The Edmentum Exact Path Individualized Learning Solution is a K-6 online curriculum product that provides standards-based instruction in Reading, Language Arts and Math. The Exact Path learning experience constructs individualized learning paths for students based on results of the included diagnostic assessment and tailors student learning based on their performance throughout the system.
The Exact Path interface is kid-friendly, of high quality, and customized for students in both lower and upper grades. There are a number of tools available for students to use within lessons including a highlighter, translator, and notepad tool.
Instructional design of the program is based on a linear computer-assisted instructional model where information is presented through different combinations of text, images, animations and videos, followed by a comprehension check. Most lessons consist of a direct instruction component, one or more practice activities, and a mastery assessment. Assessment items include multiple choice and matching exercises, as well as written responses, both short and long. In math lessons, students also use the built-in word processor to input equations and solve problems.
- Media-rich instructional environment
- K-6 online curriculum with individualized learning paths
- Diagnostic assessments pinpoint students’ unique learning needs
- Robust reporting mechanism for student progress and performance
Seal of Alignment Review
The Edmentum Exact Path resource successfully underwent the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) Seal of Alignment review for Readiness. Reviewers determined this resource helps build foundational technology skills needed to support the ISTE Standards for Students. Exact Path contains features and components that collectively contribute to laying a foundation of basic technology skills that enhance awareness of technology applications.
“Edmentum’s Exact Path provides richly varied online instruction supported by a powerful diagnostic/prescriptive system that helps teachers effectively monitor and guide student progress.”
— ISTE Review Report
Edmentum’s Exact Path was found to support the following indicators of the ISTE Standards for Students:
1. Empowered Learner
1.c. Use technology to seek feedback that informs and improves their practice and to demonstrate their learning in a variety of ways.
1.d. Understand the fundamental concepts of technology operations, demonstrate the ability to choose, use and troubleshoot current technologies and are able to transfer their knowledge to explore emerging technologies.
2. Digital Citizen
2.c. Demonstrate an understanding of and respect for the rights and obligations of using and sharing intellectual property.
3. Knowledge Constructor
3.a. Plan and employ effective research strategies to locate information and other resources for their intellectual or creative pursuits.
3.b. Evaluate the accuracy, perspective, credibility and relevance of information, media, data or other resources.
3.c. Curate information from digital resources using a variety of tools and methods to create collections of artifacts that demonstrate meaningful connections or conclusions.
4. Innovative Designer
4.a. Know and use a deliberate design process for generating ideas, testing theories, creating innovative artifacts or solving authentic problems.
4.c. Develop, test and refine prototypes as part of a cyclical design process.
6. Creative Communicator
6.d. Publish or present content that customizes the message and medium for their intended audiences.