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ExQ for School is a cloud-based, patented curriculum for Middle and High Schools designed to help your students build Executive Function skills like focus, organization, planning, goal setting and self-efficacy.

As an educational leader, how are you meeting your students’ social-emotional and Executive Function needs?

Teacher and Students

Success in school depends on well-developed work habits, a positive mindset, a flexible attitude and a willingness to work hard. These traits are known as Executive Function (EF). EF skills are interconnected with social-emotional learning (SEL), which is the process through which individuals understand and manage emotions, show empathy, set goals, maintain positive relationships and make responsible decisions.

ExQ for School combines online games, error analysis, metacognitive reflection lessons and an individualized teaching methodology to help you directly and explicitly train your students to enhance their EF boss brain in order to stress less and achieve more!

Making the Case for Teaching
Executive Function Skills
in Secondary Education

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more about helping your students learn how to learn.

What Schools are Saying

ExQ helped our students understand more about their own learning abilities, prompting increased independence and more positive classroom behaviors.
In addition to expanding their understanding of their own learning strengths and weaknesses, ExQ lessons helped our students develop a daily practice of planning habits and organizational techniques to help them achieve their academic goals. School-wide, ExQ helped us create a positive culture of learning, empowering our teachers and students with increased self-awareness and confidence about designing their own futures!

ExQ as a training tool is effective and results after just one semester indicated that there was statistically significant improvement in students’ metacognition.
Secondly, the reduction in the gap between observers’ ratings and those of students’ own ratings also suggest more realistic and accurate self-appraisal of personal competence.
We also found that most parents indicated a noticeable difference in their child’s ability to manage emotions effectively.  We are excited about the long-term potential of teaching our students Executive Function skills mastery.

While it’s still early in the implementation process, we have been impressed with student engagement and behavior as we have implemented ExQ for School. We also appreciate our teachers’ and coaches’ positive attitudes during these challenging times and their willingness to embrace change and try a new curriculum!  As we progress and expand, we will continue to use the Teacher Portal to help our staff learn more about EF teaching strategies and continue work to create a social and emotional learning structure that supports our students’ development of good learning habits and strong relationship behaviors.  We are excited about the foundation that ExQ provides to help us create a culture of Executive Function!

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How Does ExQ® Work?

Through an initial Executive Function Assessment, ExQ determines students’ individualized strengths and challenges in the areas of learning, strategizing, and self-awareness. After this in-depth assessment, a personalized training program is created to help address personal and academic student goals.

As part of EF training, students engage in weekly lessons designed to build cognitive and emotional skills, improve task management, utilize error analysis, and eventually, empower students’ self-efficacy skills so that they can maximize their learning potential.

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The ExQ® Experience

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The ExQ® Experience
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The ExQ Experience Executive Function Assessment

EXECUTIVE FUNCTION ASSESSMENT

Discover your Executive Function Strengths & Challenges

  • Answer Survey Questions
  • Assess EF Skills via Fun and Interactive Games
  • Predict Strengths and Challenges
  • Select Virtual Coach
  • Create Goal and Future-Self Videos
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The ExQ Experience - ExQ Learning Profile

ExQ LEARNING PROFILE

Personalized Executive Function Baseline

  • Identifies strengths and challenges
  • Determines level of self-awareness
  • Establishes baseline strategic thinking
  • Personalizes learning and student goals
  • Connects school subjects, work habits, and grades
  • Creates the foundation for individualized training
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The ExQ Experience - Customized Executive

CUSTOMIZED EF TRAINING GAMES

Targeted game-based training to exercise cognitive skills

  • Build targeted and foundational cognitive skills in 7 EF areas
  • Improve sustained attention and cognitive effort
  • Promote endurance through increasingly complex individualized games
  • Train organizational skills to handle ambiguity and implicit expectations
  • Master self-efficacy skills including performance production, self-correction, and strategy use
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The ExQ Experience - Personalized Coaching

Personalized Coaching

Weekly error analysis and proactive problem solving with a virtual coach

  • Reflect on mistakes in learning and execution
  • Evaluate immediate and long-term consequences of “process” mistakes
  • Demonstrate the link between actions and emotions and how they impact outcomes
  • Connect in-game actions with Smart Habits and Mindsets to improve school performance
  • Collaborative problem solving with a virtual peer/Training Partner
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The ExQ Experience - M-E-T-A Training

