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NCLB and Exceptional Children



QUESTION:

Area of Concern: Help with all Subjects
Submitted by: Teacher
Grade Level: High School
Competency: Below Level
I teach special education at the high school level in Oregon. NCLB has raised expectations so high, that it is difficult for a special needs child to actually achieve. Now don't get me wrong, I believe in my students and that they can achieve great things. I could use your advice as to the best software to help me help my students.



ANSWER:

We've helped many special needs students improve their acadmic skills. Our best programs for high school special needs students are Developing Critical Thinking Skills for Effective Reading and Pre-Algebra Shape-Up.

Developing Critical Thinking Skills is for reading levels 5 through 8. A more advanced version is for levels 8 through 11. The software provides hands-on practice in essential reading skills: Vocabulary, Main Idea, Inference. It is self-paced and self-advancing. Personalized feedback helps students learn from their own mistakes.

Pre-Algebra Shape-Up covers the essential concepts in math students must know. Topics covered include line graphs, bar graphs, percents, ratios, and pie charts. Concepts are brokendown into understandable parts. Multiple forms of assistance are available to students when needed.


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