In this era of high-stakes testing and accountability, teachers need reliable tools to supplement classroom instruction and ensure students are mastering grade-level skills and standards. Edgenuity’s® test readiness solutions provide the targeted instruction and practice students need to learn these skills and be successful on high-stakes exams.
Many students struggle to make connections between what they are taught in the classroom and how those skills appear on high-stakes tests, especially when the tests have technology-enhanced items that students don’t have much experience with. That’s why Edgenuity is proud to introduce UpSmart®, an adaptive learning program designed to help students in grades 6–8 demonstrate mastery in math and English language arts.
UpSmart continually seeks to find out what each student is ready to learn and then provides the right level of instruction and practice for each topic. Students begin each topic with a short, targeted assessment designed to place students into the right level for that topic.
The power of UpSmart lies in its ability to place each student into the right level for each topic and then to continually adjust the level of instruction, support, and practice each student receives.
Each level features a highly adaptive set of tasks that assess students’ mastery of skills and trigger appropriate scaffolds and instruction. This includes a variety of technology-enhanced tasks: students drag and drop numbers and words to construct equations and sentences, graph points and lines, create data displays, identify text and images in “hot spot” tasks, and write constructed responses.
UpSmart continuously accumulates data about each student’s understanding and adapts the difficulty of tasks and instruction, as well as the amount of practice, accordingly.
When a student struggles with a topic, UpSmart provides a number of scaffolds to help them complete the task and develop a deeper understanding.
In order to be successful, it is crucial that English language learners can access and understand course content. With the translation tools available in UpSmart, students can receive support in their home language. On-screen text can be translated into over 60 languages, including Arabic, Armenian, Chinese, Filipino, French, German, Haitian Creole, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Thai, and Vietnamese. Additionally, students can hear text read aloud in Arabic, English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, and Spanish.
Translation in UpSmart is provided by Google Translate.
UpSmart offers continuous access to data and metrics to help teachers and administrators answer these important questions:
UpSmart can be used in a number of ways throughout the school year to provide students with an opportunity to practice and master state standards:
UpSmart is also highly customizable to align to a classroom’s scope and sequence. Teachers can assign topics to students in conjunction with their classroom lessons, reorder topics as needed, prioritize topics, or allow students to complete topics in the order they prefer.
Research shows that students who spend more time in UpSmart exhibit greater gains
Edgenuity’s Virtual Tutor courses offer comprehensive preparation for end-of-course and exit exams, as well as the SAT®, ACT®, PSAT®, GED®, HiSET®, TASC®, ACCUPLACER®, and COMPASS®.
Pretests assess students’ strengths and weaknesses, creating an individualized content review program. Students only receive instruction and practice on skills they have yet to master.
Our courses provide more than just practice. Expert, on-screen teachers guide students through the content, modeling strategic thinking, problem solving, and more.
Students receive data to help monitor their own understanding and stay on track. Teachers also receive ongoing data to monitor students’ progress and performance.