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New Review: Apex Learning’s Texas Geometry

LApex Learning's Texas Geometryearning List has reviewed Apex Learning’s Texas Geometry. This is a comprehensive, online geometry product for Texas students. Core content is presented online and includes some printable materials. The course focuses on developing students’ conceptual understanding, computational skills, and proficiency in solving problems. Resources support instruction in self-paced, remediation, and credit-recovery programs.

Texas Geometry is organized in two semesters. The first semester’s content is presented in five units that cover the foundations of geometry, triangles, right triangles, quadrilaterals and other polygons, and circles without coordinates. The second semester presents content in four units that address coordinate geometry, constructions and transformations, three-dimensional solids, and applications of probability. Across semesters, students learn to reason mathematically and to use mathematical models and tools to solve real-world problems.

Each unit begins with a short video introduction that frames the real-world applications of what students will learn and connects new content to prior learning. Subsequent instruction is provided through a set of online activities and, where appropriate, accompanying worksheets. Each unit and semester ends with two versions of a unit/semester exam—one version presents open-ended questions and the second is made up of multiple choice items.

About Apex Learning*

Apex Learning’s digital curriculum is designed to support all students in achieving their potential, from those struggling with grade-level content to those capable of accelerating their learning. The curriculum is designed to actively engage students in learning—combining embedded supports and scaffolds to meet diverse student needs, actionable data to inform instruction, and success management, to ensure students get the outcomes they need.

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New Review: Apex Learning’s Comprehensive Online Courses for Texas English I-IV

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Learning List recently reviewed Apex Learning’s comprehensive online courses for Texas English I-IV. Each course provides a full year’s content organized in two semesters. Resources support instruction in self-paced, remediation, and credit recovery programs.

English I and II focus on developing reading, writing, and critical thinking skills through the study of a variety of literary and informational texts. The first semester of English I covers the short story, fiction, poetry, and the novella, and the second semester addresses drama, rhetoric, and science fiction. English II covers prose, elements of fiction (i.e., setting), literary criticism, the research paper, practical documents (e.g., formal letters), persuasive writing, speech, and argumentation. English III addresses American literature and is organized chronologically, spanning the American Revolution to contemporary writing and the media. Similarly, English IV presents chronological coverage of British and world literature from Homer’s Odyssey through contemporary writing (e.g., Beckett) and the media.

Across courses, students learn to write for different purposes, including explanatory, argumentative, analysis, and research-based essays. Each course provides tools to help struggling readers, such as embedded prompts ask students to respond to what they have read. Prompts provide example responses and a field for students to write their comments.

The first semester covers the American Revolution through the rise of Modernism after World War I. The second semester covers the Great Depression to contemporary writing and the media.  Across both semesters, students learn to write for different purposes, including explanatory, argumentative, analysis, and research-based essays.

About Apex Learning*

Founded in 1997, Apex Learning is the leading provider of blended and virtual learning solutions to the nation’s schools. The company’s standards-based digital curriculum — in math, science, English, social studies, world languages, and Advanced Placement® — is widely used for original credit, credit recovery, remediation, intervention, acceleration, and exam preparation.

Schools across the country are successfully using Apex Learning digital curriculum to meet the needs of students, from building foundational skills to creating opportunities for advanced coursework.

*The content provided here was provided by or adapted from Apex Learning.

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New Review: Apex Learning’s Texas Biology

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Learning List has reviewed Apex Learning’s Texas Biology—a comprehensive online course for Texas high school students. Resources support instruction in self-paced, remediation, and credit recovery programs. Instruction focuses on building students’ understanding of biology concepts and developing scientific process and communication skills.

Texas Biology presents content in two semesters made up of seven units each. First semester instruction provides a unit that introduces students to biology, including science process skills. Other units cover chemistry, cells, the transfer of energy and matter, and earth’s resources. The second semester covers DNA and heredity, DNA to protein, ecosystems and natural selection, evolution and classification, and human biology.  The sixth unit for each semester is a review and preparation for the semester exam and the seventh unit is an introduction to the STAAR end-of-course (EOC) exam and a diagnostic practice test.

