During Phase I of Algebra Readiness and Algebra I, students work their way individually through a series of Individualized Prescriptive Lessons™ (IPLs). Students begin this process by completing a diagnostic assessment designed to measure a student’s knowledge and level of understanding of a wide range of basic math concepts. Based on the outcome of the assessment, each student is prescribed lessons in math concepts for which they need remediation. Each lesson begins with a practice test, and students then proceed with the lesson in preparation for successfully completing a mastery test at the conclusion of the lesson. Students must pass each prescribed mastery test before moving on to the next lesson. IPLs are computer based and used extensively in Phase I and also for targeted remediation in Phases II and III. Students are required to achieve mastery of basic math concepts in Phase I before they can begin applying their skills during the project-based curriculum delivered in Phase II and Phase III.
- Diagnostic assessments
- Targeted remediation
- Individualized, scheduled lesson plans
- One-to-one, computer-based instruction