"Just in time" remediation is a process that has shown to be a highly effective method by which students can be better equip to learn and to retain what was taught to them. Unfortunately, this technique has not been extensively used in the classroom simply because it is labor intensive and incorrectly thought not to be an effective way to correct student misconceptions about what was taught to them.
In fact, k-12 students are rarely given the opportunity or time to review their test results and never given the opportunity to be able to revisit what they learned earlier in the school year and which they failed to master. As a result, the gaps in a student's knowledge are rarely, if ever, corrected, and for that reason, student scores on their end of year assessment tests have not met their established goals.
Most teachers in the U.S. deliver quality instructional programs, but rarely follow up after the instruction is completed to deliver a test, and none ever have delivered a diagnostic test that can instantly advise a teacher as to the effectiveness of their instruction. In fact, after a lesson is delivered by a teacher, they move on to deliver the next lesson in their scope and sequence instructional plan. Tests are given infrequently and typically only for assigning a letter grade on a student's report card. In fact, few teachers rarely have more than 10 to 12 grades for each of their students during each semester and these tests are used primarily for grading purposes and never to ascertain the level of understanding attained by the student.
In contrast the remediation provided by STATIS was derived from the results of diagnostic assessment tests administered by a teacher who used STATIS to do so. The real-time feedback delivered to them allows teachers to instantly go into remedial mode and to deliver live remedial instruction that will correct any student misconceptions. Once this remedial discussion is completed, students take a second diagnostic assessment to ensure the remedial instruction was effective. At all time during this process, both teachers, and students are well aware of what needs to be corrected and know the precise areas in the curriculum that need to be repaired. Because they continue to test and to deliver targeted remedial help, every student will be successful nd to coin a phrase, "NO CHILD WILL EVER AGAIN BE LEFT BEHIND".