Students performing below grade level
Pathblazer is web-based math and ELA curriculum designed around animated video lessons for students in K - 8 who are working below grade level. The program sets students on individual learning paths through both built-in and external diagnostics.
In Pathfinder Math, students take a diagnostic to determine their specific skill and concept gaps. Information from STAR, MAP and Scantron Performance Series assessments can be incorporated in the diagnostic assessment.
After taking the diagnostic, students are assigned a personalized learning path aligning with their highest level of performance. Students then engage in scaffolded lessons designed around videos, animation and audio. The program adapts to questions students get incorrect, the program presents review of the misunderstood concepts through a different medium than they were originally presented.
In Pathfinder Math, teachers can receive real-time data on student progress and comprehension that they can use to inform instructional decisions.
Adapted from EdSurge.com & Pathfinder Math
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