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Working in Chronological Order

VLACS requires that students work on and study their assignments in the order they're listed in the course, project, or experience. VLACS discourages students from skipping around as that creates gaps in content knowledge, learning, and mastery of competencies. Occasionally, students may work ahead in their course if …

How to Use Office Hours

All VLACS instructors hold office hours at least three times per week for their students. Office hours are unscheduled drop-in times for students to meet with their instructors over zoom, live chat, or email. When students email their instructors during office hours, they can generally expect a quicker turnaround time…

The Purpose of the DBA

DBA's, or Discussion Based Assessments, are conversations between students and instructors that are designed to give the student the opportunity to demonstrate their mastery of a [competency][1]. The result of the DBA may be that a student does not move on to other competencies until they have mastered the DBA or they…

DBA's for K-3 Elementay School Students

* DBAs prompts for K-3 students are not visible. VLACS does not want to cause stress for students and parents. * Students do not have formal DBAs with their instructors as they do in 4th-12th grades but instructors will use some of the DBA slides provided to check for understanding of core concepts during their we…

DBAs and Course Workflow

VLACS recommends that students work through their courses in chronological order. Sometimes, the DBA does not fit neatly into the chronology of the course. VLACS recommends that students take their DBAs as close to the module as possible. Students can schedule a DBA and continue to work past it, provided they stay wit…

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