Headsprout vs. Foundations A-Z
Updated over a week ago

While our Headsprout solution is retiring and is no longer available for purchase, here are some differences between the two products:

1. Headsprout:

  • Overview: Headsprout is an innovative online reading program that adapts instruction to every student.

  • Target Audience: It is designed for K-5 students.

  • Features:

    • Adaptive Instruction: Headsprout adapts its instruction to meet the needs of individual students.

    • Scientific Literacy: It provides three-dimensional support to build scientific literacy.

  • Transition: Learning A-Z will retire Headsprout in September 2024 to shift to a new K-5 foundational literacy reading solution called Foundations A-Z.

2. Foundations A-Z:

  • Overview: Foundations A-Z is a complete foundational skills solution built on the Science of Reading.

  • Scope and Sequence: It follows a systematic, cumulative scope and sequence aligned with national and state standards.

  • Flexible Pathways: Teachers can choose to use complete lesson plans or select specific resources as needed.

  • Science of Reading: Foundations A-Z is built on the Science of Reading, emphasizing research-based best practices.

  • Teacher Empowerment: Foundations A-Z empowers teachers to effectively teach all foundational skills and instill the joy of learning, regardless of their experience level.

  • Rich Resources: Foundations A-Z offers a variety of resources, including interactive practice, videos, and digital books, to engage students while they learn.

  • Embedded Professional Development: Teachers receive support during their transition to Foundations A-Z through embedded professional development.

In summary, while Headsprout focuses on adaptive online reading instruction, Foundations A-Z provides a comprehensive, research-based solution for K-5 foundational literacy skills, emphasizing the Science of Reading principles.

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