The KnowledgePoints program is a unique program that offers a specific, individualized diagnostic and prescriptive approach to help students gain the basic skills they need to succeed in school and to build and maintain a high level of self-confidence to succeed in life.
KnowledgePoints offers educational programs in four basic areas: reading, math writing and study skills. We concentrate on reading and math because it is paramount that students have mastery and confidence in these areas.. in order to succeed in all other curriculum areas regardless of age or grade level. The study skills program is an enrichment program that we offer to students who are already functioning at or above grade level.
To enter the program, students must first complete a series of diagnostic tests administered by the KnowledgePoints Center Director of Learning. For the Reading Management Program, the following skill areas are tested: receptive vocabulary, phonics, comprehension, functional vocabulary, oral reading, and reading rate. Additionally, a basic auditory test is given as well. For the Math Management Program, students are tested in receptive vocabulary, computation, concepts and applications, and basic math facts. For the Study Skills Management Program the test is primarily subjective; it asks a variety of questions to ascertain a clearer understanding of the students study habits.
All of our diagnostic tests have been specifically chosen to directly correlate with the specialized instructional materials used in the program. Once a student has been tested, the KnowledgePoints Director of Learning can develop an individualized plan based on the test results and correlation charts. The materials used in our program come from respected American educational publishers like McGraw-Hill and Harcourt Brace.
Students benefit from this program not only because the program is completely individualized, but also because the student-teacher ratio never exceeds three to one. Since students are monitored on a daily basis, changes are made in their individualized plan as needed.
In order to keep the parents up-to-date on the students progress, the Director of Learning schedules an informal meeting with the parents after every month. After the completion of forty hours of instruction, students are given progress tests. A parent conference follows in order to share progress test scores, discuss any new information, and specify new goals.
Not only is it important for us to maintain regular communications with the parents, it is also crucial for us to establish positive working relationships with the classroom teachers. After obtaining signed parental permission forms, we share student test scores, goals, and objectives with teachers and school personnel. In order to receive feedback on student progress in the classroom as well, we provide surveys for teachers and parents to submit.
While many other tutoring programs offer a guarantee, KnowledgePoints offers both a guarantee and proven results. Over the past five years, KnowledgePoints has commissioned an independent consultant to evaluate the effectiveness of our program for all students who have completed 40 tutoring lessons. Our goal in gathering this important information was to show parents and students that KnowledgePoints is committed to ensuring all of our students are experiencing the same high quality of learning nationwide and more importantly, that the program is successful in addressing the learning gaps between students from different backgrounds.
Clinton KnowledgePoints is averaging 2.5 grade level improvement in 40 hours with its students.
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