W.C. Britt Elementary School is using an educational software
product from Pearson Education Technologies. Pearson Ed Tech
is the largest educational software company providing products
and services to K-12 schools around the world.
This unique product promotes the development
and maintenance of essential concepts, strategies, and skills
in reading and mathematics while combining realistic content
with state-of-the-art multimedia to create interactive environments
for thinking and reasoning. This product, called SuccessMaker
Enterprise, constantly monitors each student's performance
and selects activities to fit the student's needs with just
the right instruction at just the right time. The curriculum
software is grounded in the latest research being used. The
program presents math and reading skills through questions
and if the child understands the concept, then he/she moves
on. If the child misses a question,
then he/she is led to the correct answer through a tutorial.
evaluate their students and decide where to start them in
SuccessMaker. By evaluating the child’s responses to
questions, the software further determines the true instructional
level for your child. SuccessMaker software is designed to
take your child from where he/she is in math and reading and
help him/her learn new concepts and skills, as well as review
previously introduced skills. Your child is already using
this program in school for weekly practice.
More information about this program can be found at: http://www.pearsondigital.com/successmaker/.
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SuccessMaker At-Home Kits
Please note that SuccessMaker
At-Home Kits are only available for Britt Elementary students.
This SuccessMaker program is available for at-home use. The
at-home version of the program is accessed via a web browser.
The servers from the school program and the servers from the
at-home version are synchronized every few hours so that any
work a student performs at home shows up in the school based
program the following day, and any work that the student has
performed in SuccessMaker at school shows up at home.
who are interested in having their children use the SuccessMaker
At Home program may lease the disks for a one-time enrollment/user
fee of $30.00. (Note: This is our actual cost and is NOT a
This one time fee provides a set of software on loan for your
use at home.
Only one kit is required for each family no matter how many
children you have enrolled at Britt.
you are interested in attaining a SuccessMaker At-Home kit
for your child, please note the following...
is a $30.00 usage fee for the kit*
*This fee will give your child use of the kit until he/she
leaves Britt Elementary*
*The kit will be checked out to your child and tracked
through the media center check out system*
*Students will be expected to check in the kit each May*
*Upon May check-in, the kit will be immediately checked
back out for summer usage*
*The kit will need to be returned when your child leaves
*Please make sure your home computer fits the system requirements
System Requirements For At-Home Usage
A 56-kbps modem (or faster connection)
• An Internet Service Provider (ISP)
• A workstation with at least 512 MB of memory
• Must have a computer DVD drive
• Windows 2000/XP/Vista (Note: will not run
on Windows 7)
• Mac OS X requirements:
Mac OS 10.4.x with Safari 2.04 and JRE 1.5.x
Mac OS 0.5.x with Safari 3.04 and JRE 1.5.x
• To set your screen resolution to a minimum
of 1024 X 768 for maximum viewing
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Using SuccessMaker At-Home - Installation and Program Usage
question and answer sheet on some of the most frequently asked
SuccessMaker at home requires installation of the software on
your home computer. Should you need help during this process,
Pearson has provided a Gwinnett County parent website specifically
designed to help you get started. This website has all required
documents needed to get started: computer requirements, an installation
quick guide, an installation how-to video, and a frequently
asked questions (FAQ) document.
To access the SuccessMaker Parent Website, go to:
installing the SuccessMaker At-Home program? This Parent Troubleshooting
Guide will walk you through steps on some of the most common
There are many courses available in SuccessMaker; however, not
all are appropriate for all students. There are two types of
courses, Foundation and Exploreware. The primary focus at Britt
Elementary is on the Foundation courses and these are the only
courses assigned to students for use at school. However, SuccessMaker
At-Home users may request a specific course be assigned to their
child by e-mailing the school LSTC.
Each child is always working at a specific "course level"
within the SuccessMaker program. If you would like to know at
what course level your child is working, just ask your teacher
or the school LSTC. In the Math program, course level is equivalent
to grade level. For example, if a student's course level in
Math Concepts and Skills is 3.5, this student is working on
problems that you would expect a student to be working on halfway
through the 3rd grade school year. However, this is not the
case for the Reading programs (Reading Readiness, Initial Reading,
and Readers Workshop). The conversion chart should be used to
convert SuccessMaker course level to the appropriate grade level.
From the chart, it would be determined that a child working
at the 5.3 course level in Readers Workshop (RW), is in actuality
working at the 4.2 grade level. Additionally, a child working
at the 2.3 course level in Initial Reading (IR) is actually
working at a 1.8 grade level.