The Chalk Talk Blended Learning Model

The Chalk Talk Blended Learning Model consists of a Placement Test, Standard Classes, Review Classes, and an Exit Test. Every step is adaptive at the student level, small group level, or at the school level.


  • Student Level Adaptivity : the content is differentiated from student to student within the same school.

  • Small Group Level Adaptivity : this content is personalized for groups of students within the same classroom.

  • Classroom Level Adaptivity : the content is differentiated from class to class, but is the same for students within the same class.

Placement Test

To establish a benchmark for the starting level of the students and to place them into the program, CollegeReady begins with administering a full-length exam at the beginning of the program. All of our exams are third party tests, provided by the original test makers.

Standard Classes

  • Standard Classes | Step 1

    Open Educational Resources (optional)
    Adaptivity Level: depends on source

    Our algorithms scrape the web for the best available high-quality OER videos on today’s class topics and presents them for students to watch before class.

  • Standard Classes | Step 2

    CollegeReady Lesson Slides
    Adaptivity Level :

    Teacher delivers lesson slides on set of topics and go through sample exercises.

  • Standard Classes | Step 3

    CollegeReady Small Group Practice
    Adaptivity Level :

    Students complete exercise worksheets in pairs or small groups. Worksheets are generated adaptively by the software for different groups of students.

  • Standard Classes | Step 4

    CollegeReady Personalized Practice
    Adaptivity Level :

    Finally, students practice the topics they just learned by doing personalized practice sessions on the software program.

Review Classes
Adaptivity Level :

These are entire classes run on the software program, where every student automatically receives adaptive content and practice questions targeting their top 3 weaknesses in English Language Arts (ELA) & math. In other words, Review Classes have completely adaptive scope, sequence, and assessment for each student.

Exit Test

The exit test is another exam taken under the placement test’s conditions. We provide each school, district, or government with a detailed end-of-course report identifying their students’ progress as well as their strengths and weaknesses in high school math and ELA.

Multiple Scheduling Options, Two Products

CollegeReady can be offered at your school with as little as 10 hours in the schedule and up to 80 hours. These hours can be distributed over one semester, one academic year, or a shortened intensive period (like a summer break or winter break). The more time your school allocates to CollegeReady, the more work students can complete in the classroom, and the higher their results will be.

CollegeReady can be administered at the school as an entirely student-driven course, or it can be teacher-facilitated course:

  • Student-driven course

    If you don’t have ELA & math instructor bandwidth, you can purchase CollegeReady complete all the in-school work from their computers on their own.

  • Teacher-facilitated course

    Teachers deliver all the in-school work using the CollegeReady teaching materials. Schools that opt for this option observe higher scores because having teachers always improve student learning outcomes. When a school purchases CollegeReady, the course teacher(s) receive the following:

  • Lesson Plan
  • Teaching Slides
  • ELA & Math Instructor Edition Course Books
  • Student Worksheets
  • Teacher Dashboard Login
  • Professional Development Training