Question: What are “Power Focus Areas” and why does Summit Learning use them?
Each Power Focus Area is a ten question quiz a student must pass to show content knowledge related to a specific course. Each course is made up of multiple Power Focus Areas, and each Power Focus Area has a number of multimedia resources for a student to learn from so that they pass the ten question quiz. A student may take the Power Focus Area Content Assessment as many times as they need to pass it (by scoring at least 8/10); however, if a student fails an assessment more than a few times, his or her teacher or mentor will intervene to help him/her determine how to move forward.
A full description of Power Focus Areas can be found here.