Ace it! small group Reading programs use evidence-based small-group strategies to address the diverse needs of students within each group. Once a student completes the Group Reading Assessment and Diagnostic Evaluation (GRADE) for the reading program, the student is placed in a group with students who have similar academic needs.

The GRADE is from Pearson and designed to be administered easily in a small group setting. The results are used to place students in instructional groups and to measure the progress of each student at appropriate points in the program.