Definition: All students acquire academic skills appropriate to support postsecondary goals through direct instruction and/or added support as necessary.
- Predictors of academic success
- Study skills
- Reading and writing skills, basic to all disciplines
- Asking for help
- It takes a combination of skills — organization, time management, prioritization, concentration, and motivation — to achieve academic success. Consider these tips from GreatSchools.org.
- The National Technical Assistance Center on Transition (NTACT) provides descriptions and lesson plan starters for effective practices and predictors that promote positive post-school outcomes for all students with disabilities. The website is a little hard to use, but full of good stuff. We recommend using their the search box, for example, “algebra”, to cut through to content that interests you.
- Top 10 study skills for high school studentstransitioning to college, from CampusExplorer.
- Concise tips and study advice from the Sunnyside Unified School District in Tucson, AZ.
- Organizational tips from the National Center for Learning Disabilities, with a focus on students figuring out which strategies work for them.
Reading and writing go hand in hand and are basic to every academic subject and every job a student will ever hold. Two good pages from GreatSchools offer advice on mastering reading and writing skills: