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How Onsego Uses Scaffolding in Education

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Onsego’s Score Booster Program

In the Score Booster Program developed by Onsego GED Prep, the Scaffolding technique helps students overcome challenges.

What is Scaffolding?

In education, scaffolding relates to methods used to provide specific guidance for students to learn new skills or knowledge.

With scaffolding, instructors provide new information or solutions to problems in a phased way, building further on prior knowledge.

Later in the education process, instructors gradually step back and let students practice alone or in small groups.

The Scaffolding in Education technique can also be related to as:
First, I Do, Then We Do, and Finally, You Do.

Educational Framework

Scaffolding lays out a framework for students to gradually build up their knowledge while using earlier realized building blocks as a foundation for their new skills and knowledge.

That’s exactly what Onsego’s Score Booster Program does. The program aims to help students close to reaching their desired GED results and uses prior knowledge to enhance results, one building block at a time.

This program goes beyond any traditional study method and equips students with a better understanding of GED curriculum topics, using specific techniques and instruction to optimize their GED scoring potential.

Scaffolding is a pedagogical tool that helps students understand and retain new information better and faster.

The phrase “Scaffolding” is derived from the world of construction, where scaffolds are platforms used by construction workers to work on while working on a building’s walls or floors.

What’s Included?

Onsego‘s Score Booster Program includes the following:

  • Diagnostic Testing – An instructor will review a student’s performance level and analyze test results, resulting in a personalized study plan based on the student’s prior knowledge.
  • Personalized Advice – Based on a student’s diagnostic test and instructor feedback, Onsego will set up an instructional plan with step-by-step guidance to fill in knowledge gaps in the four GED testing areas of Math, English Language,  Science, and Social Studies.
  • Instructional Sessions – In general, the Score Booster Program includes around ten instructional sessions by email, Zoom call, or chat.
  • Personalized feedback – Students will receive individualized study plans and additional resources in line with what their GED preparation requires to boost their scores.
  • Completion Advice – On top of personalized study plans, students will receive a wealth of information with additional resources to guarantee their remaining knowledge gaps will be filled properly.

Most students who use the Score Booster Program see marked improvements in their GED test scores already within ten days.

Scaffolding Benefits

Education scaffolding is a system for teachers to help students achieve new skills and knowledge one step at a time. It is based on the principle of “I do first, then we do, and then you do it by yourself.”

In Onsego’s Score Booster Program, the Scaffolding technique is an effective tool to help students understand complex GED subject material better and overcome challenges faster so they can improve their GED scores.

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