Teaching Entities: The Student Experience

This article provides details associated with the student experience based on each teaching entity option.

 

Click here for the companion article that assists clients in determining which teaching entity may be best suited for them based on service details.

CURRICULUM SELECTION

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Lincoln Learning Solutions offers an auto-graded curriculum. Details in each auto-graded row will reflect the general setup and design by default. These courses can be ordered with or without a client teacher.

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

Lincoln Learning Solutions’ Instructional Services

Lincoln Learning Solutions offers instructional services for our Lincoln Empowered curriculum. The details in each Instructional Services row will highlight the general expectations when using our instructional services and the default settings for the Lincoln Empowered curriculum.

Client Taught

Clients can opt to have their staff teach either the Lincoln Empowered curriculum or the auto-graded curriculum. Each client taught row will highlight items that can be determined by the client when using their own teaching staff.

NOTE: Client teachers cannot be added as co-teachers to courses taught by Lincoln Learning Solutions’ Instructional Services.

ASSESSMENT TYPES

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 Auto-graded courses are comprised of purely auto-graded assessments that are scored by the learning management system (LMS), and automatic feedback is delivered to the student through the LMS.

NOTE: Clients can decide to use the auto-graded courses and add additional authentic work later. Auto-graded courses do not contain assessments that require teacher-touch. This decision is determined during implementation.

Lincoln Learning Solutions' Instructional Services

Courses taught by Lincoln Learning teachers are comprised of both auto-graded and teacher-graded assessments. Auto-graded assessments contain multiple choice, multiple answer, ordering, and matching questions that can be scored by the LMS. Teacher-graded items include essays and other project-based assignments that require the student to complete some piece of authentic work.

Client Taught

Assessment types vary based on the curriculum selection.

GRADES

Auto-graded

All assessments within an auto-graded course will be automatically graded within the LMS. Assessments will have retries automatically enabled so that students can submit or resubmit assessments more freely.

Lincoln Learning Solutions' Instructional Services

Lincoln Learning teachers provide strong feedback and utilize rubrics embedded within the curriculum. Assessments will be graded within two business days (48 hours).

Client Taught

Grading will be at the teacher’s discretion.

COURSE PROGRESSION

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Students will indicate completion of ungraded course activities by clicking a MARK THIS ACTIVITY COMPLETE button. This allows each student to take as much or as little time as needed on each activity before indicating completion.

Graded course activities will be indicated as complete once they are submitted.

Lincoln Learning Solutions' Instructional Services

Ungraded activities are automatically marked as complete once a predesignated amount of time has elapsed per activity. Students must view each activity for the predesignated amount of time before the activity shows as complete, thereby pacing progress on each activity accordingly.

Graded course activities will be indicated as complete once they are submitted.

Client Taught

Course progression will be determined by the curriculum selection (Lincoln Empowered or auto-graded) and the course type (continuous or ranged).

Continuous course setup applies soft due date to course activities based on the start and end date of the student enrollments and the number of activities within the course. Only activities identified as graded will be found in the To-Do List within the LMS.

NOTE: Due dates for activities or assessments cannot be applied or changed with this course setting.

Ranged (traditional) courses require a start and end date. Students’ due dates are only identified if a teacher manually sets them. Due dates can be provided for both graded and non-graded assignments. Updates to blackout dates will not automatically adjust scheduled due dates. The teacher will need to make these changes manually.

FINALIZATIONS

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When using auto-graded courses without a client teacher, course finalizations will be automatically submitted once all graded items are marked complete and a passing score threshold of 60% is reached in each student’s course. To process finalizations that fall outside these parameters, a request can be submitted through a request form by clicking here

Lincoln Learning Solutions' Instructional Services

Course finalizations will be automatically submitted once all graded items are marked complete and a passing score threshold of 60% is reached in each student’s course. To process finalizations that fall outside these parameters, a request can be submitted through a request form by clicking here.

Client Taught

Course finalizations will be set to manual by default.

Client teachers can adjust settings at their discretion.

COMMUNICATION

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When using auto-graded courses without a client teacher, all communication/inquiries are filtered through the Service Portal or the Client Support Specialist.

Lincoln Learning Solutions' Instructional Services

Teachers can communicate via email, LMS messages, assessment feedback, collaborate appointments, and conference calls (if applicable). Teachers will respond to all student communication within one business day (24 hours). Welcome letters from teachers will be sent to students upon their course enrollments.

