The bar graph is easy to interpret, and it also gives him a visual of progress and "grade." As you can see, when I took this screen grab he had scored a 93% in 6th Grade Reading Comprehension and a 93% in Map and Globe Skills. If you click on each icon below that graph, you have even more information. I took this screen snip after he had finished the first reading lessons.
As you can see, the green indicates the percentage of work he has completed, and the yellow-orange is the grade average. Each lesson is titled, and I find this to be particularly helpful! The middle icon allows your student to attempt an activity again.
Mr. B asks to work on his ESA work. He enjoys the articles in the reading sections, and he loves the math and science, especially. I appreciate the variety and comprehensive nature of the lessons offered. This is a one stop shop for all of the core subjects! That's rare to find.
I also like that you can pick and choose through out the grades, rather than being locked into one grade level. With special needs, this time of variety is key to providing a well rounded and tailored education. Overall, I would (and have) recommend this to others!
Does Essential Skills Adviance Complete Home Learning Suite Pass My 4 Ingredient Test?
1.) Customization: Is it easily adaptable? Can we customize it to fit “us?” Can we modify or set our own schedule? Can we take breaks, jump ahead, or flat out skip?
You can work at your own pace, and you can choose academic levels with ease! You can definitely tailor this to fit your student.
This is a subscription based product, so you are limited by that. You are not locked into a specific grade level, and there are no hidden fees. It does cover a range of grade levels.
3.) Attention span: Is it boring? Is it engaging? Is it varied enough for ADHD? Does it last too long?
It is not boring, and it is engaging and varied. Use caution in the reading comprehension area because it may not be real clear that you need to scroll over, or read a specific passage by clicking on an icon. This may cause some frustration for some kiddos (like mine until I figured that out!) It would be nice if there was a way to have the article appear automatically in a separate window as it does not do this for us.
4.) Does it tie into other things we already have.