How do you measure how a learner is progressing at Apollo Academy?
We measure student progress in several different ways:
Learners set daily, weekly and session goals and share those with guides, peers and their parents.
We utilize robust real-time data for each of our online learning tools to measure progress on core skills (reading, writing and math). At any given time both parents and Guides can find out exactly what their learner is learning. Our online programs easily allows us to track progress, identify areas of struggle and close any learning gaps. The web-based programs don’t allow the student to move on to the next skill until it has been mastered. Our Guides receive training in helping kids get unstuck, embrace a growth mindset and develop grit.
We utilize individual portfolios where each student showcases and adds their best work. We can measure their growth in things such as History, Writer’s Workshops, and any Quest using projects we have completed.
Though we never “teach to the test,” standardized tests are given unannounced twice a year to provide useful benchmark data.