Edgenuity through the eyes of others

Nick Eller, Staff writer

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For years, students at Armijo have been using various methods to catch up on classes that they may have been unsuccessful in during the traditional school year. Some students have taken summer school classes to replace the missing credits. Some move on to Sem Yeto to get caught up in several classes in a short period of time.

Another way that Armijo has tried to help students be successful and make up missing credits is through a computer program known as Edgenuity. According to its webpage https://www.edgenuity.com/, “Edgenuity partners with schools and districts to bring a world-class learning experience to classrooms of any size and shape using cutting-edge digital tools and research-backed instructional strategies. Edgenuity’s online curriculum and learning solutions are designated to support all educators and students, and can be easily customized to meet the unique needs of any school, classroom, and student.”

Students have taken Edgenuity to catch up, but that does not always mean that it is the best way to learn. Reviews for the program on https://www.sitejabber.com/reviews/learn.education2020.com were almost all negative. In fact, out of the 251 reviews, 230 of them were 1-star reviews. Some of the comments suggested that Edgenuity is slow and isn’t very helpful to students. Reviewers said that the lessons don’t explain things well enough and that there’s not enough work. This can be a serious problem because some students rely heavily on Edgenuity to make up the gaps, but the lessons may not be preparing them for the future if they are not taken seriously.

Most of the reviews at the site suggest that Edgenuity is not giving students the learning experience they need, but much of that is based on the approach of the student rather than the program itself.

The program will continue to be implemented at Armijo and Ms. Megan Hill will be leading it this year. She plans to impress upon the students the importance of doing each part of the lesson before attempting the tests that help to evaluate the subject learned.

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