Our specialized curriculum assists students with learning disabilities by creating activities that increase focus, multi-tasking abilities, cognitive processing, and short-term/long-term memory.
To measure the output of our strategic educational techniques, our students are constantly being assessed through various mechanisms such as daily work analysis, IXL benchmarks, Curriculum Based Measurements and the standardized Iowa Testing. Below you will find how our educators at Excelsior Academy have helped our students improve their grades and rankings according to national standards.
Student Case A
This student came to us in Fall 2015. He struggled with mathametics and was autistic. His parents came to us with concerns about their child not fitting in well at his other school and was falling behind due to a difference in learning style from other children his age.
Our charts show the significant improvement he made from May 2016 to October 2016 on his IOWA tests. He has improved across the board areas of mathematical achievement.
In addition to developing his technical competency, this student has also improved socially. Although struggling with Autism, he has also learned many important social cues from peers and teachers making for a more well-rounded experience.
Student Case B
With this student, significant improvement was noted on her reading and language capabilities. Her teacher focused on specific exercises such as the Blue Book method, Auditory Memory Training, and Sounds of Language/Speech that provided the right support to reach her reading and language arts goals. This student also struggled socially at her previous school. However, she has now found support among her new friends at Excelsior. She looks forward to coming to school everyday and her parents could not be happier!
Throughout the semester, we observed incremental improvements and new milestones that put a spotlight on the great work our teachers are doing.