H.O.T.S.® Higher Order Thinking Skills PHOTO: Successful student HOTS® Celebrates 24 years of success with half-a-million disadvantaged students in grades 4-8!


Step by Step

Selecting Students



Hardware & Software Requirements


Scheduling HOTS

At a specified time students go to a lab where there is one computer per student and they are taught by a teacher who has been trained in the HOTS program.

During the school day (recommended for high poverty schools)
35 minutes, 4-5 days/week

After School
At least 140 minutes over 2-3 days/week

Students should not:

  • be pulled out for any other remedial service (so that they can spend the rest of the day in the classroom/content classes)
  • miss math or reading.
  • start HOTS later than the 8th grade

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