We are pleased to announce that Milan Community School Corporation has chosen two online instruction programs called SkillsTutor and K-2 Learning MileStones to provide students at Milan Elementary School, Milan Middle School, and Milan High School, with a new and innovative way to learn.
This program is no direct cost to you and is provided through a grant from the Indiana Virtual Academy, formerly known as the Ripley County Learning Network. The program acts like a tutor for your child to practice the core fundamental skills required to attain student achievement and improve test performance.
You can access it online via your school or home computer or anywhere there is Internet access… a library, community center, or church. SkillsTutor and K-2 Learning MileStones align with the ISTEP+ and is designed to help students achieve skill level mastery, prepare for tests and provide remediation in critical skill areas.
What does this mean for your child?
Any time, day or night, your child can sit down at your home computer (or any Internet-capable computer), log on to http://www.myskillstutor.com with a user code and personal password and work on any one of 1500 lessons and activities in subjects such as:
- Reading Comprehension
- Reading Vocabulary
- Language Arts
- Information (Study) Skills
Is your child having problems in math or reading? His/her teacher can electronically assign specific lessons or will direct the child to appropriate pre-tests and lesson assignments on the SkillsTutor website. They can easily log in with a password and work on lessons that promote mastery of the concepts in deficient skill areas.
Do you look for enrichment activities to challenge your child? You can involve the entire family in the learning process and make it fun for everyone!
How does the process work?
Soon, a letter will be sent home containing your child's User Name, Password and Site Name.
Log on to http://www.myskillstutor.com and type in your child’s User Name, Password and Site Name. This information must be entered exactly as it appears and is necessary for your student to access the program.
SkillsTutor is designed so that your child’s first activity will always be a pretest. Once a pretest is completed, the program will automatically assign specific lessons in identified areas of skill deficiencies to help reinforce the concepts needed for mastery.
When can my student begin using SkillsTutor?
Immediately. The duration of this program is for three years, during which time the school will conduct a formal evaluation of the program’s effectiveness. All upgrades to the program will be automatic.
Again, we are very pleased to offer this new innovative resource for all students and highly encourage you to take advantage of the program. We welcome your feedback.