Reimagining Credit Recovery Curriculum to Motivate Students to Stay on

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Designed for the “at-promise” student who needs to earn credit, FuelEd’s new adaptive curriculum features rich multi-media and motivational learning objects

A student’s ninth-grade “status” is the best indicator of whether or not he or she will graduate. The University of Chicago Consortium on Chicago School Research found that students who are on-track after their freshman year are more than three and one-half times more likely to graduate from high school in four years than students who are off-track. To help engage and motivate students who need help staying on track for graduation, Fuel Educationâ (FuelEdâ) is launching a new, credit recovery curriculum for blended and online learning available this fall.

The new FuelEd Credit Recovery Curriculum features a modern design with interactive content, adaptive release technology, growth mindset and social emotional exercises to teach grit, and powerful analytic tools—all available in a mobile and accessible learning environment.

The courses are designed for students who need to recover credits in order to graduate, but learned enough to make a complete repetition of the course unnecessary. All courses are broken down into modules, each of which starts with a pre-test to evaluate the student’s existing knowledge. If a student demonstrates mastery during the module’s pre-test, the courses’ adaptive release of content allows the student to advance within the course to where he or she needs to be. For added support and motivation, FuelEd embedded content to teach students about grit and to help them develop a growth mindset and social emotional learning practices.

“We believe that ‘at-promise’ students sometimes need additional support to overcome obstacles in their education. With the new credit recovery curriculum, we are pleased to provide our school and district partners rich, interactive content and tools to help them better engage students so they can stay on the path to graduation,” said Gregg Levin, Fuel Education’s General Manager.

The new courses also include English Language Learners (ELL) support, including non-linguistic representation of content, audio demonstrations and pre-teaching of key vocabulary in both English and Spanish.

The FuelEd Credit Recovery Curriculum can be taught by district teachers or FuelEd’s certified teachers. Its advanced analytic tools include visual dashboards to make it easy for teachers to see how a class is performing as a whole or how individual students are progressing through courses. Teachers can generate personalized reports to drive targeted remediation for individual students or small groups.

The new curriculum will be released in phases, beginning with Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, English 9, English 10, and Spanish 1 in the fall, including updated health and physical education courses. FuelEd offers a total of 19 credit recovery courses. To learn more, click here to watch a video.  To view a short demo, click here.

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