School Success Programs

Student Learning & Study Skill Assessment Reports

Evaluation for pinpointing the most important action steps needed to improve student achievement

Program Description:

Skill Identification and Focus

One of the most important tools for helping at risk, learning challenged students improve their achievement skills is a clear understanding of what is holding them back and interfering with their academic success.  The Cracked Foundation – Missing Link Theory (Dr. Rodger Goddard, 2008) holds that most learning challenged students have only a few critical weaknesses in key learning skill areas.  Some children have difficulties with verbal understanding, reading comprehension, memorization, ordering, focus, emotion control, frustration tolerance, persistence, organization, sequencing, recall, test taking, study strategy, listening, writing, time management and/or other specific learning skills. 


I & R S team strategies and other efforts to help students may, at times, use a haphazard and general, rather than prioritized and focused, approach to improve student learning skills.  Teachers, students and parents often get frustrated when a variety of strategies have been used without achieving results.  It is critically important to pinpoint the 3 to 10 most important ‘Cracks’ or ‘Missing Links’ in a child’s learning difficulties.  The IEPs of classified students may also at times be too broad, general, lacking in prioritization or involve higher level constructs about intelligence and learning to provide teachers with the specific, most important and effective strategies that can help improve the achievement of classified students. 

Key Study and Learning Skills

Our Student Learning and Study Skill Improvement Reports are a practical, ‘down to Earth’, action oriented way to pinpoint the learning skill weaknesses that are interfering with a student’s academic success.  These reports differ from intelligence and other learning assessment reports.  Learning and Study Skill Improvement Reports focus on a child’s use of study strategies.  These reports are not designed to be used for classification purposes.  These reports are designed to provide practical guidelines for teachers and parents to use to help improve the study and learning strategies of students. 

Action Report

These reports give teachers and parents a step by step, action oriented listing of ways to improve student study strategies.  These reports help to prioritize which skills are in need of improvement and the ways in which they can be improved. 

Program Components:

Study and Learning Skill Evaluation Testing

At risk students are identified and assessed. 

Action Report for Teachers and/or Parents

Teachers and/or parents get a report describing a child’s study and learning skill strengths and weaknesses and listing important prioritized action steps that are recommended to help a student improve his or her study and learning skills. 

Program Objectives and Benefits:

Pinpoint Strengths and Weaknesses

Identify specific learning and student strategy difficulties compromising a student’s academic success and areas of under utilized potential. 

Action Steps

Provide teachers and parents with specific action steps that they can take to help fix the ‘cracks’ in a student’s foundation learning skills. 

Learning Strengths

The report identifies a student’s learning and study skill strengths and interests that can be mobilized and leveraged to improve student achievement. 


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