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Announcing the 2019 Exact Path Skills Challenge!

Announcing the 2019 Exact Path Skills Challenge!

Now that the new school year is underway, it’s time to benchmark learning and get a complete picture of your students’ strengths and needs. For schools that started nearly a month ago, this work may already be done. For others, those initial diagnostics are just getting started. Wherever you are in that assessment journey—make sure your students are ready to start mastering skills this October because we’re turning up the heat in Exact Path.

Starting October 1st, Edmentum is challenging students to master the most Exact Path skills through November 8th. Not only will your students feel empowered as they master skills and earn trophies in their Exact Path learning path, they could also win amazing prizes!

If that piques your interest, there are two ways win:

  • 3 SCHOOL WINNERS: The top elementary, middle, and high school with the highest number of Exact Path skills mastered per active students will be awarded a school trophy, $300 pizza party, and $300 for school supplies each. We’ll also feature each winning school’s story of national triumph on our blog for the world to see!
  • 3 STUDENT WINNERS: The top performing student at the elementary, middle, and high school level with the highest total number of Exact Path skills mastered will win a trophy and a $100 Target gift card each.

Why should you compete?

Prizes aside, thanks to third-party research from Century Analytics, we know that students who complete Exact Path lessons, even at a minimum of 8 lessons between diagnostics, will make statistically significant gains in achievement relative to students who do not work within the learning paths. And we also know that now is the perfect time to build skills and get your students on the right path to learning this year. So why not add a little friendly competition to the mix?

Check out these tips on how to win! Chances are, you’re already on the right path:

1. Register your school today! Once your school is registered, all students will be eligible to compete for individual prizes too. Registration is open September 9, 2019 to October 4, 2019 at 11:59 PM CST.

2. Make sure all of your students have active learning paths in Exact Path to work on. If they don’t, administer the diagnostic, update data from one of our assessment partners, or auto-generate a learning path.

3. Encourage students to complete lessons successfully and earn their very best score on their Progress Check, the assessment that follows each set of up to four skills. Progress Check scores are what determine if a skill has been mastered, and students earn a Trophy for each mastered skill.

4. Instruct students to track their progress by reviewing their Trophies. As an educator, run a Learning Path Progress report for the duration of the contest to see how many skills students have mastered.

5. Share these flyers: Parent Flyer (send home to get families involved) and Educator Flyer (spread the word at school so everyone will participate.)

6. Embed mastery in your day-to-day Exact Path implementation! Schools that go the extra mile by helping students set mastery goals or recognizing mastery in classroom displays are more successful. Check out this story from Cayce Elementary for some inspiration.

7. Ready, set, go -- start mastering those skills from October 1st – November 8th!

Don’t forget to join in on social media, too. Connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram throughout the contest by tagging us and using #ExactPathChallenge to show us how you and your students are turning up the heat!

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McKenna Wierman studied Journalism at the University of Mississippi, and has worked with Edmentum since June 2016. She currently serves as a Marketing Associate, and believes that empowered teachers are the key to successful students.

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