About Us

Benchmark Education Company is a leading publisher of inclusive, research-backed core, supplemental, and intervention literacy resources in English and Spanish, and of world-class customized professional development that amplifies teacher effectiveness. We collaborate with educators in developing impactful materials and are recognized as a nimble and innovative content creator on the cutting edge of pedagogy and technology, and for the quality and cultural relevance of our multimodal texts and the engagement they inspire in all readers.

Support Learners with Comprehensive Intervention Solutions

When we think about summer school priorities, student acceleration is paramount. We know that some of our students are going to need a structured intervention approach. Benchmark Education has several intervention resources for summer school programs, before- or after-school programs, Tiers II and III, and special education.

Benchmark Booster

Boost Learning and Close Skill Gaps in Grades 1-6

Flexible implementation suits a variety of back-to-school models, including blended learning and distance learning.

  • Highly focused instructional design
  • Fosters social and emotional learning
  • Flexible to fit a variety of back-to-school models
  • Fully print and digital to support blended learning and distance learning!
  • Available in English and Spanish

Phonics Intervention

Structured Literacy Intervention Also Addressing Vocabulary and Comprehension

  • Sequential scope and sequence moves from simple to complex.
  • Multiple "Decision Points" allow flexible pacing tailored to individual students.
  • Spiral review and repetition build mastery.

Phonics Skill Bags

Each Phonics Skill Bag provides all the materials an educator needs to teach students an individual targeted skill over a five-day cycle.

  • Build a strong foundation in phonemic awareness, phonics, and word study.
  • Make it easy to assess and target weak skills.
  • Skill Bags are ideal for students with dyslexia, all intervention groups (including Special Education), and summer school.

Standards Close-Up

Standards Close-Up leveled topic sets target individual ELA standards and build science and social studies knowledge. With high-quality content and great flexibility, this essential, comprehensive supplemental solution fosters teacher and student success during these challenging times.

  • Each two-book topic set breaks down one standard into manageable skills and strategies, deepening standards mastery across grade levels.
  • Multiple texts per set provide opportunities to model skills and strategies for scaffolded learning.
  • Standards-based text evidence questions and writing assignments facilitate comprehension.
  • Flexible design allows for concentrated focus on unfinished learning—ideal for summer school and intervention.
  • EL support every step of the way helps all English Learners master standards and guides them through collaborative performance tasks.

Be a Reading STAR

Help intervention students read, analyze, and respond to grade-level genre passages.

  • Improve students’ understanding of the features and purposes of different genres.
  • Expose students to complex texts for close reading.
  • Prepare students for new assessment question types.

Consumable Student Book is full-color.

Teacher's Guides contain built-in "Step-Up" acceleration plan in small-group instruction. Progress-Monitoring Assessments and Interim Assessments provide placement and exit opportunities. Ideal for Intervention, Summer School, and Before- and After-School Programs

Close Reading Resources

Reading and Response Tools from Literacy Experts Fisher & Frey​

  • Annotating complex text is explicitly taught and effectively practiced.​
  • Collaborative conversations develop understanding and clarify thinking.​
  • Writing to sources enables students to create evidence-based answers.​
  • Available in English and Spanish

Accelerate Language Development with English Language Resources

Our English Learners were some of the students that were most impacted by school closures. At Benchmark Education, we are dedicated to supporting our multilingual students through embedded support for learners in our programs as well as specific EL resources. ​

English Explorers

Make science and social studies accessible while developing literacy and language.

  • 192 language-leveled texts scaffold vocabulary development and nonfiction comprehension.
  • Theme sets include books at four levels for diverse ELs.
  • Outstanding photos engage students and support text.
  • Talking eBooks increase fluency.
  • Text-dependent comprehension questions for each book help students develop evidence-based answers.

Benchmark Hello!

Support recently arrived students with need-to-know basics and fundamental English.

  • Instruction focused on academic language and metacognitive and socio-affective skills and strategies
  • Predictable routines, guided practice, and peer interactions
  • Lessons that embrace primary language, prior knowledge, and cross-cultural understanding
  • Engaging home–school connections

Advancing Language Learning

Meet language development standards through content and literacy connections.

  • Integrate reading, writing, speaking, and listening domains.
  • Build social, structural, and academic language.
  • Amplify language in context and scaffold to grade-level complex text.
  • Use formative assessments to differentiate instruction based on language proficiency and content knowledge.

Build Phonics Skills with Explicit, Systematic Instruction

Benchmark Education’s phonics programs ensure mastery with a focus on practice through reading and writing application that builds students’ knowledge and vocabulary. Developed on Science of Reading research, these structured literacy approaches make phonics meaningful.

Libros decodificables

Practice and apply the explicit instruction in phonics and high-frequency words in decodable text.

  • Offers authentic practice in English or Spanish with phonics skills and sight words through fiction and nonfiction titles
  • Addresses appropriate methodology for both English or Spanish
  • Supports key literary, science, and social studies content
  • Increases engagement through high-interest topics and decodable text
  • Provides a variety of formats to fit any instructional model or budget

Grades K-1 Decodable Fluency Builders

Grades K-1 Decodable Fluency Builders Fluency is the Bridge to Comprehension

  • Build fluency with high-quality titles for authentic decoding experiences
  • Develop reading comprehension by combining phonics, high-frequency words, and language comprehension work in accountable texts
  • Apply skills for transfer with meaningful application to reading, writing, listening, and speaking

Decodable Readers​

Practice phonics and high-frequency words in context while nurturing a love for reading.

