Edmentum's new Coursware accelerate courses make it easy for educators to address the varying levels of readiness they will undoubtedly encounter at the start of the school year. These five- to nine-week mini courses don't simply review content that may have been missed in the previous semeseter; rather, accelerate courses provide direct instruction in the essential skills that students need to master to be successful in each of their high school math and ELA courses.
Individualize learning to support all students
Because every student has different needs, accelerate courses are built to provide each student with an individualized pathway to course readiness. Accelerate courses are built based on a mastery learning model; each course begins with a pretest that allows students to bypass skills in which they can demonstrate mastery. This method ensures that students are focusing their attention and effort on shoring up their identified skill gaps so that they are mastering more content in less time.
Save teachers time with flexible content
Teachers spend countless hours creating and curating content for instruction, intervention, and remediation to support all students. With accelerate mini courses, teachers have content addressing the essential skills that students need for a particular course in one place. Accelerate courses can be assigned to all students to complete before beginning standard coursework, integrated into or taken alongside current courses, or used for just-in-time intervention when students need it.
Promote student engagement and graduation success
When students struggle with content, it can cause them to lose confidence and disengage from coursework altogether. Utilize accelerate courses to identify and address skill gaps so that students will be less likely to struggle and fall behind. When students can confidently complete coursework, they are more likely to stay engaged in school and on the path to graduation.