Remediation Information Sheet

This article provides information about remediation.

Product Overview Lincoln Empowered Remediation courses provide focused content remediation for students who have not met proficiency in specific standards areas. Our current customized remediation offerings include those in secondary math, science, and English Language Arts. Like in Lincoln Learning Solutions credit recovery courses, students may test out of the remediation content they have mastered and focus specifically on the topics on which they lack proficiency.
Top Facts
  1. Students can test out of content through a topic-level Pre-Test. Content within the Remediation courses are comprised of eligible content from multiple courses within the discipline.
  2. Clients can choose from two versions of this course prior to enrollments: a version that is fully auto-graded or a version that has some manually scored questions, resulting in an element of teacher touch.
  3. Assessment questions are aligned and tagged at the learning objective level and students are assessed at the learning objective level. Learning objectives collectively meet the standards.  
  4. Similar to other Empowered courses, Credit Recovery courses are multimodal and can be self-paced.
  5.  These courses can be used to support state exam testing. 
Remediation vs. Credit Recovery

Remediation courses are designed to remediate targeted concepts (potentially cross-course) in which students show a need up to a certain point in their education. The experience is designed around further exploring concepts, less geared towards student performance, and intended to be all-inclusive to the extent students require.

Remediation may afford opportunities for students not quite at level to be exposed to lower-level content to assist them in getting where they need to be.

Credit Recovery allows students the opportunity to focus on the content they need to master within a specific course.
Remediation Courses Available
  • Algebra I Remediation
  • Biology Remediation
  • English Language Arts 10 Remediation
Course Structure

This course contains topic-level folders. The first lesson in topic folders begins with a Pre-Test. Students must take the Pre-Test. If students master specific learning objectives on the Pre-Test, they may be excused from that content moving forward.

The content lesson folders that follow contain learning objects for each learning objective. Students must complete each Assess It in chronological order of the course.

NOTE: If a topic has ten lessons, that equates to one Pre-Test lesson, eight learning objectives (one lesson per learning objective), and one Post-Test lesson.

The last lesson within a topic folder contains the Post-Test for that topic. Students must take the Post-Test.

IMPORTANT: If a threshold is set, students must reach the passing score or higher. Clients can choose the threshold score and the number of retries.

If a course uses LLS teachers, the Post-Test threshold is set at 60%. If a course uses client teachers, this threshold can be customized.

Eligible Content (Content from which the course was created)

Algebra I Remediation:

  • Mathematics 6
  • Mathematics 7
  • Mathematics 8
  • Pre-Algebra
  • Algebra I
  • Consumer Mathematics
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Probability and Statistics 

Biology Remediation:

  • Biology
  • Physical Science 

English Language Arts 10 Remediation:

  • English Language Arts 4
  • English Language Arts 5
  • English Language Arts 6
  • English Language Arts 7
  • English Language Arts 8
  • English Language Arts 9
  • English Language Arts 10
  • Short Stories
  • Poetry
  • English Grammar
  • Technical Writing
  • Greek and Roman Mythology
Algebra I Remediation Course Description

In Algebra I Remediation, students will study the skills needed for successful mastery of algebraic concepts. These skills are often the focus of national and state standardized tests, where it is crucial for students to understand fundamental principles. This course allows students to show mastery of given concepts and then focus on areas not yet mastered to prepare for state testing. Students will develop computational, procedural, and problem-solving skills throughout this course, building a solid foundation for further study in mathematics.

Course Topics:

  • Polynomial Expressions 
  • Factor Algebraic Expressions
  • Linear Functions
  • Patterns
  • Measures of Dispersion and Central Tendency
Biology Remediation Course Description

In Biology Remediation, students will cover a wide range of concepts in the field of biology. These skills are often the focus of national and state standardized tests, where it is crucial for students to understand fundamental principles. This course allows students to show mastery of given concepts and then focus on areas not yet mastered to prepare for state testing. Students are introduced to the basic underpinnings of science and the importance of utilizing the method of scientific inquiry to investigate real-world phenomena. This course outlines the chemical basis of life, the concept of cell structure and function, and the basics of Mendelian genetics.

Students also analyze the structure and mechanisms of DNA as well as the role of biotechnology today. This course presents the theory of evolution, including early ideas and how populations evolve. Students explore the concept of ecology while studying the different principles of ecology, interactions that occur within ecosystems, the biosphere, and the ways in which humans have impacted ecosystems.

