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Fundations® State Recognitions

Learn about the states that have recognized Fundations®.

Arizona: Supplemental/Intervention Programs

Arizona Department of Education has recognized Fundations as a “green” rated Supplemental/Intervention Program in K–3, meeting all criteria with ESSA-level evidence. Read more here.

Arizona: Core Programs

The Arizona Department of Education has recognized the combined package of Fundations with Geodes® and Wit & Wisdom® by Great Minds as a “green” rated Core Program that meets all state criteria with ESSA-level evidence. Read more here

Arkansas: Approved Science of Reading Programs

Arkansas Division of Elementary and Secondary Education recognized Fundations as an Approved Science of Reading Program in the area of phonics with an ESSA evidence rating of Moderate. Read more here.

California: Meeting Social Content Standards

Fundations, Just Words®, the Wilson Reading System® (WRS), and Wilson Fluency®/Basic have been approved by the California State Board of Education as meeting the state’s social content standards. This means the materials contained in each of Wilson’s programs:

  • Portray accurately and equitably the cultural and racial diversity of American society.
  • Demonstrate the contribution of minority groups and males and females to the development of California and the United States.
  • Depict people in varied, positive, and contributing roles to enrich students’ school experiences.
  • Avoid inappropriate references to commercial brand names, products, and corporate or company logos.

Read more here.

Colorado: Approved Supplemental and Intervention Programs

The READ Act requires the Colorado Department of Education to identify quality reading instructional programs for optional use by local education agencies. Following the review process, the WRS was approved as an Intervention Program and Fundations was approved as a Supplemental Program. Read more here.

Florida: Textbook Adoption List

The Florida Department of Education reviewed and approved the combined package of Wilson Language Training (WLT)’s Fundations, Geodes, and Wit & Wisdom® by Great Minds as an approved English language arts (ELA) textbook that Florida schools can adopt to meet state learning guidelines. Read more here. 

Maryland: Maryland Leads Partner Program

WLT is approved as a Maryland Leads Partner in the Science of Reading Category for Fundations, Just Words, and WRS materials and professional learning. Maryland Leads is an initiative designed to support Maryland Local Education Agencies (LEAs) in overcoming learning loss and achievement gaps from the COVID-19 pandemic. Learn more here.

Mississippi: Textbook Adoption List

Fundations, accompanied by Great Minds’ core reading program Wit & Wisdom, was reviewed and approved by the Mississippi Department of Education and is now on the list of ELA textbooks that schools can adopt until 2028 to meet state learning guidelines. Read more here.

Nevada: Instructional Material Review

The combined solution of Fundations® with Wit & Wisdom®, and the jointly developed Geodes® Classroom Libraries are included on the Nevada Department of Education’s Approved Instructional Materials list in the English Language Arts category. For more information, see here.

New Mexico: Structured Literacy Instructional Materials Adoption

Fundations (K–3), Just Words (4–8), and WRS (2–8) have been added to the New Mexico Public Education Department’s list of structured literacy programs for grades K–8. Read more here.

Oregon: Textbook Adoption List

The Oregon Department of Education reviewed and approved the combined package of Fundations with Geodes and Wit & Wisdom by Great Minds as an English Language Arts textbook that Oregon schools can adopt to meet state learning guidelines. Learn more here.

Texas: Phonics Grant/Texas Regional Education Service Centers

The WRS and Fundations are approved reading programs a school may select to support and enhance the implementation of the state Teacher Reading Academies for Grades K–3.