  • Offers authentic practice with phonics skills and sight words through fiction and nonfiction titles
  • Includes familiar storylines to ensure ease of reading and empower young readers to feel self-reliant
  • Supports key literary, science, and social studies standards
  • Provides a variety of formats to fit any instructional model or budget
Learn more about our equivalent Spanish series.

Grade 2 Decodable Passages

Build Automaticity with Decodable Reading Practice

  • Delivers 60 decodable passages for phonics & foundational skills applications in one convenient text
  • Consumable format allows student mark ups and annotations while practicing decoding
  • Aligns to 10 knowledge-building topics to build language comprehension.
  • Available in 6-pack and 30-pack sets for small group or whole group instruction

Phonics Skill Bags

Each Phonics Skill Bag provides all the materials an educator needs to teach students an individual targeted skill over a five-day cycle.

  • Build a strong foundation in phonemic awareness, phonics, and word study.
  • Make it easy to assess and target weak skills.
  • Skill Bags are ideal for students with dyslexia, all intervention groups (including Special Education), and summer school.

Phonics Intervention

Structured Literacy Intervention Also Addressing Vocabulary and Comprehension

  • Sequential scope and sequence moves from simple to complex.
  • Multiple "Decision Points" allow flexible pacing tailored to individual students.
  • Spiral review and repetition build mastery.

Prepare Students with Purposeful Early Childhood Programs

A whole-child mindset underpins all that we do. Our comprehensive early learning programs feature leveled books across key learning domains that build literacy skills, grade-level knowledge, and social-emotional intelligence. Their instructional design aligns with developmental learning progressions to ensure that children are prepared to achieve success in Kindergarten and beyond.

MySELF

Help children develop critical social awareness and self-management skills.​

  • Engaging books with real-world connections help children understand social relationships.
  • Discussion prompts in each book help educators and parents engage young children.
  • Teacher’s Guides address key social-emotional themes and foundational reading skills.
Learn more about our equivalent Spanish series, MiBASE.

MiBASE

Family Involvement Resources to Support Parents and Caregivers

Help children develop critical social awareness and self-management skills.

  • Engaging books with real-world connections help children understand social relationships.
  • Discussion prompts in each book help educators and parents engage young children.
  • Teacher’s Guides address key social-emotional themes and foundational reading skills.
Learn more about our equivalent English series, MySELF

Early Rising Readers​

Leveled books for first-time readers in 10 classic themes across six key learning domains build literacy skills and SEL intelligence.

  • Every domain contains a balance of nonfiction and fiction titles.
  • Exceptional instructional materials provide specific lesson support for every title.
  • Family involvement components extend learning beyond the classroom.
Learn more about our equivalent Spanish series, ¡Vamos a leer!

¡Vamos a leer!

Help your students transition to reading and learning Spanish.

  • 180 nonfiction and fiction books, plus lap books, build vocabulary and literacy.
  • Lap books introduce and explore key learning domains.
  • Instructional materials for every title offer support for cross-curricular activities.
  • Family involvement components extend learning beyond the classroom.
Learn more about our equivalent English series, Early Rising Readers.

Rising Readers​

Enrich students' grade-level knowledge with expertly leveled books.

  • Real-world photos and illustrations foster personal connections to texts.
  • Content builds reading and comprehension skills for readers at Levels A-I.
  • Application to writing boosts writing skills and reading progress.
  • Teaching tips and activities help parents and educators build students' comprehension and writing skills.

English and Spanish versions of the same texts support dual language learners.

Enrich Experiences with Diverse Voices and Identities

Summer school is a great opportunity to keep students engaged and learning by providing extra opportunities to build knowledge, explore perspectives, and grow in language and literacy. Benchmark Education is committed to children’s literature for and by diverse voices, and to honoring the cultures and experiences of all students and educators.

Reycraft Books

Culturally relevant trade books connect children to the world around them by reflecting their own experiences.

  • Authentic stories by authors and illustrators from underrepresented communities
  • Award-winning picture books, early chapter books, middle grade books, and graphic novels
  • Curated collections and teacher support for every book that empower educators to affirm the unique identities of their students

Linda Hoyt Trade Book Collection

Specially selected trade books feature award-winning authors and illustrators.

  • Make meaningful links to Benchmark Education core reading knowledge strands.
  • Expand children's world vision through fiction, nonfiction, and poetry.
  • Open the door to deep thinking and expanded oral language.

Classroom Libraries and Read-Aloud Collections Curated by Yanitzia Canetti

Celebrate students' culture and language with authentic Spanish literature.

  • Enrich your bilingual and dual language classrooms.
  • Develop the primary language with authentic texts.
  • Engage students and promote self-confidence with books aligned to 10 Knowledge Strands.

Spot On

Enrich and expand instruction with small-group resources that build content knowledge.

  • High-interest small-group texts feature ten key content strands.
  • Students learn about key topics by reading informational, opinion, fiction, and other texts.
  • Precisely leveled texts support social-emotional learning.
Learn more about our equivalent Spanish series, Enfoque en.

Enfoque en

Authentic Spanish texts are designed for today's classroom and focused on today's learner.

  • High-interest leveled texts feature ten key content strands.
  • Informational, opinion, fiction, and other texts teach students key topics.
  • Texts support social-emotional learning and reflect the dimensions of the world.
Learn more about our English language series, Spot On.