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.
SEATTLE (PRWEB) January 17, 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.”
In a panel on meeting the needs of ELL students, three districts shared legislation and policy changes to support ELL students and best practices for implementing and evaluating effective resources to drive achievement for this growing population of students. ELL students represent the fastest growing student population in the U.S. Nearly three out of four classrooms have at least one ELL student and just one-third of ELL students reach basic proficiency on national exams in math and reading while the dropout rate for ELL students is double the national average.
A second panel on equity of opportunity addressed initiatives to improve systemic culture, conditions and competencies to raise achievement for all students. Three districts articulated how they are creating pathways for success to engage, encourage, and empower young people, regardless of gender identity, race, class, or nationality.
“Collaborating with district equity leaders to understand how we can better support equal learning opportunities for all students is unequivocally important,” said Diana Marshall, Director, Equity and Student Achievement, San Juan Unified School District. “Digital curriculum is a key component of our strategy to personalize the learning needs of all students, particularly those who may be struggling.”
To learn more about the ELL and equity panels, visit: https://www.apexlearning.com/inacol.
About Apex Learning
Schools and districts nationwide implement Apex Learning digital curriculum to personalize the learning experience and support success for all students-from those who are struggling to those capable of accelerating. Proven to increase outcomes, Apex Learning digital curriculum actively engages students in learning, with embedded supports and scaffolds to meet the needs of diverse learners. During the most recent school year, there were more than 3.6 million enrollments in Apex Learning digital curriculum. Headquartered in Seattle, Apex Learning is accredited by AdvancEd and its courses are approved for National Collegiate Athletic Association eligibility. For more information, visit http://www.apexlearning.com or call 1.800.453.1454.