Frequently asked questions about Success Highways
What is Success Highways?
Success Highways from ScholarCentric is a research-based resiliency solution designed to improve academic performance for students grades 3-10 through the assessment and development of students’ social and emotional assets. The validated Success Highways Resiliency Assessments provide educators with concrete data on the underlying issues students are dealing with that may impact their academic achievement. Using the assessment data, educators can target interventions more effectively to address the root causes students are dealing with. The Success Highways Secondary Resiliency Assessment identifies students at risk of academic failure and/or dropping out and the underlying reasons why as early as three years before signs of struggle appear.
The Success Highways Resiliency Curriculum for grades 6-10 develops the critical resiliency skills that are scientifically linked to improved student engagement, achievement, and graduation rates. With the Success Highways Resiliency Curriculum, teachers can assure that all students have the skills they need to succeed in school and beyond.
What research supports Success Highways?
The Success Highways intervention was developed based on 20 years of research at the University of Wisconsin and a seven-year pilot program in an urban school district. Success Highways continues to be involved in efficacy studies with a number of rigorous research institutions including the Johns Hopkins University as part of its Talent Development Model, Howard University, and the University of Colorado, Denver. For full details on our past and current research studies, please visit our research page.
How is Success Highways different from other social and emotional programs?
There are many dropout prevention, character education, and career and college readiness programs available to schools. However, unlike Success Highways, many of these are programs do not provide a comprehensive solution that includes assessment, curriculum, and professional development and they are not based on years of research and proven results.
- Assessments and indicators that measure students’ academic resiliency aptitude and, for grades 6-10, provide early-warning reports that identify the root cause of academic success or failure.
- Curriculum for grades 6-10 that provides the pedagogical framework for educators to enhance students’ academic resiliency.
- Professional development to build district and school capacity to actively teach resiliency and increase academic achievement.
How is the Success Highways program implemented?
The Success Highways Resiliency Assessments provide educators at the district and school levels with actionable data about the social and emotional needs of their students. Educators can use the assessment data to inform individual interventions, instructional focus, and district- and school-wide programs. Assessments are most effective when used with all students within a grade or school.
Success Highways offers a flexible resiliency curriculum for grades 6-10. The full assessment and curriculum solution can be implemented in a variety of ways, included within the core curriculum, in advisory periods, and in freshman transition periods. Learn more about implementation models.
What is included in the Success Highways Resiliency Curriculum?
The My Success Roadmap curriculum for grades 6-10 includes a pre- and post-assessment of each student’s resiliency skills. Students receive their resiliency reports to reflect on and analyze as part of the curriculum. Student and teacher editions contain 15, 45-minute lessons with multi-disciplinary, standards-aligned lessons covering the six critical areas of resiliency. In addition to the teacher edition and consumable student editions, you’ll receive:
- A set of erasable whiteboards for students
- Classroom posters to support instruction
- Student activity journals
- Student folders
Every My Success Roadmap lesson includes extensions to help students continue to build their resiliency skills outside of the Success Highways class period.
- Additional activities
- Multimedia extensions
- Continuing the conversation
- Linking school and home
- Quotes for discussion
- School-wide connections
Extension curriculum, My Roadmap to the Future, is also available and reinforces and expands the resiliency skills developed in My Success Roadmap. Learn more about the Success Highways Resiliency Curriculum.
How is the Success Highways program priced?
The Success Highways Resiliency Assessments and reports are based on a per student fee. Please contact a ScholarCentric representative for more information and a custom quote for the Success Highways Resiliency Curriculum and professional development services.
What are funding options for the Success Highways Resiliency Solution?
Educators across the country have used various funding sources to implement Success Highways. Title I, Title V, School Improvement Funds, and Investing in Innovation are all possibilities. For a complete list of federal funding sources please visit our Funding Solutions page. Another option, in addition to federally funded programs, is to apply for grants or request funds from your local United Way, Urban League, or even a large corporation in your area that is interested in nurturing the academic and social development of their future workforce.
Is training required to implement the Success Highways Resiliency Curriculum?
When you purchase the Success Highways Resiliency Curriculum, educators will be effectively trained to implement the lessons during a two-hour in-person or four-hour virtual, hands-on session with our professional development specialists. The teacher’s guide is designed for easy implementation of the curricula and clearly identifies the objectives of each lesson.
Are the Success Highways Resiliency Assessments and Curriculum available in Spanish?
Yes, the Success Highways Resiliency Assessment for grades 6-10 is available in Spanish. The curriculum, Mi Camino al Exíto, supports English language learners. The Elementary Resiliency Assessment is not yet available in Spanish.
Is the Success Highways Resiliency Curriculum aligned to state and Common Core Standards?
Yes, the resiliency curriculum is currently aligned to Common Core State Standards as well as state standards in those states that have not adopted the Common Core. The curriculum has also been aligned to ASCA, U.S. National standards, and IL Social Emotional Learning standards. To view specific alignments, visit our Standards Alignment page.
What additional services does ScholarCentric offer beyond the Success Highways Resiliency Assessments and Curriculum?
Data consultation is available to help administrators interpret the Needs Assessment Report generated from the Success Highways Resiliency Assessments and develop next steps to utilize the data to improve student achievement. ScholarCentric’s professional development specialists work with schools and districts to foster a culture of resiliency and customize the implementation of Success Highways Resiliency Solutions to meet their unique needs and goals.