What modules are included in the CRC 2.0? Career Readiness Courseware 2.0 includes three foundational modules: Applied Mathematics, Reading for Information and Locating Information.
What is the instructional design of the CRC 2.0? All modules begin with a placement test to determine the ability-appropriate level for each learner. The modules are divided into lessons. Each lesson includes instructional content and learner engagement activities to ensure concept mastery. The exercises are scored at the end of each lesson, and scores are available in the reporting functions. Proficiency within each level is measured by an end of level posttest.
Do all of the modules use the same platform? The core instructional modules - Applied Mathematics, Locating information and Reading for Information - use HTML5 which makes them MAC and tablet friendly. The supplemental skills use Adobe Flash, which means you must have a program like Puffin in order to use these modules on a tablet.
Is the new CRC 2.0 tablet compatible? Yes, the three core skill areas (AM, LI and RI) have been re-developed using HTML5 technology and are tablet friendly with most conventional browsers, and tablets, including iPad, Kindle Fire and Samsung Tablet. Refer to the latest Tech Specs for up-to-date requirements.
Will I still have a Spanish version of the CRC 2.0? Spanish subtitles may be accessed at the top of the page in CRC. Choose "No Subtitle" to turn on the Spanish translations.
Will learners still receive an initial diagnostic test to determine their entry level into the course? Yes, all learners will be required to begin with a placement test, starting at Level 1, in order to determine current skill levels within each module. This will ensure that they begin their coursework at an ability-appropriate level for each module.
What happens if a learner does not finish the placement test in one setting? Learners may bookmark the placement test and return to it. They are given the opportunity to save their answers in the middle of a placement test or choose to begin the level again.
Will the CRC 2.0 monitor student time on task and will it "time out" for student that are not actively engaged? The reporting features associated with all portal courses include activity time for individual learners and aggregate data for different classes that are part of your customized site structure. The timeout is a universal portal setting and is set to 20 minutes.
Will I be able to determine the proficiency level required for learners on the end of level posttests? The level of mastery on end-of-level posttests is 80%. When a learner scores 80% or higher on the posttest, the next level of instruction will open.
Do I have the option of permitting learners to re-take placement tests? The portal will allow a teacher/facilitator to reset a placement test if the learner has not accessed any course level content.
How do learners begin working in CRC 2.0? Learners access course content once a placement test in that module is completed. Placement tests can be done in any order and when completed, the learner has access to the appropriate level in that module.
How many questions will be posed to students in the placement tests and posttests? There are 10 placement test and posttest questions for each module. In the foundational modules of Applied Mathematics, Reading for Information and Locating Information, there is a large pool of questions that are generated randomly for each learner. Therefore, retakes will generate different questions for the learner so they receive a challenging experience and sound validation of their content mastery.
As a CRC 2.0 site administrator, will I be able to add teachers/managers as I need? As part of your customized portal set up, you will be able to identify the hierarchical levels using your courseware and to associate individuals to the roles they have within each level. For example, at your account or customer level, that designation may be your school district - then you can associate administrative roles to that level and identify individuals that will need to have operational rights at that level. Levels below that will be identified and again individual roles and allowances will be activated.
What kind of data access will administrators/facilitators have in the new courseware as offered through the portal? Administrators/facilitators will have access to information and courseware functionality within and below their hierarchical level. So as an account level administrator, access is broad; but as it drops to a school or classroom level, information is filtered to those with designated access (based on the roles you’ve identified and the individuals you’ve enrolled).
Will I continue to be able to change a student’s status (from active to inactive)? Yes, all administrators and facilitators can deactivate and reactivate learners as needed.
Will I continue to have the capability of modifying a learner’s access to courseware – locking out titles or placing a student within a level? The courseware title selection is based on your WIN Career Readiness System license. When a learner logs onto the portal, their dashboard will display course titles available to them. As they enter a title, the Placement test is the initial requirement for all learners. Further modifications at the learner level related to access are not available.
Will I continue to be able to capture demographic data related to my user population? If you are currently collecting learner demographic data, you will find that you can continue this practice with added options to the data fields available to you. Your dedicated Professional Services consultant will assist you with establishing the demographic values you want to include.