What do teachers do in their classrooms every day? They follow a set instructional plan but make countless little adjustments along the way. The artistry of teaching is being able to adjust on the fly. Teachers present new concepts, model skills, and allow for practice and exploration. They adjust their delivery, pacing, and content based on how well their students are doing.
The adaptive technology motion that powers SuccessMaker follows the same general rule. SuccessMaker begins with an initial placement, or starting level for each student. The goal is to meet the learner at his or her level, making sure the content is neither too easy nor too hard. Once adaptive placement occurs, the system adjusts the curriculum based on student performance at key decision points.