The Computer-Assisted Instructional System is a software package designed to teach students course content, provide them with ample practice problems, and test their mastery of the content in each section as they progress through the material. When a collection of competencies has been completed, as determined by either the computer or the teacher, a student reports to a monitored testing environment to complete an electronic examination. Mastery learning is required as students must pass each examination with at least 70% correct to continue, but they may retest multiple times to reach the required score or to improve their grades. Students must pass all examinations by the last day of the course at their school for them to pass the course.
Receiving the Software:
Every Competency-Based Mathematics student will receive a software package(similar to the one pictured on the right) from their teacher after all the students in their class have been registered in the course. It says PreCalculus but don’t worry! The disc contains all of the materials students need for both College Algebra and Plane Trigonometry.
Note: Students must have received the software package from their teacher before they can complete the steps below.
Step 1. Getting the Access Code:
After the form is submitted, your access code should appear on the screen and will be attached to an email sent to the email address you entered in the form.
You will use this Access Code as the password to your account on the software so make sure you don’t lose it (don’t delete the email!) or share it with anyone else.
Step 2. Installing the Software:
Step 3. Enrolling in the Correct Course on the Software:
Step 4. Using the Software:
Once you are enrolled in your teacher’s section of the course on the software, you can click on the Progress Report button to see which sections your teacher has assigned for you to complete. Your teacher will also give you further instructions for what to do.
You can also see your current course grade on the software in the Progress Report. (Note: Your final course grade on the software will determine the grade you will get for the course at Truman for college credit but will not necessarily be the grade you will get in your high school class. To find out what your grade in the high school class is and how it is determined, you will need to ask your high school teacher.)
If you plan to take another course in the Competency-Based Mathematics Program:
Make sure you don’t lose your access code – you will use it again then.
If you have problems with the CIS software:
In most cases your teacher should be able to help you with software problems so please be sure to ask for their help first. You can also find answers to frequently asked questions here http://support.hawkeslearning.com/supportcenter/.
If you continue to have problems with your software, please contact Vanessa Williams at 660-785-4090 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
You are also always welcome to contact the Institute for Academic Outreach at 660-785-5384 or email@example.com and we will do everything we can to help you solve your problem as quickly as possible.