Special Education & RTI

Improving achievement for students with special needs

Edgenuity believes that the learning experience should be unique to each student. To meet the needs of special-education students, we have incorporated several evidence-based practices into our courses. These scaffolds, accommodations, and modifications ensure students holding an IEP or 504 plan can successfully access and complete courses.

Evidence-based instructional strategies

Provide explicit instruction

Edgenuity’s courses feature videos of highly qualified, certified teachers who deliver direct instruction, orient students to the lesson’s goals, ground concepts in relevant real-life and worked examples, and offer clear and concise explanations of subject matter.

Make instruction accessible

Students engage in learning activities that address multiple learning modalities. This includes viewing direct instruction videos; exploring interactive simulations, manipulatives, and labs; writing in online journals; and more.

Offer scaffolds and supports

Edgenuity courses include a number of tools and resources designed to support students.

  • embedded tools provide read-aloud support, transcripts and captions, definitions, and highlighting to help students access and organize content.
  • the newly enhanced eNotes enables students to synthesize information and record questions and observations in a digital notebook.
  • the eWriting environment scaffolds the writing process–from pre-writing to the final draft.
  • teachers can customize assessment settings for test time completion, passing threshold, and more.

Model learning strategies

Edgenuity’s on-screen teachers model learning strategies and explicitly teach students a wide variety of learning strategies such as self-monitoring, self-evaluation, goal setting, questioning, and self-explanation.