Specifications include, but are not limited to: The Williamsburg-James City County
Public School Division for writing intervention software for grades 6-8 and 9-12 that
addresses reading (comprehension, fluency, and vocabulary) and/or writing (grammar) and
supports a variety of instructional settings. The software should also include programs
which offer comprehensive literacy support for specific academic deficits.
1. Provide a solution that has the capability of content scaffolding to include a tiered
approach and acceleration for students who need additional help with reading and/or
writing skills and those who need to demonstrate reading and/or writing gains of one
or more than one year.
2. Provide a solution where the digital content can be created with an internet consumer
in mind rather than a traditional textbook consumer. As such, the content must be rich
in multimedia, interactive in nature and sufficiently compelling to lead the student in a
3. Intervention materials shall be systematic and simple in design, addressing one or more
of the big areas of reading (comprehension, fluency, and vocabulary) and/or writing
(grammar) and support of a variety of instructional settings.