Client Taught

Communication will be at the teacher’s discretion.

SUPPLEMENTAL CONTENT SUPPORT

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When using auto-graded courses without a client teacher, supplemental content support will not be provided.

Lincoln Learning Solutions' Instructional Services

Lincoln Learning can push supplemental content to students via the LMS based on their unique learning needs.

Additional content can help the student to comprehend the subject matter. This content may come from various sources. It may include content from courses in the Digital Library, content created by the teacher, or links to additional resources.

Client Taught

Supplemental Content Support will be at the teacher’s discretion. The Lincoln Learning Solutions’ Learning Object Repository found within the Digital Library can provide client teachers with a variety of supplemental support options.

ACCOMMODATIONS

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 Limited accommodations can be implemented when using auto-graded courses without a client teacher. If more specific modifications are required, an alternative Instructional Services option should be leveraged.

Lincoln Learning Solutions' Instructional Services

Accommodations and modifications will be implemented based on the student’s documented IEP, GIEP, or Section 504 Plan. The Student Support Services Guide lists the specific accommodations and modifications that Lincoln Learning Solutions can implement. View the Student Support Services Guide by clicking here. 

Client Taught

Accommodations will be at the client’s determination.

ACADEMIC HONOR CODE AND STUDENT ASSISTANCE

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 Not applicable when using auto-graded courses without a client teacher.

Lincoln Learning Solutions' Instructional Services

When students have violated the Academic Honor Code, interventions will take place to allow students to learn about plagiarism. Then, students will be given the opportunity to retake the assessment. In addition, if a student submits content that is concerning, the teacher will follow guidelines to report that information to the appropriate parties.

Client Taught

 An Academic Honor Code will be determined by the client.

UNIQUE ALLOWANCES

Auto-graded

No unique allowances will be provided when using auto-graded courses without a client teacher.

Lincoln Learning Solutions' Instructional Services

Unique district procedures (such as resetting assessments and assessment excusals) will be considered based on capabilities within the LMS and discussions with Lincoln Learning Solutions’ instructional management prior to student enrollment. (Not available in credit recovery courses based on the nature of the course settings in the LMS.)

Client Taught

Unique allowances will be at the teacher’s discretion.

TRANSFERS

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Transfers into and out of auto-graded courses are not available. A student must drop a course and then enroll in a new course.

Lincoln Learning Solutions' Instructional Services

Transfers into and out of Lincoln Learning taught courses are not available. A student must drop a course and then enroll in a new course.

Client Taught

Transfers from one client-taught section to another is the decision of the client.

CONTENT SUPPORT

Auto-graded When using auto-graded courses without a client teacher, no content support will be provided. While the Auto-graded courses do not require a teacher to facilitate, they are still written with the intention that a parent or mentor is available to aid the student.
Lincoln Learning Solutions' Instructional Services

Support, such as assistance with the subject matter, inquiries about assessments, and general questions regarding course content, will be provided within one business day (24 hours) of the request.

Client Taught

Content support will be at the client’s determination.

PROGRESS MONITORING

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When using auto-graded courses without a client teacher, progress monitoring will not be provided.

Lincoln Learning Solutions' Instructional Services

A Lincoln Learning teacher will monitor progress on a daily, weekly, and monthly basis, specifically based on the student’s pace and performance within the course.

Client Taught

Progress monitoring will be at the client’s determination.

TUTORING/OFFICE HOURS

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When using auto-graded courses without a client teacher, tutoring or office hours will not be provided.

Lincoln Learning Solutions' Instructional Services

Lincoln Learning teachers provide virtual office hours two hours per week. Office hours are set by the teacher, and the link to attend can be found in the teacher’s homeroom. Students can seek additional support outside of office hours by making an appointment with the teacher.

Client Taught

Tutoring and office hours will be at the teacher’s discretion.

VIRTUAL LIAISON

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 Virtual Liaison support will not be provided.

Lincoln Learning Solutions' Instructional Services Lincoln Learning teachers will work with Lincoln Learning Virtual Liaisons to determine if extra support is needed for a specific student. For example, if a teacher notices that a student is submitting assessments incorrectly, has not made progress in the course for several weeks, or is not examining lessons before completing assessments, the teacher will ask a Virtual Liaison to reach out to the student/family/district. The Virtual Liaison will offer interventions to get the student back on track
Client Taught Lincoln Learning Solutions’ Virtual Liaisons are not available to students using client-taught courses.

 

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