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IDEAL Solutions® for STEM Acceleration

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IDEAL Solutions® for STEM Acceleration can help you match your student's capabilities with a course of action that will maximize his or her potential.

The Inventory for Decisions about Educational Acceleration and Learning (IDEAL) Solutions® for STEM Acceleration is a web-based system that provides student-centered feedback to inform decisions about academic acceleration in STEM subjects.

Benefits of an IDEAL Solutions® for STEM Acceleration Report:

  • Immediate feedback
  • Support for advocacy
  • Individualized recommendations about STEM acceleration for your child
  • Information that can be shared with teachers
  • Convenient, web-based format
  • Access to resources
  • Recommendations aligned with national standards
  • Assistance with accelerated placement
  • An affordable look at your child’s readiness for acceleration in STEM subjects

Go to for more information.