“My recent experience with Lumos Learning was exceptional! I first reached out to inquire about online PARCC-like problems and received an email response and follow up phone call in minutes. I spoke with one of their representatives, a former principal, Bonnie McRae about Common Core and PARCC alignment and received samples and demos for teachers the same day. Most importantly, Lumos Learning was able to work with us to meet our tight budget. It was refreshing to deal with a company that was incredibly efficient, competent, and willing to work with us to meet our bottom line. Thank you!”
Principal at Chester M. Stephens Elementary School (NJ)
“I am the instructional coach for a small, rural school district in southeast Missouri. I am always looking for test prep and instructional support that meet the needs of teachers and students. I discovered Lumos Learning while looking for standards-based, research-driven test prep.
My initial reaction to the materials described on the site was that they seemed to address the needs and concerns of the teachers in my district. The materials looked to be exactly the thing we needed, but facing severe budgets cuts, there was little hope we could have the program beyond the free trial. I explained our situation to Mr. Jeremy Brunton of Lumos Learning, I was able to tell him how much the teachers were impressed with the material. They came up with a proposal that not only met our needs but was affordable in spite of our dire financial situation.
The readiness of Lumos Learning to work with us for the good of our students is something we had not found in their competitors. There are many good products on the market, but in my opinion, Lumos Learning offers one of the best. More importantly, the company’s willingness to work within the confines of a district’s needs and resources offers the greatest benefit for students. As educators, that is what we want from our vendors, to know that we all have a stake in the success of our students, I would encourage any school or district to explore Lumos Learning as a way to enhance student learning and performance.”
K-12 New Madrid County R-1 School District (MO)
“Common Core Practice – Grade 5 Math: This book is very useful for my daughter , packed with lot of questions. Very happy to have selected these books from all the ones available.”
Eneyan Shanmugham, Parent
“Common Core Practice 5th grade English/Language Arts I look forward to using this book to monitor my students understanding in Common Core testing format. The students will benefit from it greatly. This and the Math are excellent products!”
Linda Wiest, Teacher at Birmingham City Schools
“It had good practice multiple choice questions. I did find that some were misplaced and matched the CCSS domain headings and not the specific standard they were listed under, so I would use it with some caution. There aren’t places for explaining or modeling, it is all multiple choice, so it won’t meet your needs for conceptual or performance based practice. But overall, if you are looking for a workbook with multiple choice practice to keep students busy, then this would be for you. I would like to add that Lumos has sent their books to many teachers to review and improve, so they are one of the few companies constantly working to meet the needs of classroom teachers, and that is appreciated. I look forward to future versions.”
PatrickandDeia Sanders, Parent
“As an educator I would recommend this, Summer Learning HeadStart, Grade 3 to 4: Fun Activities Plus Math, Reading, and Language Workbooks,
book for my students. As a parent I would also recommend other parents to consider this for their children as well. We all know that summer is what our students/children look forward to ,however, it can sometimes be detrimental as they lose a percentage of what they’ve learned over the course of a year. This workbook is a great source to to utilize over the summer and throughout the year as well.”
Adrienne Gibbons, Educator
“This is a great book to help children review the skills they learned in the previous years. There are questions for each of the common core standards. One Math and one Language/Reading Standard are covered each day. You can go through each lesson at your pace. It provides answers and detailed explanation of answers. This book could also be used to assist students who are currently struggling in the third grade. It provides additional practice items that can be used.”
Vivian Edwards Davis, Parent, Mississippi
“I am loving the Summer Learning Headstart book!
The content is rigorous, but not too complicated so that a parent or guardian could assist if needed.
I especially like the real world applications in the math section.
This is a must have for students to avoid the summer “brain drain”!”
Miranda Pampley Kincaid, Parent
Write Better Stories and Essays: Topics and Techniques to Improve Writing Skills for Students in Grades 6 – 8
“I found the topics section to be helpful for students who always have a difficult time getting
started..takes the guess work out of “”what do I write about.””