the children are progressing and to get reports to use in parent conferencing. We also use the programs to provide specific skill training for students on an individualized basis. The skills presented are reflective of the skills being taught in the classroom and provide excellent reinforcement. I would absolutely recommend this software to other schools!

Shelly Curry, Curriculum/Technology Specialist
Alva Elementary, Alva, Florida

Readiness Skills is like a brain gym for our kids. Our children absolutely adore this program from Essential Skills. The instructions are clear and the activities are very enticing. The programs are easy to use and the children can see their progress. I love the marking and reporting features. This is great, low cost, high value software!

Mary Walruth, K-1 Computer Lab Coordinator
Brentwood Elementary, Florida

We used Essential Skills daily with our K-3 students to supplement their classroom instruction. The programs are easy to navigate and even the little ones can understand how to use them. The children are very motivated and engaged by this software. We are very happy with the programs as they provide great practice and reinforcement of the basic skills.

Karyn Allen, Instructional Assistant Title I Teacher
Discovery Elementary, Palm Bay, Florida