Learning Upgrade has proven effective for students with special needs. The engaging lessons at a wide variety of levels give each student an individualized path to success.

What makes Learning Upgrade so effective with special needs students?

Individualized Learning


Teachers can start each student at their learning level and move up through a sequence of lessons and courses to proficiency. A middle school student can start on Math Upgrade 3 to master math fundamentals like number sense and multiplication, then move course-by-course up to middle school standards.

Addresses Diverse Needs


Teachers have documented reading and math gains for students with a variety of special needs. This includes students with autism, attention deficits, auditory processing issues, and dyslexia.

Music and Video for Engagement


Motivation is critical for students with special needs to achieve breakthrough growth.  The lessons in Learning Upgrade feature music videos and interactive games to engage students in challenging, rigorous learning activities.  By using a variety of media and presenting material in new ways, the program can succeed with students who do not respond to traditional instruction.

Connecting Standards with SPED


School districts have deployed Learning Upgrade courses as part of a strategy to address Common Core and state standards within special education instruction. Read about Sweetwater District’s best practices using Learning Upgrade.

Detailed Records of Progress


Web-based reports track time-on-task and mastery for every learning topic, allowing resource teachers to document progress towards IEP goals.

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