In the context of our K-12 personalized learning program, Exact Path, a Building Block is a lesson that covers a prerequisite skill (often from a lower grade level) and is introduced into the student’s learning path automatically, when remediation is needed. To further explain how Building Blocks work in Exact Path, we’re answering four common questions on the topic.
We love to hear from teachers, so when we chatted with Ohio educator Valerie Irwin and her 5th grade co-teachers, we were excited to land on an exciting plan to share about how they use Study Island in a team approach. This is the first in a series of blog posts that we will publish to highlight how the team uses Study Island in each content area to help students master standards and achieve their learning goals.
The Critical 9th Grade Year: 6 Tips for Educators to Support Smooth High School Transitions and Graduation Success
What can educators do to make the move to high school as smooth as possible and help students achieve success in that vital 9th grade year? Here are six things for educators to consider.
Intervention and remediation (also commonly referred to as reteaching) have the same fundamental goal: supporting struggling students with focused learning opportunities to achieve academic success. But still, the differences between these two flavors of instruction are critical to determining what sort of environment, time, and approach might be required to best serve your students. We’ll take a closer look at defining these terms and provide guidance on when and where they might fit into your instructional day.
High school graduation is of critical importance to the prospects of students in the United States. For many, the national graduation rate is the ultimate measurement of the effectiveness of the nation’s school system, which is why it is important to periodically check in with the available stations in the U.S. and to determine what can be done to make sure that every student has as bright a future as possible.
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