4.0 PARENTS & STUDENTS:
What is my school’s site code?
Your Site Code is a unique code that Reading Plus assigns to your entire school. The Site Code is your school’s main entrance to Reading Plus. Each student at your school uses the same Site Code to open the door to Reading Plus.
If you’ve forgotten your Site Code, ask your Reading Plus teacher, or friends and classmates who are also using Reading Plus. When you get your code, be sure to write it down for future reference.
When you first log into Reading Plus, you are asked to enter your Site Code. Your workstation will remember your Site Code the next time you log in, as long as cookies are not cleared from your workstation.
What is my username & password?
When logging into Reading Plus, after entering a sitecode, you will need to enter your username and password provided by your teacher or administrator.
If needed you can also select the “Search by Class” link. This will allow you to select your class from a drop down menu, select your username from a drop down menu, and then enter your password.
If you’ve forgotten your username and password, ask your Reading Plus teacher. When you do get your username and password, be sure to write it down for future reference. We do not distribute student usernames and passwords from Customer Service.
A note to our students in the Miami-Dade County Public School system: in order to log into your accounts you will need to log into your student portal through your school in order to access Reading Plus®
Help! I am not able to continue. My screen says I am paused or that I need an override code. What do I do?
These messages will appear if a student is struggling in the program or if they are moving through a lesson too quickly. When these appear you will need to speak with your instructor as they are the only ones who can allow you to continue. Our support team is not allowed to unsuspend or override student accounts which have been paused.
Help! The program is too fast, too slow, too difficult, too easy, etc.
Each of us is a unique learner. A Reading Plus teacher will be monitoring your progress and adjusting the program to meet your unique learning needs. Please contact your Reading Plus teacher to make these types of changes within the program. Your teacher is best suited to make the changes that are appropriate just for you.
My screen is frozen.
If you are using Reading Plus at home and the system is slow, appears to freeze, or disconnects consider the following:
- Try loading other websites to check if your computer is still connected to the Internet
- Refresh the page (this will make the browser read the page again in Chrome, Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari):
- Windows: ctrl + F5
- Mac/Apple: command + R
- Try reloading the browser by closing and reopening it.
- CLICK HERE to check the software and hardware requirements for Reading Plus 4.0 to make sure your computer is able to support the program.
- Reading Plus requires 400 kbps for optimum performance. Click here to check your Internet speed: www.speakeasy.net (Click New York).
- Close all other websites and programs on your computer.
- Try running the program on Full Screen mode by pressing F11
Check your computer Operating System and the Web Browser for Updates. If these steps do not resolve your issue please send a screen shot of the problem to firstname.lastname@example.org or call our phone line.
How can I check my child’s progress?
There are two ways for you to check on your child’s progress in the program. The first is to log in along with your child into her account. Once you’re in the Student Dashboard, you can check how many lessons your student has completed on each section of the program: iBalance, SeeReader, and Read Around. Your child’s teacher sets the amount of lessons to be completed each week.
The second way to check progress, is to select the Progress link on the left of the Student Dashboard. This will allow you to see comprehensive data on your child’s progression within the program.
You may also contact your child’s teacher, who can provide further data and context on your child’s progress in the program.
What are the different components of the program?
SeeReader is an intelligent web-based eReader that allows students to read and analyze increasingly complex texts. Students select a story that matches their reading level and their interests. After reading the selection, they answer 10 thoughtful questions about the text. The story is presented using either a guided window, which guides the reader’s movement through the printed lines of the story, much like a finger does. The story might be presented using an independent reading format, which allows the student to progress through the page on their own, without the assistance of the guided window. SeeReader levels A through M represent grades 1st through L (12th grade) and M (College).
Read Around is the vocabulary section of the program. The words learned in Read Around were selected through extensive analysis and research. Students engage with and master vocabulary in Read Around, and then encounter those words in SeeReader texts. Read Around offers 12 levels of vocabulary, corresponding to 1st grade through college level.
iBalance is the part of the program that supports the development of visual and perceptual skills related to reading. iBalance includes a Flash activity in which a combination of three letters is presented at different distances from the center of the screen. The student is asked to type the letter sequence that was flashed. iBalance also includes a Scan activity in which students are asked to follow a guided window and press on the space bar whenever they see an open ring that looks much like the letter c.
I see the program running but something is missing from the screen.
If you logged into Reading Plus and cannot see the entire screen, check the screen resolution. Reading Plus requires a screen resolution of 1024 x 768. You can check your screen resolution here: http://www.whatismyscreenresolution.com/
To adjust screen resolution:
For Windows: Right click on the Desktop and select Resolution. In the Resolution drop-down menu, select 1024 x 768
For Mac: Click on the Apple icon in the top left of your screen. Select System Preferences. Select Displays, and then choose 1024 x 768
If you are still unable to see the entire screen, check if your browser displays toolbars that take up space in the window. Disable or hide these toolbars during your Reading Plus sessions or try running the program using the Full Screen option.
I’m having a problem running Reading Plus 4.0 on Internet Explorer 8.
I am a student in Miami-Dade Florida. How do I log into the program?
The Miami-Dade County Public School System has initiated a Single Sign-In initiative in which all students’ access technology programs through the M-DCPS student portal. In order to access Reading Plus, students will need to log in through their M-DCPS Student Portal. Once you enter your student portal, click on Apps/Services. Scroll down and click on the Reading Plus app (in alpha order). This will open up your Reading Plus Student Dashboard and you can begin completing your Reading Plus Assignments.
Your Student Portal Username should be your 7-digit M-DCPS student ID#. If you do not have (or remember) your M-DCPS student portal login code, please CLICK HERE and follow the on-screen directions to gain access. If you have any questions or need further assistance with your M-DCPS student portal login credentials, please contact your school or CLICK HERE TO ACCESS THE M-DCPS E-handbook.