Student scores and performance-level classifications on state tests are an important part of school accountability under federal and state governments. When schools invest in programs like Edmentum’s Study Island, they want to know that the programs work. During 2018, the Edmentum Research and Design team completed three studies set in three different districts (Reading, Allentown, and an Arizona district) that examined how using Study Island affects students’ performance on state tests. Here’s a summary of the results.
Schools and districts across the country have worked hard to discover what’s effective for their students and have shared with us the secrets to their success. Here are a few of our favorite stories, where the hard work of educators and students led to real gains in reading and literacy improvement:
Educators recognize that 2E students exist—often in the shadows—of the classroom. However, the real challenge is how to accurately identify these students, understand the challenges that they face, and implement whole-child-based strategies to best support them. Savvy teachers are now learning how to allow these students to experience the same opportunities available for gifted students and learn in ways that highlight their strengths, while addressing their challenges.
Although EdOptions Academy teachers don’t meet their students in person, they are entirely committed to building real relationships with every student and helping students through each step of their virtual courses. Here are five ways EdOptions Academy teachers help students stay engaged and set our virtual courses apart.
We’ve now reached crunch time. You and your students have gone through most of your curriculum and are now tying up the loose ends before state testing begins. It may feel as though the students’ success is out of your hands, but there still are some ways to get the most out of the month before pencils start bubbling in answers (or laptops are opened).