FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions

PROGRAM BASICS

Q: What is Eye Level?

A: Eye Level is an international supplementary education program for school-aged children. It aids development in Math (including basic and critical thinking components) and English (including reading, writing, listening, and speaking components) skills.

Q: What does ‘Eye Level’ mean?

A: ‘Eye Level’ captures the spirit of the company’s approach: learning is most effective when the teaching is delivered with the individual student perspective in mind – i.e. from the student’s eye level. This methodology enables your student to grow in ‘height’ or ability/capability.

Q: What do you mean by Eye-Level education?

A: Eye Level is a systematic teaching method which was designed with the student in mind. The approach divides the phases of preschool through secondary school study into detailed steps (across 32 levels in the Math program, and 8 levels in the English program). This systematic design takes into account the student’s experience and provides a wide scope of topics and skill levels, thereby allowing for an individualized starting point based on the student’s ability, rather than their age and/or school grade. Once the starting point is determined, the study plan and anticipated progression will depend on a student’s individual learning needs.

Eye Level academic course has been reviewed and aligned with the US curriculum to meet the academic standards of the U.S. Department of Education · Eye Level Math was developed by the research team at Daekyo, Korea’s leading education service provider and one of the leading education service providers in the world. It was revised by a team of professors at Ohio State University, and has been recognized by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM). Eye Level English was developed from 1999 to 2002 by a pair of PhD professors – one from UCLA, the other from Columbia – and it is based on the U.S. Department of Education curriculum standards for English Language Arts. The English program has been recognized by the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE).

Q: What do you mean by a supplementary educational program?

A: Eye Level does not serve as a replacement for school work. Eye Level is a development program which helps to build up students’ foundation in Math and English, and thereby supplements what they learn in school.

Q: What will my child learn at Eye Level?

A: Eye Level is a thinking-focused and application-focused program, aiming for the perfection of student’s ability to process and use information. Eye Level provides a good understanding and foundation of skills in Math and English that the student can apply to other aspects of their school studies and everyday lives.

Q: How does Eye Level measure a student’s mastery?

A: Eye Level assesses a student’s mastery through evaluation of accuracy and speed. Accuracy is an indicator of a student’s overall understanding of a concept and development of a skill, while speed indicates a student’s comfort and confidence with concepts, as well as their ability to recall and apply previously mastered concepts. Sometimes, a student needs repetition in order to attain a level of mastery that ensures success in later concepts that build upon current ones.

Q: What is so important about achieving mastery?

A: Mastery is important to ensure students have a smooth learning progression in future learning. As well as, having mastery of a concept helps students to connect and apply concepts in future lessons. Without an emphasis on mastery, learning gaps can develop which can lead to struggle in later levels.