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.”

Plan to Support Struggling Students

By Michelle Rutherford, Director of Implementation Success

The population of students nationwide who are performing below grade level is staggering. Nationally, 65 percent of eighth graders score below proficient in reading and 67 percent score below proficient in math. Students who are not working at grade level in eighth grade ELA or math have a 25 percent chance of catching up by twelfth grade.