Grade Recovery Programs
Grade recovery programs have been available in secondary and tertiary education for a long time. In more recent years the same concept has been applied in middle and elementary schools. It is often a preferred solution to students who have fallen behind their peers academically than keeping them back/repeating a grade and the associated social stigma.
The components of a grade recovery program are essentially similar to RTI programs: learning gaps need to be accurately identified, then the student completes an individualized intervention (or grade recovery) program specifically designed to remediate the learning gaps identified in the screening assessment.
The Eduss program makes grade recovery a simple and effective process. Once the student has completed his/her assessment and intervention program, the Eduss program can again test the student (using different questions from the original assessment) to determine whether s/he has made sufficient progress to pass the grade recovery requirements of the school.
The Eduss program can be used to achieve grade recovery in mathematics – up to grade 7, and English (grammar, punctuation) to grade 8. The Eduss Phonics-to-Reading Program can also be used to diagnose and address basic deficiencies in phonics and phonemic awareness if these elements are causing a grade-deficit outcome.
The Eduss programs have inbuilt customizations that can be adapted to any grade-recovery program a school might wish to offer. Because the program automatically provides an adaptive and differentiated assessment engine, one teacher can easily supervise and monitor a group of students with different grade-level skills and needs. Its inbuilt animated and fully animated teaching slides provide students with 90% of the help they need to understand concepts they had failed in the screening assessment.
The Eduss program also includes a unique tool called the Curriculum Designer. This tool gives schools/teachers the ability to even adapt the content of the assessment and intervention tutorial to match their particular needs. This includes changing exercise grade levels to perfectly match their curriculum, and altering the exercises that populate the screening assessments and intervention tutorials should they wish to not use the default settings.
The Eduss progress reports that are automatically generated as students gradually move through the remediation tutorial provide 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 make grade-level recovery programs easy for teachers to implement and extremely effective in improving student outcomes.
For more information on the advantages of the Eduss system over other systems click on this link – Essential Keys to Effective Intervention.