Each unit contains a “Doing Science” lesson that develops students’ scientific processes skills through a hands-on Lab investigation in which students collect and analyze data and draw conclusions. Instruction addresses careers in STEM fields and writing activities are integrated throughout the course. Assessment resources for each semester include a diagnostic practice test for the STAAR EOC exam.

About Apex Learning*

Founded in 1997, Apex Learning is the leading provider of blended and virtual learning solutions to the nation’s schools. The company’s standards-based digital curriculum — in math, science, English, social studies, world languages, and Advanced Placement® — is widely used for original credit, credit recovery, remediation, intervention, acceleration, and exam preparation.

Schools across the country are successfully using Apex Learning digital curriculum to meet the needs of students, from building foundational skills to creating opportunities for advanced coursework.

*The content provided here was provided by or adapted from Apex Learning.

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New Review: Apex Learning’s Online Texas Algebra I and Texas Algebra II Courses

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Learning List has reviewed Apex Learning’s online Texas Algebra I and Texas Algebra II courses. Both courses develop students’ conceptual understanding, computational skills, and proficiency in solving problems. Resources support instruction in self-paced, remediation, and credit recovery programs.

Texas Algebra I s organized in two semesters. The first semester addresses linear equations, systems of linear equations, functions, exponents, and exponential functions. The second semester addresses polynomials, including factoring; quadratic equations and functions; the transformation of functions; and bivariate data.  Across semesters, students learn to reason mathematically and to use mathematical models and tools to solve real-world problems. Texas Algebra II’s first semester addresses systems of linear equations; functions, relations, and their graphs; transforming functions; and polynomial functions. The second semester addresses rational expressions and functions; exponents, logarithms, and their graphs; and bivariate data.

Across both courses, students learn to reason mathematically and to use mathematical models and tools to solve real-world problems. In each course, units begins with a short video introduction that frames the real-world applications of what students will learn. Instruction is provided through a set of activities titled “Study,” “Check Up,” “Practice,” “Journal” and “Quiz.” Content includes embedded audio and video files that that engage students and support the instruction in the Mathematical Process Standards.  Journal activities allow students to express their reasoning and critique the reasoning of others, and resources to support struggling readers are provided (e.g., strategies to improve reading comprehension).

About Apex Learning*

Founded in 1997, Apex Learning is the leading provider of blended and virtual learning solutions to the nation’s schools. The company’s standards-based digital curriculum — in math, science, English, social studies, world languages, and Advanced Placement® — is widely used for original credit, credit recovery, remediation, intervention, acceleration, and exam preparation.

Schools across the country are successfully using Apex Learning digital curriculum to meet the needs of students, from building foundational skills to creating opportunities for advanced coursework.

*The content provided here was provided by or adapted from Apex Learning.

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New Review: Apex Learning’s Comprehensive Resources to Support Instruction in Texas U.S. History Courses

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Learning List has reviewed Apex Learning’s comprehensive resources to support instruction in Texas U.S. History courses. Content focuses on building students’ reading, writing, and historical thinking skills and supports instruction in self-paced, remediation, and credit recovery programs.

Texas U.S. History presents content chronologically. Instruction is divided in two semesters made up of five units. The first semester covers the historical periods from Civil War Reconstruction (i.e., 1877) to the “World War 1 and Its Aftermath” and begins with a unit that introduces students to concepts in history (e.g., evaluating sources) and historical thinking skills used throughout instruction. The second semester covers the Great Depression through contemporary events.  The final unit for each semester is a review and preparation for the semester exam.

Writing activities are integrated throughout instruction and content includes Interactive timelines, maps, and activities. New vocabulary is highlighted and linked to the glossary. When students scroll over new or unfamiliar historical terms (e.g., nativism, Scopes trial), a pop up window with a description or explanation of the term appears. Online pages have worksheets with questions that help students take notes and prepare for quizzes and exams.

About Apex Learning*

Founded in 1997, Apex Learning is the leading provider of blended and virtual learning solutions to the nation’s schools. The company’s standards-based digital curriculum — in math, science, English, social studies, world languages, and Advanced Placement® — is widely used for original credit, credit recovery, remediation, intervention, acceleration, and exam preparation.

Schools across the country are successfully using Apex Learning digital curriculum to meet the needs of students, from building foundational skills to creating opportunities for advanced coursework.

*The content provided here was provided by or adapted from Apex Learning.

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