SuccessMaker Partnership Guarantee

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You set the goal for each of your students in Reader's Workshop and/or Math Concepts and Skills. And you set the date by which each of your students should reach the goal.

SuccessMaker's Individualized Prescriptive Strategy (I.P.S.) forecasts the amount of time that a student will need to spend in the course to reach that goal by the target date. I.P.S. will automatically adjust the forecast of time needed to reflect the current performance of the student.

You use each periodic I.P.S. report to adjust the time the student spends in SuccessMaker sessions so that the time the student will spend equals the time needed as indicated in the most recent report.

On the target date, you look to see if the student has reached the goal. If the student has not reached at least the target goal (within two years), and if the time spent by the student was adjusted after each periodic I.P.S. report to equal the time needed as forecast, we will issue you a "student credit'' for that student to be credited towards the annual courseware fees for the next year.

The "student credit'' will be an amount equal to the total annual courseware fees due for the next year divided by the total number of students enrolled in SuccessMaker. In counting the number of students, each student counts only as one even if the student is enrolled in both courses. For each student, only one student credit will be granted even if that student failed to reach the target goal in both courses. The student credits must be used in the next school year and any unused credit will not be refunded.

The guarantee applies only to the school year beginning fall 1993. SuccessMaker must be installed in the participating school so that students can be enrolled and starting sessions no later than Nov. 1, 1993.

To qualify for this guarantee, the school must meet the conditions described in the Curriculum Plan.

Curriculum Plan
1. Enrollment of students must comply with the attached enrollment guidelines. Initial sessions must be set for a minimum of 15 minutes duration for each course. More than one session may be scheduled in one day, but a single session should not be for more than 20 minutes. Students may be scheduled for at most two daily sessions in a single course, and for sessions no less than three times a week and preferably daily.
2. After enrollment of the student, set the target goal for the student. The target goal may be adjusted by you after Initial Placement Motion (I.P.M.) (usually 10 sessions) or after the first I.P.S. Report showing time forecast (after 40 sessions). The target goal must not be greater than the lower of (a) or (b):

(a) 1.2 years beyond the student's level at the end of I.P.M. or

(b) the target goal achievable with daily time (based on five days a week) of 40 minutes or less, as indicated by the I.P.S. Report printed after 40 sessions.

You will document the target goal, the target date and the time spent by the student as described in the documentation section.
3. Print I.P.S. Reports after the first 40 sessions in the course and approximately every 20 sessions or monthly thereafter, whichever comes first.
4. Use the current I.P.S. Report forecast to adjust the time spent by the student in the course. Schedule each student so the time needed to reach the goal (shown on the I.P.S. Report) will be accomplished within the time available. (A process for using a utility program to help you is given in the I.P.S. Implementation Guide.)

Example: A student's time needed forecast is 12 hours (or 720 minutes). The student is scheduled to have 40 more days of instruction with 15-minute daily sessions in the course, or 600 minutes. Therefore, an additional 120 minutes should be scheduled, distributed over the days available. One way to do this is to increase the session time to 18 minutes. Another is to add another session each week.
5. On rare occasions, a student who appeared capable of attaining the target goal by the target date will fall behind. The I.P.S. Report alerts you to the need for intervention by specifying (L

  • ) in the "Learning Rate'' column and suggests reenrollment of the student. When the I.P.S. Report shows (L
  • ), after any corrective action that you choose to take, if you choose to reenroll the student at the suggested level you will be entitled to receive a student credit for that student. You will not thereafter be entitled to an additional student credit for that student. Before you reenroll the student, print a Course Report and keep it in the documentation folder.
    6. You agree that you will not submit for credit a student who is making no effort.
    7. You agree that the Computer Curriculum Educational Consultant may visit your sites from time to time to observe student activity and compliance with the Curriculum Plan.
    8. Guarantee not valid where prohibited by law or where applicable law does not permit disclosure to Computer Curriculum of required documentation.

SOURCE: Computer Curriculum Corporation

Vol. 12, Issue 15

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