Focus skills

Available exclusively from Renaissance, Focus Skills™ are—simply put—the building blocks of student learning. Based on extensive research into how learning progresses in reading and mathematics, Focus Skills provide a roadmap for closing learning gaps as you move every student toward greater mastery.

Focus Skills are:


Focus Skills are fundamental to student understanding, involving concepts that students must master in order to advance to the next step.


Because Focus Skills are prerequisites for future learning, focusing instruction on these skills provides the greatest return in terms of student growth.

Standards Based:

Focus Skills are identified through a detailed study of your state’s standards of learning—and reflect your state’s grade-level expectations.

Click on the curriculum’s below to learn more about how Renaissance Focus Skills can help your school.

U.S Curriculum

UK Curriculum