Student Achievement Systems
Insights & Info
In this section you’ll find our latest expert insights on data-driven student success monitoring, as well as Pulse customer case studies and the latest news about the developers of Pulse, Student Achievement Systems LLC!
For many K-12 schools, MTSS, or Multi-Tiered System of Supports, is a critical part of developing a student-centered support model. In a virtual environment a well planned MTSS operating structure becomes even more important. That’s because virtual learners do not benefit from the ‘captive audience’ benefit of a traditional seated program.
The heart of an MTSS system is the quality of support options your school has chosen to use in it. Those support options become a central part of a school’s operating practices and therefore must be carefully considered in order to maximize student outcomes.
Once you’ve identified the areas of greatest need, it’s time to begin developing your support detail. This first involves sharing the results of your staff and student research with your colleagues and beginning the discussion of identifying adult actions (supports) that can be implemented to remove barriers and adequately support students.
Now it’s time to begin the process of creating an MTSS Handbook. Before you move to staff training, you must have available a helpful guide for staff to refer to as they begin implementing your MTSS model. There are many benefits to creating such a tool…
If you are an Educator, you have had several hours of school-provided professional development (PD). You know that some PD can be wonderful, and some can be horrendous. You’ve probably started to identify some of the critical characteristics of good PD, and we have also…
Now that staff members had been introduced to MTSS and the process of creating a student support plan, the next step was to begin the use of a tool to document and track the support planning effort.
This school utilizes Pulse as their primary student tracking tool. There are several benefits to using this tool that will not be covered in this blog, but the greatest reason it made sense for the school to transition to the use of the Pulse Student Support tool was because Pulse is capable of centrally tracking all engagement data in one area.
Conquer Accelerator announces its second cohort in Grand Rapids, in partnership with The Grand Rapids SmartZone LDFA. The 10-week accelerator welcomes five selected teams to its Grand Rapids program: Ascending, Revolin Sports, SBE Medical, Smart Bridge Medical, and Student Achievement Systems.
Spurred by an uptick in achievement among students using its virtual learning management program, southwest Michigan-based Student Achievement Systems LLC is looking to double the number of students and teachers served in the coming year.
CASE STUDY Virtual Student Achievement using Metrics Online education uses a myriad of software applications to educate remote students in virtual classrooms. These systems provide
John is a pioneer in the business management and automation software industry, and has expanded that expertise and leadership into developing other workflow automation solutions. John developed some of the most successful software products for the television industry, then went on to lead these software companies in management and CEO roles. He has accomplished everything from launching successful software startups to leading decades of profitable growth and managing acquisitions to turn-arounds. John was the founding board president for Success Virtual Learning Centers of Michigan, a successful blending learning school in western lower Michigan.
Chris Loiselle began at Arthur Andersen LLP as a CPA and business consultant. He went on to Stafford Media Solutions as Business Manager, CFO, COO and finally CEO. During that time he helped transition the company from a newspaper publishing business to a publishing, printing and marketing consulting firm.
Chris left in 2011 to pursue his dream of teaching at a university. He has taught business topics in several colleges and including Cornerstone University for 3 years. He also worked as CFO, and Chief Strategic Officer for Success Virtual Learning Centers and Berrien Springs Public Schools, where he is currently Director of Quality Assurance role.
Steve joined Cable Computerized Management Systems (CCMS) as a Software Engineer in the television industry after receiving an education in Electronics. He rose through the ranks during his time at CCMS and Harris, landing in the role of Chief Technical Officer. Steve helped architect Harris’ next generation software application and performed due diligence for potential acquisitions.
Steve has led the development of the next generation Student Performance and Management software application for Student Achievement Systems.