M-E-T-A™ TRAINING

Weekly metacognitive lessons to build self-regulation

  • Systematic Mindful Examination of Thinking and Awareness (M-E-T-A™) metacognitive training
  • Written and video reflection on personal approach to learning and thinking
  • Assess the impact of challenges on learning, management, and study skills
  • Connect cognitive skills to daily work habits and personal goals
  • Prompts to think about value and importance of strategic thinking
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The ExQ Experience - Scoring

SCORING

Progress and data summarized as a M-E-T-A™ Composite Index Score

  • Measurement of EF skills in 4 domains of functioning
    • Game Accuracy
    • Self-Awareness
    • Strategic Thinking
    • Learning from Mistakes
  • Tailored feedback connecting the cognitive process to academic performance
  • Display of students’ self-efficacy with data that captures persistence, commitment to goals, and response to challenges
  • Individual progress monitoring and school-wide trend tracking
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The ExQ Experience - Scoring

Transformation in Self-Efficacy

Applying students’ Executive Function learning and sense of competence to transferable outcomes

  • Personalized recommendations to be used outside of ExQ
  • Self-efficacy data describing students’ progress in ExQ goals and academic goals
  • Centralized data with week-by-week trend tracking
  • Deep dive into journal entries, student-created videos, and personalized TIPS (Targeted Insightful Personalized Strategies)

Projected Impact and Value

ExQ provides maximum impact on student achievement
through cognitive skill building, performance analysis, and
self-awareness training.

For Students:
• Increased engagement and improved learning outcomes
• Development of student-specific goals and strategies
• Individualized training for significant growth in weak skill areas
• Improved confidence with understanding of one’s own learning profile

For Teachers:
• Deep insight into each student’s strengths and challengess allowing for differentiated, personalized approaches to teaching
• Automated data tracking for specific metacognitive metrics
• Weekly lesson plans and progress reports, and a culminating META Composite Index Progress Report
• Resource library with activities, articles, podcasts, and webinars

For Schools:
• Foundational support for building an Executive Function culture to address school-wide Social-Emotional Learning needs
• Optimal results for applying effective cognitive skills for success in achieving student goals and expectations
• Cross-curricular training in focus, working memory, organization and planning, prospective memory, mental flexibility, and self-awareness
• Improved learning outcomes and diminished behavior issues

Is Your Middle School or High School
Ready for Infinite Know How?

Time Commitment

The ExQ curriculum is packed with daily lesson plans, ideas to stretch conversations surrounding Executive Function and building a meaningful school culture, extra learning ideas, and in-depth resources about both Executive Function and Social-Emotional Learning. While there is enough included for a daily class period, we understand this may not be feasible for every school. With 20 lessons in its year-long program, ExQ simply asks for a minimum time commitment of 1-2 sessions per week of 30-60 minutes each. You have the autonomy to determine the best plan of action for your school-specific needs.

The ExQ curriculum is packed with daily lessons plans, ideas to stretch conversations surrounding Executive Function and building a meaningful school culture, extra learning ideas, and in-depth resources about both Executive Function and Social Emotional Learning. While there is enough included for a daily class period, we understand this may not be feasible for every school. With 20 lessons in its year-long program, ExQ simply asks for a minimum time commitment of 1-2 sessions per week of 30-60 minutes each. You have the autonomy to determine the best plan of action for your school-specific needs.

Implementation Model

Designed for Middle and High Schools students, ExQ can be implemented in a variety of models. A sample is listed below:

  • Study Skills Class
  • Freshman Seminar
  • Gifted/Advanced Class
  • Junior & Senior Advisory
  • 6th Grade Academy
  • 8th Grade HS Prep

Designed for Middle and High Schools students, ExQ can be implemented in a variety of models. A sample is listed below:

  • Study Skills Class
  • Freshman Seminar
  • Gifted/Advanced Class
  • Junior & Senior Advisory
  • 6th Grade Academy
  • 8th Grade HS Prep
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