Definition: All students acquire academic skills appropriate to support postsecondary goals through direct instruction and/or added support as necessary.
Predictors of academic success
- 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 students transitioning to college, from CampusExplorer.
- A different list of Top 10 Skills for High School Students, from the Sunnyside Unified School District in Tucson, AZ. Might be interesting for a student to compare the two lists.
- Tips for self-esteem, organizational skills, stress management, and self-advocacy tips from Friends of Quinn, an online community that offers resources and support for young adults with learning differences, as well as for the people who love them.
Reading & writing skills
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:
Links checked 9/1/20