Learning Plans on Demand™ is among the Top 100 Products for 2010 recognized by the long-standing educational leader’s magazine, District Administration. Learning Plans on Demand (LearningPlansOnDemand.com) is a powerful vertical assessment and instruction tool that determines 1) what concepts a student has missed in earlier grades and 2) provides the instructional materials needed to fill in the student’s knowledge gaps. Its companion-product, Skills Pointer™ (SkillsPointer.com), is a computer-adaptive assessment resource that is also used to inform and individualize instruction.
District Administration reports on the issues, topics and trends that drive K-12 education. The Readers’ Choice Top 100 Products are selected from educational resources nominated by administrators who use the products in their schools. Editors from District Administration magazine then review these nominations to select the top products they will highlight in the year-end issue. Learning Plans on Demand, which is used throughout the country to individualize instruction, was also the feature of a May 2010 article about Seneca Valley School District’s (Pennsylvania) successful early intervention program for struggling students.
Learning Plans on Demand includes assessments and tutorials for mathematics, language arts, reading and science and at any grade level from kindergarten to high school. All content and tutorials are aligned to state learning standards and the content of high-stakes assessments and high school exit exams. Test questions are available as constructed response (open-ended) or selected response (multiple-choice). Powerful district and school-wide reporting features help administrators analyze curriculum gaps and school or district performance over a wide range of variables.
Skills Pointer is the next-generation tool for individualizing instruction. Skills Pointer builds on the core strengths of Learning Plans on Demand by adding a powerful computer-adaptive exam that continually adjusts the questions delivered to students to create a truly accurate picture of their understanding. Skills Pointer automatically displays the tutorials and lessons needed for each learning objective requiring remediation or reinforcement. It is the only in-depth targeted resource of its kind: online, adaptive, complete and covering all the skills a student needs from kindergarten to high school in math, language arts, science and reading.
“These two tools provide schools with an easy yet powerful way to meet student needs on an individual basis,” said Bill Tudor, founder and CEO of International Learning Corporation. “Secondary schools need to correct the deficits a student has accumulated before they can teach high school material, which is the perfect application for Skills Pointer. Learning Plans on Demand meets the individual classroom teacher’s needs with a simple diagnostic assessment and then all of the instructional resources needed from previous grades that will get her students back on track.”
About International Learning Corporation
International Learning Corporation (InternationalLearningCorporation.com), based in Stuart, Fla. creates software and content for students to achieve academic success. Skills Pointer™ is a computer adaptive readiness exam that provides tutorials for each learning objective needing remediation or reinforcement. Learning Plans on Demand™ (learningplansondemand.com) is a web-based program that creates individualized learning plans with teacher-created, standards-based activities that are easily implemented in class or at home. International Learning Corporation also developed The Parent Page (theparentpage.com) and Rapid Resources (rapidresources.com). Call 866-343-5189 or email support[.]ILCmail.com for more information.