After School & Summer School Programs
After school and summer school programs most often provide opportunities to focus on specific areas of the academic curriculum without the usual diversions accompanying a usual in-term school day. These out-of-normal-school-time programs can serve different purposes. They can be used to help students who have fallen behind to catch up, to help avoid partial grade loss most students suffer during the long summer break, or for general enrichment and extension programs.
The Eduss suites of programs ideally suit all these purposes. For more information on the advantages of the Eduss system over other systems click on this link – Essential Keys to Effective Intervention.
For students whose goal is to catch up, the Eduss software can be used in much the same way as say a grade recovery program is conducted. The software can be used to accurately determine the learning gaps (what needs to be mastered to “catch up”) for each and every student. Because the program can do this for students of any grade, one or two teachers or aides can effectively supervise a sizeable group of students consisting of different ages or from different grades.
Once the learning gaps have been found, the program automatically generates a remediation or intervention program designed specifically for the needs of each and every student, no matter what their grade level may be. There is no need for teachers to spend large amounts of time compiling resources to manually supply each student with a different intervention program. The Eduss program will methodically and sequentially move the student through his/her intervention lesson plan, beginning with the simplest concepts s/he missed, back up to grade level. The inbuilt worked examples and fully narrated animated teaching slides help students master about 90% of the learning gaps they previously had. This makes the school program efficient and economical by freeing teachers to help those students who need the extra attention.
The Eduss program automatically generates real-time reports that summarize scores on the assessment and on the intervention lesson plans. Reports are compiled in both tabular and graphical formats to quickly show comparative “before and after” data, tabulating original assessment scores side-by-side with tutorial scores. All elements of the report are date and time stamped. In fact, the Eduss assessment/tutorial engine and its simultaneously generated reports are specifically designed to eliminate the laborious task of manually scoring and recording assessment and tutorial data and from manually generating reports. These teacher-friendly features of the Eduss program make after school and summer school programs a dream to design and implement. Further, they fast-track students through work they may have previously not known or understood. Students are encouraged and gain confidence in their new-found academic successes.
The Eduss mathematics, English, and Phonics-to-Reading programs can all be used as intervention tools as mentioned above, or to accelerate students who are already competent at grade level. In addition, Eduss comes with six foreign languages (German, French, Italian, Chinese, Japanese, and Indonesian) offering students the opportunity to learn to learn to speak any of these languages.
For more information on how the Eduss programs can be used as an intervention tool, go to other sections in this website such as RTI or Title 1 where this is described in more detail.