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  • What is GradPoint?

For high school, GradPoint is a teacher-assisted computer-based learning management system that delivers courses built from instructional design best practices that incorporates video, interactive activities, immediate feedback, and assessments to ensure mastery and authentic work.

  • Are teachers attached to GradPoint courses?

No, teachers are not attached to GradPoint courses. However, if a student needs additional instructions, they can seek additional assistance through Khan Academy (math), YouTube, or the Alabama Homework Help site that provides live one-on-one help ( http://webmini.apls.state.al.us/apls_web/apls/apls/?q=homework0) After seeking the previous resources, if a student still needs additional assistance, the student can contact EVA to schedule a tutoring session.

  • What is sequential learning?

These courses guide students through all elements of the lessons using best practices in teaching and require students to master content before moving on to the next module. Sequential courses will be used for first-time instruction and situations in which time in course is important.

Once the student completes a module, the student must come to the curriculum lab to take the post-test. A student must score a 70% or higher on the post-test to advance to the next module. Students have two opportunities to take the post-test. If a student scores a 69% or below on the post-test after two opportunities, the test is locked and the teacher will require a student to go through the part of the module that the student failed before retaking the post-test.

  • What is prescriptive learning?

These courses require students to begin each full-length course with a pre-test to check for mastery of each objective in that module, and then move the student through the lessons in a prescribed format based on pre-test results. Prescriptive courses are ideal for credit recovery, dropout prevention, summer school, accelerated remediation, and alternative education implementations.

The pre-test is designed to give the student credit for objectives that he/she already knows. Students may be able to skip certain parts of the lesson based on the pre-test results. Therefore, students should make every effort to do his/her best.

* Students can only take a prescriptive course for credit recovery.

Once the student completes a module, the student must come to the curriculum lab to take the post-test. A student must score a 70% or higher on the post-test to advance to the next module. Students have two opportunities to take the post-test. If a student scores a 69% or below on the post-test after two opportunities, the test is locked and the EVA Staff will require a student to go through the part of the module that the student failed before retaking the post-test. Once a student fails the tests twice, the test cannot be reset on the same day. The student will have to take 24 hours to study before the test can be reset.

  • Can a student move freely through modules?

No, students will not be able to move freely through modules unless it is an elective course. A student must score a 70% or higher on a module test before being allowed to move to the next module.

  • Can a student work on GradPoint at home?

Yes, students are required to work on GradPoint at home on the lesson and quizzes. However, they have to come on campus to take any pre- or post-test.

  • What will be the makeup of the final grade?

The grades will have the following makeup: 90% will come from the work in GradPoint and 10% will come from the student's notes. This will make up 100% of the class average. Then, 80% of the class average and 20% of the EQT will make up the final average.

Therefore, students must take notes as they move through each module. The notebook will be checked prior to each test, and it will be collected at the end of the course.

The EQT will come from the review tests in GradPoint.

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