Your Reimagined Binder


January is a second start to the school year — a time to reinforce the routines you’ve found most valuable and a time to commit to new habits that will put your students on the road to success. Each day, more educators are adding Newsela PRO and its suite of formative assessment tools to their daily classroom routines.

Over the last six months, we asked teachers like you how we could make the PRO Binder even more effective. You spoke up and we listened. Now, we’re thrilled to announce that the Binder is better than ever — just in time for a new beginning.

Time-saving navigation

Assessment results and other insights are automatically organized in your PRO Binder. Quickly jump between assessments, annotations, Write responses, and student insights with the Binder’s new simplified tabs and improved navigation. See performance by assignment and by student, and easily distinguish work done in class from independent reading. Spend less time grading, and more time teaching.

New student-level insights

Quiz scores are only part of the puzzle, so we added valuable new student-level insights, like standards mastery, reading level, time on article, and more to help you better understand how each student is progressing over time. With item analysis, you can now check for classwide understanding at a glance and know where you should direct your attention next. Break things down student by student, standard by standard, and question by question.

Support resources and feedback

We’re here to help you make the most out of these changes and add Newsela PRO to your 2017 routine. To get up to speed on your new PRO Binder, see our ever expanding set of Binder support resources, or register for one of our free Binder demos led by educator specialists. We rely on your suggestions to keep making our products better, so please send your feedback to

With these updates to the Binder, Newsela PRO continues to save you time and put critical insights at your fingertips. You can then use these insights to plan the activities, lessons, and assignments that will enable every student to do their best work.

Your work is never done, so neither is ours. Stay tuned for even more upgrades on the way.

Yours in reading,

Dan Cogan-Drew
Newsela Co-Founder & Chief Product Officer