When it comes to end-of-course (EOC) exams, each state has its own standards and measurements, but the pressure to succeed is felt universally by the students who take them. Depending on where your student learns, the stakes can be especially high. Your student may be required to take EOC tests to receive credit for core classes, with the scores counting toward final grades. Or, assessments may dictate whether or not students have mastered specific content to make a smooth grade-to-grade transition and may even serve as a prerequisite for graduation. If your student is feeling frazzled this time of year, they are not alone. Researchers found that students’ level of cortisol—the stress hormone—rises 15 percent on average the week standardized tests are administered. And if they’re struggling in a particular subject, their anxiety can skyrocket. However, when students are well-prepared, they feel more confident going into exams and perform better. And one way to ensure that they’re ready is to invest in EOC Tutorials from ALVS. How ALVS Tutorials make the difference ALVS Tutorials are more than a quick refresher on core subjects—they offer interactive lessons aligned to your state’s EOC standards and meet course-level expectations. Through targeted instruction, practice, and review, Tutorials help students prepare for tests and, for those retaking their exams, increase their test scores. Why are ALVS Tutorials key to student success? Student-tailored learning – Tutorials target learning gaps for personalized experiences that offer students what they need when they need it. Unit pretests generate an individualized learning plan so that students can determine what they’ve already mastered and where they still need to do some work. Because our Tutorials are entirely self-directed, students can learn at their own pace and on their schedule. Engaging activities – Learning isn’t built around endless practice drills. ALVS Tutorials’ four-part instructional design offers focused activities, as well as real-world examples in each module, to provide opportunities for students to interact with concepts in a new way, deepen their understanding, and review foundational concepts. As students move from the stages of Learn It, Try It, Review It, and Test It, they reinforce the fundamental skills needed to progress to the next lesson. Help with one click – Embedded scaffolds and supports keep students motivated to learn more challenging material. If they get stuck, they can see a hint before or after they submit their answers, and immediate feedback highlights those concepts for which a little extra practice would be helpful. A complete library of courses – ALVS offers Tutorials in a variety of core subjects—including math, English, science, and social studies—at grade levels 6-12. Whether students are struggling or just want to be better prepared for test day, our high-quality curriculum builds on what they’re learning in the classroom. 24/7 access – Students can use any device with an Internet connection to log in to their Tutorials. And because each Tutorial includes six months of access, students can begin preparing for their EOC assessments well in advance of test day. Apex Tutorials are proven to help students boost their learning—not only when it’s time for EOC exams but also throughout the school year. For more information or to enroll your student in our online EOC Tutorials, search our course catalog or call our Student Specialists at 855.550.2547.