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SuccessMaker Has Been Revised!

New Version:

I’m pleased to tell you that the new (2016) version of SuccessMaker for mathematics and reading has a much-refreshed, brighter and more colourful interface.  It also, importantly, has many technical improvements:   does not require any installation (!) and can be used right away on almost all computers.

New Opportunity:

We can now provide interested teachers with a link to preview the program.  In addition, if a teacher feels that SuccessMaker may be appropriate for a student, they may have a trial at certain times of the year, at no cost.  (usually fall and spring)

What Is SuccessMaker?

SuccessMaker is an online program that enhances mathematics skills, develops fundamental math concepts, increases reading skills, and provides differentiated instruction for individual students. A key feature of SuccessMaker is that it adapts exactly to each student’s strengths and weaknesses, not only raising or lowering levels for different strands, but also providing more interaction, instruction and support, where needed.  Teachers using the preview links will get some idea of how the program works, but the “proof in the pudding” will only be seen by doing a student trial.  Note:  A bonus to the trial will be the report at the end showing baseline learning level – equivalent to a Level B assessment – and progress from the baseline. 


SuccessMaker is most often used with students in grades K to 10 who are under-achieving:  students who have weaknesses that prevent them from learning as they should.  It is also appreciated by students who are already doing well, but could be doing better. And SuccessMaker can be a great resource for students who want to forge ahead, above their assigned grade-level.

How Does a Parent or Teacher View SuccessMaker?

Tom Emerson writes:

Any interested teacher can request a link and/or student trial by emailing me.  If there are questions I am also quite happy to receive a phone-call.



Tom Emerson
SuccessMaker Support
office/vm: 250-832-5775

For enrolled families to sign up, please go to this secure link:  2017-18 SuccessMaker Registration

Technical Requirements for Using SuccessMaker:

SuccessMaker should work on almost any computer with keyboard and mouse:  PC Win 7 and up, equivalent Apple computer, or Chromebook.  Please do not plan to use SuccessMaker with an iPad.

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  1. I personally love Success Maker! It has worked so well for my son! I
    love the colorful interactive, non gaming type learning. He also
    really likes it which is a really important motivator. It keeps him
    on track and allows him to work independently. My son has some learning disabilities with focus and this program has been amazing for him! It adjusts automatically to his strand level in each subject so it
    neither pushes him ahead or holds him back in any subject. Repetition
    is perfect. Science labs that are not possible in a home setting can
    be done with this program and they are animated beautifully. It is
    simplistic and straight forward and yet colorfully animated in all
    subject areas. A parent knows what grade level their child is working
    at and their percentages via Tom Emerson’s reports. Tom is very
    helpful and a great coach with this program. I used it back when my
    others were home schooling in 1993 and I am still just as happy with
    it now in 2015. The program was way ahead of its time and still is
    IMO one of the best ones out there and worth every penny of the cost.
    Cons:would be not all subjects are for each grade level. For example
    science doesn’t start until grade 5. I have to request a report
    instead of having access to it myself like I did back in 1993. I
    would like to see more expansion of the program to include more subjects and more grade levels. That would be my review on this!
    I know ideas can be helpful but the putting them into reality is not
    always so simple. If you think this would be a good idea and it is
    not too difficult or time consuming, I know I would really appreciate it
    and I am sure other parents would too! Review by mum Sherri!


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