Course Topics:

  • Nature of Science
  • Scientific Inquiry
  • The Chemical Basis of Life
  • Basic Biological Principles
  • Homeostasis, Transport, and Bioenergetics
  • Cell Growth, Reproduction, and Genetics
  • Theory of Evolution
  • Ecology
English Language Arts 10 Remediation Course Description

In English Language Arts 10 Remediation, students focus on a variety of skills needed to achieve mastery of grade-level literature, grammar, and composition. These skills, often the focus of national and state standardized tests, are essential for students to understand fundamental principles. This course allows students to show mastery of given concepts and then focus on areas not yet mastered to prepare for state testing. Students examine the different elements of a story, including plot, setting, character, narrator, and voice. Throughout the course, students also study various parts of speech, readings, and poetry.

English Language Arts 10 Remediation presents students with many different types and styles of writing, providing a thorough examination of language and literature.

Course Topics:

  • Synonyms & Antonyms
  • Affixes & Roots 
  • Context Clues
  • Author’s Purpose
  • Summarization
  • Setting
  • Plot
  • Theme
Number of Lessons

Algebra I Remediation:

  • Lessons: 189
  • Topics: 23
  • Content Lessons: 143
  • Post/Pre-Test Lessons: 46
  • Pacing Guide PDF

Biology Remediation:

  • Lessons: 174
  • Topics: 12
  • Content Lessons: 150
  • Post/Pre-Test Lessons: 24
  • Pacing Guide PDF

English Language Arts 10 Remediation:

  • Lessons: 287
  • Topics: 29
  • Content Lessons: 229
  • Post/Pre-Test Lessons: 58
  • Pacing Guide PDF
Pre-Test per Topic

What am I?

Pre-Tests are used to allow students to show mastery at the learning objective level and to excuse content within a given topic.

These are not included in the grade of the course.

Student Experience

Students take a Pre-Test at the beginning of each topic.

Based on how students perform, they can be excused from content associated with a learning objective within the topic of study.

Students need to answer two questions (randomly pulled from a pool of three to five questions) successfully on a learning objective to be excused from the activities associated with that learning objective.

Each learning objective has two questions, and both need to be answered correctly for students to be excused from content written to the learning objective.

A topic of study may contain multiple learning objectives, so students are excused based on their mastery of the learning objectives, not the overall score of the Pre-Test.

Content Lessons per Topic

Content lessons are found between each Pre- and Post-Test. These lessons contain various learning objects (also known as Its) that help students remediate their understanding of the learning objective. These may include Read Its, Watch Its, Practice Its, Show Its, and more. Additionally, there may be learning-objective-level Assess Its found within a lesson.

Students must complete each Assess It in chronological order of the course.

Learning-Objective-Level Assess Its – What am I?

Learning-objective-level Assess Its are assessments built around a specific learning objective. These can be auto-graded or teacher-graded Assess Its within the course. These are not calculated into the overall course grade, but students can reference their scores for these within the Grades area of the course.
Post-Test per Topic

What am I?

Post-Tests are summative assessments measuring student performance on all learning objectives covered in a given topic. These are not calculated into the overall course grade, but students can reference their scores for these within the Grades area of the course.

Student Experience

At the end of each topic, students take a summative assessment called the Post-Test – Assess It.

IMPORTANT: If a threshold is set (Lincoln Learning Solutions default is 60%), students must reach the passing score or higher to go to the next Pre-Test.

When a threshold is set for a Post-Test, students who do not pass the Post-Test will have the opportunity to retake the assessment automatically without a teacher reset.

The student’s highest score will remain as the Post-Test score if automatic retake opportunities are turned on.
FAQ 

Q: How does it work if students do not receive a grade?

A: These courses rely upon completion only. Students will see scores for each learning-objective-level Assess Its and Post-Tests, but they will receive no overall grade.

Q: How many lessons are there to do a day?

Our recommended pacing guidelines do not pertain to these courses. These courses are based on what the students have already mastered and what they still need to master.

Resources

Taking a Lincoln Empowered Course with Pre- and Post-Tests: This video explains the structure and navigation of a course that has Pre- and Post-Tests.

Viewing Excused Activities: This video walks students through the steps for viewing hidden/excused content in the LMS.

Remediation Quick Tips: This Quick Tips document is designed to provide students and teachers with some facts about the Lincoln Empowered Remediation Courses.

 

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