Release Notes 8.23.2023 will release an automatic software update on August 23, 2023. See the list below for details.

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10 New Math Resources for Educators and Families

Affects: Waterford Reading Academy, Waterford Mentor, Waterford Upstart

More offline activities are now available to support the development of foundational math skills in the classroom or at home! Educators can access the following new resources in English:

Families and educators can also access these new math resources in English and Spanish:

Finally, to better meet Waterford inclusive excellence and child engagement standards, the Curriculum team re-animated the following songs (all available to view on the YouTube channel):

Families and educators can access all new and updated resources through the Resources & Activities tab.

Updated: Family Instructional Strands Videos

Affects: Waterford Mentor, Waterford Upstart, Waterford Reading Academy

Families can now access videos explaining the six instructional strands of Waterford’s reading curriculum to better understand the skills their child is learning and help practice them at home:

  • Phonological Awareness
  • Phonics
  • Fluency
  • Comprehension & Vocabulary
  • Language Concepts
  • Communication

These videos are available in English and Spanish through the Resources & Activities tab as well as on the YouTube channel.

Literacy Strands screenshot

Added: Restoring Deleted Staff and Students

Affects: Waterford Reading Academy

District administrators can now re-add a former student or staff member or restore an accidentally deleted account. All restored users will need to be reassigned all licenses, courses, and goals previously associated with their account.

Staff and Students tab screenshot

Follow the link here for more information on restoring deleted accounts.

Waterford Mentor and Upstart Student Cards Now Show Progress

Affects: Waterford Mentor, Waterford Upstart

View a child’s progress toward usage targets at a glance! Families using Waterford Mentor can now see their child’s progress towards daily usage targets from the student card. Waterford Upstart families can see progress toward overall usage targets in addition to daily targets.

Student card screenshots
Student card screenshots

Bar at Bottom of Waterford Activities Restored to Green and Blue

Affects: Waterford Reading Academy, Waterford Upstart, Waterford Mentor

Know from a glance if a child is working on reading or math & science activities! To help caregivers and educators better monitor a child’s progress through Waterford activities, the bar at the bottom of the activity will again change color based on which course they are currently completing.

The bar will be blue while a student is working on Reading activities and green when they are working on Math & Science activities.

activities screenshots

Speed Game Timer Changes

Affects: Waterford Reading Academy, Waterford Upstart, Waterford Mentor

The Speed Game timer visual has been adjusted to assist student focus and provide a more engaging game-playing experience. Children will see the following changes:

  • Removed number value from the center of the timer
  • Swipes from blue to white in real time
  • Removed yellow warning at 25% left
Speed Timer screenshot

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