1. Teacher and Student Surveys
The online teacher survey takes approximately 10-15 minutes per child and does not take away from instructional time. The teacher survey’s focus covers researched school success factors in math, reading, writing, student engagement and behavior, social-emotional skills, executive functioning, and underlying learning components. This means that the content of every question on the survey has already been proven to significantly impact school success. Students engage in two brief, online surveys (5-10 minutes each) that address student engagement and internal social-emotional skills.
2. Classroom Analysis
The CEP then analyzes this data to present the teacher with the top ten strengths and needs within the class. The CEP also provides the teacher with classroom-level information about both student engagement and social-emotional skills to gain insight into primary focus areas and drive decisions. After reviewing the information, the classroom teacher will an area of focus from the list of primary classroom needs.
3. Strategy Selection
Through proprietary intelligent linking and matching analysis, 3-5 classroom strategy options will be made available for teacher review. The strategies are developed through an analysis of the latest research available blended with expert educator guidance. The strategies are then expertly reviewed again through the lenses of cultural awareness, differentiation, engagement, and multi-sensory instruction. The strategies will be presented in the order that they match survey results, with the best match listed first, to maximize the effect of the strategy on whole class performance in many impactful areas.
4. Strategy Implementation and Progress Monitoring
Teachers have reported that each strategy is analogous to taking a short continuing education course. The teacher will review and choose a strategy based on targeted areas, personal preference, current classroom activities, and their own personal experience. Once implemented, they will progress monitor (approximately 3-5 minutes two times per week or less) for a two to three week period. They will then use this data, presented in an easy-to-interpret graph, to decide to keep, combine with another strategy, or replace with another strategy. The teacher will then continue to monitor and/or choose another area of need to address.