Teaching Entity Comparison

This article assists clients in determining which teaching entity may be best suited for them based on service details.

Click here for the companion article that provides details associated with the student experience based on each teaching entity option.

WHICH OPTION IS BEST FOR YOU?

The following lists describe the ideal scenarios for each teaching entity option.

Auto-Graded
  • Districts that have a dedicated mentor to aid with general questions from students and monitor their students’ progress.
  • Districts that have a dedicated subject matter expert to support content-specific questions. Students will not have a dedicated subject matter expert provided by Lincoln Learning.
  • Districts looking for an easier initial transition to online learning where students complete only online auto-graded assessments with built-in feedback.
  • Districts that have limited resources for printing worksheets for graded assessments. Worksheets are still available within the content for skill building.
Lincoln Learning Solutions' Instructional Services
  • Districts that have students who need content support.
  • Districts that have mentors who are not content area specialists.
  • Homeschool students who need specific content area support from a teacher.
  • Districts that need full-teaching services for their virtual learners in a self-paced environment.
Client Taught
  • Districts with staff who can teach and facilitate courses.
  • Districts that want to customize course content.
  • Districts that want to assign specific due dates per item.
  • Districts that want to implement specific expectations.
  • Districts that want alternatives to default course settings.
  • Districts that want to adjust assessments (e.g., number of assessments in the course, settings, points, questions, etc.).
  • Districts that want flexibility for a hybrid option (e.g., half time in a physical setting/half time online).
  • Districts who can dedicate a client teacher to auto-graded courses that contain students with accommodations/modifications. Auto-graded courses without a client teacher are not ideal for students with accommodations. 

NOTE: The auto-graded model may not be available for some courses.

Auto-Graded Assessments/Feedback

System-generated questions assembled from a vast bank of questions are pooled and randomly generated for students at intervals throughout the course. These questions are scored by the learning management system (LMS), and pre-curated feedback is provided to the student instantly upon submission.

NOTE: There is some level of auto-graded assessments and feedback in each curriculum selection.
Teacher-Graded Assessments/Feedback

Teachers grade authentic assessments based on rubrics within the content. They will also provide individualized feedback on each assessment within two business days (48 hours).

NOTE: Teacher grading requirements varies based on curriculum selection.
Assessment Grader

A qualified teacher who is assigned to a course for the purpose of grading authentic work and providing assessment feedback.

NOTE: The client teacher would be the assessment grader.
Ungraded Assignments

Ungraded assignments include worksheets, activities, and other practice opportunities that allow students to self-assess the material covered in the course in a low impact environment.

NOTE: All curriculum selections contain ungraded activities.
Accommodation Implementation

Teachers will implement documented accommodations and/or modifications from IEP/GIEP/Section 504 plans, which are applicable to our online courses. (Applicable for Lincoln Learning taught courses.)

NOTE: This would be the full responsibility of the client when using client teachers.

IMPORTANT:  As the default, Auto-Graded courses do not have a dedicated Lincoln Learning Solutions Teacher Facilitator to make student accommodations. If a student needs accommodations, the student should either be enrolled in a course with Lincoln Learning Solutions teaching services or an Auto-Graded course with a client teacher.

Timed-Based Activity Completion

Completion based on a predefined amount of time associated with a course activity. Once this time has elapsed, the activity will be considered complete. Time-based completion is not required, but encouraged, because it is the only way that course completion percentage increases. (Applicable for Lincoln Learning taught courses.)

NOTE: Varies based on curriculum selection. Client teachers have the ability to adjust these settings.
Action-Based Activity Completion

Completion based on the action of a student selecting the MARK THIS ACTIVITY COMPLETE button. Students will need to select this button for the activity to be considered complete. Action-based completion is not required, but encouraged, because it is the only way that course completion percentage increases. (Applicable to auto-graded classes only.)

NOTE: Varies based on curriculum selection. Client teachers have the ability to adjust these settings.
Gradable Completion

Graded assignments/assessments are the only required completion indicator.

NOTE: Client teachers have the ability to adjust these settings.
Standard Course Sequence Courses are offered with the predetermined Lincoln Learning course sequence and assessment structure.
Standard Instructional Services Courses are offered with the predetermined Lincoln Learning teacher responsibilities.
Automatic Retries

Assessments are designed with built-in automatic retries, allowing a student to resubmit an assignment without requesting a reset from a teacher. (Applicable in auto-graded courses only.)

NOTE: Varies based on curriculum selection. Client teachers have the ability to adjust these settings.
Passing Grade-Based Finalizations

Courses will be automatically finalized when using Lincoln Learning Solutions’ teaching entities once a student completes all graded items within a course and achieves an overall passing score. To process finalizations that fall outside these parameters, a request can be submitted through a request form by clicking here

NOTE: Finalizations would be at the client discretion when using client teachers.

 

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