Middle Grade Math CAN Work In Action
CAN Progress to Date
To date, the Middle Grade Math Collaborative Action Network has:
- Looked at data and determining where there are bright spots and areas of opportunity to focus the larger CAN efforts on
- Informed the target set by the Community Leaders Council
- OUR TARGET: By 2025, the percentage of students in Adams County (5 districts) who are at grade level, in middle grade math, will meet or exceed the state rate.
- Mapped current state areas of opportunity
- Identified the problem the CAN is trying to solve through it’s work
- Looked at data to identify equity gaps
- Set a SMART goal for the 2018-2019 academic year
- Increase percentage of eighth grade students in the ACYI partnership who meet state expectations in eighth grade math from 27% to 29% by Spring 2019. This equates to approximately 130 more students.
- Determined three factor categories to focus CAN efforts first: quality instructional strategies and methods, self-directed learning/student ownership, positive school context/climate.
- Conducted a Community Initiatives Scan to identify what strategies are already being utilized in the Partnership that address the three chosen factors
Rocky Top Middle School
Key Strategies: Targeted Tutoring Program
To improve the percentage of free and reduced lunch eligible students and students with an IEP meeting or exceeding expectations on 8th grade math tests, the Rocky Top team enhanced their tutoring program to provide additional support to these students. The team employed substitute teachers to shadow math classrooms during the day and then serve as tutors for that same content after school. The students who are not performing well receive a personal invitation from their teachers to attend tutoring, and the goal is that this targeted outreach increases the number of these target students who attend tutoring, and by attending tutoring, these students will increase their math test scores.