Flex courses allow students to self-direct their learning and move through the material in any order. Flex courses are ideal for self-paced remediation and scenarios in which teachers supplement online lessons with courses they teach in a blended learning environment.
Things to know about Flex Pathways:
- They are used for intervention.
- Students go to the topic with which they struggle.
- Students are free to complete any course, assessment, or questions.
- Students are permitted three attempts to complete a quiz.
- Students may fail a posttest twice before being moved on.
Sequential courses guide students through all elements of the lessons and require students to master content before moving forward. Core Courses (e.g. math, language arts, science) are delivered sequentially. Most courses in Pearson Connexus are delivered through sequential pathways.
Things to know about Sequential Pathways:
- There is no pretest.
- The courses progress Lesson>Quiz>Lesson>Quiz (activities that require completion in lessons such as guided questions and checkpoints are a way to check for understanding).
- Students must complete each lesson in order, no skipping. If they attempt to skip, they receive an error.
- Students have three attempts to complete a quiz.
- Students have two attempts to complete a posttest.