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Frequently Asked Questions

For Teachers

What is eSpark?

eSpark is an engaging, online program that provides K-5 math and reading instruction at each student’s level. With eSpark, teachers can assign leveled resources to easily target specific standards and skills. Students can also learn at their own pace on a personalized, adaptive pathway while you pull small groups. 

Can I try eSpark in my classroom?

Yes! Teachers can sign up for a free account of eSpark here.

Can I buy eSpark for my classroom?

Only school or district administrators can purchase eSpark Premium memberships for their building(s). We'd be happy to connect to help your school get started! Schedule a time to meet with our team here.

What devices does eSpark work on?

eSpark works on all classroom devices with an internet connection including iPads, Chromebooks, laptops, and desktops.

What does eSpark look like in a classroom?

eSpark can be used in a variety of classroom models. Most commonly, we see eSpark used as a center — students work independently while teachers meet with a separate small group.

How will I know how my students are doing in eSpark?

Teachers have access to a dashboard containing information on what your students are working on and what they’ve accomplished in eSpark. Teachers also receive weekly emails with progress data and suggestions for small groups.

For Administrators

How does eSpark diagnose learning needs?

In order to set students on differentiated paths, eSpark gives students a placement quiz to diagnose their unique needs. For some districts, we’re able to import your existing assessment data—such as NWEA MAP Growth or STAR—to diagnose needs. Learn more here. 

Which standards is eSpark’s curriculum aligned to?

eSpark’s apps, videos, games, activities, and critical thinking assessments fully align to Common Core and many state standards including Next Generation Learning Standards, Ohio’s Learning Standards, Michigan Academic Standards, Illinois Learning Standards, and more.

Is eSpark's curriculum research-based?

Yes! eSpark’s Theory of Learning is grounded in seven research-based elements – teaching practices or design elements – that are directly linked to student learning outcomes. Digital Promise awarded eSpark their Research-Based Design Product Certification, confirming a link between research on how students learn and the product’s design.

How long can my teachers try eSpark for free?

Teachers in your school or district can sign up to use eSpark Lite for free, forever. Administrators can purchase a Premium membership to get additional lessons, data insights, training, and more. 

How can I purchase eSpark for my building or district?

To get a quote for your building or district, get started by selecting an eSpark plan.

For Parents

Can I use eSpark with my child at home?

We offer the option to signup for eSpark as a parent. If your child already uses eSpark at school, speak with his or her teacher to coordinate using eSpark at home.

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