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June 12
2017
Increase Readiness Among Middle School Students with Personalized Learning
This time of year, I can’t help but think of the many middle school students who will soon advance to high school. The troubling truth is that many of these students are underprepared for the rigors of high school coursework.

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11/23/2016

Studies show alarming statistics surrounding college readiness and student performance on the ACT. For example, a majority of students aren’t prepared for freshman year despite having high GPAs. Also, fewer than half of students who took the ACT in 2016 achieved college-ready scores in at least…

11/22/2016

Digital curriculum has applications as diverse as today’s students. No matter how close they are to achieving learning goals — or how they prefer to reach those goals — digital curriculum can be applied in a number of scenarios to help educators meet the increasingly unique needs of students. …

11/16/2016

College and career readiness has become a primary component of the national education agenda. Across the country, schools and districts define their success, in part, by equipping students with the knowledge and skills needed to succeed in higher education, on the job and in life. But what does…

11/10/2016

Data-driven digital curriculum makes the difference. "Blended learning," a combination of traditional and online learning, is undeniably on the rise. The Education and Workforce Committee estimates that 70 percent of school districts now offer blended learning, and the Clayton…

11/08/2016

Discover the key to unlocking more effective blended learning. The terms individualized learning and personalized learning are often used interchangeably to describe the student-teacher collaboration that has become the 21st century classroom. While these terms are related and share some…

10/31/2016

Technology has made differentiating instruction and personalizing learning easier than it’s ever been. But technology is just the delivery mechanism. Effective personalized learning takes more than technology; it requires: A unified vision for use and expected results A well-defined…

09/08/2016

Only half of students in Grades 5 – 12 are engaged in school, according to a 2015 Gallup Student Poll of nearly 1 million students. As students advance through middle school and high school, their engagement in coursework — and their hope in the future — drops significantly, bottoming out in…

07/05/2016

There’s no question that 21st century Out-of-School Time (OST) programs for youth are being redefined as much more than simply showing up for study hall and playing games. This is in part thanks to the rising wave of the “third learning space” — places where students learn in ways not bound by…

06/14/2016

Seventy-five percent of high school graduates are not prepared for college. This alarming statistic and other implications can be found in the latest College Readiness infographic. Heading off to college unprepared for rigorous course requirements often means taking (and paying for) remedial…

06/03/2016

Adaptive remediation is now integrated into Apex Learning Tutorials, providing an additional level of personalized learning to improve exam scores, increase course pass rates, and ensure college readiness. Current Apex Learning clients who already use Tutorials have been automatically upgraded…