The Home-School Connection is a license extension available to schools with an existing lab or building license to TRAC SL for one or more of the instructional content modules. Under the Home-School Connection license, a special version of TRAC SL is available to participating schools on CD-ROM's; the Home-School Connection license allows the school to provide the special version of TRAC SL and contents to students for use on computer systems in their homes.
The license extension allows the instructional content in these reading programs to be installed on home computers, to encourage participating students to spend time on the exercises away from the classroom. Students can explore the content with parents and with brothers and sisters, as well as friends. The Home-School Connection encourages parental participation in and awareness of the student's activities.
In addition, teachers can encourage home exercises for participating students as a part of assignments.
The Home-School Connection versions include the same content, but are built around a more concise data collection and scoring system.
A Home-School Connection license extension will provide a set of
CD-ROMs to a participating school which can be checked out to students for installation on home
PCs, as follows: