Remedial Classes

Basic or Advanced Skills: Which Do You Need to Test?

Basic skills testing has long been proven effective in identifying gaps on the rudimentary levels for English and math skills. This is very useful for screening and placement for entry-level jobs, training programs and student admissions. But what if you need something that goes a little deeper? What if you’re hiring for a higher-level position, or you have incoming students who are supposed to take challenging courses for their degree program, but in reality they’re not ready? Read more about Basic or Advanced Skills: Which Do You Need to Test?

Beyond the Basics: Addressing Advanced Skills Deficits

Everywhere you turn there seems to be bad news about the U.S. falling further behind other countries when it comes to matters of education. Unfortunately, when it comes to mastery of the basics, it’s true. Read more about Beyond the Basics: Addressing Advanced Skills Deficits

Top 10 Resources for Adult Education Teachers

I talk to ABE instructors many times a day, and over the years have assembled a list of helpful resources that can offer inspiration, how-to advice, and professional guidance. I’m going to share my top 10 resources for adult education teachers. Feel free to add your favorites in the comments section below. Read more about Top 10 Resources for Adult Education Teachers

Making Remedial Education Work

Not all students enter post secondary school with same level of basic skills. Through remediation, schools can serve a broader population and ensure that all incoming students will have the minimum skills to be successful.

Unfortunately, remedial education, or Dev Ed, is often referred to as “the graveyard of higher education.” Data from the U.S. Department of Education reveals that 83% of students in remedial reading classes and 73% of students in remedial math classes drop out – a very high attrition rate. Read more about Making Remedial Education Work

The Importance of Student Writing Skills

Did you know that research has linked the use of modern technology to low GPA? With 87% of students using text messaging, social media, and other modern devices to communicate, writing skills are seeing a decline.

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Getting Beyond Remedial Classes

In this short video, Bradley Olufs discusses the importance of helping your students master the basics before you let them take the GED and move on with their careers and/or education. 

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