Mathematics

Understanding Standards-Based Testing, Its Limitations, and Its Impact on Equity

By Richard Capone, Let’s Go Learn, Inc. Standards-based testing in the classroom has been the de facto method for K-12 educational testing.  State standards set the target for teachers to teach towards and students to work towards.  Administrators use interim assessments, sometimes by the states themselves, or some other benchmark test for quarterly evaluations

By |2020-09-04T02:18:38+00:00September 4th, 2020|Assessment, Instruction, Mathematics, Reading|0 Comments

Top 10 Tips for New Homeschoolers

As students head back to school this fall, many parents are exploring homeschooling as an alternative to online schooling or as a way to supplement the unique learning situations provided by schools. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all schools are affected in degrees ranging from prohibition of all in-person education to students on campus

By |2020-09-03T18:46:50+00:00September 3rd, 2020|Assessment, Instruction, Mathematics, Reading|0 Comments

Hybrid Learning

As schools attempt to open back up this fall, one strategy to get kids back on campus is to conduct hybrid learning, during which students spend a portion of time on campus and another chunk of time at home using remote learning technology. Hybrid learning is a compromise, as the name implies, to get

By |2020-08-25T01:06:40+00:00August 25th, 2020|Assessment, Instruction, Mathematics, Reading|0 Comments

What is the Zone of Proximal Development?

Efforts to find the best way to teach students involve many personalized learning strategies. One such strategy is to determine the “zone of proximal development.” The zone of proximal development is the sweet spot for personalized learning, where the subjects and rigor are ideally suited to an individual student’s optimal learning. Ideally, this is the

By |2020-08-25T00:35:25+00:00August 25th, 2020|Assessment, Instruction, Mathematics, Reading|0 Comments

The Power of Positive Emotion in Personalized Learning

Numerous research studies have shown that emotion plays a critical role in learning. Fortunately, this is intuitive: negative emotions often hurt a child’s ability to learn while positive emotions generally help. This is true in all types of learning, whether in person or online. And it has been validated that online learning in particular

By |2020-07-01T19:36:00+00:00July 1st, 2020|Assessment, Instruction, Mathematics, Reading|0 Comments

Navigating Special Education and Remote Learning

In partnership with the National Council of Administrators of Special Education (CASE), this week Let's Go Learn presented a webinar that shares educators' best practices for implementing remote learning in the context of special education. The webinar included discussion of the current environment, as well as a lengthy Q&A session for a panel of experts

By |2020-04-22T02:34:48+00:00April 22nd, 2020|Assessment, Instruction, Mathematics, Reading|0 Comments

From Assessment to Instruction

Today’s online learning landscape is a confusing sea of possibilities for families who need to provide instruction at home. Let’s Go Learn provides groundbreaking, personalized help to allow your student to succeed and find his/her path through this ocean. A basic plan could look like this: Assess a baseline: Get a baseline of where

By |2020-04-16T23:49:50+00:00April 16th, 2020|Assessment, Instruction, Mathematics, Reading|0 Comments

The History of LetsGoLearn

Let’s Go Learn began as an effort to bring an academic reading model to the digital age. With the World Wide Web reaching mass market in the late 1990s, Dr. Richard McCallum of UC Berkeley took his reading and literacy development program and partnered with technologist Richard Capone to create a web version of

By |2020-04-09T21:22:04+00:00April 9th, 2020|Assessment, Instruction, Mathematics, Reading|0 Comments

Special Needs Students May Struggle As Schools Close

Now that students are home using online learning strategies provided by their schools, new educational challenges are emerging. Schools are struggling to maintain equity with all students learning from home, with some kids requiring accommodations, special services, and English language help. Students with disabilities are likely to have some of the most challenges in

By |2020-04-15T02:19:48+00:00April 9th, 2020|Assessment, Instruction, Mathematics, Reading|0 Comments

Distance Learning “For All”

As shelter in place guidelines continue throughout the nation and schools gear up with online education, many states are putting out guidelines to help teachers and families understand what that online education should look like. Equity issues continue to be at the forefront of online education guidelines. Since it would be nearly impossible for

By |2020-04-09T20:53:14+00:00April 9th, 2020|Assessment, Instruction, Mathematics, Reading|0 Comments