Middle Grade Math CAN Work in Action
The Middle Grade Math CAN is working to increase the Mean Scale Score of eighth grade math students within the ACYI Partnership, intentionally targeting eighth grade math students who qualify for free and reduced lunch in the short-term. Read more below about the work underway by Middle Grade Math CAN.
Area Working to Impact
Outcome: Eighth Grade Math
Global Target: By 2025, the mean scale score of eighth grade math students in the ACYI Partnership will be 750.
Core Indicator: Mean Scale Scores
Measurement Tool: CMAS Math Grade 8 Exam
In Adams County, the average score for 8th grade math was 727 for 2018. This means that students, on average, are performing at a level 3 (Approaching Expectations).
That is roughly 3,000 students, or 58%, who are NOT meeting expectations in 8th grade math.
If nothing changes, the average young person in the ACYI Partnership will not have the skills they need to successfully continue along their Cradle to Career journey.
SMART Target: By 2020, the mean scale score of eighth grade math students in the ACYI Partnership who qualify for Free or Reduced Lunch will be 723.
Target Population: 8th Grade Students who Qualify for Free or Reduced Lunch
Key Data Indicators
- Educator Effectiveness
- Staff Retention Rate
- Suspensions & Expulsions
- Chronic Absenteeism
- Attendance Rate
Shared Improvement Efforts
- Utilize common measures to monitor progress towards positive learning environments and determine strategies and interventions to increase student achievement and positive perception and decrease in negative student behavior.
- Increase the use of high leverage research-based instructional strategies in ALL 8th grade math classrooms as identified by student stakeholders across the county – note taking, modeling, explicit instruction, etc.
Strategies at each partner site are in development. Check back soon for a list of sites and the strategies they are utilizing. See a list of emerging sites here.