Program Objectives and Outcome Benefits
Through BTA Evidence-Based Practice
The 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
The Bridge To Achievement ®
Evidenced-Based instruction for high academic achievement