Report: Adaptive technology helps to individualize instruction

McGraw-Hill Education's new report, "Brave New World of Education: Personalized Adaptive Learning Tools Promise One-on-One Tutoring for All Students," suggests that adaptive learning technology has enabled schools to move beyond the "one-size-fits-all" approach and establish a personalized education model to fit each student.

The authors highlight three of McGraw-Hill's adaptive programs:

Power of U, a digitally-rich personalized middle school math pilot program that uses real-time assessment data to group students in ways that allow them to learn at their own pace, in their own style, using the medium that works best for them (i.e. teacher-led or small group instruction or virtual tutoring).

LearnSmart, an interactive study tool for higher education that adaptively assesses students' skill and knowledge levels to track which topics students have mastered and which require further instruction and practice.

ALEKS®, a web-based assessment and learning system created by the ALEKS Corporation that employs adaptive questioning to quickly and accurately determine exactly what a college student knows and doesn't know in a course.

A copy of the report can be downloaded here: