Edgenuity makes every effort to employ features and accommodations for students including ELL and students holding IEPs or 504s. These accommodations include addressing multiple learning styles, accommodations for assessments, video captions/transcripts, color and contrast considerations, read-aloud and translation tools, multiple representations of key concepts (verbal, concrete manipulative, numerical, graphical, and symbolic), and many other features/accommodations.
Availability of multi-lingual materials and resources
For ELL students (or any other students with language challenges), teachers can enable Edgenuity’s robust language-support features. This toolset allows students to hear on-screen text read aloud. It also includes translation options to help newcomers access content in English; these students can have on-screen text translated into over 60 supported languages. Highlighted text can be translated into Amharic, Arabic, Armenian, Bengali, Bosnian, Chinese, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Estonian, Filipino (Tagalog), Finnish, French, German, Greek, Gujarati, Haitian Creole, Hebrew, Hindi, Hmong, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Javanese, Kazakh, Korean, Kurdish, Lao, Latvian, Lithuanian, Malayalam, Maori, Marathi, Nepali, Norwegian, Pashto, Persian (Farsi), Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi, Romanian, Russian, Samoan, Serbian, Shona, Sinhala, Slovak, Slovenian, Somali, Spanish, Swahili, Swedish, Tamil, Telugu, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Urdu, Vietnamese, and Yoruba. Students can hear text read aloud in English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, or Arabic, allowing all students to interact with the text. ELL students are also supported through the use of sheltered instruction techniques such as:
- Sharing lesson objectives with students in writing and verbally
- Emphasizing key vocabulary
- Using speech appropriate for students’ proficiency level
- Explaining all academic tasks clearly
- Allowing students to control the pace of instruction through pause/rewind/replay
- Regular feedback on student input/work
Video Captions and Transcripts
Video captions and transcripts are available to meet the needs of the hearing-impaired and students needing visual reinforcement of auditory instructions. (Edgenuity provides video captions in English and transcripts are available in seven languages.)
Use of Multi-Tiered System of Student Supports/Response to Intervention
All students receive personalized core instruction to support mastery, including the ability to pause and rewind instructional videos, work at their own pace, and view supplemental resources and additional lessons and activities based on individual performance. Success coaches monitor a constant stream of student data to identify students at risk of not attaining mastery. When a student does not meet achievement targets for a lesson or unit, the coach schedules small-group tutoring for that student. Deeper one-on-one intervention can also be prescribed as needed. Students with IEP’s receive support/intervention as indicated by their IEP.
Assistance for students preparing for FSA, EOC, and statewide assessments (including intensive reading and mathematics):
These students have access to a wide range of support. Within the core curriculum, students have a rich toolset of literacy support tools—including text-to-speech, translation, text highlighters, online notes, and text supports such as teacher’s notes and audio commentary. To support targeted literacy instruction, Edgenuity also offers Intensive Reading and Intensive Mathematics for both middle- and high-school students. These courses are fully aligned to the Florida course descriptions and include synchronous instruction.
Compliance with third grade retention requirements
Because Edgenuity is solely a 6-12 online provider third-grade retention requirements are not applicable.