The Standards Plus High Impact Standards Program provides teachers with targeted lessons that directly teach high impact grade level standards in 5 to 14 weeks.
Each standard is presented in 4 to 8 lessons providing multiple opportunities for students to develop a deep understanding of the skill allowing for long term retention.
“Our school implemented Standards Plus’ High Impact Standards Program in 2017-2018 and we experienced score improvements in ELA and Math in every grade! (29% increase in ELA and 25% increase in Math)”
– Testing Coordinator – Journey School
Students stay engaged because the lessons are concise, and they receive immediate feedback to feel successful. The immediate feedback allows students to retain the correct information.
Teachers are the most important factor in student learning. That’s why every Standards Plus lesson is directly taught by a teacher.
“Direct Instruction is a proven method of instruction that fosters the most significant gains in student achievement and results in deep and enduring understanding of the concept.” (Peladeau, Forget & Gagne, 2003).
Each lesson has a clear learning objective, providing easily understood instruction which allows students to learn and retain the information in their long term memory.
Each standard/skill is broken down and presented in at least 4 lessons (sometimes more) providing multiple opportunities to practice and develop a deep understanding of a specific skill allowing for long term retention.
“The most powerful single modification that enhances achievement is feedback.” (John Hattie, 1992) Every lesson provides immediate feedback to the students.
For students who need further instruction to master a standard/skill, immediate intervention lessons are available that scaffold below grade level and provide the necessary instruction that allows students to master the standard.
Standards Plus is produced by Learning Plus Associates, a Nonprofit Public Benefit Corporation dedicated to creating and providing solutions that increase student achievement and support teacher delivery of high-quality, effective instruction on a daily basis. The lessons are based upon the research of Effective Schools Correlates, Edward Deming’s Total Quality Management (TQM), and models of effective instruction. A team of content and grade level experts wrote the Standards Plus lessons to meet the skills, concepts, depth, and rigor of the Common Core Standards.