Unify Data, Lesson Plans, and Groups

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Discover the Power of Effortless Lesson Planning, Data Management, and Group Coordination – All United in a Single, Intuitive Platform.

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Create a profile for each of your students to track, organize, and analyze their anecdotal notes and data.


Create fluid student groups for differentiated instruction and organization.


Schedule group meetings and organize lesson plans for all of your student groups.

Lesson Plans

Choose from a generic or a guided reading lesson plan template to create and implement lessons for your student groups and classes.


Track and analyze whole class and individual student assessment data.

Organize Groups.

  • Create differentiated small groups to allow for targeted instruction to each student.
  • Launch lesson plans and student data from each group page.
  • Use the group calendar to keep organized.


  • Use a general or guided reading template to quickly create intuitive and efficient lesson plans.
  • Save and recall lesson plans to use again and again.
  • Store texts and standards for future use.
  • Export lessons for convenience and accountability.


  • Capture and store individual student data to support differentiated instruction and group organization.
  • Assess the progress of individual students at a glance.
  • Collect and view anecdotal notes captured during lesson plans for each student.
  • Use the student data profile to support parent-teacher conferences.


  • GRo is being re-design and re-written to look better and feel more modern.
  • Take GRo with you on IOS, Android, Chromebook and on the Web!.
  • Your data is synced accross all devices in real time, so you don't loose anything.
  • Support for offline mode. You data would get synced when internet connectivity is restored on your device.

Get started today!

GRō is now $9.99 for a one-time purchase on both iPhone and iPad. In 2024, GRō will return to a subscription model. Existing customers will have continued access with no additional charges.



  • Unlimited lesson plans
  • Unlimited notes
  • Add photo attachments to your notes
  • Track individual and whole group assessments
  • View student data in detailed graphs
  • Everything in Standard plus…
  • Unlimited students
  • Unlimited lesson plans
  • Unlimited groups and subjects
  • Audio notes for students and groups
  • Lesson plan attachments
  • Share and export students and lesson plans
  • Offline access

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For all inquiries and technical support, please contact us directly at info@gro-app.com.

GRō is available on both the iPhone and iPad currently. Both devices are fully-featured and work hand-in-hand. Available at the app store.

After creating a class and adding the students to the class, tap on groups. Now tap the add new group button in the upper right hand corner. Now assign the new group a title, color, subject and level. Now set the schedule for when the group meets then tap on ‘create group’.

After you have created the group, you can add or remove students from that group by tapping the ‘ADD / REMOVE STUDENTS’ button.

In order for the guided reading lesson plan template to display you need to have “Reading” selected as a subject choice under Options > Edit Subjects.

Tap on a student. In the upper right tap on the report button (it’s third from the right). A report is then generated in pdf format including: Student Profile, Subjects, Notes and Assessments. Tap on the icon in the upper right to email, message or print the report.

Tap on the class to see the students within that class. Now hold a finger on any student and drag them to the new location within the class.

GRō was originally designed for guided reading. In subsequent releases it was re-designed to include classroom & group differentiated instruction for any subject. Our default subjects include: Reading, Science, Social Studies, Word Study, Writing and Math. You can also create your own custom subjects under Options>Edit Subjects.

Within the assessments tab, choose “+ ADD” at the top right of the screen. Here you will create a “parent” assessment by toggling the circle next to “create grouped assessments to graph?” Then you will choose a subject, assessment name, and a score type and select “SUBMIT”. Then you will see your “parent assessment appear in the list of assessments on the assessments tab. Select that assessment. In the next screen you should see the subject icon and title of the assessment at the top. Select the “ADD ASSESSMENTS” button to the right of the title. Here you will fill in the rest of the assessment information for one of the assessments within your group of assessments and select “SUBMIT”. The subheading will become the title of each individual assessment within the group of assessments. Add as many sub assessments as you would like under this parent assessment. Note: you will need to add at least two sub assessments with scores before the assessments can be plotted on the graph.

Grouped assessments will show up on the graph after you have two or more assessments with scores recorded within a 12 month period.

Press and hold the item and slide your finger to move to a new location.

Swipe a note to the left to see the options to edit or delete a note on a student or group page.

Select the settings button at the top left of the home screen where you can see your classes. There you will see a prompt at the bottom to “Show Reading Level Label on Students”. Toggle the circle to the right of the prompt so that it turns green to turn this function on. Then select “DONE” at the top left of the screen to go back to your classes.

Select the settings button at the top left of the home screen where you can see your classes. The select “Edit Subjects”. Select and deselect subjects by tapping each subject. Selected subjects will appear yellow. To add a custom subject, tap “Add Custom Subject” and type the name of the subject. Note: you can add up to 2 subject with the standard account and up to 10 subjects with the premier account. After you have chosen your subjects, select the yellow “DONE” button at the bottom of the screen to go back to the settings.

Select the settings button at the top left of the home screen where you can see your classes. Then select “Edit Account”. There you will see your current reading level system in the fourth box. Select that box for a list of the available reading levels. Select the reading level that you would like to use and select “Done” on the picker. Then select “DONE” at the top next to “EDIT ACCOUNT” to go back to the settings.

Create one or multiple classes where you can store personalized information to help track every student’s needs and progress.

Create groups to organize students. Groups are fully customizable with unique names, colors, and images. Update groups and students as often as needed. Take notes on each group to track progress, keep notes from lessons, or plan for future lessons and goals.

Use the calendar to keep organized and on track. Add notes to your calendar, see lesson plans at a glance to help manage your schedule.

Use the default subjects or create new subjects.

Create lesson plans with the general and guided reading templates. Use a lesson plan over and over again for different groups with the duplication feature.

Take anecdotal notes (written, audio and image) on each student. Notes taken on lesson plans are automatically collected and stored within a student’s profile.

Track whole class assessments. Score each assessment with a customized numeric scale, alphabetic scale, or reading level type. Individual student scores will also be stored on each students’ information page. Group assessments together to track individual students and class level progress on related assessments such as running records.

Track your students’ progress in each subject on their profile page. Use the student profile page for parent-teacher conferences or generate and email a student report.

Export lesson plans and student data.

Book titles and standards that are taught are stored so that they can be recalled quickly.

Send a student to another teacher (if they move classes) or share a student with another teacher so that both teachers can edit the data.

Supported Reading Leveling Systems: Fountas & Pinnell, Reading Recovery, DRA, Lexile, UK National Curriculum, UK National Curriculum Colors, Accelerated Reader, Rigby PM, IRLA, PM Benchmark, PROBE, Colour Wheel, Oxford Reading Tree

For a collection of short videos and tutorials on the GRō app click here.

For Understood.org article on “Differentiated Instruction: What You Need to Know” by Geri Coleman Tucker click here.

For Learning at the Primary Pond K-2 literacy blog click here.

Fountas and Pinnel have a useful resource blog on guided reading found here.

Collaborative Classroom article on differentiating small group instruction found here.

For Ascd.org articles and resources on differentiated instruction you can click here.

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