School Quote Builder - Guidance on placement for classrooms and schools. Includes pacing suggestions, implementation notes, and materials for each grade, as well as the ability to generate an editable quote.
An Overview of LOE Placement
For children age 4-7, we recommend Foundations. Most children start at Level A, but for some children who are already reading, starting at B will be a better fit. The Help Me Choose (for individuals) and School Quote Builder (for classrooms) will guide you in determining the best placement.
For children who are 8, either Foundations or Essentials may be used. Which one will be a better fit depends on the child's interests, personality, energy level, and reading skills. To learn more, see What's the difference between Foundations and Essentials on the LOE Blog.
For students age 9 to adult, we recommend Essentials, starting with Units 1-7 (or with the optional Pre-Lessons that come with 1-7). This includes struggling readers, strong readers who struggle with spelling, and proficient readers and spellers who want to gain a deeper understanding of how written English works and why English words are spelled the way they are. See the Help Me Choose tool or School Quote Builder for guidance.
What's the difference? To learn more about the similarities and differences between the two programs, see What's the difference between Foundations and Essentials on the LOE Blog.
Essentials Levels: For guidance on whether the Level A, B, or C Spelling Lists are the best fit for your Essentials student, see the Essentials Placement Test (found in the Essentials 1-7 Teacher's Guide or on our website here). You do not need to know which level of application will be best for your student before ordering, as all three levels are included within each lesson and the Placement Test in the introduction will help you determine the right fit.
Early Readers: For tips on starting Foundations with a child who is already reading independently and adjusting the pace to increase the level of challenge, see Starting Foundations with a child who can read on the Logic of English blog.
Foundations A or B? If you are trying to decide between Foundations A and B as the starting point for your student, see the Starting Foundations with B Assessment. See also: It's my school's first year. Where do I start my first graders?