ELSO Overview

Essential Learning Systems Online™ (ELSO™) capitalizes on the brain’s ability to develop more fluid pathways for automatic recognition, retention, comprehension, and application of information. Like traditional Essential Learning Systems™ (ELS™), ELSO is skill-level based rather than grade-level based. It accelerates learning by delivering automated, individualized and differentiated instruction that addresses the most critical instructional processes: language enrichment, multisensory learning, interactive learning, systematic phonics instruction, repetition, and individualization. As a result, ELSO works with students in all grades and populations:

  • Pre-K/Kindergarten
  • Elementary School
  • Middle School
  • High School
  • Adult
  • At-risk
  • Dyslexic
  • English Language Learners
  • Special Education
  • Title I

For over 30 years, a variety of student populations has learned how to learn and learned how to read by using ELS in a lab setting. While Creative Education Institute™ continues to recommend using the program in a dedicated environment, we understand that it’s not always possible to find the space or the resources to do so. With that in mind, ELSO offers some incredible benefits to schools, private organizations and non-profits who need to implement the program in an alternative setting:

  • The program is self-paced and requires less supervision than traditional ELS, so teachers can spend their time with the students who need the most help.
  • Because ELSO is cloud-based, there is less need for installation/technical support, and administrators have access to “real time” progress reporting.
  • Users can download ELSO to their computer, log into the ELSO web-based application directly from their browser or access the mobile application on an Apple iPad or Android tablet.
  • Students can work on ELSO anywhere there is internet access: classrooms, libraries, study centers, adult learning centers, etc. Users can even continue lessons at home if they need additional practice.
  • The simple, competitive pricing allows administrators to purchase groups of ELSO seats for a low annual fee and to replace students as needed at no additional cost.

For more information about Essential Learning Systems Online, or to obtain pricing for your school or organization, please click on Finding Answers at the bottom of any page.