OVERCOMING LEARNING INEFFICIENCIES
Solutions for improving learning. . . Step by Step
The Steps to Academic Success
Assess Current Abilities
Our first step is to gather information on the child’s current level of competency, which enables us to meet them where they are academically. This is an essential element that leads to sound instructional decisions and extraordinary student performance. Starting a child far below their level of competency wastes valuable time and fails to motivate the child. Starting a child above their level of competency causes undue stress, frustration, and again fails to motivate. However, meeting the child where they are builds confidence and a sturdy foundation for higher learning.
Plan the Intervention
The assessment data is gathered and assembled to enable us to write an effective Remediation Plan for each individual child. Much time and effort goes into analyzing the various assessments as we look between the lines to find clues to tell us where and why the child is struggling. Then decisions are made on appropriate programs and activities that align with the assessment’s results.
Implement the Remediation Plan
Our Remedial Education Specialists receive over 60-hours of curriculum specific instruction before they begin working with our students. They are required to have a minimum of three-years of course specific credits from an accredited university. Many of our Instructors are interning with us as they complete their practicum hours for their masters degree program. However, a strong educational base is only one requirement. We carefully select our Instructors, looking for proof of their commitment to the youth in their own community. And of course, our Instructors are screened through Live Scan to insure the safety and well-being of our students.
Monitor and Adjust
No matter how well written the Remediation Plan, each child is an individual, who learns in their own way, with good days and not so good days. Our curriculum, although well structured and defined, holds within it, the flexibility to be adjusted on the fly. As well, each student’s Remediation Plan and Lesson Log is routinely monitored by the Program Director and adjusted where necessary to insure optimal benefit for the student.
Measure Progress – Evaluate Effectiveness
We must constantly ask “Is it working?” When instruction begins, the cycle starts over by evaluating the student’s progress. Typically, our students are assessed after the first 12-hours of instruction and then again quarterly. Adjustments to the instructional and presentation materials are essential to the continued success of each child. Our professionals make these adjustments based on the student’s progress.
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