Program Objectives and Outcome Benefits
Through BTA Evidence-Based Practice

bigstock-Teacher-And-Student-At-Compute-3917401The Bridge To Achievement, ® a catalyst for students' high academic achievement potential.  The BTA ® is designed to supplement and boost existing reading and mathematics curriculums by developing visual and listening memory to form conceptualization for achieving critical thinking capability.


Rationale for Implementing BTA Training:

Information processing skills may be prescriptively assessed by a qualified measurement professional using standardized test pre- and post-test assessments such as subtests of the Detroit Tests of Learning Aptitude, Test of Cognitive Skills, and the Woodcock-Johnson Psycho-Educational Battery.

  • Cognitive skills may be enhanced through specific tested training processes applying inter-sensory integration.
  • School instructional content is not designed to develop information processing skills.
  • Traditional remedial instruction is not designed to develop information processing skills.
  • Most people have some weaknesses in their cognitive information processing skills, and may not be aware of these weaknesses.
  • The Bridge To Achievement (BTA)® training is designed to develop information processing skills and memory.
  • Less able students learn to process information more accurately, and obtain further academic benefits by repeating the BTA ® training.


The BTA ® Program Benefits: 

    • Improve reading skills without additional, time-consuming, remedial reading and math instruction
    • Improve numerical precision and mental calculating ability
    • Improve listening skills
    • Improve accuracy of short-term visual memory
    • Improve ability to follow oral instructions with multi-variables
    • Improve ability for accuracy for detail in written work
    • Improve visual pattern recognition and visual closure
    • Improve visualization skills
    • Improve short-term verbal memory for details
    • Improve identification of spoken word endings
    • Improve sense of directionality (and handwriting often improves)
    • Improve ability to translate from verbal to visual memory representation
    • Increase ability to remember information through interruptions
    • Increase student's overall ability


    Student Perspective: 

    The Student:

    • Feels more successful, has higher self-esteem, and likes going to school
    • Able to learn more in less time, with more independence
    • Able to complete assignments quickly
    • Able to learn more in a traditional classroom
    • Develops improved confidence and self esteem
    • Able to become more successful in college
    • Performs better on tests of subject matter knowledge
    • Able to focus and work through interruptions and distractions
    • Remembers and applies strategies for processing and organizing information


    Parental Perspective: 

    • Homework is completed with less urging and assistance
    • Student's grades improve; Visible results using nationally standardized achievement tests
    • The classroom teacher receives more respect and credit
    • Student attitudes toward school improve
    • Less worry that student is falling behind college or technical school entrance requirements
    • Less concern that student is not in step with technological demands


    School Perspective: 

    • Visible results using nationally standardized tests
    • Students become more resourceful and independent
    • Students become more successful and optimistic about education
    • Fewer discipline problems
    • Reduction in the student drop-out rate
    • Reduce student reading impairments
    • Reduce student learning disabilities, ADHD
    • Reduce remedial instruction requirements
    • Simplify student scheduling
    • Increase success with main-lining the special needs students into differential instruction
    • Allow more education resources to be directed to the most needy students
    • Make the job of classroom teachers more manageable and less stressful
    • Improve overall Nationally Standardized Achievement Test results
    • Raise overall student ACT and SAT scores
    • Raise the school ranking at the district, state and national levels
    • Student/Cost Analysis: Increase the educational return (student learning) on investment (dollars spent on students)
    • Increase parental satisfaction with school and student performance
    • More scholarships, grants and other student aid received by graduates
    • Increase completion rate of post-secondary education
    • Reduce requirement for college-level remedial courses
    • Increase competitiveness of the school

    Jan Kuyper Erland, Intervention Consultant
    Mem-ExSpan, Inc.
    The Bridge To Achievement ®



Evidenced-Based instruction for high academic achievement