College Readiness Tutorials Maximize Student Outcomes on Exams Critical to Post-Secondary School Success

March 08, 2016
Tutorials Module Overview

Districts can now meet college test readiness goals—and students can excel beyond expectations—through the use of Tutorials targeted for major exams.

The road to college begins long before students take college readiness exams. College readiness means more than just preparing students to enter college without needing remediation, it means developing their subject-area proficiency enough for them to excel once they reach the next level of education.

In support of this goal, Apex Learning® College Readiness Tutorials go beyond just test prep for the ACT®, SAT®, GED®, ACCUPLACER® and TSI Assessment exams. College Readiness Tutorials offer personalized instruction that ensures each student develops powerful study skills and masters a deep understanding of the concepts necessary for college-level learning and beyond.

Each Tutorial targets concepts covered by a specific college-readiness exam through instructionand ongoing progress reportsaligned to that test. Tutorials provide individualized instruction along learning paths designed for different learning styles and unique academic needs.

Students build knowledge and skills through a highly interactive and research-based approach to direct instruction, practice, review, and assessment. While students advance through self-pacing and self-assessments, at-a-glance reports measure student gains against exam expectations and provide teachers with real-time, actionable data. In this way, teachers can monitor student progress and offer one-on-one support whenever and wherever needed.

Focused instruction provided by College Readiness Tutorials helps districts meet their important college test readiness goals while helping students reach their own aspirational goals.

College Readiness Tutorials Advantages:

  • Target what each student needs to learn. Individualized learning paths prioritize and focus student preparation time on those areas that will help them earn higher exam scores.

  • Not just a practice test. Although Tutorials were developed specifically to focus on what students will face in each exam, they also help students prepare for college and career by engaging them in instruction (with real-life applications) that deepens students' understanding of concepts.

  • Student-centered active learning. Students "learn by doing" and are guided through rigorous content in ways best suited to their individual needs. Purposeful use of text, audio, video, and interactive media in Learn It, Try It, Review It and Test It activities motivate students to learn. In a national study, the instructional approach of Apex Learning Tutorials was proven to be significantly effective: pretest to posttest gains were 20 percentile points.*

*National Study, 2014-2105

ACT® is a registered trademark of ACT, Inc.
SAT® and ACCUPLACER® are trademarks registered by the College Board, which was not involved in the production of, and does not endorse, Apex Learning Tutorials.
GED® is a registered trademark of the American Council on Education ("ACE").


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