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Prepares adult learners for high school equivalency exams, including the GED test

Overview

Goals: I-Pathways is a web-based program that aims to support adult learners in preparing for the GED test or other high school equivalency tests such as the HiSET and TASC tests. It also aims to help teachers working with learners preparing for these exams.

Approach: I-Pathways was designed to be facilitated by a teacher. The program includes a Learning Management System with a placement test that helps identify student’s strengths and areas for growth, curriculum (Language Arts, Math, Social Studies, Science and Consumer Education) and reporting options so that teachers can track student progress.

Implementation: I-Pathways can be purchased for use by adult education programs, institutions and organizations. The program can be used as a distance learning curriculum, in blended programs and as a supplementary tool for traditional classrooms.

Pricing: Programs can purchase annual seat licenses that provide access to all of the modules. Pricing is tiered and is dependent upon the number of seat licenses purchased. Contact info@i-pathways.org to learn more.

Who is Using It: As of fall 2014, i-Pathways is being used in programs in 17 states by thousands of learners. This includes adult education programs, career programs and more.

Product Brief

Goals

I-Pathways is a web-based program that aims to support adult learners in preparing for the GED test or other high school equivalency tests such as the HiSET and TASC tests. It also aims to help teachers working with learners preparing for these exams. Additionally, the new version is mobile-friendly, with the goal of increasing accessibility, allowing students to learn on the go.

Program

I-Pathways was designed to be facilitated by a teacher. The program includes a Learning Management System with a placement test that helps identify student’s strengths and areas for growth, curriculum (Language Arts, Math, Social Studies, Science and Consumer Education) and reporting options so that teachers can track student progress. The program is used as a distance learning curriculum, in blended programs and as a supplementary tool for traditional classrooms.

Curriculum

The i-Pathways curriculum has five modules: Language Arts, Math, Social Studies, Science and Consumer Education. Each module contains between four and seven units with varying amounts of lessons in each. On average, each lesson typically take about an hour to complete.

Each lesson includes a combination of key vocabulary, written text, audio and sample questions. At the end of each unit there is a review and a small, informal assessment called a “learning check” that is self-graded.

For the Student

I-Pathways is available for educational programs, institutions and organizations. Typically, these groups administer either the TABE or CASAS assessment to their adult learners. I-Pathways has a table that correlates the scores from TABE and CASAS to the i-Pathways program, letting each learner know whether they should be starting with the basic or secondary module.

When a learner first logs into i-Pathways, they can choose which module to start with. There is a placement test for each module. These tests allow the i-Pathways system to identify each student’s strengths and areas for growth. Once the learner has taken the placement test, the system recommends a learning path for the student including “lessons to do” and “option lessons.”

The student’s home screen displays his/her modules, progress bars for each subject area, access to his/her portfolio, the option to message a teacher and access to downloading resources. At any time, a student can view his/her portfolio to see progress and grades, or message a teacher for support.

For the Teacher

A teacher can view individual student progress, message feedback to students, and change the course of a student’s learning plan based on progress. Teachers can also access analytics on student activity and attendance. Additionally, for programs and organizations using i-Pathways, a teacher can communicate with program administrators through messaging.

I-Pathways provides resources to support teachers such as classroom management strategies, as well as professional development in the form of webinars so that teachers can be trained on how to use the program.

Implementation

I-Pathways can be purchased for use by adult education programs, institutions and organizations. The program can be used as a distance learning curriculum, in blended programs and as a supplementary tool for traditional classrooms.

Business Model and Pricing

Programs can purchase annual seat licenses that provide access to all of the modules. Pricing is tiered and is dependent upon the number of seat licenses purchased. Contact info@i-pathways.org to learn more.

Who is Using It

As of fall 2014, i-Pathways is being used in programs in 17 states by thousands of learners. This includes adult education programs, career programs and more.

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