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This website was created as a resource to help you navigate your review of Benchmark Advance ©2022.

Overview Video

Aligned with Science of Reading research, Benchmark Advance is a core English Language Arts program that provides a cohesive structure for the development of literacy skills and content knowledge.


Lesson Walkthrough Videos

Get aquainted with different parts of the Benchmark Advance/Adelante lessons.


Phonics Grades K-2 Lesson Walkthrough


Word Study Grades 3-6 Lesson Walkthrough


Reading Grades K-6 Lesson Walkthrough


Writing Grades K-2 Lesson Walkthrough


Writing Grades 3-6 Lesson Walkthrough

Virginia Visual Packing Slips

Know what to expect with your print and digital resources.​

Grades K-6 PDF

Benchmark Advance 2022 Correlations​

Alignment to Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) and ​National Curriculum Standards for Social Studies (NCSS)

And don't miss this! ​

Visit the Program Support Guide on Benchmark Universe for access to text lists, and skill development charts. ​

Program Guidance

Benchmark Advance Program Overview

Explore the Benchmark Advance curriculum, components, and authors.

Benchmark Advance Phonics Brochure

See the program’s explicit, systematic phonics and word study instruction, designed with Wiley Blevins.

Professional Development Brochure

Explore the powerful training and support from Benchmark Education’s expert team.

Benchmark Advance Alignment to the LETRS Lesson Plan Template

Learn about Benchmark Advance Alignment to the LETRS Lesson Plan Template.

Benchmark Advance Assessment Guide

View the comprehensive assessments and reports that help monitor progress and inform instruction.

eAssessment Reports

Transform your teaching with data that monitors progress, identifies growth opportunities, and informs instruction.


Research Foundations

Unravel the research behind the Benchmark Advance and Adelante programs to understand the expected outcomes of effective implementation.

Efficacy Report

See how the growth in proficiency for students using Benchmark Advance and Adelante is two and a half times as large as the growth in proficiency for students in districts using other programs.

ESSA Evidence

View Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) Evidence Levels, plus details and comments, on eight studies where Benchmark Advance and Adelante programs were used.

Structured Literacy

Explore how Benchmark Advance aligns to the key tenets of structured literacy, including criteria from the IDA (International Dyslexia Association).

Types of Words Used in Effective Phonics Readers

Why high-frequency words and story words are essential parts of the story.

Third-Party Endorsements. Prestigious Awards. Proven Results.

Benchmark Advance supports high expectations and achievement for every learner. Validated by research and independent reviewers and used by students and teachers across the United States, the program provides the tools to nurture success.

EdReports All-Green Rating

Using their newest version 1.5 Review Tools, independent, nonprofit curriculum reviewer EdReports rated Benchmark Advance ©2022 K–5 “green” in all three Gateways: Text Quality, Building Knowledge, and Usability.

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Tech & Learning Award

Benchmark Advance was a Primary Education Award winners in Tech & Learning Best of 2022.

Excellence in Equity Award

Authentic Voices Library—the knowledge-building text sets in Benchmark Advance and Adelante—was recognized by the American Consortium for Equity in Education as the Best Diversity and Inclusion Solution.

Nationwide, Students Using Benchmark Advance Showed 2.5x Growth in Proficiency

Sustained Gains Across Demographics, Including English Learners and Disadvantaged Students

4% 3% 2% 1% 0% 3.53% 1.39% ALL STUDENTS
4% 3% 2% 1% 0% 2.15% 0.87% ENGLISH LEARNERS
-0.22% 4% 3% 2% 1% 0% 3.92% 1.56% 0.26% 2.38% 0.33% 0.26% 3.74 % 0.75% 3.64% 0.11% SIZE OF DISTRICT 3.03% 2.24% 3.76% 2.42% Students Per District


1 to 599 600 to 1,199 1,200 to 2,499 2,500 to 4,999 5,000 to 9,999 10,000 to 24,999 25,000 Plus Students Per District 3.92% 0.26% 1.56% -0.22% 2.38% 0.33% 3.64% 0.11% 3.74% 0.75% 3.03% 2.24% 3.76% 2.42% 4% 3% 2% 1% 0% -1 %
Benchmark Education
Company (BEC) Districts
Non-BEC Districts

Grades 3–6 student results in California, Colorado, Michigan, and Minnesota Districts: Growth in percent of students reaching proficiency using Benchmark Advance vs. students using other instructional materials

Wiley Blevins, Ed.M.
Silvia Dorta-Duque de Reyes, M.A.
Jeff Zwiers, Ed.D.
Patty McGee, M.Ed.
Adria Klein, Ph.D.
Peter Afflerbach, Ph.D.
Janet Williams, Ed.D.
Jorge Cuevas Antillón, M.Ed.
123 Andrés, Andrés Salguero and Christina Sanabria
Allison Briceño, Ed.D.
Michael Priestley, M.A.
Yanitzia Canetti, Ed.D.
René Boyer, Ed.D.
Sandra Ceja, M.A.
Andres pi Andreu, B.A.
Jill Kerper Mora, Ed.D.

Benchmark Advance encourages students to be active learners and collaborators. Students spiral through comprehension skills and strategies to prepare for high-stakes testing and lifelong learning.

Diversity, Cultural Responsiveness, and Exploring Perspectives

Benchmark Advance is infused with many award-winning and culturally-affirming texts, which incorporate a wide range of student identities, backgrounds, and abilities.


All texts are available as interactive eBooks with audio, live annotation, and zoom features.

Teachers can customize and assign eBooks and students can save and share their annotations and reviews within the Benchmark Universe™ Digital Platform.

ePocket Chart

An interactive version of a time-tested tool, with preloaded and customizable cards, plus drag-and-drop functionality.

Support foundational skills lessons with easy-to-use ePocket Charts that can be presented in class, shared among teachers, assigned to students, and saved for future use.


Unit openers, foundational skills clips, and social-emotional music videos make learning fun!

Engage students with videos that introduce units, make phonics fun, support writing, and develop social-emotional skills tied to unit topics.

Standards-Based Reporting

Powerful data for teachers and administrators provides a pathway for student success.

Monitor progress, identify growth opportunities, and inform instructional next steps with a variety of assessments and robust reports.


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Northern and Western Virginia
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South Eastern Virginia