Last month, the FEV Tutor team traveled to New York to attend the Center for Educational Innovation Summer Leadership Conference hosted in the historic suburb of Tarrytown. We had the opportunity to meet with over 500 principals, assistant principals, and administrators. In addition to our lively booth, conference attendees could experience innovative speaker sessions covering a variety of exciting topics. Conference attendees also joined us at our sponsored happy hour where we had the opportunity to meet and network with some of the best educational leaders.
Pleasanton ISD is a rural school district located south of San Antonio in Pleasanton, Texas. Pleasanton ISD serves students in a ranching and small business area and supports a large number of low-income families. The district chose to partner with FEV Tutor to help drive gains on the STAAR assessments and bridge skill-gaps for Special Education, ESL, and Migrant students. Historically, special student populations at Pleasanton ISD had performed below the state average on STAAR Assessments.
Children of Promise Preparatory Academy is a public charter school located in Inglewood, California. COPPA serves a high low-income student population (93%), and a majority of students are considered at-risk due to low-income status and low performance on benchmark and state assessments. In January 2018, the school partnered with FEV Tutor to help at-risk students bridge skill-gaps in both Math and ELA.
In 2017, Children of Promise Preparatory Academy performed better than only 0.6% of elementary schools in California. COPPA needed to get students additional supports to keep them on track to fulfill California A-G Requirements and place them on a College and Career Ready path.
North Carolina Virtual Academy (NCVA), a statewide online public charter school, had an urgent need to improve proficiency on state assessments after receiving a D School Performance Grade from the state. NCVA’s biggest deficits were in Math and needed an intervention to have an immediate impact on student performance.
Fulton County Schools (FCS) is a diverse urban district located in the Atlanta Metropolitan Area with a designated ‘Achievement Zone’ serving a high At-Risk (Title I) student population. Students in the Achievement Zone, including Love T. Nolan Elementary School, historically struggle in Math and ELA and with the changing rigor of Georgia Standards of Excellence (GSE) and Milestone Assessments, students throughout the Achievement Zone were falling behind.
Dallas ISD is a diverse, urban school district in north Texas. Dallas ISD is the second-largest district in the state and serves a high ELL and low-income student population. The district chose FEV Tutor as an approved tutoring provider to help at-risk students throughout the district prepare for STAAR End of Course Assessments.
To encourage our students to take an active role in their learning process and to help make learning fun, FEV Tutor introduced “My Journey” to our Online Tutoring portal this fall. Students are rewarded with points for positive behaviors, such as taking ownership of their learning, mastering new concepts, participation, and more. As students accumulate points, they earn Micro-Badges that unlock new levels on their game-board to compete with their classmates and earn privileges to customize their avatar and tutoring experience. In this post, we will examine how FEV's My Journey helps students to become self-advocates.
Did you know that FEV Tutor recently updated its platform to have gamification features? The My Journey update encourages students to take an active role in their learning process. On the game board, students will begin on Level 1, where they can design their very own avatar. Over time, students can level up by earning points in each of the four “My Journey” categories: Participate, Drive, Achieve, and Collaborate. Each category supports students to engage in behaviors that will help drive achievement gains and meeting their academic goals.
FEV Tutor was recently featured in an article on eSchool News written by Dr. Martinrex Kedziora, Superintendent of Moreno Valley Unified School District in California. In the article, "Here's how we made data usable for our teachers," Dr. Kedziora details how his district not only collects the right data but also connects interventions to data to help students learn.