Project Graduation Reading Tutorial
1. Prior to teachers requesting tutorial accounts, it is required that a division level administrator be registered. Teachers may be registered on the same spreadsheet.
It is the responsibility of each division administrator to ensure the student accounts are actively used, as the Virginia Department of Education pays for each account once it is created.
2. Teachers will create student accounts, rather than request them through a spreadsheet.
This year teachers will create their own student accounts by uploading students into a secure website using student’s unique ID, which is their State Testing Identifier (STI) . This number is a 10 digit secure number and it is essential that the STI be accurate. The STI will be encrypted as soon as it is entered and will not be visible to anyone.
Specific registration instructions are outlined in the e-mail teachers receive once they register.
The Project Graduation Reading Online Tutorial identifies student academic needs with an online pretest and provides tailored Web-based lessons to meet those needs. Teachers may now enroll seniors who have not passed the English Reading Standards of Learning assessment, or juniors determined to be at-risk of not passing this same assessment. No ninth or tenth grade students are eligible for accounts. At-risk is defined as students who are reading below grade level.
The tutorial will be available at no charge to public school students in Virginia pending availability of funding. School-based teachers guide students through the recommended lessons while monitoring their progress with online tools. After completing the lessons, students take an online readiness assessment to determine if they are prepared for the end-of-course reading SOL test.
Although students may engage in lessons from home or school, each school must provide a teacher to serve as a mentor and guide to enrolled students. Teachers should be endorsed in English. Teachers will have access to student accounts, will monitor student progress, and offer individual guidance.
It is the responsibility of each teacher and administrator to ensure that student accounts are actively used. While it is mandatory that one school or division administrator be registered, accounts are also available upon request for other administrators. These accounts will enable users to track the progress of students.
Classroom teachers may create student accounts at any time as long as the eligibility requirements are met. Follow directions on the top of the spread sheet.
For more information contact Tracy Fair Robertson, English Coordinator, office of middle and high school instruction, or by phone at (804) 371-7585