What accommodations are available in Progress Learning?

Updated by Gayle McKee

Progress Learning offers many ways to accommodate the many needs of your students.

Text to Speech

You can enable Text to Speech accommodations in two places.

  1. In your teacher dashboard, click on School Center, then select Student Settings.
  2. You will then select one of your classes from the drop down menu.
  3. You can then toggle on or off the Text to Speech setting for individual students for the core subject that you teach.
  • Teachers are able to over-ride the platform settings when creating individual assignments in step 2 of the Assignment Builder.

Depth of Knowledge (DOK)

  • When creating assessments in the Assessment Builder, you can add items based specifically on their Depth of Knowledge.
  • You can create an Assessment for the majority of your students, then duplicate and edit the settings and items to accommodate the learning needs of specific students.

Font Sizes

Video Transcription

  • All videos include transcripts.

Multiple Attempts and Minimum Score Requirements

  • Assignments can be set to allow for multiple attempts or can require a minimum score.

Spanish Translation

To enable Spanish Translation you will:

  1. Navigate to the School Center then select Student Settings.
  2. You will then select one of your classes from the drop down menu
  3. Select the Language Setting tab
  4. For K-5 students, you can toggle on or off to turn their dashboard into Spanish Only
  5. You can then set the language to Toggle: English Default , Toggle: Spanish Default , or English Only for individual students for the subject that you teach.
    • If you select Toggle: English Default the student will see the practice in English and can choose to change it to Spanish. If you select Toggle: Spanish Default the student will see the practice in Spanish and can choose to change it to English. This will allow students to select whether they want to view their questions in English or Spanish prior to beginning their practice. If you select English Only all practice will appear in English.
    • Students select "Spanish" or "English" prior to beginning their 10 questions in the "Practice" portion of their Study Plan.

Printable Materials

  • Our Instructional Resources offer printable materials in the way of Bell Ringers and Worksheets.

Eliminate an Answer Choice

Eliminate One Answer Choice is available for students on single-answer multiple choice question assessments, generated tests, and practice questions.This setting can be enabled for individual students or a whole class within the Assignment Builder. If you need help on how to create an assignment, click here. If you need help on how to create an assessment, click here.
  1. From the teacher dashboard select Assessment/Assignment Center
  2. Select Assignment Bank under the Assignment section.
  1. Click Create New Assignment
  2. Add your Assignment NameSubject, and School Year. Select the Activity that you want to assign. Then click "Save and Continue"
  3. This is where teachers can select individual students or a whole class to enable "Eliminate 1 Answer for Multiple Choice Questions". You can also select "Assignment Text To Speech Settings" and "Assignment Language Settings"
Eliminate One Answer Choice will apply only to Single-Answer Multiple Choice questions.

  1. The teacher can then add any text or video notes, and then Save Assignment.
Student View: Here when the student logs into the assignment where eliminate one answer choice was enabled, they will be able to view that one answer has been removed or masked from their choices to select. They will not be able to select the masked answer choice as an answer choice as it has been auto-identified as incorrect.


Teachers can select one of three types of calculators to include with an assessment, all powered by Desmos:

  • Four Function
  • Scientific
  • Graphing (can do all of the functions of a Scientific calculator)

When creating an Assessment, you will choose Yes for "Allow Calculator" in the list of settings. Then use the dropdown menu to select which type.

How to add a calculator to a previously created assessment

  1. Go to the Assessment/Assignment Center and click on Assessment Bank.

  1. Click the icon either under the column Settings or Edit on the assessment.
  2. Choose Yes to select a specific calculator for the assessment. Click Save Assessment.
    1. Settings Column:
    2. Edit Column:

Where can students find the calculator?

  1. From the student homepage, click Begin to start the assessment or Continue to keep working on an assessment that you started.
  2. If applicable, select English or Spanish. Click Begin.
  3. On the right side, students have an accessibility toolbar. Select the Calculators icon, and then click on the name of the calculator to open it.

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