Survey: Sufficient resources for at-risk students lacking

3/30/2012 5:06:00 PM
A survey of superintendents, supervisors and principals attending the ASCD Annual Conference in Philadelphia, Penn., this week indicated that less than one-third (31 percent) believe they have the necessary time and/or resources to provide effective individualized instruction to at-risk students.

The informal survey, conducted by Lexia Learning polled nearly 150 education professionals at the ASCD Conference. Attendees were asked about their school or district’s ability to provide individualized instruction to students of all levels including at-risk, on-level and advanced. Only one-third (36 percent) of educators polled indicated that teachers at their schools had the time and resources to effectively deliver individualized instruction for on-level students, while less than half (47 percent) believed they had the appropriate resources available to offer individualized instruction to advanced students.

Those surveyed were also asked about the burden of traditional testing, which continues to be a drain on school resources. Less than one-third (30 percent) of the respondents indicated that teachers at their school were able to gather student performance data without compromising the amount of instruction time available.

Lexia Reading® provides individualized, adaptive learning for students of all abilities, and provides teachers with norm-referenced data on student proficiency, as well as resources to differentiate instruction for each student. The product’s embedded assessment capabilities provide educators with detailed student performance data, without stopping to administer a test.

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