Academic Skills

Definition: All students acquire academic skills appropriate to support postsecondary goals through direct instruction and/or added support as necessary.

Elements:

  • 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.
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: