Struggling Students

Online Learning to Support Intervention and Remediation for Struggling Students

When students are below or at risk of falling below grade level in one or more subjects, it’s an immense challenge for teachers to meet their needs while continuing to meet the needs of the rest of the students in their class. If struggling students don’t get the support they need, they often lose motivation, fall further behind, score lower on high stakes exams and become at risk of dropping out.

4 Ways Districts Can Support Below Proficient Readers

One of the most complicated and critical issues facing post-secondary district leaders today may be hiding in plain sight. Literacy rates among secondary students are staggering. Millions of high school students are struggling to read at grade level, and at least 70 percent of these struggling readers require some form of remediation to function successfully in their core content studies.

Education Leaders Highlight Use of Digital Curriculum to Unlock Success for Struggling Students

2019 — Apex Learning, a recognized pioneer and innovator in online learning for secondary education, partnered with education leaders to facilitate panel discussions on meeting the needs of struggling students at the 2018 iNACOL Symposium. “We were honored to work together with leading districts to highlight results from their programs that use digital curriculum to support diverse student populations,” said Cheryl Vedoe, CEO, Apex Learning. “When districts are able to do more to support struggling students—from those with learning gaps to below proficient readers and English language learners—the result is more students at grade level, more students passing high stakes exams and more students graduating on time.”

Six Ways Digital Curriculum Supports ESSA to Close Student Learning Gaps

The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) that went into effect last year has provided unprecedented opportunities in what accountability means and how it is measured in today’s schools. These changes have required new thinking from leaders at the school, district and state level and is creating new models of teaching and learning. Technology is playing a vital role in driving this vision to reality. ESSA has provided districts with an opportunity to prioritize technology in ways that truly transform teaching and learning while creating a broader vision for how it is used.

Unlock Success for Struggling Students

Today’s districts are grappling with how to meet the needs of struggling students. The average student who starts below grade level has a one in four chance of catching up. This means a tremendous number of students are struggling in every school district nationwide. If struggling students face barriers in achieving success, it can impact on-time graduation rates, passing and proficiency rates for high-stakes exams and the number of students who are falling below grade level.

What are the facts about struggling students?

Meeting the Needs of Struggling Students

This is the eighth blog in a series where we will be exploring the topic of innovation and its impact on digital curriculum. 

When students are below or at risk of falling below grade level in one or more subject, it’s an immense challenge for teachers to meet their needs while continuing to meet the needs of the rest of the students in their class. If struggling students don’t get the support they need, they often lose motivation, fall further behind, score lower on high stakes exams and become at risk of dropping out.

Research Put Into Practice: Activities and Feedback

Research Put into Practice: Apex Learning Curriculum and Pedagogy examines what it means for a student to learn and presents research pointing to the elements of curriculum design that are necessary for supporting learning in middle and high schools.

The research in this white paper is divided into four sections and each section is followed by a discussion of how the research is applied within the Apex Learning digital curriculum.

The Academic Center of Excellence (ACE), in the Cabot School District, is a conversion charter school (grades 7-12) where students receive one-on-one support fr...