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What does the SuccessMaker math curriculum feature?

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The SuccessMaker curriculum, designed for students who have problems with math or reading, is a computer-based learning program featuring real-time assessment of a student's comprehension, along with individually tailored learning strategies. It also features the provision of incremental feedback to students having difficulty, enabling them to solve problems independently.

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Based on analysis of national and state educational standards, SuccessMaker contains over 6,000 specific learning objectives, each tied to specific skills. Teachers use the program as part of their regular curriculum or for individual students who need additional assistance. Following the initial skills assessment, the software maps a learning path for each student. This path adjusts automatically based on the student's performance.

Teachers receive data to help them assess and monitor student performance and customize lesson plans. Available data includes how much time a student spends on each task and comparison of overall class performance with that of individual students. The program identifies specifically when a student runs into a problem and provides options for addressing the particular learning barrier, graphing performance expectations for each student.

SuccessMaker 7, the 2105 version of this Pearson Instructional Resources product, is designed for students from kindergarten to eighth grade. Schools purchase licenses to use the product. Teacher training and support, as well as technical assistance with implementation, are also available.

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