bar graphY.A.L.E. School Philadelphia uses evidence-based teaching methods that have been proven to work. Data and evidence inform our practices and drive decisions about our students’ individualized educational programming.

Our instructors utilize best practices grounded in Applied Behavior Analysis, positive behavior support, and formative assessment. Our systematic formative assessment process allows teachers and professionals to identify the cause of each student’s social and emotional difficulties, and tailor instruction accordingly.

Our teachers frequently assess student performance. They meet in teams to decide how each student’s instruction can be fine-tuned to maximize continued progress toward their academic and personal goals.