PARAMUS, NEW JERSEY — Jan. 26, 2021— Savvas Learning Company, a next-generation learning solutions leader for K-12 education, is excited to announce it is integrating its popular myPerspectives English Language Arts (ELA) program with Turnitin’s Revision Assistant®, a standards-aligned, digital revision tool that allows students to take their writing to the next level.
Revision Assistant uses artificial intelligence to provide students with immediate, customized, and actionable feedback on their writing assignments before submitting them to their teacher.
A student-centered, teacher-inspired 6-12 literacy solution, myPerspectives creates engaging, interactive, and real-world learning environments that promote higher achievement. Offering materials in print, digital, and blended formats, the program gives teachers the highest-quality instructional resources to support their students, no matter where learning takes place.
The addition of Turnitin’s Revision Assistant to myPerspectives makes for an even more robust ELA program. With reading and writing tasks aligned to national standards and programs, such as Advanced Placement English and History, International Baccalaureate, SAT, and ACT, students become better prepared for the demands of high-stakes testing. Together, myPerspectives and Revision Assistant develop college and career readiness by teaching students how to write for any situation.
“Learning the craft of writing can be challenging for students, especially now in an age of text messaging. Becoming a strong writer takes practice, and yet students are often not naturally inclined to revise their work,” said Bethlam Forsa, CEO of Savvas Learning Company. “That is why we have teamed up with Turnitin. Students using myPerspectives can now be inspired to revise their work, with state-of-the-art machine learning technology that makes the revising and editing process much more engaging and instructive.”
Turnitin’s Revision Assistant uses artificial intelligence to analyze student writing and quickly identify students' strengths and struggles. It motivates students to continually revise their compositions by providing them detailed, holistic and sentence-level comments. It also provides colorful, easy-to-understand icons, representing the four key areas of “Clarity, “Development,” “Organization,” and “Language,” to gauge how well students convey their ideas.
Revision Assistant is integrated directly into Savvas Realize™, one of the edtech industry’s most versatile learning management systems, to enable a seamless experience with content and online writing tools, as well as simplified single sign-on access.
Revision Assistant doesn’t just empower students, it also empowers teachers by saving them time so they can focus on instruction and easily grade student writing. With myPerspectives, teachers can view their students’ submitted work and drafts in the Revision Assistant dashboard, provide feedback, and grade the work. Detailed reports provide in-depth, real-time data on students’ writing skills, offering insights to inform differentiated instruction and track and measure their growth as they become stronger writers.