The following steps serve as a guide to help educators successfully implement the flexible Student Paths program with students online. Also check out our video tutorial for students.
1. One-time student registration - 5-10 minutes
Have your students register at www.mystudentpath.com. Once that is completed, they can use that to log in anytime/anywhere going forward. We suggest you have students use the same username and password as they already use within the school to make the process easier and protect against them forgetting their logins.
2. Connect with post-secondary options - 5 minutes
After the registration students are asked if they would like to be connected to any of the post-secondary options that support the program. This is optional. Similar to a college fair, if students would like to get more information they can indicate this and provide an address, phone number, and email for their chosen option(s) to contact them. Otherwise they can simply say “not interested.” This provides the student an opportunity to learn about their post-secondary options early and often.
3. Take a brief assessment - 5-10 minutes
Students are then prompted to take the first of four assessments which are designed to measure their progress on 12 college and career readiness outcomes over a period of time. The questions will differ each time and will vary between collecting baseline and summative data. None of this information is shared or passed on to third parties. The assessment will usually consist of 5-10 questions.
4. Access the content - 15-20 minutes
After completing the initial assessment, students are taken to the home page, where they can access the available content for that time period. This content includes articles and videos that have a unique “peer-to-peer” perspective. Teachers can access lesson plans that correspond with some of the available articles at http://studentpaths.com/lesson-plans.
Requirements & Resources for Implementation:
New articles, lessons and videos are launched each school year, and we ask that you use something from the program at least two times per year as well as have your students complete two brief assessments, which is also how your school earns money from our sponsoring colleges. The fall assessment can be completed between August and December and the winter assessment can be completed between January and June.
Your students will be automatically prompted to take the assessment after they log on to their account for the first time that semester. Assessments are not tied to specific articles or lessons, but instead measure overall growth with college and career readiness.
To plan ahead, visit http://studentpaths.com/lesson-plans to download our 2014-2015 content plan and calendar.
If you have technology issues, please contact Gregg Saunders, President, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 612-868-2084.