Sylvan’s Individualized Programs use SylvanSync technology -- an exemplar of adaptive technology for instruction -- along with state-of the art assessments and carefully researched content to support teaching and learning. Once a student completes a STAR Reading assessment from Renaissance Learning, his or her results are transferred to the SylvanSync system and within minutes they’re used to create a unique learning plan for that student. 

SylvanSync uses the STAR test results to start and guide each student’s learning plan, which is based upon the reading learning progression originally developed and validated by Renaissance Learning. Sylvan has systematically mapped its proprietary, research-based reading content to these learning progressions and, using its own data, determines what content is presented to each student during each lesson along with the conditions for mastering each skill.  

STAR assessments are the most widely used assessments in K through 12 schools. These tests provide the most valid, reliable, actionable data in the least amount of testing time—usually 20 minutes or less. The use of the STAR Reading assessment enables Sylvan to quickly focus on individualizing instruction designed to accelerate each student’s ability to read.